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Taboo’ks is an initiative of the SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia that wants to bring literature and fantasy films closer together, focusing on literary adaptations for fantasy production films. This year, the conference, which has the collaboration of the Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial (SDE) of l’Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), includes a round table, which will analyse promotional spaces such as festivals, and the analysis of experts in evaluation of audiovisual proposals. The current legal framework and the current market state will also be discussed, and a study case will be presented with the director Pedro Olea, who began his career with various adaptations.

In the afternoon, Taboo’ks will have a practical workshop where editors, agents and representatives of literary rights will be able to learn the keys to an audiovisual dossier and the main evaluation criteria in commissions. Participants will be able to present 1 project, of which three will be selected to present their viability. The workshop has a limited capacity and registrations must be formalized by sending an email to indicating the subject: Taboo’ks / Registration for audiovisual dossiers workshop.



Friday 8th October| Sitges Film Hub

10.30h | Welcome

10.45h | Roundtable: market trends

  • Ricard Ruiz Garzón, writer, cultural journalist and organiser of 42 – Festival de Géneros Fantásticos
  • Xavier Parache, consultant at Natixis Coficiné
  • Francisco Vargas, head of Audiovisual Area at ICEC
  • Oriol Sala-Patau, head of Fiction at TV3
  • Conxita Casanovas, director of BCN Film Fest

11.45h | Coffee break

12.00h | Introduction to the legal framework: theoretical exposition of the bases of an adaptation contract

With Rafael Fernández-Shaw, lawyer specialised in intellectual property, Legal & Business Affairs at Scenic Rights, a company that manages literary and dramatic works and formats for the development of audiovisual and theatrical adaptations.

13.00h | Study case: the adaptation of «El bosque de Ancines», by Carlos Martínez-Barbeito to «El bosque del lobo», by Pedro Olea.

With Pedro Olea, director, producer and scriptwriter.

13.45h| Lunch break

15.30 – 16.30h | Workshop on audiovisual dossiers and project evaluation

With Annick Mahnert, programmer and executive director of Frontières, a networking platform for professionals in the genre film industry, and Care Santos, writer and literary critic, winner of the Nadal Prize in 2017.

Moderated by: Mònica Garcia, general director of SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

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