The development platform for film projects will award cash prizes and services

October 11, 2023

The registration deadline for national projects is October 22nd, while the deadline for international projects is November 26th.

The second edition of VENTURA, the international platform for the development of film projects created by the Enfoques Cultural Association, organiser of the Play-Doc International Film Festival in Tui, Galicia, will award €60,000 in prizes. The programme, which includes stages of professional training, project development and face-to-face and virtual co-production meetings, will have an international jury that will award a cash prize of €10,000. The platform will also award a series of prizes in services valued at €50,000, offered by its partners and collaborators.

VENTURA accepts projects from any country, whether in development, production or post-production, with no restrictions regarding length, format or genre. In each edition, ten projects are selected, divided into five Spanish and five international projects. The programme is divided into three stages: national projects participate in all stages — including the writing residency, which will take place in January 2024 under the mentorship of Argentine filmmaker and screenwriter Mariano Llinás — while international projects are invited to directly join the third and final stage, corresponding with the International Co-Production Forum.

The call for entries for the second edition of VENTURA is now open. The deadline for national projects is October 22nd, while the deadline for international projects is November 26th. All the information, as well as the rules and regulations for participation and the registration form can be found at

The prizes of the second edition of VENTURA

All selected projects are eligible for the following awards:

The VENTURA Award, awarded by an international jury and consisting of €10,000.

The Sound Award, awarded by Cinemar Films, one of Europe’s leading sound studios, certified by Dolby and designed by the prestigious engineer Philip Newell, it consists of a week of 5.1 sound mixing services.

The Visual Effects Award, awarded by Cormorán VFX, it consists of twenty hours of work in digital retouching, erasures, integrations, compositions and improvements, adapted to the needs of the winning project.

The DCP + Deliveries Award, awarded by Laboratorio NUMAX, with extensive experience in the creation and correction of DCPs for theatrical exhibition, it consists of the creation of a DCP (2K/4K) according to the DCI standard. Includes hard disk and film case, full DCP check at Cinema NUMAX and deliveries: ProRes (5.1 + 2.0), and a H264 with embedded subtitles.

The National Distribution Award, awarded by Atalante, a film distributor specialising in independent and auteur films with a special focus on new filmmakers, it consists of the incorporation of the winning film into Atalante’s catalogue (rights for the Spanish territory) and a commitment to invest in P&A.

The International Distribution Award awarded by the distributor Filmgarten, which each year brings a careful selection of films to Austrian cinemas, it consists of a distribution agreement for the Austrian territory, including cinemas and other venues, as well as T/SVOD.