Doculab: Laboratorio de documentales
DocuLab is an industry program of the Guadalajara International Film Festival, which aims to promote documentary filmmakers and their projects that are in an advanced stage of editing and require an analytical advice or support for the finalization processes of post production or distribution.
DocuLab opens its call to directors from any of the nineteen countries belonging to the Ibero-American region (list of countries in Requirements and Documentation) that have a documentary in a work in progress status and wish to show them to specialists of the genre and industry representants, with the intention of receiving feedback, advice and the option of possible co-productions or funds for its finalization, commercialization and distribution. There is no age restriction to apply in DocuLab
To apply in DocuLab it is necessary to complete and send the information requested in the submission form that can be found in the page of FICG or DocuLab. In this form, personal data, information about experience in the film work field and a screener link of the last cut of the documentary to participate are requested.
The entire inscription process is done on-line.
To participate in DocuLab it is essential to speak Spanish and it is recommended to have fluent English, as some of the conferences and activities will be held in this language.
The election of the participants will be ruled by the Selection Committee formed by a group of specialists from the industry. The names of the members will be announced once the results are published; in addition to the Academic Advisor, Nicolás Echevarría; and the DocuLab coordinator, Rodolfo Castillo-Morales.
The committee will evaluate the quality, creativity and narrative proposal of the registered documentary, as well as the experience of the interested parties. In addition, it will seek to select, to the extent of the possibilities, a heterogenous group of nationalities. DocuLab has a limited quota, so the refusal to participate does not determine the absence of quality in the application submitted.