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Aquitaine Film Workout

With its partner the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region*, the Bordeaux International Independent Film Festival organizes the Aquitaine Film Workout. This contest is for projects in shooting or at the beginning of the post-production phase and will allow the award-winning film to benefit from a post-production residence in Nouvelle Aquitaine.

Chosen by a jury made of professionals, the winner will be invited in October to the FIFIB to present the work-in-progress, while the award-winning film of the previous year will be screened. The winner will be able, during his residency in Nouvelle Aquitaine, to spend up to 7,000 euros (tax non-included) in post-production costs with regional operators, that will be refunded.  The list of available services is provided by the Festival. The accommodation and the transportation will also be covered by the festival.

The residency will take place in one or several sessions, between October and April, depending on the post-production schedule and on the availability of the services. The winner has to submit to the FIFIB a proposal and a provisional planning from October in order to organize the residency.

The winner will also be able to benefit from the services of regional cinema post-production services. These include:

- EDITING: editing rooms equipped with Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer.
- SOUND: sound and mixing editing (studios of 20 to 30 m²). Recording studios for music, off-voices, dubbing, sound effects, musical mastering.
- IMAGE: Calibration DaVinci Resolve on 2K and 4K monitors. Graphics, composting, motion design. 3D services, tracking, special effects. Conformation.
- DCP: DCp making and access to a cinema room for validation. Qualified staff to effectuate these services. The detailed list of providers, their services and their equipment is available on demand.

*The Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, through its Information and Communication Technologies Department that follows the digital development in its region, is a partner of the Aquitaine Film Workout Festival.


Participation conditions

Any applying film must be produced within the framework of an audiovisual production company duly registered in its own country, having over 2 years of activity.
The AQUITAINE WORKOUT FILM is accessible to films produced in the countries included in the European Union’s MEDIA program, as well as in the Eurimages and Euromed, meaning the following:

Albany, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungry, Holland, Island, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Leetonia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Occupied Territories of Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Check-Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, United-Kingdom.

Application file

- a synopsis – 1 page maximum
- a note from the director – 2 pages maximum
- a text explaining your post-production project and a list of the post-production operations that could be held in Nouvelle Aquitaine – 1 page maximum
- a selection of filmed rushes, either a first edited version along with subtitles in English or French, or otherwise a written translation of every dialogue.

Please inform yourselves of all the rules before sending your application :

Application deadline: September 23th 2016