For one month each year, 14 selected participants co-direct a series of 3-5 minute documentaries with OTOXO Productions. These shorts are distributed to festivals & media outlets around the world and streamed on the OTOXO platform. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.
Every July, 12 selected participants co-direct a series of three-minute documentaries with OTOXO Productions. Each production has the OTOXO Productions name on it and is published by Barcelona’s leading cultural magazine BCN MÉS. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.
Our 50/50 partnership
Our partnership with our participants continues beyond the creation of the film. Should that film that we create together (or any revised cut of the film, based on the same characters and concept) generate any money, for example from a sale to a platform, channel, distributor, or our own V.O.D platform, then the profits from that sale will be split 50/50 between OTOXO Productions and all program participants.
The selected participants are given a one-month intensive training course which guides their role in the production. They participate in detailed training and studies of every aspect of the documentary-making process, and at each stage, they follow this training with a corresponding production task. There is a daily tutorial of three hours, followed by three hours of production tasks (done in groups).
Participants will be assessed on a continual basis and will receive feedback on every task they do. At the end of their studies and production of the film, participants will receive a final written assessment and a written reference from OTOXO Productions, detailing their activities and responsibilities as co-director in the production.
The OTOXO Productions tutors are both Spanish speakers but also native English speakers. Candidates must be fluent in either English or Spanish to participate.
Participants are given access to all the equipment they will require for the duration of the production and program.
The equipment we use on the program is selected specifically to strike a balance between quality – to produce films that maintain and push the standards set by OTOXO and our broadcasting partners, and affordability – so that our participants learn how to use, and maximize the potential of, equipment that is an affordable price to them, as they move on to produce their own professional productions.