We know that short docs have a big future in the online world and that they offer filmmakers a great way to enter the world of audiovisuals. So, every summer, we give a group of individuals the opportunity to co-direct a series of social & cultural documentary shorts with OTOXO Productions. Simultaneously, participants receive an intensive month-long training course on the theory and practice behind the process. The shorts are commissioned by Barcelona’s leading social and cultural newspaper – BCN Mes, and screened on their website.
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Every July, 14 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.
The selected participants are given a one-month intensive training course that guides their role in 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.
The INto INdustry Program has provided the launch pad for so many successful careers in the film industry and the media. For example, in just the last 12 months, our program graduates have moved on to paid production jobs in organizations such as Channel 4, The Economist, PBS, Willis Sweete Productions, PressTV, Budapest Productions, In Focus Productions, Babieka Films, Fifty Fifty Post, Whicker’s World Foundation, Sheffield Doc/Fest and of course, the BBC.
The dates of our next program
Our next program runs in July 2022 and we are accepting applications now.