Conecta Fiction & Entertainment begins in Toledo, Spain

This year, the event will award 14 individual awards to the winning projects of the five pitching categories: Copro Series (series and short-form series), High-End Series (high-budget projects), Docudrama Series (dramatized documentaries), Feelgood Formats (original entertainment formats with a “feel good” component) and Pitch Clips (call by ALMA-Spanish scriptwriters guild).

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Conecta Fiction & Entertainment, the largest international forum dedicated to the co-production of scripted series for television between Europe and America, has officially begun in Toledo. The event’s sixth edition is also open to the entertainment genre for the first time. Over the next three days, the event will offer the professional attendees a program with almost sixty activities, including pitching sessions, panels, talks, workshops, keynotes, and presentations. The Palacio de Congresos El Greco will be the venue for them, with Spain as the focus country this year.

The 6th edition of Conecta Fiction & Entertainment has the support of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and the collaboration of Castilla-La Mancha Film Commission. Inside Content is in charge of designing and producing the event. This year, Conecta Fiction & Entertainment will award 14 individual awards to the winning projects of the five pitching categories: Copro Series (series and short-form series), High-End Series (high-budget projects), Docudrama Series (dramatized documentaries), Feelgood Formats (original entertainment formats with a “feel good” component) and Pitch Clips (call by ALMA-Spanish scriptwriters guild).

The Pitch Copro Series is a classic Conecta session that is renewed in this edition to include scripted series projects and short-form series. It is specially designed for those projects in
the development phase that, with international potential, are looking for partners to produce. They are open to companies from anywhere in the world. Pitch Copro Series projects are eligible for the following awards:
● RTVE AWARD: Development contract.
● ACORDE AWARD: License to use its music library for the first season.
● SPAIN FILM COMMISSION AWARD: €1,000 for the project that best showcases
Spanish locations.
● VIS STORYTELLERS AWARD: €10,000 for the best pitch.
● TV DRAMA VISIÓN AWARD: Invitation to pitch at TV Drama Vision at the Göteborg
Festival.
● BAM BOGOTÁ AWARD: Invitation to pitch at BAM Bogotá.
● WAWA AWARD: Membership and pitch at WBF.
● SANFIC INDUSTRIA AWARD: Fast track for the SANFIC Industria Series Lab.

The Pitch High-End Series is an international call for high-budget fiction series projects. They must have at least guaranteed financing equal to or greater than 10% of the budget. The limits of this financing will be a minimum of 500K Euros for series of fewer than 30’ duration and 1M Euros for those that exceed that duration per episode. Pitch High-End Series projects are eligible for the following awards:
● RTVE AWARD: Development contract
● SPAIN FILM COMMISSION AWARD: €1,000 for the project that best showcases
Spanish locations
● VIS STORYTELLERS AWARD: €10,000 for the best pitch.
● TV DRAMA VISIÓN AWARD: Invitation to pitch at TV Drama Vision at the Göteborg
Festival.
● BAM BOGOTÁ AWARD: Invitation to pitch at BAM Bogotá.

Moreover, the Pitch Docudrama Series is an international call for documentary series projects whose narrative includes recreations of fictional events (both in actual image and animation). Pitch Docudrama Series projects are eligible for the following awards:
● ACORDE AWARD: License to use its music library for the first season.
● CASTILLA-LA MANCHA MEDIA AWARD: Recording a promotional clip of the project
and promotion of the project on Castilla La-Mancha TV.
● SPAIN FILM COMMISSION AWARD: €1,000 for the project that best showcases
Spanish locations
● LA MANCHA WINES AWARD: Weight of the winner in wine

The Pitch Feelgood Formats is an international call for creators and producers with original and fresh entertainment program projects that incorporate elements of humor or seek to make the viewer smile. Pitch Feelgood Format projects are eligible for the following awards:
● CASTILLA-LA MANCHA MEDIA AWARD: Recording a promotional clip of the project
and promotion of the project on Castilla La-Mancha TV.
● SPAIN FILM COMMISSION AWARD: €1,000 for the project that best showcases
Spanish locations.
● COCA-COLA AWARD: Winner’s stature in Coca-Cola.

Finally, Pitch Clips is a collaboration with ALMA scriptwriters guild. Pitch Clips projects are eligible for the following awards:
● ALMA AWARD: Recognition for the best Pitch Clip by the ALMA guild.
● TRIODOS BANK AWARD: 3.000 € to the Pitch Clip that best represents the value of
creativity development promoted by Triodos Bank.
● CASTILLA-LA MANCHA MEDIA AWARD: Recording a promotional clip of the project
and promotion of the project on Castilla La-Mancha TV.
● VIS STORYTELLERS AWARD: €10,000 for the best pitch.
● SPAIN FILM COMMISSION AWARD: €1,000 for the project that best showcases
Spanish locations.

Another highlight of the event is the BTF Acceleration project. It seeks to promote emerging talent, open opportunities within the audiovisual industry, incubate creators and accelerate projects. The initiative is part of BTF Corporate Venture Capital, a private capital investment fund promoted by the company to benefit the industry. This new initiative, “BTF Acceleration,” will select five of the 31 projects presented in Conecta to become strategic allies while accompanying their realization. The maximum endowment provided for this fund is 500,000 dollars, which will be distributed among all the winning projects on a case-by-case basis.

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