A call is open to participate in the third edition of the Latin Arab Co-Production Forum, organized by the Civil Association for the Promotion of Cultural Diversity Creciente Cine Fértil, which will take place within the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival between November 4 and November 6, 2018, supported by the Tunisian Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image and the Argentine National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts.

The Forum is an innovative tool for the promotion of the audiovisual production, distribution and exhibition from a South-South praxis. The Forum contributes to the development of cinematographic projects co-produced among professionals of the Latin American and Arab countries, therefore fostering equality and equity between both regions.

Aimed at projects in development and post-production stages; any project which brings forward a potential co-production including at least one Latin American country and one Arab country (see list of eligible countries in Rules and Regulations document) is welcome to apply, noting that they may also incorporate countries from other regions as co-producers.

The selected projects in development stage shall have the opportunity to take part in Pitching Sessions (LatinArab Pitch Competition) and those in their more advanced stages may show their creation during a Works in Progress session (Works in Progress Competition). Apart from these activities, all participant projects to the Forum can partake in business rounds, where they will meet professionals interested in participating in their projects.

International juries will select the Best Fiction Pitch, which will receive the CNCI Award, worth €5.000 for the development of the project, the Best Documentary Pitch, which will receive the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel Award, consisting in the signing of a contract with the network worth USD$15,000; the Best Argentinian Project, awarded the INCAA prize worth €5.000; and the Best Work in Progress

which will receive the Lahaye-Pomeranec Award consisting of post production services worth USD$15,000 and Haddock Films - The Language Lab Award, worth AR$30,000 cash and translation service spanish <> english worth AR$30,000

The projects for the Forum selection must be sent via e-mail, attaching the submission form to with the subject “ENTRY TO LATIN ARAB CO-PRODUCTION FORUM PROJECT (TITLE - COMPETITION)” before 11:59 p.m. (GMT-3), September 24th, 2018.