RAW: Residencies Arché→Work is a programme organized between Arché and Márgenes Film Festival (Madrid, Spain). It aims at providing a working space free from immediate financial and logistical objectives, while directly focusing on the creative process in terms of directing and production.

It also aims to foster the proximity between film production and film criticism and research, thus being divided into two different strands: the Creation Residencies and Criticism Residencies.

RAW is an itinerant programme of several weeks that includes the participation in Arché, an artistic residency in Lisbon and the participation in Márgenes/Work, Márgenes’ project development lab.

Creation Residencies

Targeting emerging directors from Ibero-american countries and Italy with a feature film project in several stages of development, innovative, original and authorial proposals, relevant in the contemporary film panorama. This programme offers a working and training space, design according the specific need of each participant project.

Criticism Residencies

Targeting young film critics and researchers from Ibero-american countries and Italy with a project related to the non-fiction cinematic practice, with a focus on Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American audiovisual production. This programme aims to promote the creation of content and knowledge in order to foster the dialogue between research and contemporary filmmaking practices.



19 - 29 October, 2023

During Arché, the Creation residents participate in project development workshops and all other Arché activities. Criticism residents attend the first part of the Criticism and Research Workshop, while also participating in the Filmmaking Seminar, organised by Doclisboa and Union Docs - Center for Documentary Arts (New York).

Artistic Residencies

30 October - 15 November, 2023 (Lisbon)
16 - 23 November, 2023 (Residencia El Azahar, Trujillo)

A moment for deepen the reflection and work, away from the intense days of the film festivals. In 2023, the Artistic Residency will be divided between Lisbon, where the participants continue to developing their projects with the tutors, and Trujillo, at Residencia El Azahar, dedicated to the intersection of the creation and research, to the experimentation and collective reflection and creation.


24 - 28 November, 2023

During Márgenes/Work, Creation residents attend the workshops, experts consulting sessions and all other activities of the programme. Criticism residents attend the second part of the Criticism and Research Workshop with the tutors.