Arché is a space for thinking and creative development, intending to provide tools and moments of reflection and training to new film projects, as well as a platform of contact with international agents of the film industry in an atmosphere of an in-depth work.

In the context of Porto/Post/Doc, Arché welcomes 5 projects in a five-days projects development workshop with Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado, and a pitching session, open to a professional audience and an international jury that will award a prize to one of the projects.

Arché is exclusive to authors from member-countries of the Ibermedia Programme: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Submissions for the 2024 edition are open from June 15th to July 15th. For more information, visit the submissions page.



Arché workshops aim at providing projects the necessary tools to explore the subjects, to reflect upon narrative strategies. The programme offers a working and training space, designed according to the specific need of each project.


Participants present their projects to industry guests. Producers, programmers, sales agents and other professionals attending Porto/Post/Doc will be invited.


In 2024, Porto/Post/Doc Film Festival will take place between November 22nd and 30th, and Arché-Porto between the 23rd and the 27th. The project development workshop will be tutored by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado (Spain).

Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado

Their work investigates the relationship between mythology, history and materialism. Their first feature film, Eles transportan a morte (2021), premiered at the Venice and San Sebastian festivals winning awards at both. It has subsequently been shown at international festivals such as Rotterdam, Cairo, Mar del Plata, Viennale, Hamburg and Sao Paulo. Their previous short films have been shown at festivals like Toronto, Locarno, New York, Vila do Conde, and many others. They have made installations and performances in art centers like CCCB (Barcelona), BAM (New York), TEA (Tenerife) or Solar (Vila do Conde).
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