1. Arché is the space for thinking and creative development of Apordoc – Associação pelo Documentário (the Portuguese Association for Documentary), taking place in the scope of Doclisboa – International Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal).

2. Every year, Arché holds an edition in the context of Porto/Post/Doc Film Festival.

3. In 2024, Arché-Porto will take place between November 23rd and 27th.

4. Arché-Porto consists of a project development workshop and a project presentation session.

5. Arché is dedicated to film projects that encompass a strong implication in the domain of the real – projects able to experiment the potential and boundaries of its documental matrix.

6. 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.

7. In 2024, through a partnership with the ECAM – School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of Madrid (Spain), which resulted in the invitation of a project of alumnis (former students) of the Documentary Cinema course to participate in Arché-Porto, applying the same deadlines and eligibility conditions of the remaining participants.

8. In 2024, calls for projects to Arché-Porto are open between June 15th and July 15th.

9. Projects submissions are free of charge.

10. To submit a project, applicants are required to fill in the application form and send the materials listed in the Submissions page.

11. The selection of the participating projects will be made by the Arché coordinators. If considered relevant, the coordinators will invite relevant professionals from the sector.

12. Applicants will be informed of the results by email August 30th. The information on selected projects will be under embargo until the official announcement to be made by the organization.

13. Participants must cover the traveling and accommodation costs.

14. The selected participants must have medical and travel insurance.

15. Applicants must ensure their availability during Arché dates. Participation in all activities is mandatory.

16. Both long and short film projects are accepted.

17. Projects’ producers and writers are allowed to participate in Arché with the directors.

18. Participants authorize the publication of the provided information and materials sent at the request of the organization in the catalogue, websites and social media, and other promotional materials.

19. Projects selected to be part of Arché agree to use the Arché logotype in its credits the following wording “Project presented at Arché-Porto”. Logos can be downloaded here.

20. Projects winning Arché awards are also requested to use the award partner logo.

21. The submission of a project implies the knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

22. The direction of Apordoc and the direction of Porto/Post/Doc film festival will decide on all matters not covered by these regulations according to the film festival international rules.

23. The projects participating in Arché-Porto aim for the Nebulae Prize, which includes online mentoring sessions with Paula Astorga, the artistic director of Doclisboa, and Julia Duarte, the director of development and industry at Doclisboa.

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