This second edition has had guests such as Diego San José, creator of the series Vota Juan (Feroz Award 2022), Lidia Fraga, screenwriter of Hierro, and, at the international level, the German actress Nastassja Kinski, the screenwriter of series for the BBC, Roland Moore, Ruben Östlund, director of Triangle of Sadness and Stefan Schmitz, producer and distributor of AVALON.
Calvià successfully closes the second edition of FICTION MALLORCA PITCH STORYTELLERS. On October 27th and 28th, the Teatre de Sa Societat of the Mallorcan municipality has welcomed more than a hundred attendees to participate in this meeting of the audiovisual industry that has been presented this year under the claim
and within the framework of the inter-island project
ISLANDS OF FICTION
, a project created by the Consells de Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, with the support of the ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales del Ministerio de Cultura) within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan approved by the Government of Spain and financed with Next Generation-EU European Funds.
Lidia Fraga (scriptwriter), in the Character Creation masterclass.
Andreu Fullana with Rafa Taboada (Executive Producer at Amazon Studios)
Family photo of the second edition of the Fiction Mallorca Pitch, Storytellers.
Part of this conference is to know how national and international active fiction screenwriters work, looking for a more realistic approach, marked by their work practice and routines. The different programmed activities will be taught by professionals in each specialty with experience in the national and international sector.
For this year’s edition, the Mallorca Film Commission has been the co-organizer with the support of the Consell de Mallorca. In addition, the Calvià Town Hall has sponsored the event for the second consecutive year.
Pedro Barbadillo, director of the Mallorca Film Commission, considers that these two days have been “a great success”.a great success”. “Having on the same stage the Swedish director Ruben Östlund, winner of two Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the screenwriter Diego San José, author of films like ‘Ocho Apellidos Vascos’ or series like ‘Vota Juan’, or authors like Helena Medina (national TV award) or Roland Moore (series ‘Land Girls’ or ‘Doctors’) have attracted a large audience of professionals and film students from Mallorca, in addition to the participants in the residency. Islands of Fiction“. Barbadillo hopes “that this stimulating result will allow us to continue with an initiative like this in the coming years”.
In the words of Andreu Fullana, “we are very proud of this second edition, which this year we are focusing on the audiovisual creation part as part of the project
Islands of Fiction
. We have reached a high level of national and international speakers. In addition, the local industry has responded positively, improving on last year’s attendance. We are very happy and even though we left a lot of things to work on to improve for the next editions, this year we really enjoyed the organization. We hope to continue to grow in quality and maintain the family format for many years to come”.
Andreu Serra, Conseller de Transició, Turisme i Esports del Consell de Mallorca, Alfonso Rodríguez, Mayor of the municipality of Calvià, Pedro Barbadillo, director of the Mallorca Film Commission and Andreu Fullana, director of the Ibiza Film Commission inaugurated the event last Thursday, October 27th, accompanied by some of the guest speakers who will participate in the conference over the next two days: Lidia Fraga, scriptwriter at Iron (Feroz Award 2021), Manuel Morey (Use the Word), Lorenzo Mejino (Podcast: Travelling series), Tomas Roson (ALMA, Screenwriters Guild) y Carmen Castilla (Ministry of Culture).
This year the conference, once again sponsored by the Calvià Town Hall, has also counted with the participation of guests such as Diego San José, creator of the series Vote Juan (Feroz Award 2022), Lidia Fraga, screenwriter of Ironand, on the international scene, the German actress Nastassja Kinski, series writer for the BBC, Roland Moore, Ruben Östlund, director of Triangle of Sadness and Stefan Schmitz, AVALON producer and distributor.
The main objective of this event is to promote industrial meetings and through them to establish relationships of trust between local production companies and the people in charge of delegated productions of national television stations, platforms, etc. Attracting this more international public, and favoring these meetings and relationships of trust, is one of the innovative and differentiating points of the project.