Open Calls for projects to 4th edition of Arché in Porto/Post/Doc

Calls for projects are now open for the next edition of Arché in the context of Porto/Post/Doc 2020 which will take place between November 20th and 29th. 

Taking place at the same time of the festival, Arché presents a creative development workshop aiming at 4 participants with projects in any stage of development. Directors and their producers will have the chance to work with a tutor to explore the project’s subject and form and reflect upon strategies to implement in the film. The tutorship also aims at viewing footage and/or working versions in the case of projects in the editing stage or first cuts.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Arché in Porto/Post/Doc will take place exclusively online, thus making possible the participation of professionals outside Portugal. 

The collaboration of Apordoc and Porto/Post/Doc aims at promoting opportunities to new film projects, free from immediate financial and logistical objectives, while directly focusing in the reflection on the creative process in terms of directing and production

Calls are open until September 25th.



Arché is open only to projects from Portugal, Spain, Latin America countries and Italy. All the activities will be held in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

To apply to an Arché, applicants must read the Regulations carefully. The participation presupposes the knowledge and acceptance of these Regulations.

To submit a project, applications must fill in the online form until September 25th (23:59 GMT+1) in which the the following documents must be uploaded:

1.Project dossier 
pdf format, max. 4 pages, with the following content: 
a) synopsis (up to 500 characters)
b) treatment (short version)
c) detailed development stage and current needs
d) director’s note
e) biographical note of the director and producer
f) links to former works
g) in case of works-in-progress or projects in the editing stage, a preview or edited sequences must also be sent by link.

2. Motivation Letter 
regarding the participation in Arché

3. Project’s previsional budget and financing plan

4. Between 2 and 4 stills




For more information, please contact
Ana Pereira (Coordinator)
+351 213 470 816