INPUT is a space for tutoring and consultancy for film projects in progress. It arose in 2017 from collaboration between the Luis Seoane Foundation and the (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico (International Peripheral Film) festival, through which different auteurs are put in touch with internationally renowned professionals in the field of cinema and art, with whom they can discuss their projects, which may be either at the writing and development stage or already in distribution. These are individual, personalised tutorials where the creator shares their creative processes, which are analysed by the mentor to find new ways or foster existing ones.

INPUT is one of the main lines of work carried out by eSe8_LAB, which organises and fosters professional activities that help modernise the sector, thereby having an impact on promoting our culture on a nationwide and international level. The aim of these seminars is to foster new creators’ professionalisation, boosting the creation and structuring of networks within Spain’s cultural sector.

INPUT is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts and the Luis Seoane Foundation and can count on participation from Afundación (social projects by Abanca) and LAV – Audiovisual Laboratory of Contemporary Creation and Practices.


Twenty-four projects have benefited from these past seven editions. They were selected in open tenders, a process that has opened up doors to new success stories such as being included in professional development spaces, obtaining funds, awards and premieres at international festivals. Below, we give details of our track record and some of the successes achieved by projects participating in INPUT:


SÓS – Nico Fernández Millán

  • Novos Cinemas #LAB 2018
  • Miradas DOC – Co-production Forum 2018


RESERVA – Gerard Ortín

  • Punto de Vista (Point of View) 2020. Official Section
  • Cinéma du réel 2020. International Selection. PRIX DU COURT MÉTRAGE – Special Mention

    REUNIÓN – Ilán Serruya

    • Doclisboa 2018. International Competition
    • Festival de Sevilla 2018. Revoluciones Permanentes (Ongoing Revolutions)
    • Festival Internacional Jóvenes Realizadores (International Young Filmmakers Festival) 2019. Vibraciones
    • Una casa. (A home.) Festival de Cine en Primera Persona 2019


    EL MÉDICO CURA – Maider Fernández Iriarte

    • Fondo Gobierno Vasco (Basque Government Fund) 2019
    • Aid from the ICAA 2019
    • Berlinale Talents Selection (without project) 2020

      CRÍAS – Xiana do Teixeiro

      • Aid from the ICAA


      CUANDO TODO UN ANIMAL – Ángel Filgueira

      • Aid from the AGADIC
      • Abycine Lanza 2021
      • FICX PRO Gijón. Push and Play WIP 2021
      • World Premiere in D’A – Barcelona Film Festival 2023


        • Selected to be a beneficiary of the Master’s in Creation by the Elías Querejeta Zineskola school
        • Aid from the Xunta (Galician Government) for audiovisual talent 2021


        POSSIBLE FILM – Luis Lechosa

        • Selected by the IVAM in Valencia
        • Selected by the Master’s in Creation by LAV in Madrid
        • Selected by the Contemporary Creation Space of Burgos – La Estación
        • Punto de Vista Festival 2023


        COMO UN BUZO MUERTO EN EL OJO DE DIOS – Rafael Guijarro

        • Awarded with the Injuve Aid for Young Creation 21-22. Cúmulos
        • Screened in the Amadís Hall from 26 January to 14 April, 2023


        TÉXTIL EN EL MEDIO FÍLMICO – Beatriz Freire
        Its materialisation, DESCARTES LAV was

        • Screened in the Doc’s Kingdom 2023
        • Screened in the 17ª edición do festival PROYECTOR
        • Screened in the Punto y Raya Festival 2023

        EL HOMBRE DE PALO – Pablo Agma

        • Will have its World Premiere at this 15th edition of the (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico

          INPUT 2024 will host 4 projects with six internationally renowned professionals to advise about them. It will also extend its follow-up process with online mentoring beyond the festival dates.