These scholarships were launched in the form of an economic prize to support film projects being carried out and to help creators produce their projects while lending them an international nature in an institution of international prestige, and to foster exchange with other auteurs in the European Union.

The eSe8_LAB Scholarships are funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts, thanks to aid given to laboratories and incubators to create and carry out audiovisual projects.

(S8) launched these artistic pools in Europe through eSe8_LAB to bolster the work of training and give a boost to the production and development of emerging talent. It was with this intention that the collaboration with the BALTIC ANALOG LAB (BAL) of RIGA arose. This is a collective of artists and a film lab based in Riga, Latvia, which aims to produce, teach and inspire audiences by providing a space for creation, learning and training.

After a selection process, the Mostra awarded two prizes in the last 2022 event to carry out two film projects under the artistic scholarship at the BAL in Riga.

This collaboration between (S8) in Galicia and BAL in Riga (Latvia) will result in new international co-productions that are already underway. They were inaugurated by the filmmakers Helena Estrela (with her project Hot sun, late light) and María Pipla (with her project As time bends). Estrela and Pipla were in the programme of the last (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico da Coruña festival, and they will be in it again in 2023, when they will give the worldwide premiere for their latest pieces resulting from the eSe8_LAB Scholarships within the festival.


In 2023, the Mostra launched five INPUT development awards of €600, which were bestowed upon five of those taking part in the INPUT 2023 Conference to give them a final boost, and an INPUT creation award endowed with €3,000 to complete a project with an artistic residency and give its subsequent premiere in the following (S8) in 2024.

At the end of the process for INPUT—Tutoring and Advice Space for film projects in development, following the last online tutorial last October between tutors and their pupils, this year’s tutors Albert Alcoz, Cloe Masotta, Giuseppe Spina, Helena Girón, Jessica Sarah Rinland and María Cañas were contacted to give a final assessment. Since all parties were satisfied with the good level of the participating projects as well as the headway made within the process, it was agreed to extend our support to the projects by Nicole Remy, Beatriz Freire, Louise Martin Papasian with Celeste Rojas Mugica, Carmen Pedrero, Álvaro Gómez Pidal and Pablo Agma.

The project by Nicole Remy,CON CIERTA LUZ” (“IN A CERTAIN LIGHT”), tutored by Albert Alcoz, received the INPUT 2023 creation award, for €3,000. The result will be released in the next (S8) edition. All the others were benefited from separate INPUT development awards of €600 to continue working on developing their projects. Two of them, Pablo Agma (with “HOMBRE DE PALO”) and Beatriz Freire (with “TÉXTIL EN EL MEDIO FÍLMICO”) will be will be releasing their projects at (S8) 2024.

eSe8_LAB is a project carried out by the non-profit cultural association eSe8 within the context of the (S8) International Peripheral Film Festival (Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico) thanks to co-funding from the European Union–NextGenerationEU as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and from the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute, ICAA