Each year, 14 individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants are provided with an intensive nine-month training course covering all elements of documentary studies and production. Following this, the participants are given three months of training focused on becoming film industry professionals, while at the same time they follow these steps and become film industry professionals in their own right.
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Every year, 14 selected participants co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions. Each film is a fully commissioned OTOXO Production, with our stamp on it, and is screened on Barcelona TV and is submitted to festivals worldwide. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.
The production phase of the program lasts nine months and participants experience every phase of the process. Under our guidance, they are responsible for researching, writing, shooting, editing, producing and promoting the film. The tutorials that the participants receive during the course correspond directly to the phase of production that they are about to undertake. Participants are trained in a certain skill then immediately put that new skill into practice on the film’s production.
Become a Film Industry Professional under OTOXO’s Guidance
No matter how much someone studies at a typical film school or how many traditional internship or work experience hours they rack up in the industry, there comes a point where they must move on to become an independent, paid professional in their own right. This is the biggest hurdle of all for people wanting to succeed in film, and also the point where most fall. One of the main problems with traditional film schools and internships is that at exactly this crucial moment, their participation ends. At OTOXO we do things very differently.
Once our participants have all they need to become professionals – training, experience, a co-director credit, a CV that includes production work for TV, we then help them use these tools to complete the final phase of their professional development.
Participants are given access to all the equipment they will require for the duration of the production and program.
The equipment we use on the program is selected specifically to strike a balance between quality – to produce films that maintain and push the standards set by OTOXO and our broadcast partners, and affordability – so that our participants learn how to use, and maximize the potential of, equipment that is an affordable price to them, as they move on to produce their own professional productions.
The INto INdustry Program has provided the launch pad for so many successful careers in the film industry and the media. For example, in just the last 12 months, our program graduates have moved on to paid production jobs in organizations such as Channel 4, The Economist, PBS, Willis Sweete Productions, PressTV, Budapest Productions, In Focus Productions, Babieka Films, Fifty Fifty Post, Whicker’s World Foundation, Sheffield Doc/Fest and of course, the BBC.
The full price is 6495 euros, but with the Into Industry Program, there are various ways to recoup a part or even all of your fees.
The dates of our next program
All 2021 programmes are full. We are now accepting applications for our upcoming program which will start in September 2022.