13-19 November 2017

L'Alternativa Professionals


L'Alternativa Professionals - CIMA CAT CURTS Symposium

CIMA Catalunya, in collaboration with l’Alternativa Professionals and La Bonne, is organising this event at l’Alternativa to help promote women’s short film projects. CIMA CAT CURTS aims to forge ties between project creators and potential production companies and industry experts who can offer advice. A shortlist of 12 projects will be drawn up from all those submitted to the CIMA Catalunya call for projects. Once this shortlist has been made public, the directors of the selected projects will undergo a training session and then attend a round of interviews (One-to-One CIMA CAT CURTS) with industry professionals. In addition, one of the shortlisted projects will be awarded a prize for Best Pitch, to be announced at the l’Alternativa Awards Bash.

CIMA CAT CURTS puts emerging women directors of fiction, documentary or animation films in contact with audiovisual production companies in Catalonia to help promote their short film projects. Run by CIMA Catalunya, this initiative aims to boost the presence of women in the audiovisual industry and to act as a meeting point and galvanising force for the industry.

The project mentor for this first edition of CIMA CAT CURTS will be Mercedes Martínez Abarca, Film Programmer/Industry Advisor (International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR, Abycine Festival de Cine de Albacete and Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón - FICX).


  1. CIMA CAT CURTS Symposium
  2. Wednesday 15 November, 10 am–noon
  3. Sala Raval CCCB
  4. Free admission
  5. Places are limited
  1. One-to-One CIMA CAT CURTS
  2. Wednesday 15 November, noon–1.30 pm
  3. Sala Raval CCCB
  4. Not open to the public