RUPERTA AWARDS

PROJECT TO DEVELOP

TELEVISION FORMATS

Prointel presents the first edition of the RUPERTA AWARDS, a project intending to boost the development of new television formats. An incubator of ideas aiming to promote the creation of entertainment formats and their commercialization on an international level.

Prointel launches this initiative via FesTVal coinciding with the prestigious television content festival’s 10th anniversary.

REGISTER YOUR IDEAS AND BRING YOUR FORMAT TO LIFE

Prointel production company, founded over 40 years ago by the legendary Chicho Ibáñez Serrador, is one of our country’s greatest entertainment format generators, with smash successes such as ‘Un, dos, tres…’, ‘Waku -Waku’, “Hablemos de sexo”or ‘El Semáforo’.

Today Prointel, directed by Alejandro Ibáñez Nauta, remains true to its identity seeking creativity, wit and innovation. The RUPERTA AWARDS are born out of our commitment to develop new entertainment formats. An initiative aimed at anyone who might have a good idea for a television program.

WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU

Are you a professional scriptwriter or television researcher? Or an aspiring one?

Do you have a great idea for a TV program and don’t know how to give it shape?

Do you need a production company to make it happen?

If you have a good idea and need a production company’s resources to give it visibility, the RUPERTA AWARDS might be your opportunity.

We are looking for ideas! And they don’t necessarily have to be developed already as formats. Television creators and enthusiasts can take part too.

At Prointel we remain committed to creativity, ingenuity and innovation in television entertainments formats. We are looking for game shows and factual programs (reality TV, talent shows, datings…).

The award will go to the idea that stands out according to the jury’s criteria. The winner will receive a cash prize of 2,000€ gross. But most importantly we will be your companions along the adventure.

We will make all our resources available to the project, to develop and promote your format on both the national and international markets. We will work together for your idea to become reality and, in the event of successful sales, we’ll share the profits.

We encourage you to take part. We hope this edition will be the first of many and that we will travel a path filled with shared successes together.

Alejandro Ibáñez Nauta – Director of PROINTEL

WHO CAN COMPETE?

This open call is directed to format creators and scriptwriters of any nationality, be they experienced professionals, novices or students. To take part you must be of legal age, have an original idea and really want to make it happen.

With this format competition we want to incorporate new talent into our team, work together, and present new original formats to the market.

WHAT KIND OF FORMATS CAN TAKE PART?

We are looking for entertainment formats at an embryonic stage in the following genres:

COMPETITION: formats on any kind of theme, as long as it implies the workings of a competition.

FACTUAL: formats with different codes and themes but always within the field of reality TV: reality, reality documentaries, life style reality, competition reality, dating, talents, …or new possible factual formulas that participants might suggest.

WHO DECIDES THE WINNER?

The projects will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary jury made up of recognised professionals bringing their experience in different areas of television:

  • Alejandro Ibáñez Nauta: CEO Prointel.
  • Joseba Fiestras: Director of FesTVal.
  • Jose María Castillo: Executive Producer Prointel.
  • Mariola Cubells: Journalist and TV analyst (‘Cadena Ser/La Ventana’).
  • Borja Terán: TV Journalist (‘La Información’).

The jury will reward the project that stands out for its potential to be distributed on international markets. The format’s originality, creativity and innovation, its production viability and its fitting to the audio-visual trends will be taken into account.

Selection process: Once the registration period has ended, the jury will choose three projects, whose authors will be invited to pitch them. After this presentation, the jury will decide the winner.

The winning prize will be awarded at the closing ceremony of FesTVal in September 2019, giving great publicity to the winner and their work.

WHAT DOES THE WINNER WIN?

 

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION OF THE FORMAT

At Prointel we will work shoulder to shoulder with the author, developing the winning format in depth for its long-term entry into the audio-visual market. We will produce all the materials necessary for its commercialization. And we will present it to Spanish channels and the international market for audio-visual content, MIPCOM (Cannes. Octubre 2019).

OUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS

To propel this initiative, Prointel will be supported by FesTVal.

FesTVal, happening every September in Vitoria, is the gathering that brings together the whole Spanish television sector and has a huge media impact.

KEY DATES

8 SEPT. 2018 • OFFICIAL CONTEST PRESENTATION AT FesTVal

9 SEPT. to 15 DIC. 2018 • PROJECT REGISTRATION

16 DIC. 2018 to 15 FEB. 2019 • SELECTION PROCESS

15 FEB. 2019 • ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS TO PARTICIPANTS

SEPT. 2019 • AWARD CEREMONY AT FesTVal

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