Hang-Out with Mercedes Martínez: ins and Outs of a 1st class festival

With great pleasure, in our next online hang-out we'll host Mercedes Martínez-Abarca, who has developed a successful career as a programmer, curator, member of multiple juries at international festivals, film commisioner and industry advisor, giving her tips and insight on the process of  submitting your work to a top class film festival or  co-production market.

Date: JULY 5th

  17:30 (CET)



Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact.

Each meeting will last 90 minutes and include 20-25 members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.

An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members next monday (first come, first served basis).

If you are not a member you can become one here

Pic Mercedes

Mercedes Martínez-Abarca is a film programmer and consultant. She works since 2009 at International Film Festival Rotterdam, where she is currently a programmer and a selection committee member for the Hubert Bals Fund. Mercedes is also part of the selection committee for Primer Corte and Copia Final of Ventana Sur / Marché du Film de Cannes.

In the past, she coordinated the Holland Film Meeting Co-production Platform, worked at the sales agency Fortissimo Films and collaborated with film festivals and co-production platforms such as Abycine Lanza and Gijón International Film Festival.

She currently collaborates with Dones Visuals and is an EWA member since 2020.