Santiago hosted last Friday, the 14th, the 2nd edition of the Pitching TFG (Final Degree Projects), organized by the Galician Audiovisual Cluster, in collaboration with the three Universities of Galicia, through the Audiovisual Communication faculties. During the day, 16 projects were presented to companies from the audiovisual and ICT sectors.
The opening of this forum, held, with the support of the Igape, at the Abanca Obra Social de Compostela Center, was the responsibility of the president of the Galego Audiovisual Cluster, Jorge Algora, and the person responsible for the startup program R DICo Challangue, Alberto Costas, initiative collaborator with the second edition of Pitching TFG.
This day seeks to value the new audiovisual talent and connect it with the Galician business fabric. As in the previous edition, those responsible for the projects had the opportunity to test their work with the sector and were able to know the evaluations of the producers regarding them.
In this edition, the academic entities selected a total of 16 Final Degree Projects from the Universities of A Coruña, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. Among the projects selected, in different phases of development, there were different film and television formats, such as programs, series or documentaries, and also digital ones, such as video games or apps.
The projects of the University of Santiago de Compostela presented last Friday were "A bridge across the sea", by Aitana Núñez-Torrón and Belén González; "Development of the transmedia strategy of ` Fariña '", by Alicia Ouro, Bea Castro, Begoña Pérez and Nuria Salgado; "La peregrina perdida", by Nuria Cancela and Alba Pego; "Evasion", by Duarte Galbán; "Argonauta: a business model of business to business", by Rocío López, and "Cultural heritage storytelling georreferenciado", by Laura Pose.
On the part of the University of A Coruña the following projects were exposed: "Discovering Finisterrae", by Iria García; "To your health, the price is set by the industry", by Irene Mariño; "Moda Zero", by Katherine Facenda, Andrea Fernández, Paula Ferro and Xulia Queijeiro, and "Mimomú", by Nereida Rodríguez.
While the works of the University of Vigo were: "The House of Osoburgo: narrative and visual preparation of an animation project", by Raquel Besteiro; "Buds", by Jorge Fernández, Laura Domínguez, Sara Bugallo and Laura María Pena; "Hotolur. Memory of Design and Development pre-alpha of a video game ", by Iago Sequeiros, Diego Oya and Brais Bello; "Retales - Let the grim reaper me by surprise", by Javier Lago; "The game of the Trivial", by Lorena Rodríguez, and "When mother closed the boxes", by Arancha Álvarez.
Collaboration of startups R
In this second edition, there was the special collaboration of company R, through its R DICo Challangue startups program, through which the Galician telecommunications operator interacts with the audiovisual community and other sectors to promote innovation and innovation. entrepreneurial initiatives.
As a result of this collaboration, R startups invited the best projects of the day to participate in an entrepreneurship workshop that will take place in their space, in the City of Culture, in February 2019. In this workshop, participants will receive training to improve their Pitch presentations and define the business model of their proposals, explained Alberto Costas, who announced at the end of the day the selected projects: "Development of the transmedia strategy of` Fariña '"," Discovering Finisterrae "," Fashion Zero "and" Mimomú ".
In pitching, those responsible for the work had 8 minutes to try to capture the interest of the audience, consisting of representatives of some of the most prominent companies in the Galician audiovisual and ICT sectors, such as Adiviña Producións, Agallas Films, Congo Producciones, CTV , Ficción Producciones, Filmax, Imaxin Software, Productora Faro, R and Zenit Televisión.
In addition, this second edition included a speed dating in which the representatives of the works had a space of time to talk with each of the participating companies. Through these meetings a direct contact was facilitated in which the young people had the opportunity to provide additional information and the producers, etc. his opinion on the project, besides promoting the possible future continuity of the contact between both.
After the round of presentations, the five projects best valued by the companies were also announced, considering them as those that would have greater viability in the market. The most voted titles were: "Development of the transmedia strategy of` Fariña' "," The game of the Trivial "," Mimomú "," Retales - That the grim reaps me by surprise "and" To your health, the price marks it the industry".