COALAB is a platform for projects in development, created by Foz Coa International Film Festival – CINECOA.

The ambition of this platform is to gather several projects in development status in a privileged environment of support and follow-up through pitching sessions. COALAB happens at the same time as the CINECOA film festival in parallel with the official program.
Nine projects will be selected and the pitching sessions will be held on September October 11, 12 and 13, 2013.

Every year the COALAB organization predicts some Case Studies, with film screenings followed by discussions with the directors / producers to report their experience in making / producing an independent film.
The representatives of each project are also offered to take advantage of private meetings with financiers and national and international distributors present at the festival.

COALAB cover expenses for accommodation, travel and meals for one official representative of each project.

The winning projects will be announced on the CINECOA‘s closure ceremony on October 13, 2013.



1st Prize COALAB
Amount: €3.500 (monetary value)
2nd Prize Periferia Filmes
Amount: €1.500 (services for a 2K Masterization – DCP)



1st You have fill out the Online Form till June 28 August 9, 2013.

2nd Send by regular mail the following documents:
(Languages accepted: English and Portuguese)
- Synopsis and Treatment (2 pages Max.)
- Directors Intentions (2 pages Max.)
- Director’s BioFilmography
- Production Company Profile (if applicable)
- Producer’s BioFilmography (if applicable)
- Financing Plan (if applicable)
- Partners’ Statement (if applicable)
- Director’s previous works (DVD)

Send to the following address:

Apartado 1250
EC Arroios – 1007-001 Lisboa

3rd The project’s visual approach and the digital version of all the documents required on the second rule, should be sent via to