The Community of Madrid supports the theoretical and practical training of our audiovisual professionals through the programme Film Madrid Forma, aimed at promoting professional excellence in the audiovisual industry. This project is organized by Film Madrid, the Film Office of the Community of Madrid.
This initiative began with the Course for Controllers of Audiovisual Projects, a free of charge course developed in collaboration with APPA (Association of Audiovisual Production Professionals). The training was designed for the future professionals working in the accounting department and the production team and was taught by professionals actively working in the audiovisual industry and with extensive experience in feature films and series, such as Clara Lago (Financial Director and Controller), Emma Martínez (Controller), Dovile Poskonyte (Controller), Mercedes Selgas (Controller) and Amparo Villapún (Controller).
The next stage was a programme of several presentations and meetings organised in collaboration with Notodofilmfest, to explain the main characteristics of the various disciplines involved in audiovisual production. This training consisted of four sessions aimed at sharing good practices in film production and encouraging the professional development of filmmakers through theoretical training and hands-on practice in a simple and accessible format.
These four workshops were conducted as a masterclass and given by renowned names in the industry. Eva Leira and Yolanda Serrano, casting directors of international tv series hits such as Money Heist and Elite did the Casting Direction Workshop.
Álvaro Longoria, founder of Morena Films, director, producer and member of the Hollywood Academy (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences), was in charge of the Production Workshop.
Gracia Querejeta, a renowned actress, screenwriter and director from Madrid taught the Workshop on Film Direction, Production and Shoot Planning.
Claro García, scriptwriter of titles such as Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible (2024), or Historias lamentables (2020) gave the last Workshop on Screenwriting, the grande finale of the programme.
Additionally, Film Madrid continues its commitment to training but now we are gone now fully online with four tutorials focused on different disciplines of the audiovisual industry: Production Direction, Direction of Photography, Special Effects and Sound.
These tutorials will be posted on this website on the first Monday of each month. They are free of charge, in line with our mission of facilitating accessibility and professional development.
This cycle, in collaboration with Alía (Alianza Industria Audiovisual), will kick off on the 7th June with a tutorial on Production Direction in the audiovisual industry, conducted by Production Director Josep Amorós.