FEST New Directors | New Films Festival is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work, to develop their skills, offering new opportunities, and the chance to develop new audiences for independent cinema. The educational section of the festival, Training Ground, is another unique aspect of the event. It consists of a series of workshops and masterclasses presented by some of the film industry’s biggest names (Béla Tarr, Joe Walker, Gemma Jackson, Gareth Willey...) in several technical, artistic and theoretical fields. The festival has an unquestionable thirst for new visions and perspectives on film, also providing a further step for these emerging filmmakers to continue their work. The festival offers not only the chance to have their film screened in the context of a high quality program, but also a training program to enhance the knowledge. New opportunities can be found here in the Pitching Forum, where 28 projects will be selected to be presented to a group of financiers, developers, and producers, with a development award for the best project, and many opportunities for the other projects presented.