Noka Mentoring is a Basque Government programme coordinated by Tabakalera’s film department in collaboration with Zineuskadi. It provides supervision, guidance and support for feature film projects from emerging female directors in the Basque Country and Navarre.
Noka Mentoring provides the participating female directors with time, space, context and professional support during the initial phase of their films. They also receive help to prepare a directorial dossier which is as robust as possible, enabling them to access other film-related support from the Basque Government, the ICAA (Film and Audiovisual Institute of the Ministry for Culture) and professional forums in the international film industry.
The entire process will be supported by three female tutors who will supervise the three selected projects during the programme. The tutors are Mar Coll, Maider Oleaga and Diana Toucedo. The mentoring will have two strands: the first will look at the creative approach to the process of ideating a film; the second will focus on models for ensuring the projects stand up in the film market and industry.