Ever since 2006, DocExprés has been one of the distinguishing features of MiradasDoc. Especially designed for students of image and sound modules, DocExprés provides the three institutions offering these qualifications in the Canaries with real practice for their students. The workshop, coordinated by professionals in the sector, sets up a team for each of the institutions, with the challenge of seeing to the script, production, shooting and post-production of a documentary piece of no more than minutes, based on a theme given at the start of the workshop. Thus, with under a week to work, the teams have to submit a copy ready to be displayed at the festival’s official halls. Throughout the festival week, students come up against all the difficulties and complexities of working in production companies, with which they put their knowledge acquired into practice and have the chance of learning from their interaction with the professionals coordinating the work.
The institutions invited are all those in the Canaries offering qualifications in sound and image, in other words IES La Guancha, Politécnico de Las Palmas and César Manrique de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Aside from the coordinating teachers supervising the teams (from IES La Guancha), DocExprés also has teachers from the professional sector. This year Roberto Lucas, director of Ciudad Taller, director of film and television, film editor and teacher will be responsible for coordinating the workshop. Together with him, there will every day be a talk with one of the directors invited to the festival for the official sections competed.