Call for submission: French co-production program for talented Hong Kong & Chinese filmmakers [fr]

The French co-production program for talented filmmakers, La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français, is calling for 1st and 2nd feature films’ projection submission before 8 November. Selected programmes could participate in the annual Cannes Film Festival.

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français has been created to support talented new filmmakers from Southern and emerging countries. This programme has been developed in partnership with France Médias Monde and the International Organisation of la Francophonie, in close association with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film.


About 10 projects in development of 1st or 2nd feature film are selected and invited to Cannes every year. The aim is to create concrete opportunities for these projects by providing access to different activities and personalized support through one-to-one and group meetings with key players in the film industry.

The selected directors are invited with their producers for ten days during the Festival de Cannes to participate in an intensive and personalized coaching. This programme is meant to help their projects through individual meetings with French and international producers or key players of the industry and group meetings, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes and the parallel selections. They also benefit from the strong commitment of the patron of La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français. La Fabrique will celebrate its 10th edition in 2018!


2 films from the programme have been selected this year at the Festival de Cannes : Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/La Fabrique 2015 at Un Certain Regard and La Familia by Gustavo Rondón Córdova (Venezuela/La Fabrique 2014 at La Semaine de la Critique. Kaouther Ben Hania’s La Belle et la Meute will be released in France on October, 18, 2017.

Key collaborations:
- Atelier Grand Nord, French-speaking script residency, by SODEC (Quebec)
- Réunion Tout en Auteur, French-speaking script residency, by Agence Film Réunion
- Realness, Pan-African screenwriters’ residency, based in South Africa, by Urucu Media
- Ouaga Film Lab, coproduction platform and workshop for West Africa, by Génération Films
- Pitchs Animation du Monde, pitching sessions and workshops, by MIFA in Annecy


Deadline of registration: November 8th, 2017.
Maximum projects selected: 120
Language: French or English

Regulations and rules of the programme
New collaboration this year with Vision du Réel

publié le 12/10/2017

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