Cannes Film Festival,Cannes, 8 March 2016: The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its 12th edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.
The Cinefondation’s Atelier has been created in 2005 to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 171 projects accompanied, 126 have been released in the theaters and 18 are currently in pre-production. For L’Atelier’s 12th edition, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected, from the new director to the well-known filmmaker.
Abou Leila, Amin Sidi-Boumediène, Algeria
La Cordillera, Santiago Mitre, Argentina
Tantas Almas, Nicolás Rincón Gille, Colombia
Ni dieux ni maîtres, Eric Cherrière, France
Memories and my Mother, Aditya Vikram Sengupta, India
Marlina the murderer in four acts, Mouly Surya, Indonesia
Daoud’s winter, Koutaiba Al Janabi, Iraq
Death in Bed, David Volach, Israel
Sow The Wind, Danilo Caputo, Italy
Femme fatale, Kyoko Miyake, Japan
The Whole-timers, Bibhusan Basnet & Pooja Gurung, Nepal
Animas, José Ortuño, Spain
My favorite fabric, Gaya Jiji, Syria
Iguana Tokyo, Kaan Müjdeci, Turkey
The Boarding school, Rezan Yeşilbaş, Turkey
From May 13 to 19, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects. The Livre des Projets and the meeting request forms will be available online at the beginning of April on cinefondation.com. The professionals willing to meet the directors and their producers will then be able to request a meeting and consult online a selection of our directors’ previous works.