La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut

THE FRENCH COPRODUCTION PROGRAM FOR SOUTHERN AND EMERGING COUNTRIES FILMMAKERS EVERY YEAR IN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT BEFORE NOVEMBER 8th!


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 ten 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.

You must register online before November 8th, 2017. A maximum of 120 projects will be accepted. Applications must be in French or English on the cinémas du monde's website. Regulation rules and selection criteria are available online: www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en .

THE SCHEDULE IN CANNES

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 Cinéma de l'Institut français will celebrate its 10th edition in 2018!

KEY FIGURES

Since 2009, 81 projects, 148 directors and producers coming from 56 countries, including 21 francophone countries, have been selected. Since 2012, 70% of the projects have signed coproduction agreements and 25% of the projects have already been shot and selected in great festivals or released in theatres.

In 2016, 5 films have been noticed in the film circuit and 3 films have been released in France early 2017: Kill-me Please by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brazil/La Fabrique 2012), The Wound by John Trengove (South Africa/La Fabrique 2014), The Road to Mandalay by Midi Z. (Myanmar-Taiwan/La Fabrique 2012).

2 films 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.



Case-study La Familia / La Belle et la Meute - La Fabrique Cinéma 2017 ©Catherine Vinay

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FESTIVALS, LABS AND RESIDENCIES

For many years, La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français has collaborated to initiatives that support projects in development:

A special attention is given to French-language projects from Africa.

New collaboration with Visions du Réel

This year, as part of a new collaboration between Visions du Réel and La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français,   the Serbian documentary projects that apply to either Focus Serbia Visions du Réel 2018 or La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français 2018 will be evaluated by both programs and can be selected by both programs, at Visions du Réel in Nyon or at La Fabrique during the Festival de Cannes (more details on Visions du Réel).