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Project support

Cinema

La Fabrique Cinéma

Foreign professionals
La Fabrique Cinéma is a program created by the Institut français in partnership with France Médias Monde and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, to promote the emergence of young filmmakers from developing and emerging countries on the international market.
Conceived in close collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival and its Marché du Film, La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français selects each year ten 1st or 2nd feature film projects to present and introduce them in a privileged way to the industry and its decision-makers during the Cannes Film Festival.
La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français fête ses 15 ans
La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français fête ses 15 ans

PERSONALISED SUPPORT

Thanks to this program, young directors and their producers benefit from support tailored to their project and level of professional experience. From the moment they are selected in March, they are advised by a personal coach, who helps them identify their needs (rewriting, co-production, distribution, target territories, etc.) and draw up a program of targeted meetings with professionals likely to co-finance their project.

BE ACTIVE IN THE INDUSTRY AND DEVELOP A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Winners of the program receive pitch training with an expert, attend presentations by professionals on production and market-related topics, and meet professionals from key sectors of the international film industry.

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AT THE CANNES FESTIVAL AND IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

During working sessions, young directors can discuss their projects with the operation's sponsor, an internationally recognized filmmaker.

They enjoy privileged access to Cannes selections (Official Selection, Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Cinéastes, ACID, Festival Résidence) and major professional events, and take part in Marché du Film programs (Producers Network, Spot the Composer...). Finally, they have the opportunity to meet the French and international press.

The program's prizewinners are supported by a team of experts who identify the meetings required for each project and advise the teams.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FESTIVALS, LABS AND RESIDENCES

For several years now, the Fabrique Cinéma of the Institut français has been committed to supporting projects that are being written or developed through partnerships. Particular attention is paid to French-language projects from the African continent.

KEY FIGURES

From May 2009 to February 2024, the French Institute's Fabrique Cinéma supported 154 projects from developing and emerging countries, and assisted 282 participants (including 61 female directors and 69 female producers, i.e. 43% women) of 65 different nationalities. 30% of projects are from African countries. 

Of the projects supported up to 2023, 58 films have already been made, i.e. over 40%. 52% of these films have been released in France. 

La Fabrique Cinéma 2023 à Cannes
La Fabrique Cinéma 2023 à Cannes