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La Fabrique Cinéma

Foreign professionals
La Fabrique Cinéma is a programme developed by the Institut Français with France Médias Monde - RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya - the International Organisation of la Francophonie and Sacem to promote the emergence of young creation from southern countries on the international market. Designed in close collaboration with the Festival and the Marché du Film, Institut Français invites ten directors who are working on their first or second feature film, along with their producer.
Terms and conditions

Registration for La Fabrique 2020 will open in September 2019.

PERSONALISED SUPPORT

Thanks to this programme, young directors and producers can benefit from support tailored to their specific project and level of professional experience.

Once selected in March, they are then advised by a personal coach who helps them to identify their needs (rewriting, co-production, distribution, targeted territories, etc.) and develop a programme of targeted meetings with professionals who are in a position to co-finance their project.

BE ACTIVE IN THE INDUSTRY AND DEVELOP A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

The young directors are trained to pitch with an expert, they attend presentations by professionals on themes related to production and the industry (international sales, co-productions schemes, forums and co-production networks, etc.) 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, the young directors can interact with the event’s sponsor, a major internationally recognised director.

They enjoy privileged access to the Cannes’ selections (Official Selection, Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight, ACID, Cinéfondation) and major professional events, and participate in the Marché du Film programmes (Producers Network, etc.). Finally, they have the opportunity to meet the French and international press, all supervised by a dedicated press officer.

Contributors supervise the invited directors and producers, so they can identify the meetings required for each project and advise the teams.

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FESTIVALS, LABS AND RESIDENCES

For several years, the Institut Français' Fabrique Cinéma has been committed to strengthening support for writing and development projects through partnerships:

  • Atelier Grand Nord, French-speaking writing residence, with Sodec (Quebec),
  • All-in-person meeting, French-speaking writing residence, with Agence Film Réunion,
  • Realness, a pan-African writing residence based in South Africa, with Urucu Media,
  • Ouaga Film Lab, platform and co-production workshop for West Africa, with Generation Films,
  • Medalants, writing residence for Mediterranean film-makers,
  • Pan-African writing residence for the documentary of Fidadoc.

Particular attention paid to French-speaking projects on the African continent.