The Cinefondation’s Atelier 2021 hosts its seventeenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 15 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 246 projects accompanied, 172 have been released in the theaters and 23 are currently in pre-production. For L’Atelier’s 17th edition, 15 projects from 15 countries have been selected, from the new director to the well-known filmmaker.
Landscapes of Fear – Lukas V. Rinner – Austria
Caravan – Zuzana Kirchnerová – Czech Republic
Scattered – Kaspar Astrup Schröder – Denmark
Kein Wort – Hanna Slak – Germany
Fidelidad – César Díaz – Guatemala
Cora – Evi Kalogiropoulou – Greece
Jilah and the Man with Two Names – Yosep Anggi Noen – Indonesia
Parle-moi de 1985 – Zalfa Seurat – Lebanon
The Otter – Srđan Vuletić – Montenegro
White Road – Ella Manzheeva – Russia
Le Lac – Fabrice Aragno – Switzerland
Mandai River – Michaël Sewandono – The Netherlands
Idea – Tayfun Pirselimoğlu – Turkey
El Tiempo Que Perdimos – Gustavo Rondón Córdova – Venezuela
Viet and Nam – Minh Quý Trương – Vietnam
L’Atelier will also organize meetings from 8 to 13 July with these talented directors and connect them with film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects. Appointments will be made on the FESTICINE platform