La Fabrique Cinéma for emmerging filmmakers

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Programme
Location: Cannes, France / Online
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: Institut français

This is an opportunity to visit the Cannes festival for the directors working on their first or second feature-length film. You will be invited to one of the world's most important film festivals and attend masterclasses, group meetings, and individual consultations from key players in the film industry. The curators of La Fabrique Cinéma will always be there and will select events that are useful for you.
The registration deadline will be announced once the 120th eligible application and by 29 November 2021, at the latest. The contest website will be updated regularly regarding the number of submissions received.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme can be transferred online — partially or completely. However, the chance that La Fabrique Cinéma will take place in Cannes remains.
La Fabrique Cinéma has been created by the Institut français. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.
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What do I get?
  • Travel, accommodation, meal, and accreditation costs for the director and the producer during their invitation to the Cannes Film Festival 
  • Group meetings and one-to-one tailored consultations with the key players of the film industry
  • Workshops on pitching, video pitching, coproduction, international sales, and other related topics 
Can I apply?
This opportunity is for you if you are a director with a project in development which must:
  • Be your first or second feature-length film (fiction, documentary, or animation)
  • Have a budget less than EUR 3 million
  • Have a producer from one of the eligible countries who has produced a short- or feature-length film in the last five years.
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form. Provide the details of your project and your motivation to participate in La Fabrique Cinéma.
  • Treatment (15 pages maximum)
  • Script
  • Director’s statement (2 pages maximum)
  • Financing plan
  • Director’s CV and filmography (picture included)
  • Producer’s CV and filmography (picture included)
  • Detailed production schedule
  • Detailed budget
  • Moodboard or project stills
  • Production company profile
  • Other documents (script in original version etc.)
How do I apply?
Fill in the online form in English or French.
Good to know
  • Projects of films for television are not accepted. 
  • Each director or production company may only submit one film project.
  • Selected projects will be announced in March 2022.

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