film.culture360.asef.org http://film.culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through Film Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Film Producers Workshop Finalists Announcedhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/news/ties-that-bind-asia-europe-film-producers-workshop-finalists-announced/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/ties-that-bind-asia-europe-film-producers-workshop-finalists-announced/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00:29 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?p=10218 The 6th Ties That Bind: Asia - Europe Producers Workshop has announced ten finalists for this year – five from Asia and five from Europe. The first will take place during the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, 29 April - 3 May. The second, during the Busan International Film Festival (2-11 October).

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The Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Film Producers Workshop has announced ten finalists for this year’s workshop – five from Asia and five from Europe. The first workshop will take place in Udine (Italy) on 29 April to 3 May 2014 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 25 – May 3, 2014) with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. The second workshop will take place during the Busan International Film Festival (2 -11 October 2014) with the support of Creative Europe.

The producers will work together on developing their projects over two events.

Here are the finalists (further details below):

Karim Aitouna (France)
Women of the Weeping River, Hautlesmains Productions
Dir: Sheron Dayoc

Joenathann Alandy (Philippines)
Hypothalamus, Outpost Visual Frontier
Dir: Dwein Baltazar

Valérie Bournonville (Belgium)
Walkers, Tarantula
Dir: Olivier Meys

Weronika Czołnowska (Poland)
Baby, EasyBusyProductions
Dir: Kei Ishikawa

Antonin Dedet (France)
Black Stones, Neon Productions
Dir: Gyeong Tae Roh

Justin Deimen (Singapore)
Lanun, Silver Media Group
Dir: Chua Jingdu

Julius Ponten (Netherlands)
Fatu Adil, Habbekrats
Dir: Jim Taihuttu

Alina Yan Qui (China)
Mazu, Guardian of the Seas, Jampa Films
Dirs: Xiao Zheng and David Ebner

Masumi Soga (Japan)
Kodokushi

Dir: Janus Victoria

Lina Tan (Malaysia)
Five Star Billionaire, Red Films
Dir: Bernard Chauly

Karim Aitouna (Hautlesmains Productions, France) is producing Women of the Weeping River, directed by Sheron Dayoc. It is the story of two women in a remote Muslim community who hope to undo an escalating blood feud stretching back generations. The project is supported by the Sundance Institute, Hubert Bals and the Asian Film Fund.

Since 2010, Joenathann Alandy (Outpost Visual Frontier, Philippines) has produced five feature films and three short films that have received recognition locally and internationally. His first collaboration with writer/director Dwein Baltazar was on her debut feature film Mamay Umeng which was awarded Best Picture Prize at the Jeonju IFF in 2013. Hypothalamus is a multi-narrative drama/love story in which Baltazar interweaves the story of four different men and their affection for a mysterious young woman named Aileen.

Valérie Bournonville (Tarantula, Belgium) is producing the first feature film Walkers by Olivier Meys. The film is dealing with the sensitive subject of prostitution of Chinese women in Europe. The director has been living in China for eight years and has a great knowledge of China’s social issues and culture. Tarantula is a company that stands out with its co-productions with Mexico (Batalla en El Cielo by Carlos Reygadas – in competition in Cannes 2005); Canada (Congorama by Philippe Falardeau – Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2006); Palestine (Le Sel de la Mer by Annemarie Jacir – Un Certain Regard” in Cannes 2008); Argentina (La Cantante de Tango by Diego Martinez Vignatti, in competition Locarno 2009); and Taiwan (Visages by Tse Ming-Liang, in competition in Cannes 2009), among others.

Weronika Czołnowska (EasyBusyProductions, Poland) is the producer of Baby, a fantasy comedy about a young couple who end up in strange Kappa Word and have to convince their baby to be born. Baby will be a Polish- Japanese co-production and the project won the main prize at IT Project Market at the Fantastic Film Festival in Bucheon, Korea. Baby will be the first feature of Kei Ishikawa whose previous short film Dear World received a special prize in the prestigious competition of the Akira Kurosawa Foundation. His other short film It’s All in the Fingers also produced by Weronika Czołnowska premiered at New Directors/New Films Festival in New York.

The Korean filmmaker Gyeong Tae Roh was immediately recognized with his first film The Last Dining Table, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival. Antonin Dedet (Neon Productions, France) produced his second feature film, Land Of Scarecrows. These two truly poetic films are denouncing globalization and pollution, and they are the first two parts of the trilogy “Environment and Pollution”. The Black Stones is the last film in this peculiar series. Antonin Dedet has produced or co-produced so far thirteen feature films, involving more than fifteen countries worldwide (Spain, Brazil, Monzambic, Italy, United States, South Korea, Lebanon, Germany, Algeria, etc.).

Justin Deimen (Silver Media Group, Singapore) will be producing Lanun, a gritty crime saga set in Southeast Asia that charts the rise of a young village orphan as he navigates his way into the upper echelons of Indonesia’s criminal enterprises by becoming one of the region’s most feared and powerful maritime pirates – a Lanun. Justin Deimen is an Executive Producer/Director of Development for Silver Media Group, one of Asia’s few privately managed media investment funds that finances film and other media content for international audiences.

Julius Ponten (Habbekrats, the Netherlands) will be producing Ratu Adil, a film that will be largely based in Indonesia, right after the capitulation of the Japanese at the end of the Second World War – a subject that has not been dealt with in film, in the Netherlands, nor internationally. Ratu Adil will not be a great epic war movie, but a personal film about insanity of war and the dark pages in Dutch and global history. Julius Ponten produced over 60 music videos, dozens of commercials and short films and two feature films (Wolf, Rabat)Wolfwas directed by Jim Taihuttu and had his world premiere in competition at San Sebastian in 2013.

Alina Yan Qui (Jampa Films, China) will be producingMazu, Guardian of the Seas, a 3D Fantasy/Sci-Fi. It is a story about a Chinese Olympic swimmer who is given a magical necklace and discovers that she has been chosen to carry-on the Goddess Mazu’s legacy of protecting the Eastern oceans. With the help of several key allies, she learns to harness the necklace’s powers and soon finds herself pitted against a malevolent creature bent on destroying mankind. Alina Yan Qui produced two feature films and both had nationwide theatrical release; award-winning Red River (2009) and Hutong Days (2008).

Masumi Soga from Japan will be producing Kodokushi, tackling a uniquely Japanese social issue. More and more people in Japan are experiencing a “lonely death”, literally in the sense that they have none to look after them and die alone, sometimes not being found for years, but also metaphorically, when they are living a life, which is unfulfilled and isolated. The project to be directed by young female director Janus Victoria received Best Project Award at the Talent Campus Tokyo.

Lina Tan (Red Films, Malaysia) will present Five Star Billionaire, an adaptation of Tash Aw’s book (winner of the Whistbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize). The story is set in Shanghai and revolves around 5 individuals from Malaysia who try to find their footing in China. Lina Tan founded her production company Red Films in 2004 which supported the wave of new indie films in Malaysia. She produced Visits: Hungry Ghost Anthology, box office hits and critically acclaimed films like Gol & Gincu, Kami, Pisau Cukur, Songlap andIstanbul Aku Datang which have created new wave in the Malaysian film scene.

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Hong Kong | Asian Experimental Video Festivalhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/event/hong-kong-asian-experimental-video-festival/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/event/hong-kong-asian-experimental-video-festival/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:40:06 +0000 Sali Sasaki (佐々木 沙梨) http://film.culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=10221 HKEX aims to introduce Asian experimental videos to the Hong Kong audience. It provides a platform for cultural exchange among the artists and curators in the Asian cities, nurturing experimental media artists in the region.

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AsianExperimentalVideoWith the popularity of video sharing web sites and social media, a lot of non-mainstream, independent and experimental videos try to engage audience and have dialogue between art, culture and society. These videos reflect the unique culture in their home countries and tried to expand the traditional art form. HKEX will focus on presenting and researching socially related experimental videos in Asia. One forum and six screenings of different Asian countries or cities will be held.

HKEX aims to introduce Asian experimental videos to the Hong Kong audience. It provides a platform for cultural exchange among the artists and curators in the Asian cities, nurturing experimental media artists in the region. HKEX also take the role to widen the audience base of experimental videos, while enhancing the level of art appreciation of the public and art-lovers. This program is organised by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. It is  one of the supporting programmes of CityU’s 30th Anniversary Cultural Festival.

Moderator: Linda LAI Chiu Han (Associate Professor of School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)

Speakers:
Japan: Hiroaki SATO (Director of SVP2 (Spread Videoart Project Second Aspect)) Katsuyuki HATTORI (Co-founder of Spread Videoart Project, art Lab, GOLDENSHIT, and VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo)
Macau: Bianca LEI (Programme Curator in Macao Old Ladies House Art Space (Ox warehouse))
Mainland China: CAO Kai (Director of Asia Experimental Film and Video Art Forum)
Malaysia: KOK Siew Wai (Director of Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival)
South Korea: LEE Hang Jun (Curator of Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul)
Hong Kong: Phoebe MAN Ching Ying (Director of Asian Experimental Video Festival in Hong Kong)

FULL PROGRAMME

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Young European Cinema On The Movehttp://film.culture360.asef.org/news/young-european-cinema-on-the-move/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/young-european-cinema-on-the-move/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:00:48 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?p=10213 Young European Cinema on the Move seeks to promote a debate on Europe through cinema. It will reach Spain after the Italian edition.

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The RIFF – Rome Independent Film Festival (16-23 March) hosted the first stop for 2014’s edition of Young European Cinema On the Move, the new project co-financed by the communications department of the European Parliament, which seeks to promote a debate and reflection on Europe through cinema.

When We Leave by Feo Aladag, the story of a woman’s arduous journey towards freedom, was the film chosen to launch the selection dedicated to equal opportunity in Europe. The screening was followed by a debate featuring European MP Silvia CostaLorenzo Marsili (European Alternatives) and Anna Verdelocco (Cooperativa Befree/Casa Internazionale delle donne), moderated by reporter and documentary filmmaker Nella Condorelli (Equal Opportunity Commission at the Roman press association).

The Roman programme was completed by films in competition, screened at the RIFF on March 21 and 22, La Herida (Fernando Franco, Spain, 2013), starring a 28-year-old affected by personality disorderThe Stalker [+] (Giorgio Amato, Italy, 2014), about a woman stalked by her ex; documentary Since I was born (Laura delle Piane, France, 2013) and an audiovidual and cellular lab called Imagining Europe, for 14 to 20-year-olds (videos made and screened at the RIFF will be uploaded onto the official web page of the project, available for streaming).

After Rome, Young European Cinema On the Move will stop in Spain (Menorca) between June and September of this year. Each city – through a selection of recent European films – will host a public debate with representatives from European institutions. An audiovisual lab for children will bring up relevant European themes: after gender equality and equal opportunity in Italy, Spain will host a debate on intercultural dialogue and integration.

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Event | DOK Leipzig Lake Festival 2014http://film.culture360.asef.org/event/event-dok-leipzig-lake-festival-2014-2/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/event/event-dok-leipzig-lake-festival-2014-2/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:16 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=10209 This year, DOK Leipzig Lake Festival has begun a crowdfunding intiative to attract funding for their 2014 festival. There are just under thirty days left to contribute as the festival attempts to reach its goal.

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Each year, the DOK Leipzig Festival in Germany – the world’s oldest documentary festival - curates a collection of such noteworthy documentaries comes to India – at the DOK Leipzig Lake Festival which is held in Naukuchiatal in the Himalayan Lake District of Nainital, Uttarakhand. This year, DOK Leipzig Lake Festival has begun a crowdfunding intiative to attract funding for their 2014 festival. There are just under thirty days left to contribute as the festival attempts to reach its goal.

The DOK Leipzig Lake Festival is envisioned to catalyse a process of creative and intellectual churning for newly energized and unique Indian narratives that can compete in the international marketplace. It is a non-competitive platform that brings approximately 12-15 international films representing as many and more countries.

The schedule is designed for intensive viewing, film-maker evenings, informal debate & discussions. Based in a non-metropolitan location with no clutter of parallel events, makes it conducive to deep thought and introspection - with no external pressures like hectic networking, endless formal dinners and shopping sprees.

DOK Leipzig Lake Festival also want to also create an environment of concrete debate and discussion about the form, style, story-telling techniques of documentaries – not just an excited criss-cross of opinions about the content or theme. It is meant to seriously understand the different genres that in some way are at the bottom line of the various ‘strands’ in television networks across the world and in cinematic tradition.

Through this and future editions, the festival intends to screen a rich variety and break down the definitions and creative pulse of documentaries that are termed as:

Classic, Observational, Cinema Verite, Point of View, Ethnographic, Biographical, Historical, Investigative, Docu-drama, Archive-based recreation, Epic Essay, Poetry-based, Music-based, Scientific, Artist’s Story.

Further details on the festival and crowdfunding initiative are on the website.

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Lessons in Film | Interview to Wu Tianming at the Singapore Chinese Film Festivalhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/event/lessons-in-film-wu-tianming-interview-and-film-screening/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/event/lessons-in-film-wu-tianming-interview-and-film-screening/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:32 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=10165 Lessons In Film: Wu Tianming, a video interview with the late film director Wu Tianming where he shares his insights on Chinese cinema and filmmaking, is a free event as part of the Filmic Eye Talks at the Screening Room in Singapore, to be held on Saturday 12 April 2014 from 5pm - 7:15pm.

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On 12 April 2014 in Singapore, the Filmic Eye Talks at the Screening Room will present the screening of the interview to the late Chinese Filmmaker Wu Tianming. The interview will be followed by a screening of Wu Tianming’s The King of Masks, with an exclusive post-screening discussion led by David Lee, co-founder of the Filmic Eye and director of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2014.

The Filmic Eye Talks  is a special monthly programme to enrich their understanding and appreciation of films. Each session will feature a film followed by an engaging discussion led by an expert speaker.

The interview to Wu Tianming is part of a series of 10 interviews with some of the world‘s foremost film personalities such as Lord David Puttnam (on Film Producing), Roberto Perpignani (on the art of Film Editing) and Grant Major (on Film Production Design), among others.

10 Lessons in Film is a research based pilot project aimed at increasing the stock of knowledge in exchanging discipline specific research between foremost European and Asia Pacific Filmmakers. Launched in 2011, the project is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and CILECT (International Association of Film and Television Schools).

More info:

http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/lessons-in-film/

http://www.screeningroom.com.sg/news.aspx

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Creative Week London Launchedhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/news/creative-week-london-launched/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/creative-week-london-launched/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:00:30 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?p=10086 Creative Week will kick off on June 2 in London and comprise The Media Summit, the Broadcast International TV Forum, HD Evolved and The VFX Summit, as well as a number of breakfast events, roundtable seminars, film screenings, drinks parties and a gala reception.

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1191831_Creative-WeekThe launch has been announced of Creative Week, five days of high-level events in June covering the film business, TV world and advertising community. The week, which is open to participants from all over the world. will kick off on 2 June in London and comprise The Media Summit, the Broadcast International TV Forum, HD Evolved and The VFX Summit, as well as a number of breakfast events, roundtable seminars, film screenings, drinks parties and a gala reception.

The events will be run by Screen International in association with sister titles Broadcast and shots.

The week is designed to discuss the changes in the way people consume, create and distribute content via a number of high-level case studies, keynote speeches and provocative panel sessions.

The Media Summit, a flagship one-day event that will bring together the leaders of the UK’s biggest media companies, will be held at BAFTA on Wednesday June 4.

Speakers include Warner Bros UK boss Josh Berger, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier, Channel 4 boss David Abraham, All3Media chief executive Farah Ramzan Golant and many more.

The International TV Forum, to be held at BAFTA on Thursday June 5, will discuss the future of distributing content globally.

Speakers include buyers from key UK broadcasters such as Channel 5 and Sky, top indie producers and a slew of major international distributors.

It will also be the first time that bosses of the five biggest British sales firms – BBC Worldwide, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Shine International, All3Media International and Zodiak Rights – will be on a single panel.

Conor Dignam, chief executive of Screen publisher Media Business Insight (MBI), said:

“Creative Week will bring together the worlds of TV, film, production, advertising and other key media sectors to showcase and celebrate the best of international creativity and media. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers confirmed already and more to come.”

For more details, visit www.creativeweek.co.uk

 

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Action4Climate: Environmental Documentary Competitionhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/opportunity/action4climate-environmental-documentary-competition/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/opportunity/action4climate-environmental-documentary-competition/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:13:53 +0000 Sali Sasaki (佐々木 沙梨) http://film.culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=10145 Connect4Climate (C4C) has just launched Action4Climate: a new global competition for the best environmental documentary on climate change.

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url-5Connect4Climate (C4C) has just launched Action4Climate: a new global competition for the best environmental documentary on climate change.

Action4Climate invites young aspiring filmmakers to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change.

The competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world (individuals and teams of 5 or less) in two age groups: 14–17 and 18–35.

Award-winning film directors and producers, and international organization representatives will select the winning entries:

Bernardo Bertolucci – President of the Jury
Atom Egoyan
Marc Forster
Mika Kaurismaki
Rose Kuo
Rachel Kyte
Cynthia López
Fernando Meirelles
Mira Nair
Bob Rafelson
Walter Salles
Pablo Trapero
Wim Wenders

Messages from the jury (Fernando Meirelles, Wim Wenders, Mika Kaurismaki and Bernardo Bertolucci)

The winners will be awarded with cash prizes up to USD $15,000 or video equipment. Winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

For more information about the competition, please check the website.

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Future Shorts Vietnamhttp://film.culture360.asef.org/event/future-shorts-vietnam-2/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/event/future-shorts-vietnam-2/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:57:59 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=10122 Future Shorts Vietnam showcases the best of local and international short film talent in Hanoi Rock City, Hanoi on Friday 21 March, 2014 at 8pm.

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Future Shorts Vietnam is part of the first ever global pop-up festival, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. The festival currently takes place in over 50 cities and 17 countries and comprises a worldwide audience of a half-million people, on and offline. For the last 10 years, Future Shorts has built the world’s largest community for short film fans worldwide. Future Shorts returns to Vietnam on Friday 21 March 2014.

This season includes critically acclaimed short films sourced from around the world, such as:

The Pirate of Love (Iceland; 2013) by Sara Gunnarsdottir, an animated feature about the outsider musician Daniel C.

The Hidden Smile (Spain; 2011) by Venture Durall which constructs a realistic tale on the values that flourish in a society formed by children

Irish Folk Furniture (Ireland; 2012) by Tony Donoghue, an animated documentary about traditional Irish furniture and winner at Sundance 2013 for Best Animation short film.

The local program includes “Hao Rock”, about a young rocker who feels the pressure to live a conventional life, and “Grandfather”, an experimental documentary about family relationships. The event begins at 8PM  Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Hanoi. Tickets are 100,000VND (including one free drink).

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India Box Office Takings Increase by 10%http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/india-box-office-takings-increase-by-10/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/india-box-office-takings-increase-by-10/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:00:11 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?p=10093 India’s box office grew by 10% to reach $1.53bn (Rs93.4bn) in 2013, according to a FICCI-KPMG report released on the opening day of the FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai.

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31dhoom3India’s box office grew by 10% to reach $1.53bn (Rs93.4bn) in 2013, according to a FICCI-KPMG report released on the opening day of the FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai.

The report said growth is due to increases in multiplex screens and average ticket prices, diversity in content, improvements in distribution due to digitisation and more sophisticated marketing methods. However, box office growth slowed last year compared to the 24% increase in 2012.

In 2013, the industry added 150-200 new multiplex screens, mostly in Tier II and Tier III cities. Multiplexes now account for around 25% of the screens in the country, of which around 90-95% are now digital screens.

Dhoom:3 was the biggest locally-produced film in 2013, grossing around $64m.

The film industry in India as a whole was worth $2.06bn (Rs125.3bn) including revenue from overseas theatrical, home video, cable & satellite rights and other ancillaries. Domestic theatrical revenues accounted for more than 75% of the total.

Cable & satellite was the film industry’s second biggest revenue earner behind theatrical, growing by 20% to reach $248m (Rs15.1bn) in 2013.

The report was released on the first day of FICCI Frames (March 12-14), which also hosted discussions on regulatory hurdles in India’s media & entertainment industry, the future of the television industry and TV news, Japan’s film industry, Indian film censorship and the economic contribution of the M&E industry, among other sessions.

Speakers included Bloomberg Media chairman Andrew Lack, BBC Global News CEO Jim Egan, Celestial Tiger Entertainment CEO Tod Miller and FCC commissioner Ajit Pai.

UK producer Andy Paterson (Girl With A Pearl Earring), India’s Guneet Monga (The Lunchbox) and actor-producer Abhay Deol (One By Two) also held a producing master class. Monga and Deol discussed the uphill battle they face producing niche content in India, although Monga said that, following the local box office success of The Lunchbox, perceptions are slowly changing.

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Cinéfondation Atelier Invites 15 Directors to Canneshttp://film.culture360.asef.org/news/cinefondations-atelier-invites-15-directors-to-cannes/ http://film.culture360.asef.org/news/cinefondations-atelier-invites-15-directors-to-cannes/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:52 +0000 Colm McAuliffe http://film.culture360.asef.org/?p=10065 A total of 15 feature-film projects from 15 countries have been selected for the 10th edition of the Cinéfondation Atelier, which is set to take place as part of the 67th Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May 2014).

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A total of 15 feature-film projects from 15 countries have been selected for the 10th edition of the Cinéfondation Atelier, which is set to take place as part of the 67th Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May 2014). Among the projects chosen are Ruta salvatge by Spanish director Marc Recha (who was also selected in competition at Cannes in 2001 with Pau and His Brother, and at Locarno in 1998 and 2006), Ce sentiment de l’été by France’s Mikhaël Hers (produced by Nord-Ouest Films, already being backed by Arte France Cinéma and by the CNC’s advance on receipts, and starring Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie), Dogs by Romanian director Bogdan Mirica and the Dutch-Syrian project To All Naked Men by Bassam Chekhes.

Each year, L’Atelier selects about fifteen feature length projects from around the world, and invites their directors to the Festival de Cannes in order to put them in contact with film professionals. The filmmakers are selected according to the quality of their project and that of their previous films, as well as on the state of progress of their finance plan. The programme will enable them to gain access to international financing and speed up the production process.

In order to help the selected filmmakers, L’Atelier undertakes to:

  • publish a Livre des Projets (Project Brochure) to promote the film projects and present the directors and their producers to film professionals and the media.
  • organise appointments with producers, distributors and grant distribution managers in the L’Atelier pavilion, situated in the Village international-Pantiero, in order to meet any shortfall with other already agreed financing. The filmmakers’ previous films and screenplays will be made available for consultation.
  • - associate the selected filmmakers with the daily life of the Festival by providing them with access to the programme of daily Festival screenings, meetings and events.

The Atelier has been of benefit for the past nine years to 141 projects, of which 85 have already been released and 44 are currently in pre-production. It will enable the films selected for 2014 to be present on the Croisette with their producers from 16-22 May and to meet professionals interested in their projects during individual sessions. The Project Book and sign-up sheets will be available at the beginning of April on the Cinéfondation website.

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