Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Semih Kaplanoglu selected for Atelier de la Cinéfondation, Funding

In 2005, the Festival de Cannes created the Atelier de la Cinéfondation, a programme which aims to help young filmmakers bring their film project to fruition.

For its third edition, the Atelier de la Cinéfondation has selected 15 directorial projects from 15 different countries. The talent of these filmmakers has stood out at international film events, and they will attend the next Festival in order to finalise the financing of their respective films.

In the spirit of the Festival de Cannes, this selection gives priority to the discovery of nascent talents by promoting the future of, notably, Pablo Agüero, Hicham Falh and Chrif Tribak, Ciro Guerra and Michelangelo Frammartino. The Atelier also lends its support to the continuation of the works of such renowned artists as Tsai Ming Liang and Bertrand Bonello.

The Atelier provides "bespoke" support to the filmmakers and their producers in order for them to finalise the financial arrangements for their projects. To this end, meetings with film professionals who are interested in their projects and would like to meet the directors will be arranged between May 18th and 25th.

The Livre des Projets (Project Brochure) as well as forms you may complete to request a face to face interview will be made available online at the beginning of April.

Argentina - Salamandra Pablo Agüero (1st feature)
Austria - Serviam Ruth Mader (2nd feature)
China - Blown by the Typhoon Ying Liang (3rd feature)
Colombia - The Wind Journeys Ciro Guerra (2nd feature)
France - De la guerre Bertrand Bonello (4th feature)
Italy - Le quattro volte Michelangelo Frammartino (2nd feature)
Kazakhstan - Native Dancer Guka Omarova (2nd feature)
Lebanon - I Can't go Home Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas (3rd feature)
Morocco - Entre Parenthèses Hicham Falah & Chrif Tribak (1st feature)
Portugal - To Die Like a Man João Pedro Rodrigues (3rd feature)
Romania - A Heart-shaped Balloon Cãtãlin Mitulescu (2nd feature)
Sri Lanka - Ahasinwitai (The Fallen) Vimukthi Jayasundara (2nd feature)
Taiwan - Salomé Tsai Ming Liang (9th feature)
Turkey - Milk Semih Kaplanoglu (4th feature)
USA/Korea - Treeless Mountain So Yong Kim (2nd feature)

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Press attache: Anne Guimet

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