15 projects selected for the Atelier
by Fabien Lemercier
- Italian director Laura Bispuri, Greek director Yorgos Zois, Turkish director Ozcan Alper and French director Emmanuel Finkiel represent Europe
15 feature film projects from 14 countries were selected for the 9th edition of the Atelier of the Cinéfondation which will be held as part of the 66th Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013). Amongst the selected projects, a few stand out: Sworn Virgin [+see also:
Q&A: Laura Bispuri
film profile] by Italian director Laura Bispuri, Stage Fright by Greek director Yorgos Zois, Memories of the Wind [+see also:
film profile] by Turkish director Ozcan Alper and Je ne suis pas un salaud [+see also:
film profile] by French director Emmanuel Finkiel.
The other films selected for the Atelier 2013 are the American project Road Kill by Japanese director Yuichi Hibi, The Heirs by Mexican director Jorge Hernández Aldana, Rey by Chilean director Niles Attalah, Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Joscha Edkins (South Africa), Lamb [+see also:
film profile] by Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia), Out/In the Streets by the duo Jasmina Metwaly - Philip Rizk (Egypt), Chenu by Manjeet Singh (India), Ciao Ciao by Song Chuan (China), Me, Myself and Murdoch by Yahya Alabdallah (Jordan/Palestine) and two Israeli projects: Holy Air by Shady Srour and The House on Fin Street by Amir Manor.
Created in 2005 in order to encourage creative cinema and foster the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers by helping them complete the funding of their films, the Atelier has been of benefit for the past eight years to 126 projects of which 83 have been completed and 29 are currently in pre-production. It will enable the films selected for 2013 to be present on the Croisette with their producers 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.
(Translated from French)