Dharamsala wins the IFCIC Prize
by Fabien Lemercier
- The structure managed by Isabelle Madelaine wins the 2013 trophy distinguishing a young independent production company
Distinguishing a young independent production company, the 10th IFCIC Prize awarded by the Institute for the funding of cinema and cultural industries was attributed for 2013 to Dharamsala, a structure managed by Isabelle Madelaine.
Since its creation in 2001, Dharamsala has been pushing an editorial line that favours discovery and loyalty to young talents like Lyes Salem (nominated for the César 2009 for Best First Film with and currently in post-production for L'Oranais – read the news), Gérald Hustache-Mathieu (Avril [+see also:
film profile] and Poupoupidou [+see also:
film profile]), Alice Winocour (Augustine [+see also:
film profile] – discovered at the Critics’ Week in 2012 and nominated for the César 2013 for Best First Film) and Cyprien Vial (in post-production with his first feature, Bébé Tigre [+see also:
film profile] – read the article). The next films by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu and Alice Winocour and the first feature by actor turned director Guillaume Gouix are also in development.
Dharamsala joins a previous list of IFCIC Prize winners that includes TS Productions (2004), Les Productions du Trésor (2005), Elia Films (2006), La Mouche du Coche (2007), Les Films du Poisson (2008), 2.4.7. Films (2009), The Film (2010), Origami Films (2011) and Lionceau Films (2012).
The IFCIC is an establishment in charge of facilitating access to credit for cultural companies. Thanks to funds awarded by the public authorities (notably the CNC), the IFCIC stands as a guarantor for bank loans given to producers of cinematographic or audiovisual works, technical industries and cinema operators, as well as companies that operate in the sector of culture. At the send of September 2013, outstanding loans given or guarantied by the IFCIC reached over 775 M€ in credit, including 485 millions in favour of the cinematographic production and distribution.
(Translated from French)