Call for projects for ACM Distribution
by Fabien Lemercier
- The second call for applications has been launched for the component intended to support the international distribution of films backed by World Cinema Support
Since 2012, World Cinema Support (Aide aux cinémas du monde - ACM), jointly managed by the CNC and the Institut français, has supported feature films that are the subject of an international co-production with France. Last year, a new component of selective support intended to support and promote the distribution and international circulation of ACM films co-produced with a non-European country was launched in this context, in partnership with the European Commission’s Creative Europe-MEDIA programme, called ACM Distribution. Open to European companies offering innovative international distribution and promotion strategies for one or more ACM films across at least three territories (one of which must be a European country that is not France, and one non-European), the component has now launched its second call for projects.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2016. The selection committee will convene in November, with the results set to be announced immediately afterwards. The list of eligible films, a detailed description of ACM Distribution and the application form can be downloaded from the CNC’s website.
For the record, last February, the ACM Distribution committee selected As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
interview: Leyla Bouzid
film profile] by Leyla Bouzid (for distribution in the United States, the Middle East, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy – coordinator: Doc & Film International), The Black Hen [+see also:
film profile] by Min Bahadur Bham (Canada, Chile, the UK, Spain, Macedonia, Albania and Brazil – Wide), Ixcanul Volcano [+see also:
interview: Jayro Bustamante
film profile] by Jayro Bustamante (Austria, Serbia, Montenegro, Costa Rica – Tu Vas Voir), An (Sweet Red Bean Paste) [+see also:
film profile] by Naomi Kawase (Poland, Hungary, the UK, Lebanon – MK2) and Cemetery of Splendour [+see also:
film profile] by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Czech Republic, Mexico, USA – The Match Factory).
(Translated from French)