La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français has been designed to support new talented filmmakers from Southern and emerging countries.
This programme has been developed in close association with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film. Ten projects in development (1st or 2nd feature film) are selected and invited to Cannes. The aim is to create concrete opportunities for these projects by providing access to different activities and personalized support through one-to-one and group meetings with key players in the film industry.
An international call for entries limited to 120 projects is launched every year. The applications are evaluated by a selection committee.
The selected directors are invited with their producers during the Festival de Cannes to participate in an intensive and personalized coaching. This programme is meant to help finance their projects through individual meetings with French and international producers as well as group meetings with professionals. They also benefit from the strong commitment of the patron of La Fabrique.