Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2009 Cannes News – Cinéfondation L’Atelier -Update

The post has updates with links to the Official Site of the festival with information about the projects.

The fifth edition of the Atelier de la Cinéfondation has chosen 15 projects from 14 countries with a selection restricted to highlight both up and coming directors. These are the selected projects.

South Africa - The Umbrella Men by John BARKER (2nd feature film)
Argentina - Moral Sciences by Diego LERMAN (3rd feature film)
China - Executioner Garden by ZHANG Yuan (11th feature film)
Egypt - Oblivion by Atef HETATA (2nd feature film)
USA - Bury me standing by Caran HARTSFIELD (1st feature film)
USA - Free in deed by Jake MAHAFFY (3rd feature film)
France - L'Homme qui cache la forêt by Bertrand MANDICO (1st feature film)
Italy - Shun Li and the Poet by Andrea SEGRE (2nd feature film)
Lebanon / France - Chambres d'Hôtel by Danielle ARBID (5th feature film)
Morocco - Death for sale by Faouzi BENSAIDI (3rd feature film)
Uzbekistan - 40 Days of Silence by Saodat ISMAILOVA (2nd feature film)
Poland - Sponsoring by Malgoska SZUMOWSKA (4th feature film)
Portugal - Red Cross by Hugo VIEIRA DA SILVA (2nd feature film)
Taiwan / Philippines - Pinoy Sunday by HO Wi Ding (1st feature film)
Turkey - Our Grand Despair by Seyfi TEOMAN (2nd feature film)

Alongside the producer(s) of their films, each director will meet in Cannes from May 15th to May 22nd film industry professionals during the course of meetings that are presently being organized. The Livre des Projets, in addition to a form to request a meeting with our directors, will be available from April 15th on the Cinéfondation website.

To check the official announcement go here and to check information about each project go here and/or check the Livre des Projects here.

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