Saturday, April 13, 2013
Located at the heart of Cannes Film Festival’s international village, the pavilion is a unique venue dedicated to filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Near and Middle East. As a platform for working and networking opportunities, it has become the place to be for artists, professionals and international institutions seeking information on world cinema during the festival.
Since 2009, the Cinémas du Monde Pavilion has been run by the Institut Français in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie, the Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France – composed of RFI, Monte Carlo Doualiya, France 24, and the partner French-language channel TV5 Monde. With their shared desire to promote cultural dialogue and diversity, the pavilion’s partners have contributed resources and expertise enabling world cinema to have its own workspace and networking area at the biggest international festivals.
A delegation of young directors and their producers have been invited to take part in the Fabrique Les Cinémas du Monde, a programme supporting talented new filmmakers. Its excellent workshops and abundant professional contacts have already helped several films and projects find co-production and international distribution opportunities.
In 2013, just like in the previous editions, a renowed cinema personnality will sponsor the Pavilion. He will brilliantly follow in the footsteps of his prestigious predecessors : Maria De Medeiros, Elia Suleiman Elsa Zylberstein, Pablo Trapero, Sandrine Bonnaire, Rithy Panh, and Juliette Binoche and Abderrahmane Sissako.
Raoul Peck will be the patron of the 2013 edition of the La Fabrique Les Cinémas du Monde. He will share his experience with young directors and hold a master class.
The 2013 selection
9 talented young directors from emerging countries, and their producers, will will be able to take advantage of personalised project support through one-to-one meetings with key players in the film industry.
Before Leaving, Mohammed Latrèche, Algeria
Territoria, Nora Martirosyan, Armenia
Loveling, Gustavo Pizzi, Brazil
The Siren of Faso Fani, Michel K. Zongo, Burkina Faso
The Taste in our Tongues, Monica Bravo, Colombia
Carmen, Pierre Lucson Bellegarde, Haiti
Jambula Tree, Kahui Wanuri, Kenya and South Africa
The Sigbin Chronicles, Joanna Arong, Philippines
The Mercy Of The Jungle, Joel Karekezi, Rwanda
4 countries will be represented for the first time: Armenia, Burkina Faso, Haiti and the Philippines. To learn more about the program and/or each of the projects please go to official site.