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L’Atelier 2017

L'Atelier 2017 © RR

The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its thirteenth edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.

The Cinefondation’s Atelier has been created in 2005 to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 186 projects accompanied, 145 have been completed and 14 are currently in pre-production. For L’Atelier’s 13th edition, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected, from the new director to the well-known filmmaker.

Sew the Winter to my Skin Jahmil X.T. Qubeka  South Africa
Day After Tomorrow Kamar Ahmad Simon Bangladesh
Ningdu Lei Lei China
Teenage Jesus Marie Grahtø Denmark
Decompression Yona Rozenkier Israel
Go Youth ! Carlos Armella Mexico

Byamba Sakhya


Alam Firas Khoury Palestine
Candy Town Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic
Otto the Barbarian Ruxandra Ghitescu Romania
Summer E5 Emily Young The United Kingdom
City of Small Blessings Chen-Hsi Wong Singapor
The Translator Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf Syria
Cu Li Never Cries Pham Ngoc Lan Vietnam
Taste Le Bao Vietnam

From May 19 to 25, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

The Livre des Projets and the meeting request forms will be available online at the beginning of April on

CONTACT: Patrick Vuittenez (

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