📖 L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation 2021 | Project Selection

L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation is hosting its 17th edition this year and inviting 15 directors to the Festival de Cannes whose projects have been considered particularly promising.

Together with their producers, they will be able to meet with potential partners who could help them finalize their projects and begin production. L’Atelier also provides its participants access to international financing, which will indoubtedly help speed up the production process of their projects.

For its 17th edition, 15 projects from 15 different countries — from beginning and seasoned filmmakers — will be showcased at the Festival.


Landscapes of Fear – Lukas V. Rinner | Austria

Caravan – Zuzana Kirchnerová | Czech Republic

Scattered – Kaspar Astrup Schröder | Denmark

Kein Wort – Hanna Slak | Germany

Fidelidad – César Díaz | Guatemala

Cora – Evi Kalogiropoulou | Greece

Jilah and the Man with Two Names – Yosep Anggi Noen | Indonesia

Parle-moi de 1985 – Zalfa Seurat | Lebanon

The Otter – Srđan Vuletić | Montenegro

White Road – Ella Manzheeva | Russia

Le Lac – Fabrice Aragno | Switzerland

Mandai River – Michaël Sewandono | The Netherlands

Idea – Tayfun Pirselimoğlu | Turkey

El Tiempo Que Perdimos – Gustavo Rondón Córdova | Venezuela

Viet and Nam – Minh Quý Trương | Vietnam

📖 Full details can be found in the Livre des Projets booklet

As a Producers Network participant, you have the opportunity to request a meeting with the filmmakers attending L’Atelier from 8 to 13 July (if sanitary conditions allow it). Producers interested in meeting with the filmmakers can register on the FESTICINE platform until 6 July 2021.

Started in 2005, L’Atelier was created by La Cinéfondation to stimulate creative filmmaking and help foster a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of the 246 projects L’Atelier has overseen, 172 have been released in the theaters and 23 are currently in pre-production.

✉ CONTACT: Patrick Vuittenez – latelier@festival-cannes.fr – Cinéfondation