Produire au Sud/Festival of 3 Continents, the Centre for National Identities and Interculturality Studies (CRINI) at the University of Nantes and the Co-production Research Network (CoRN) launch jointly an innovative experience: each year, an academic will be invited to attend the programme and interview the participants. The aim is to put in dialogue different viewpoints and temporalities: the urgency of skill acquisition for the participants, the time-off taken by professionals to pass on their knowledge, the long-term perspective of academics. Produire au Sud opens its door to academic investigation, as a means to reflect on its continually evolving practice and pedagogical approach. Academics will find in this experience a rich exploratory field, a unique access to insider’s knowledge and personal dialogues with films professionals. Issues at play at Produire au Sud are extremely diverse, from film industry and coproduction issues, to intercultural relations and storytelling. As a consequence, the programme is open to academics from all fields, such as film and media studies, sociology, anthropology, geography and philosophy.
The aim of this unprecedented experience is two-fold: create a place for dialogue between players from different professionals world who rarely meet; bring to light the cultural, economic, political, and human issues that are at play each year in order to create a unique Produire au Sud knowledge bank.
For the first year of this residency, professor Ana Viñuela has been picked out of numerous applications. She’ll be offered the opportunity to take part of the 16th Produire au Sud workshop in Nantes (November 20-26) in order to further develop and investigate for her research proposal around international coproduction from a french perspective and the notion of « World Cinema ».
Ana Viñuela is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Paris-Diderot University, where she teaches Film and Television Socio-Economics, and the creative and financial challenges of producing. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, and her current research focuses on French coproduction of world cinema, film and television industries and media policies.
She has been Head of Graduate Programmes at Ina Sup, the school of the French National Audio-Visual Institute, from 2007 to 2012, after participating in the creation of the school and establishing the academic programmes of the MA courses in “Producing” and “Moving Image Collections Management”.
In 2006 she was appointed Deputy Director of the Institut Français de la Communication, a centre for trans-disciplinary education and research on film, television and digital media.
Dr. Viñuela has developed and managed international training programmes including ECAFIC (European Certificate in Audio-visual Financing and Commercialization), EMMDIS (European Master in the Management of Digital Interactive Services), both supported by the MEDIA Programme, as well as a series of seminars on film and television production and distribution, aimed at professionals from southern Mediterranean countries, under the auspices of the Euromed Audiovisual Programme.
In 1995 she was named Director of Projects of the Media Investment Club, a fund set up by the European Commission to encourage the consolidation of the European media industry, and to facilitate its transition to a digital environment.
Ana Viñuela has been an invited lecturer in various universities and film schools around the world, and participated as a tutor in workshops on project development and financing. She has also served as assessor of film projects for different institutions in Europe and Latin America, and has been member of various international film festival juries.