Produire au Sud workshop

WHAT IS IT ABOUT ? (video)

PRODUIRE AU SUD  is a workshop focusing on the outline and structure of film coproduction within the industry. The workshops aims to familiarize young producers based in Africa, Latin America, and Asia with a variety of important tools and international coproduction techniques by coaching individual projects in development..
The Produire au Sud workshop was created in 2000 in Nantes, in order to support the creation of a network of young producers from Asia, Africa and Latin America and lay the foundations for lasting cooperation between European film professionals and emerging professionals from the South.


The PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop – Nantes, which takes place during the Festival of the 3 Continents, is a 7 days training workshops that proposes:

  • a production workshop : 3 days master class with European professionals : introduction to coproduction, coproduction contracts, fundraising, international sales, specific case studies
  • a marketing workshop : pitch training and a public presentation of scripts and projects to potential producers
  • a scriptwriting workshop : 2 days of individual analysis and appreciation by scriptwriters and producers familiar with coproductions and international sales issues.

International professionals run the workshops : producers, legal experts, distributors, sales managers, specialized TV channel staff members, and European scriptwriters, pitch expert…


PRODUIRE AU SUD has become an indispensable tool for young producers and directors from Africa, Latin America and Asia, eager to master the challenges of coproduction and international market.

It takes place each year in a one-week seminar at the end of November, during the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes.

And along the year abroad

During the year, the PAS workshop is also organized abroad, in partnership with international film festivals.
Without any doubt  the PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop is now one of the places in the world where a large contribution to tomorrow’s best cinema is taking place. While the Nantes workshop has become, over the years, a key rendezvous, PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop, in partnership with international film festivals, is also present abroad (previous workshops were organized in Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Salvador de Bahia, Beirut, Belo Horizonte, Durban…).

Each year the hundreds of applications demonstrate the success of the PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop.


The Produire au Sud workshop takes two different forms, in Nantes or abroad.
For each workshop, a number of experts and consultants familiar with Produire au Sud and the Festival of 3 Continents take part :
Claire LAJOUMARD (Acrobates Films) – producer – France
Philippe AVRIL (Unlimited) – producer – France
Clément DUBOIN (Urban Factory) – producer – France
Raimond GOEBEL (Pandora Films) – producer – Germany
Denis VASLIN (Volya Films) – producer – The Netherlands
Thomas PIBAROT (Le Pacte) – distributor – France
Delphyne BESSE (Urban Distribution) – international sales Executive – France
Sébastien CHESNEAU (Rézo Films) – head of international sales – France
Miguel MACHALASKI - script consultant – France
Gualberto FERRARI - script consultant - France
Michel MARX - script consultant - France
George WALKER TORRES - script consultant - France/Venezuela
Christophe PASCAL - lawer – France
Stefano TEALDI (Stefilm) – pitch expert – Italie
Michi NORO (EP2C) – postproduction supervisor – Belgique
Dominique WELINSKI - artistic consultant – France

Les 3 Continents has created a quality label and established a group of selected professionals whose common ground is their love for the cinema, commitment to a high standard in film production, and an enthusiasm for creating new synergies in the field.

Co-producing implies adapting to other cultures and other methods. Co-producing often means learning together how to invent a common language.

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