For this third year, the Produire au Sud workshop will work in partnership with the Moroccan International African and Arab Documentary Film Festival (FIDADOC) of Agadir and organize a Agadir Sahara Produire au Sud workshop designed for developers of projects from Morocco and countries members of the AFIC (Arab Film Institutes Commission).
The meeting between FIDADOC and PRODUIRE AU SUD:
the pan-african and pan-arabianprofessional vocation of FIDADOC
Since 2008, The Agadir International Documentary Film Festival (FIDADOC) has always affirmed its professional vocation in line with the wishes of its founder, the producer Nouzha Drissi, to contribute to the resurgence of Moroccan documentary films. In 2012, FIDADOC created the Documentary Incubator, designed to favour the emergence of a network of independent authors and producers at the national level.
This « Documentary Incubator » claims for its pan-african and pan-arabian professional vocation by inviting sub-saharauthors in the framework of a writing reisidency organized each fall by developing reinforced collaborations with african counterparts: the coproduction platform Ouaga Film Lab (Burkina Faso), the Beyrouth Coproduction Platform and the AFAC Fund (Lebanon), the Lab of the Bejaïa Film Festival (Algeria) and the Producers Network of the Garthage Film Festival (Tunisia), the Durban FilmMart (South AFrica).
The ambition of this workshop is for participants to gain knowledge of the techniques and tools of international film coproduction through a logic of individual assistance to projects in the development stage, to help them master the issues at stake in international coproduction and the international market and to lay sustainable foundations of film cooperation between European professionals and professionals from the countries of the South.
6 filmmaker/producer teams, identified through professional partners of the regions concerned will be invited to Agadir to participate in this four-day workshop, from the selection of their documentary film under development. The Produire au Sud workshop will be run by international professionals:
– Ali Essafi, Moroccan director and scriptwriter
– Denis Vaslin (Volya Films/Mandra Films), french/dutch producer
– Estelle Robin-You (Les Films du Balibari), french producer
– Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm), italian producer
– Mélanie Simon-Franza (Just Doc), international distributor
– Jihan El Tahri, egyptian filmmaker
– Guillaume Thoulon (SCAM), legal expert
Training staff will be composed by producers, distributors, international sales people, scriptwriters, chosen from among the experts and consultants familiar with Produire au Sud, and from other FIDADOC professional partners who share its approach (the regions of Catalonia, Aquitaine, Wallonia-Brussels).
6 days of intensive training which will conclude with a public presentation of the projects in front of a panel of Moroccan and foreign producers, of distributors and managers of regional funds, coupled with « one to ones » with these same professionals.
Thanks to the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the CNCI (Tunisia), the CCM (Morocco), participants from our second edition have benefited from a personalized accompanying given by our mentors producers and script consultants through skype meetings and a second step workshop organized in Tunisia during JCC of Carthage (November 5-8, 2018).
For its third edition, Agadir Produire au Sud wants to claim its multi-identity faces – african, arabian and mediterranean, by widening its call for entries: all film projects holders coming from a country that belongs to the AFIC (Arab Film Institutes Commission) are eligible : Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. This could eventually provide a necessary working tool to enhance regional collaboration through real co-productions South/South. This is also an aim that FIDADOC is trying to keep up by offering the regional professional networks a platform for exchanges and co-productions at a crossroads of Africa, Arabian world, and euro-mediterranean area.
This initiative is also supported by municipalities of Agadir and Nantes in the frame of their cooperation agreements launched 25 years ago, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC, Liban), International Media Support (IMS, Danemark), French Embassy et French Institute in Morocco, French Institute in Agadir, and all other supports that help participants to reach Agadir (French Institutes network in Africa, North Africa as well as Africa Artlines fund from Afrikayna).
Dates and submissions for 2019 workshop
The workshop will be held in Agadir June 18-22, 2019.
The call for entries is closed for the 2019 edition of the workshop.
The 3rd Agadir PAS workshop will take place June 18-22, 2019 in frame of the 11th edition of FIDADOC of Agadir. Here’s the 2019 selection, which 6th selected project will be unveiled shortly:
TOUS RENVOYES (Dismissal All) by Khaled Khemis and produced by El Kheyer Zidani (Z&K Production) – (Algeria)
WE ARE ALL XX by Marouan Omara and produced by Mark Lotfy (Fig Leaf Studios) – (Egypt)
HYPHEN by Reine Razouk and produced by Jana Wehbe (The Attic) – (Lebanon)
LE CHAMEAU MANQUANT (The Missing Camel) by Cheikh N’Diaye and produced by Tarik El Idrissi (Farfira Films) – (Morocco/Mauritania)
FRONTIERES (Borders) by Alaeddin About Taleb and produced by Moncef Taleb (Inside Production) – (Tunisia)
Projects promoters from Agadir workshop has been accompanied 5 months after their first experience in Agadir. They will be invited to take part of a second step-workshop in the frame of the Carthage Film Festival’s professional days « Carthage Pro » in partnership with JCC (Carthage Film Festival) and CNCI.
Participants will find again some of the speakers involved in Agadir for complementary individualized meetings such as
– Ali Essafi, moroccan director and scriptwriter
– Estelle Robin-You (Les Films du Balibari), french producer
– Jihan El Tahri, egyptian director and scriptwriter
and will be proposed to meet and talk with new professionals
– Nathan Fischer (Stray Dogs), head of acquisitions, french sale agent
– Boris Chapelle (La Puce à l’Oreille), french sound enginer/editor/mixor
Those days has been held in Carthage November 5-8 2018.
Head of Produire au Sud workshop
tel : + 33(0)2 40 69 74 14
Skype ID : wilhelmainguet
Director of FIDADOC