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Produire au Sud Agadir 2018

  • Ville de Nantes Métropole
  • Ville d'Agadir
  • AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture)
  • Ambassade de France au Maroc
  • International Media Support (Danemark)
  • Institut Français Agadir
  • Institut Français Tunisie
  • Institut Français Alger
  • Africa Art Lines
  • Institut Français Ouagadougou

For this second 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 Produire au Sud Agadir Sahara workshop designed for developers of projects from Morocco, the Maghreb, and central and western Africa.

FIDADOC/Produire au Sud MEETING:

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.
A programme of training and project support in perfect synergy with the official partner of FIDADOC, the television channel TV2M, which coproduces every year around 20 documentary films : an exemplary commitment to national production, an exception south of the Mediterranean, which constitutes a wonderful opportunity for Moroccan documentary film makers.

This « Documentary Incubator  » also fits into the framework of AFRICADOC, the Panafrican network of professional solidarity which federates production and distribution in more than 15 countries of central and western Africa, permitting the realization of more than 200 films in ten years.


In line with the Documentary Incubator, FIDADOC has recently defined the shape and content of a new project which is both structuring and federating, Doc Souss Massa Sahara (Doc SMS), which will contribute to amplifying the professional impact and international influence of FIDADOC, in particular its Panafrican vocation.
Doc SMS is a programme of training, project assistance and support for documentary creation , adapted to priority means and needs. It also consists in a professional platform of exchange and coproduction at the crossroads of Africa, the Arab world and the Euro-Mediterranean space.


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: the AFRICADOC/Docmonde network, , TV2M, the Producers Network of the Garthage Film Festival (Tunisia), the Lab of the Bejaïa Film Festival (Algeria), the coproduction platform  Ouaga Film Lab (Burkina Faso), the Beyrouth Coproduction Platform and the AFAC Fund (Lebanon), will be invited to Agadir to participate in this four-day workshop.

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
– Myriam Sassine (Abbout productions), lebanese producer
 Jihane 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.


The 2nd Agadir Sahara PAS workshop will take place June 19-23, 2018 in frame of the 10th edition of FIDADOC of Agadir.
The call for entries is closed.
It is dedicated to young emerging directors and producers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Tchad, Burkina Faso.


2017 Selection

LA CITE PROSPERE (TAJMAÄT) (The prosperous City) by Sofiane Hargous and produced by Youcef Mansour (Algeria)
MASSATA CISSE  by Yssouf Koussé and produced by Dieudonné Alaka (Burkina Faso/Cameroon)
POUR LES AMES PENDUES (For the laid Souls) de Zineb Chafchaouni Moussaoui and produced by  Merieme Addou (Morocco)
LE MUR DE LA MORT (Wall of Death) by Amine Sabir and produced by Intissar Jbiha (Morocco)
LES MUSICIENS DU VENDREDI by Mamadou Khouma Gueye and produced by Mamadou Sellou Diallo (Senegal)
12 ANS EN MARCHE (Twelve years old moving) by Anis Lassoued and produced by Sami Ben Mlouka (CTV Services) and Chema Ben Chaabene (Lumières Films)  (Tunisia)


Guillaume Mainguet
Head of  Produire au Sud workshop
tel : + 33(0)2 40 69 74 14
Skype ID : wilhelmainguet

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