Compétition internationale
42th edition
20>29 november 2020, Nantes

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General presentation

2000 - 2020
Arthouse Asia Film Festival (Kolkata - India) : PAS partner since 2019
FIDADOC (Agadir - Morocco) : PAS partner since 2017
Cinema South Film Festival (Sderot - Israel) : PAS partner since 2014
SEAFIC (Thailand) : PAS partner since 2017
Durban International Film Festival & Durban FilmMart (South Africa) : PAS partner since 2012
Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan) : PAS partner since 2015

  • CNC
  • Institut Français
  • Ville de Nantes
  • Institut d'Etudes Avancées (IEA)
  • Arthouse Asia Film Festival
  • Cinema South Film Festival
  • Durban FilmMart / Durban International Film Festival
  • Taipei Film Festival

20 years of expertise

What is Produire au Sud ?

Created in 2000, as part of the Festival of 3 Continents (Nantes, France), Produire au Sud (PAS) is a training workshop focusing on the development and packaging of film projects suitable for co-production. It aims to familiarize young/emerging producers and filmmakers based in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with a variety of key tools and international coproduction techniques through group work and individual coaching on their projects.

Which aims?

As well Produire au Sud aims to support the creation of a network of young producers from the three focus continents and to set up the foundations for lasting cooperation between European film professionals and emerging professionals from the Global South. Over the last few years, PAS has broadened our ways of working to not only focus on North-South exchanges but also South-South exchanges for co-production as an important part of the growing reality for global film production.

Which contents?

The Produire au Sud workshop in Nantes, which takes place during the Festival des 3 Continents, is a seven-day training workshop that offers various courses that aim to study the chain of products including different international partners:
master class production workshops with European professionals
a marketing workshop covering pitch training and a public presentation of projects to potential producers
scriptwriting and production consultations with two days of individual analysis and feedback by scriptwriters and producers familiar with coproductions.
Each workshop is run by international professionals such as producers, legal experts, distributors, sales managers, scriptwriters, pitch experts, etc.

Which timeline?

During the year, the Produire au Sud workshop is also organized abroad, in partnership with international film festivals. Since 2014, it is presented each year in India, Israel, Morocco, South Africa, Thailand, and Taiwan.

As well as Produire au Sud labs one-off labs have been held in Lebanon, Mexico, Algeria, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, and Kenya. 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 co-production and international markets. Its reputation is recognized worldwide as its structure and line-up are flexible to any part of the world.

Globalization has a huge impact on the cinema industry, filmmakers and emerging producers require a connection with international markets, and the know-how to navigate the competitive and demanding marketplace. Due to this, Produire au Sud is constantly observing the movements and pulse of the world cinema industry and can help them specifically, personally, in a human scale kind of work.

permanent regulations

Who’s running the workshops ?

The Produire au Sud workshop takes two different forms, in Nantes and abroad.
For each workshop, a number of experts and consultants familiar with Produire au Sud and the Festival des 3 Continents take part:


Claire LAJOUMARD (Acrobates Films) – France,
Philippe AVRIL (Les Films de l’Etranger)  – France,
Clément DUBOIN (Good Fortune Films) – France,
Raimond GOEBEL (Pandora Films) – Allemagne,
Denis VASLIN (Volya Films) – Pays-Bas,
Vincent WANG (House on Fire) – France/Taiwan,
Juliette GRANDMONT (Clandestine Films)  – France,
Sophie ERBS (Gaijin)  – France,
Dominique WELINSKI (DW)  – France,
Myriam SASSINE (Abbout Productions) – Liban,
Eitan MANSOURI (Spiro Films) – Israël,
Estelle ROBIN-YOU (Les Films du Balibari)  – France,
Ewa PUSZCZYNSKA (Opus Films) – Pologne,
Eugénie Michel-Villette (Les Films du Bilboquet) – France,
Henrik UNDERBJERG (Stray Dog Productions)  – Norvège,
Kristine Anne SKARET (Stray Dog Productions) – Norvège,
Sara SILVEIRA (Dezenove Som e Imagens) – Brésil,
Jean DES FORETS (Petit Film) – France,
Arnaud DOMMERC (Andolfi Films) – France,
Amir HAREL (Lama Films) – Israël,
Roman PAUL (Razor Film Produktion) –  Allemagne,
Marc IRMER (Dolce Vita Films) – France,
Gal GREENSPAN (Green Productions) – Israël


Thomas PIBAROT (Le Pacte) – responsable des acquisitions/distributeur – France,
Delphyne BESSE (Urban Distribution) – vendeuse internationale – France,
Sébastien CHESNEAU (Cercamon) – responsable des acquisitions – France,
June WU (Ablaze Image) – vendeuse internationale – Taiwan,
Michael J WERNER (Fortissimo Films) – vendeur international and producteur  – USA,
Jan NASZEWSKI (Boutique) – responsable des acquisitions/distributeur  – Pologne,
Mélanie SIMON-FRANZA (Just Doc), vendeuse internationale – France,
Agathe VALENTIN (Totem Films), vendeuse internationale – France, 
Anna BERTHOLLET (Sweet Spot Docs) – vendeuse internationale (documentaires) – Suisse,
Pierre MENAHEM (Still Moving Films) – producteur – France,
Emilie GEORGES (Memento Films) – productrice and ceo – France,
Hedi ZARDI (LuxBox) – vendeur international – France, 
Pascale RAMONDA (Pascale Ramonda)- distributrice internationale pour festivals – France,
Nathan FISCHER (Stray Dogs) – vendeur et ceo – France


Miguel MACHALSKI – consultant en scénario – France,
Gualberto FERRARI –  consultant en scénario – France/Argentine,
Sari TURGEMAN (Script Light)– consultante en scénario – Israël/France,
Ali ESSAFI – auteur et réalisateur, consultant en scénario – Maroc,
Jérémie DUBOIS – auteur et réalisateur, consultant en scénario – France,
Mmabatho KAU – consultante en scénario – Afrique du Sud,
Jihan EL TAHRI – consultante en scénario – Egypte,
Michel MARX – consultant en scénario – France,
Ghassan SALHAB – auteur et réalisateur – Liban,
Joëlle TOUMA – autrice & consultante en scénario – Liban/France


Christophe PASCAL – avocat spécialisé en droit des contrats – France, 
Guillaume THOULON (SCAM) – spécialiste juridique –  France


Stefano TEALDI (Stefilm) – pitch expert/producteur/réalisateur – Italie,
Ohad AZOULAY (Script Light) – pitch expert – Israël


Michi NORO (EP2C, ex A PostLab)– Belgique,
Hans VAN HELDEN (EP2C, ex A PostLab) – postproduction and SFX manager  – Pays-Bas,
Boris CHAPELLE – Ingénieur Son et Monteur/Mixeur Son – France, 
Aditya ASSARAT (Purin Pictures) – réalisateur et responsable – Thaïlande,
Roman DIMNY – Ingénieur Son et Monteur/Mixeur Son – France


Shlomi ELKABETZ  réalisateur – Israël,
Celina MURGA réalisatrice – Argentine,
Dorothée Myriam KELLOU réalisatrice Algérie,
Mehmet CAN MERTOGLU  Turquie,
Yoel ROZENKIER  acteur Israël,
John TORRES & Shireen SENO – Philippines


Lorna TEE (Paper Heart) – productrice/consultante pour festival – Malaisie,
Joost DAAMEN (IDFA), responsable de programmation,
Jamel DALLALI (Al Jazeera Media), responsable de production


Sophie BOURDON (Locarno Open Doors) – responsable de programme – France/Suisse, 
Raymond PHATHANAVIRANGOON, producteur (Peanut Pictures) and ancien programmateur festivals HK and Bogota (UK and Thailand),
Vincenzo BUGNO (World Cinema Fund) – Allemagne,
Georges GOLDENSTERN (Ciné Fondation) – France,
Gabrielle BEROFF-GALLARD (Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde) – France,
Nathalie STREFF (Institut Français/CNC) – France

and more…

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