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.
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.
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.
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.
When and where does it take place ?
In Nantes in November
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 markets.
It takes place each year in the form of a one-week seminar at the end of November, during the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes.
Abroad throughout the calendar year
During the year, the Produire au Sud workshop is also organized abroad, in partnership with international film festivals.
Without any doubt it 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, the Produire au Sud workshop, in partnership with international film festivals, is also present abroad (previous workshops have been organized in Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Salvador de Bahia, Beirut, Belo Horizonte, etc.)
Each workshop organized abroad has its own webpage :
– Agadir PAS workshop (Morocco)
– Calcutta PAS workshop (India)
– Durban PAS workshop (South Africa)
– Sderot PAS workshop (Israel)
– Chiang Mai/Bangkok PAS workshop (Thailand)
– Taipei PAS workshop (Taiwan)
Each year the hundreds of applications are a sign of the success of the Produire au Sud workshop.
What are the regulations to take part of it ?
Each workshop has its own regulations and conditions of eligibility. But here are the main regulations, applicable to Produire au Sud workshop in Nantes : PAS permanent regulations
Produire au Sud Archives
Produire au Sud in motion
Video presentation, reports & interviews during various workshops
Who’s is 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) – Germany, Denis VASLIN (Volya Films) – Netherlands, Vincent WANG (House on Fire) – France/Taiwan, Juliette GRANDMONT (Clandestine Films) – France, Sophie ERBS (Gaijin) – France, Dominique WELINSKI (DW) – France, Myriam SASSINE (Abbout Productions) – Lebanon, Eitan MANSOURI (Spiro Films) – Israel, Estelle ROBIN-YOU (Les Films du Balibari) – France, Ewa PUSZCZYNSKA (Opus Films) – Poland, Eugénie Michel-Villette (Les Films du Bilboquet) – France, Henrik UNDERBJERG (Stray Dog Productions) – Norway, Kristine Anne SKARET (Stray Dog Productions) – Norway, Sara SILVEIRA (Dezenove Som e Imagens) – Brazil, Jean DES FORETS (Petit Film) – France, Arnaud DOMMERC (Andolfi Films) – France, Amir HAREL (Lama Films) – Israel, Roman PAUL (Razor Film Produktion) – Germany, Marc IRMER (Dolce Vita Films) – France, Gal GREENSPAN (Green Productions) – Israel,
Thomas PIBAROT (Le Pacte) – Head of acquisitions/distributor – France, Delphyne BESSE (Urban Distribution) – international sales agent – France, Sébastien CHESNEAU (Cercamon) – Head of acquisitions – France, June WU (Ablaze Image) – international sales agent – Taiwan, Michael J WERNER (Fortissimo Films) – international sales agent and producer – USA, Jan NASZEWSKI (Boutique) – Head of acquisitions/international sales agent – Poland, Mélanie SIMON-FRANZA (Just Doc), international distributor – France, Agathe VALENTIN (Totem Films), international distributor – France, Anna BERTHOLLET (Sweet Spot Docs) – international distributor (documentary features) – Switzerland, Pierre MENAHEM (Still Moving Films) – producer – France, Emilie GEORGES (Memento Films) – producer and ceo – France, Hedi ZARDI (LuxBox) – international sales agent – France, Pascale RAMONDA (Pascale Ramonda)- international distributor for festivals – France, Nathan FISCHER (Stray Dogs) – France
Miguel MACHALSKI – script consulting – France, Gualberto FERRARI – script consulting – France/Argentina, Sari TURGEMAN – script consulting – Israel/France, Ali ESSAFI – script consultant – Morocco, Jérémie DUBOIS – script consultant – France, Mmabatho KAU – script consultant – South Africa, Jihan EL TAHRI – script consultant – Egypt, Michel MARX – script consultant – France, Ghassan SALHAB – screenwriter and director – Lebanon, Joëlle TOUMA – screenwriter & script consultant – Lebanon/France
LAWYERS IN COPYRIGHTS
Christophe PASCAL – lawyer specialized in law contracts – France, Guillaume THOULON (SCAM) – lawyer – France
Stefano TEALDI (Stefilm) – pitch expert/producer/director – Italy, Ohad AZOULAY (Script Light) – pitch expert – Israel
Michi NORO (EP2C, ex A PostLab) – postproduction manager – Belgium, Hans VAN HELDEN (EP2C, ex A PostLab) – postproduction and SFX manager – Netherlands, Boris CHAPELLE – Sound engineer, Sound Editor and Mixer – France, Aditya ASSARAT (Purin Pictures) – Director et co-director – Thailand, Roman DIMNY – Sound engineer, Sound Editor and Mixer – France
Shlomi ELKABETZ – director – Israel, Celina MURGA – director – Argentina, Dorothée Myriam KELLOU – director – Algeria, Mehmet CAN MERTOGLU – Turkey, Yoel ROZENKIER – actor – Israel, …
FESTIVAL PROGRAMERS & BROADCASTERS
Lorna TEE (Paper Heart) – producer/festival consultant – Malaysia, Joost Daamen (IDFA), senior programmer, Jamel Dallali (Al Jazeera Media), production manager
CINEMA INDUSTRY MANAGERS
Sophie BOURDON (Locarno Open Doors) – Head of program – France/Switzerland, Raymond PHATHANAVIRANGOON, producer (Peanut Pictures) and former programer festivals HK and Bogota (UK and Thailand), Vincenzo BUGNO (World Cinema Fund) – Germany, Georges GOLDENSTERN (Ciné Fondation) – France, Gabrielle BEROFF-GALLARD (Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde) – France, Nathalie STREFF (Institut Français/CNC) – France
The 3 Continents has created a quality label and established a group of selected professionals whose common ground is their love of 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.