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

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2020 Nantes Workshop

  • CNC (Centre National du Cinéma)
  • Institut d'Etudes Avancées (IEA)
  • Institut Français Afrique du Sud (IFAS)
  • Ambassade de France en Ethiopie
  • DIFF/Durban FilmMart
  • Cinéma le Cinématographe
  • Cinéma le Concorde (Nantes)

Produire au Sud is a workshop focusing on the outline and structure of coproduction within the film industry. The workshop 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.

It is actually the most important workshop of the year, as it lasts 7 days and invites each year a dozen of international and europeans professionals as experts. Each year, it takes place in Nantes in the framework of the Festival des 3 Continents and in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study (IEA-Nantes).
It is dedicated to any producer from the 3 Continents (Latin America, Africa, Asia) that intents to further develop his/her skills through international co-production fields, paired with a director who currently develops a feature fiction fiction project.

The workshop is supported by the municipality of Nantes and by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma) and all along the year by the networks of French Institutes abroad and the french diplomatic services represented by French Embassies abroad.


The call for projects is closed for this 2020 edition. 
– Workshop: November 19th to 25th, 2020

Project selection


directed by Ismail Safarali
produced by Naila Safarali

BRAZIL | Blood Of My Blood

directed by Rafaela Camelo
produced by Daniela Marinho

PALESTINE & JORDAN |  Weedestine

directed by Said Zagha
produced by Mais Salman

THAILAND | 9 Temples To Heaven 

directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse
produced by Kissada Kamyoung


directed by Adong Judith
produced by Sue-Ellen Chitunya

ZIMBABWE | We All Fall Down

directed by Tapiwa Chipfupa

produced by Ben Mahaka


Claire Lajoumard Acrobates Films, producer – France
Denis Vaslin Volya Films, producer – Netherlands
– Agathe Valentin Totem Films, sale agent – France
– Gualberto Ferrari, script consultant – France/Argentina
– Joëlle Touma, script consultant – France/Lebanon
– Stefano Tealdi (Stefilms, pitch expert – Italy
– Boris Chapelle, sound engineer – France


Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Since 2013, the Produire au Sud workshop takes place in the IAS. The Institute for Advanced Study provides an inspirational setting for intellectual innovation. The Institute’s mission to bring together internationally renowned scholars, writers and innovators from many different countries, working in many different disciplines. The scholars, temporarily freed from their normal professional obligations, have the opportunity to pursue their studies in a spectacular building overlooking the Loire River. They have the opportunity to work on their projects either individually or collectively.

The main objective of the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study is to create a new type of relationship between Western scholars and those from the rest of the world. By encouraging the latter to put forward their viewpoints we hope to achieve a true diversity of approaches to current problems posed by globalization.

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