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Produire au Sud in Nantes


  • CNC (Centre National du Cinéma)
  • Institut d'Etudes Avancées (IEA)
  • Institut Français Afrique du Sud (IFAS)
  • Institut Français Vietnam
  • Alliance Française Addis-Abeba
  • 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) paired with a director who currently develops a feature fiction fiction project.


atelier  produire au sud nantes 2019


The 2019 workshop took place in Nantes November 18-24, 2019 in the frame of the 41st 3 Continents Film Festival (November 19-26, 2019).

Since 2012, the workshop is hosted by IAS (Institute for advanced study). It 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 six projects selected to the 2019 workshop


Professional mentors

2019 workshop was led by international experienced professionals  :
Claire Lajoumard (Acrobates Films) – producer – France
– Denis Vaslin (Volya Films) – producer – Netherlands
Juliette Grandmont (Clandestine Films) – productrice – France
Delphyne Besse (UDI) – sale agent/distributor – France
Agathe Valentin (Totem Films) – sale agent – France
– Gualberto Ferrari – script consultant – France/Argentina
Joëlle Touma – script consultant – France/Lebanon
– Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm) – pitch expert – Italy
– Boris Chapelle – sound engineer – France
Daniel Chabannes (Epicentre Films) – distributor – France
Midi Z – director – Taiwan


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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