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

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Permanent Regulations

2017 Pitch presentation at Le Cinématographe (Nantes)
2017 Pitch presentation at Le Cinématographe (Nantes)


Conditions to be met by the applicant

The Nantes Produire au Sud workshop selects a maximum of six film projects in the development stage coming from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • The producer and the director must be a native of one of the 3 Continents (two different countries accepted)
  • In case of dual nationality, the continent taken into consideration is the one linked to the 3 Continents
  • The project must be represented by both a producer and a director. A director cannot apply as the producer of his/her own film project.

Selection criteria

  • Projects have to be feature length films in the development stage
  • Projects have to be fiction feature films (animation films and TV films are not accepted, documentaries accepted only for the Agadir PAS workshop)
  • Projects have to last 60 minutes minimum
  • The producer must already have some experience in feature length or short film production
  •  No previous experience in international coproduction is required from the producer
  • No previous agreement with any international coproducer/partner is required (the budget in place musn’t exceed 30% of the overall film budget)
  • The full script or an extended treatment (25-30 pages) is requested in the case of selection 
  • Each production company can apply only once for each workshop
  • Applications must be completed in English or in French
  • Applicants and selected participants must speak English (all classes and meetings are in English).
  • A project has to be introduced by a producer and a director

Covered expenses and fees

  • Transportation and accommodation expenses are covered by Produire au Sud – Les 3 Continents
  • A participation of 350 euros per selected team is required as administrative fee (only applicable for Nantes PAS workshop).



Calls for entries (for both the Nantes workshop and workshops abroad) are open  4 to 6 months before each workshop and announced on the website and in the workshop newsletter.
To submit your film project, please complete the following form online.

Each year the call for entries of the Nantes workshop opens by mid-May.

Applicants are selected upon reception of the following documents :

  • A CV of the producer and of the production company
  • A cover letter from the producer which must be in relation to the participation in the workshop
  • The director’s CV including his/her filmography
  • A synopsis ( maximum 1 page)
  • A director’s statement of intent about his/her project
  • A technical data sheet (film format, technical and artistic staff)
  • Treatment (a maximum of 10 pages)
  • A provisional budget (maximum 2 pages)
  • A financing plan (which must present a balanced amount, equivalent to the budget , and must mention finances already in place)
  • A production schedule
  • Previous work(s) of the director (weblink preferably)


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