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Nantes 2014 | 14th Edition

Festival des 3 Continents 2014
Festival des 3 Continents 2014
2014 Nantes Produire au Sud


Since 2000, the Produire au Sud Workshop has been driving the discovery across 3 Continents of new film projects in their script development phase, as well as developing young director and producer talents. Thanks to the original content of its workshop programme coupled with international coproduction tools, the Produire au Sud Workshop has become the ideal companion for the 3 Continents Festival, on a terrain where cinema is constantly in the making.

To better target its contents, Produire au Sud launched its international workshops in 2004 as a complement to the Nantes-based training. The first ones covered Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Kenya and the Lebanon and provided significant input for the workshop’s development. Ten years on, these international workshops are now held two or three times a year and the Produire au Sud label is present in some privileged partnerships on each of the 3 Continents, offering opportunities to run perennial workshops with long-run visibility. This is the case with the DIFF in Durban (South Africa), Cinema South Festival in Sderot (Israel) and the WFFB in Bangkok (Thailand).

Apart from favouring local proximity with young professionals to support them in the concrete reality of their work, the international workshops in turn provide insightful feedback for the Nantes workshop. In this way, and contrary to some other international platforms, Produire au Sud has given itself an invaluable tool; it takes the time to listen and to identify points of convergence among several observations from several clearly identified territories. It also creates other timeframes that make the content relevant to both Nantes and abroad by adapting it to a complex and ever-changing global industry (“South-South” production initiatives are quickly catching up with the “North-South” co-operation model tried over many years).

In 2015 and 2016, alongside the long-term partnerships mentioned above, Produire au Sud plans to establish closer ties with other exciting regions with highly diverse cinematographic realities: Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan), Panama and Japan.

For the moment, the Nantes Produire au Sud Workshop has welcomed seven new feature film development projects from Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Paraguay, South Africa. The seventh project is a reminder of the surprising regional dynamics that Produire au Sud needs to keep an eye on and encourage: “The Goat Rustlers” is a film project by a duo that brings together Uganda and Rwanda.

Guillaume Mainguet
Head of Produire au Sud


– Workshop: November 24-30, 2014

Selected projects

BOLIVIA | Fantasy

directed by Juan Pablo RICHTER
produced by Paola Gosalvez

ECUADOR | Samson – Sanson

directed by Pavel Quevedo Ullauri
produced by Lucia Romero

INDIA | Liberation 

directed by Tushar Prakash
produced by Sanjay Shah

KENYA | Hawa Hawaii 

directed by Amirah Tajdin
produced by Wafa Tajdin


PARAGUAY | Into the Dust  – El Polvo de la Tierra (New Title :Boreal)
réalisé par Federico Adorno
produit par Renate Costa Perdomo

SOUTH AFRICA | Mrs Popplestone 

directed by Sarah Ping Nie Jones
produced by Jean Meeran

UGANDA & RWANDA | Bayilibya Mbuzi – The Goat Rustlers

directed by Jean-Luc Habyarimana
produced by Robert Nyanzi


– Claire Lajoumard, Acrobates Films, producer – France
– Philippe Avril, Unlimited, producer – France
– Raimond Goebel, Pandora film, producer – Germany
– Clément Duboin, Urban Factory, producer – France
– Gualberto Ferrari, script consultant – Argentina
– Sari Turgeman, script consultant – France & Israel
– Thomas Pibarot, Le Pacte, sales agent/distributor – France
– Dominique Welinski, distributor – France
– Michi Noro, EP2C Workshop, executive supervisor in postproduction– France
– Stefano Tealdi, Stefilm, pitch expert – Italy
– Christophe Pascal, lawyer– France
– Nathalie Streiff, coordinator of the World Cinema Support – France
– Denis Vaslin, Volya Films, producer – France & The Netherlands
– Ritesh Batra, film director – India




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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