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Nantes 2014 | 14th Edition

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

Editorial

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

timeline

– Workshop: November 24-30, 2014

Selected projects

RELEASED IN 2018: EL RÍO
BOLIVIA | Fantasy

directed by Juan Pablo RICHTER
produced by Paola Gosalvez

RELEASED IN 2021
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

RELEASED IN 2023

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

RELEASED IN 2021
UGANDA & RWANDA | Bayilibya Mbuzi – The Goat Rustlers

directed by Jean-Luc Habyarimana
produced by Robert Nyanzi

MENTORS

– 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 – Ital