A selection of full-length films, fiction or documentary, will have their premiere in France and be subject to the appreciation of a jury of professionals who will award the two main prizes of the festival : the Montgolfière d’Or and the Mongolfière d’Argent. A Public Prize (Wik-Fip Public Prize) and a Youth Jury Prize will be also awarded.
A cinema opera, an original creation presented by the festival in its Opening Ceremony, and ten films, presented as french premieres or in preview screening, including the one from the Closing Ceremony.
The Festival des 3 Continents, echoing the particularly intense period of American cinema, offers an anthology of films directed by black American directors. One of the biggest and most diverse retrospectives presented in Europe, covering almost a century of cinema in around forty films.
A key figure of Hong Kong cinema, Tsui Hark has made around 50 films. Through him, the spectacular in action cinema has opened the door to the wildest stylistic experiments and hybridizations. A look back at fourteen films which, since the 1980s, have built a bridge between Hong Kong and two generations of French film-lovers.
With the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Bruxelles).
Although a small country from Latin America, Costa Rica has developed true film-making ambitions. Its distinctive characteristics (one of which is the overriding place of women in the cinema industry) have guided the composition of this eight film programme.
With the support of Procomer – Esencial Costa Rica
First Steps Towards the 3 Continents offers a selection of films for children and their families to help them discover other cinemas. Three films respectively accessible from the age of 3, 6 and 9.
Following the workshops in Sderot, Durban, Agadir, Bangkok and Taipei during the present year, the Festival des 3 Continents is hosting its 19th Nantes workshop. It 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. Six full-length film projects were selected. Short films by the filmmakers who participate in the workshop will be the subject of a special screening.
In partnership with IEA, Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes.