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Projects From Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa Included In 9th Cannes L'Atelier Selections

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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For the 9th edition of the Cannes L’Atelier’s, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected.

The initiative's goal, since its launch in 2005, has been to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage new generations of filmmakers, by inviting directors and their producers to meet hundreds of potential partners during the Cannes Film Festival, offering its participants access to international co-production, thereby maximizing their chances of completing their projects.

So far, out of 126 projects presented over the last 8 years, 83 have been completed, and 29 are currently in pre-production, according to the press release.

This year's 15 projects follow below - repping the Diaspora, you'll find projects from Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

Niles Attalah
Ciao Ciao
Song Chuan
Out/In the Streets
Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk
Yared ZelekeEthiopia
Je ne suis pas un salaud
Emmanuel Finkiel
Stage Fright
Yorgos ZoisGreece
Manjeet Singh 
Holy Air
Shady SrourIsrael
The House on Fin Street
Amir Manor
Sworn Virgin
Laura Bispuri
Me, Myself and Murdoch
Yahya AlabdallahJordan / Palestine
Days of Cannibalism
Teboho Joscha Edkins
South Africa
Memories of the Wind
Özcan AlperTurkey
Road Kill 
Yuichi Hibi
The Heirs
Jorge Hernández AldanaMexico

From May 17 to 23, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

We're initiating coverage on each of the relevant projects above, and will be following their progress from here on. I'll go see what I can dig up about them and return for individual highlights.

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