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.
|Ciao Ciao||Song Chuan||China|
|Out/In the Streets||Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk||Egypt|
|Je ne suis pas un salaud||Emmanuel Finkiel||France|
|Stage Fright||Yorgos Zois||Greece|
|Chenu||Manjeet Singh ||India|
|Holy Air||Shady Srour||Israel|
|The House on Fin Street||Amir Manor||Israel|
|Sworn Virgin||Laura Bispuri||Italia|
|Me, Myself and Murdoch||Yahya Alabdallah||Jordan / Palestine|
|Days of Cannibalism||Teboho Joscha Edkins||South Africa|
|Memories of the Wind||Özcan Alper||Turkey|
|Road Kill ||Yuichi Hibi||U.S.A.|
|The Heirs||Jorge Hernández Aldana||Mexico|
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.