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L'Atelier Announces 15 Selected Projects Looking for International Partners at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 4, 2013 at 2:20PM

The ninth edition of L'Atelier at the upcoming 2013 Cannes Film Festival has announced 15 selected projects from 14 different countries. Since its creation in 2005, L'Atelier has invited directors and producers to meet hundreds of potential partners at the Cannes festival and market.
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The ninth edition of L'Atelier at the upcoming 2013 Cannes Film Festival has announced 15 selected projects from 14 different countries. Since its creation in 2005, L'Atelier has invited directors and producers to meet hundreds of potential partners at the Cannes festival and market.

In offering participants access to international collaboration and co-production, L'Atelier maximizes the filmmakers' chances of completing their projects. So far, 83 of the 126 films over the past eight years have seen completion, with 29 in post-production.

This year's L'Atelier selected projects are:

Rey, dir. Niles Attalah (Chile)

Ciao Ciao, dir. Song Chuan (China)

Out/In the Streets, dirs. Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk (Egypt)

Lamb, Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia)

Je ne suis pas un salaud, dir. Emmanuel Finkiel (France)

Stage Fright, dir. Yorgoz Zois (Greece)

Chenu, dir. Manjeet Singh (India)

Holy Air, dir. Shady Srour (Israel)

The House on Fin Street, dir. Amir Manor (Israel)

Sworn Virgin, dir. Laura Bispuri (Italy)

Me, Myself and Murdoch, dir. Yahya Alabdallah (Jordan/Palestine)

Days of Cannibalism, dir. Teboho Joscha Edkins (South Africa)

Memories of the Wind, Ozcan Alper (Turkey)

Road Kill, dir. Yuichi Hibi (USA)

The Heirs, dir. Jorge Hernandez Aldana (Mexico)


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.