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The PARTnership between




Established in 1998 by the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation supports cinematographic creations in the whole world and prepares for the handover to the new generation of cinema producers and directors. In 2000, it was inaugurated in Paris at the Festival's Residence which each year hosts two sessions of six promising directors who are working on their first or second feature film.

The Ile-de-France Film Commission also works to facilitate filing in the region and to promote its technical and artistic resources.

29 Session Fontainebleau       It is in this framework that the Ile-de-France Film Commission and                Cinéfondation decided to implement a partnership so as to facilitate                access to cultural sites in Ile-de-France for directors and scriptwriters in        the Residence.

       The Ile-de-France also seeks to assist the imagination of these artists and to become a dramatic source of inspiration so as these authors decide to focus their film project in the region.

Since the implementation of this partnership, no fewer than seventy young directors have been supported by the Commission during their residence.

Below is a list of some notable directors who have attended the Residence :

Laszlo NEMES (Le Fils de Saul - Grand Prix du jury, Festival de Cannes 2015)
Michel FRANCO (Cronic - Prix du meilleur scénario, Festival de Cannes 2015)
Jonas CARPIGNANO (Mediterranea - Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2015)
Corneliu PORUMBOIU (Le Trésor - un Certain Regard Cannes 2015)
Franco LOLLI (Gente de bien - Semaine de la critique Cannes 2014)
Nadav LAPID ( L'Institutrice - Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2014)
Nadine LABAKI ( CaramelEt maintenant on va où? - Un Certain Regard Cannes 2011)
Lucrecia MARTEL (La Femme sans tête - Compétition Officielle Festival de Cannes 2008)