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The PARTnership between



Established in 1998 by the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation supports cinematographic creations around the world in order to prepare the next generation of filmmakers. In 2000, it inaugurated the Festival Residence in Paris, which each year hosts two sessions of six young promising directors working on their first or second feature film project.

Film Paris Region's mission is to facilitate filming in the Paris region and to promote it's technical and artistic resources, as well as its patrimonial assets and its locations.

It was in this context that, in 2008, Film Paris Region ( at the time the Ile-de-France Film Commission) and the Cinéfondation decided to set up a partnership.

Cinefondation IDF 2015
The Film Paris Region team and the residents of the Cinefondation during a meeting organized at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, in company of Georges Goldenstern, Director of the Cinefondation, Matthieu Darras of the Torino Filmlab and Mexican director Michel Franco.
Thanks to Film Paris Region, residents of the Cinéfondation benefit from easier access to the locations of the Paris region.

 Film Paris Region intends to highlight the richness and extent of the region's territory so that it can become a source of dramatic inspiration for these directors, and that they can eventually decide to focus their next film project in the region.

Film Paris Region and the Cinéfondation are also proceeding conjointly to a training session on the pitch of each resident in order to support their entry into the professional market.



resident directors welcomed

films selected at the Cannes Film Festival


List of some notable directors who have attended the Residence :

Karim MOUSSAOUI : En attendant les hirondelles - Un Certain Regard 2017
Jonas CARPIGNANO : A Ciambra
 - Qinzaine des réalisateurs 2017
Marecla SAID : Los Perros - Semaine de la Critique 2017
Gudmundur GUDMUNDSSON : Heartstone - Venice Days 2017
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)

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Les résidents de la Cinéfondation sessions 2018 et 2019 sur la plage du CNC au Festival de Cannes © FIF 2019