La Fabrique 2011

  • Fataria

    Tunisia

  • Dakar Trottoirs

    Senegal

  • 69 Messaha Square

    Egypt

  • Flight Tbilisi-Tbilisi

    Georgia

  • Ashes of pardon

    Colombia

  • 1994

    Brazil

  • Girgit

    India

  • Walid Tayaa

    Director

    After studies in sociology, Walid Tayaa focused his attention on filmmaking. He directed amateur short films and worked on a variety of films as the First Assistant Director. In 2006, he directed his first professional short film Madame Bahja which was selected in the category “All the Cinemas of the World” at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. He took part in a continuing education course at the FEMIS in 2007 under the direction of Eve Deboise. He directed two short films in 2009: Prestige and Vivre which received international awards.
     

    SYNOPSIS

    Characters strive to solve their personal problems in a Tunis which is filmed from morning to evening in a frenzied and burlesque ambiance due to the Arab Summit. Set in the backdrop of a deprived neighbourhood, a hospital, a rundown building and a theatre, the paths of these characters cross but they never actually meet by chance. The Arab Summit is a success and a credit for the country. The Arab Heads of State are proud but our characters’ day finishes in the police van which makes its way through the euphoric, dancing crowd at the fun fairs which have been organised in the wake of the Arab Summit.

    Fiction – 90 min – Color – 35 mm Language

    Arabic
    Produced by

    Propaganda Productions (Imed Marzouk) (Tunisia)

    Shooting locations

    Tunisia

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Atelier scénario Fémis, Media film développement de Marrakech, Sud Ecriture de Tunisie, Bourse de l’Institut français de Coopération à Tunis

    Research partners

    France

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Producer

    Imed Marzouk / Propaganda Productions
    41, avenue Habib Bourguiba  2078 la Marsa  Tunis Tunisie
    T + 216 717 448 15 / F + 216 719 820 88 
    propaganda@gnet.tn / www.propaganda-production.com 

  • Hubert Laba Ndao

    Director

    After studying law at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and several internships, including one which lasted for 6 months at the PBS Audiovisual Institute and another at the Media Centre of Dakar, the director Hubert Laba Ndao began his film career in 2000 with two short fiction films: Les Infortunés and Le Chemin des ombres. In 2004, he co-directed a 52-minute documentary film with Manuel Gasquet: Blanc de mémoire. He has been working as an Assistant director and then Casting Director for the past ten years on several films which have been shot in Senegal. His telefilm Teuss Teuss, which he directed in 2007, received several awards including Le Python Children (public prize) at the Quintessence festival in Benin in January 2009, the Prize for the Best Feature-Length Drama in the Digital Africa category at the Vues d’Afrique (Views of Africa) festival in Montreal in April 2008 and the Ébène du Public (Public Prize) at the International Neighbourhood Film Festival in 2007. Teuss Teuss was also officially selected to compete at the 2007 Fespaco at Ouagadougou.

    SYNOPSIS

    Dakar trottoirs (Sidewalks of Dakar) is the story of a burning passion between Salla and Siirou in this microcosmic world of the “sidewalks” of Dakar. Here the surrealist characters of a paradoxical theatre intermingle in the heart of the city. Behind the facades of the posh districts which stand alongside slums, the “deal” is the rule; grace and misery go hand in hand; sensuality is omnipresent and violence too. Here all dreams are possible but sometimes they become nightmares.

    Fiction – 90 mn – Color – Digital Idiom

    French, ouolof
    Produced by

    Mediatik Communication (Moctar Ndiouga Bâ) (Senegal)

    Shooting locations

    Senegal

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

    Research partners

    France

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Producer

    Mediatik Communication / Moctar Ndiouga Bâ
    22 rue Dr Guillet – BP 6584 Dakar Etoile _ Sénégal
    T + 221 767 515 186 / + 336 190 806 28 _ F + 221 33 821 84 21
    mediatik94@hotmail.com

  • Ayten Amin

    Director

    Ayten Amin was born in Egypt, studied Cinema independently. She directed her first short fiction Her Man in 2006, and also directed a number of commercials. Her next short fiction Spring 89 in 2009 received many national awards in Egypt. She is currently working in her feature project 69 Messaha Square which she’s co-writing with a young writer Muhammed El Hajj. The project won the prize of the Cairo film Connection for best project in December 2010.

    SYNOPSIS

    69 Messaha square is the address of an old house where all the action takes place. This house is the only one left in the street as a witness of a beauty that once existed. It is also the place where our protagonist Hussein El-Gallad was born and lived most of his life. He is a 62 years old man, a retired interior designer, a charismatic snobbish person, and is terminally ill. For personal reasons Abdul Hamid, his personal assistant, leaves to his home town for a vacation of three weeks. Enter Nadra, Hussein older sister as a replacement for Abdul Hamid to take care of Hussein. With Nadra’s arrival problems arise in Hussein life.

    Fiction – 95 min – Couleur / Color – Digital

    Arabic
    Produced by

    Collage Film production (Ihab Ayoub)

    Shooting locations

    Egypt

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Cairo Film Connection Award

    Research partners

    Europe

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Producer

  • Vano Burduli

    Director

    Vano Burduli was born in Tbilisi in Georgia in 1974. He studied cinema in Moscow. His short film, Graffiti (2006) won several prizes (in particular the C+ grand prize at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier). He directed his first feature film in 2009: The conflict zone.

    SYNOPSIS

    Beautiful love story of well-known actor and talented artist turned into the most controversial tragedy in modern history of Georgia. On November 18th 1983 the newly married couple and their 5 friends hijacked the aircraft in desperate attempt to escape from Soviet Iron Curtain. Search of the Promised Land ended in execution cells for all of the survived hijackers, except teenage bride, sentenced 15 years.

    Fiction – 110 min – 35 mm – Color

    Georgian, Russian
    Produced by

    Gemini (Tinatin Kajrishvili ) (Georgia)

    Shooting locations

    Tbilisi

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Best Pitch Award from Connecting Cottbus

    Research partners

    Europe

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Producer

    Tinatin Kajrishvili  Gemini 7 Svanidze str. Tbilisi 0179 Géorgie / Georgia
    T + 372 592 237 47  
    gemini@gemini.ge  burdulivano@yahoo.com

    www.gemini.ge

  • Gilbert Ndunga Nsangata

    Director

    Gilbert Ndunga Nsangata He was a film and television director, writer and theater producer in the city of Brazzaville when Congo’s civil war hit us in 1998. Afer leaving his country, he arrived to Catalonia where he lives now. He is currently one of the founders of Talatala a film production company focused on building bridges between North and South in terms of audiovisual production and audiovisual education. In 2009, he directed Children of Inkisi – River of happiness and Makanisi.

    SYNOPSIS

    A community lives far from civilisation in the forest of the Bas Congo. This united group’s daily life is centred on the myth of the liberation of the Congo people. The army of faithful followers does penance by covering their bodies with ashes while at the same time chanting a passage from the Old Testament (Jonas 3, 5-6). Their ancestors had been quite correct in their predictions: the black man has regained his position with the election of Barack Obama and the day of their liberation is drawing near.

    Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza

    Producer

     Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Founder and partner of the Colombian producer company Antorcha Films. Among his experience of almost twelve years be find his work like a producer of the feature films: Dog eat dog, Dr. Aleman, Hiroshima, In Coma, of the animation movie Anina and the documentary Children of Inkisi – River of happiness, just to mention the most representative projects of which he has been part. Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza has also done co-productions with various countries such as Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Spain and the United States. Creditor of several important prizes with which had been possible each project where he has participated. Screenwriter and director of Choco, Saudó and El Féretro.

    Documentary 2010 – 82 min – Color / Black and white – Digital

    French, KiKongo and Lingala
    Produced by

    Antorcha Films (Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza) (Colombie), Tala Tala Producciones (Gabriel Amdur) (Espagne)

    Shooting locations

    Colombia

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Unkonw

    Research partners

    Europe

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Producer

    Antorcha Films SAS Cra 72 #11-30 apt 203 bloque 2 Barrio Capri Cali Colombia
    T + 572 331 257 2
    www.antorchafilms.com / Gabriel Amdur / Tala Tala Producciones / Espagne / Spain
    T + 346 669 411 94
    gabriel@talatala-producciones.com  www.talatala-producciones.com

  • Synopsis

    1994 gives an account of the everyday life of two rival gangs who live in two neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, (in the north of the city, along the Brazil Avenue). In the year 1994 Brazil, which was supporting its team at the World Cup, was faced with economic changes brought about by the arrival of a new currency — the Real Plan (a programme which intended to stabilise the economy and in particular control the inflation rate which was tormenting the country) — and the organisation of democratic presidential elections. This is the setting for the film 1994 which shows the everyday life of three young people from the suburbs of Rio and tackles issues such as freedom, identity and the control of territories.

    Nós do Morro

    Producer

    The film will be produced by the Nós do Morro group, which is not only recognised for the training of its actors but for the quality of its films, in collaboration with Luz Mágica (Carlos Diegues’s production company). The Nós do Morro group, which was created in May 1986, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. The film will also include support from government and their agencies that approve the tax incentive laws: Riofilme / CTAv (Audiovisual Technical Center) and Ancine.

    Fiction – 97 min – Color – 35 mm

    Portuguese
    Produced by

    ós Do Morro (Manuelle Rosa/Luciana Bazerra) Luz Mágica (Carlos Diegues) (Brazil)

    Shooting locations

    Brazil

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Unknow

    Research partners

    Europe

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Producer

    Manuelle Rosa, producer, manuellerosa@gmail.com

  • Gitanjali Rao

    Director

    She is a self taught animator and film maker and theatre artist. She has independently produced, directed and animated two Award winning short films, Orange and Printed Rainbow. Gitanjali also conducts workshops and presentations and has been in the jury at various International Film Festivals and Animation Conferences. She has been working on two feature length animation films and is currently pursuing her next short animation film.

     

     

    SYNOPSIS

    Girgit tells the story of three young friends, Salim, Kamala and Unni, who have migrated to Bombay from villages in different parts of India. Their lives, their stories and their reasons for leaving their roots are as distinct as their languages, their villages and their traditions. In a city like Bombay, their struggle for survival brings them closer to each other. The film silently speaks about the survival of their spirit, their dreams, and their innocence in the harsh reality of a big city.

    Animation – 80 min – Color

    No dialogues, no narrative, titles and crédits in English
    Produced by

    Amole Gupte Cinema Pvt (Amole Gupte and Deepa Bhatia) (India)

    Shooting locations

    India

    Estimated budget

    Unknow

    funding in place

    Best Pitch Award from Connecting Cottbus

    Research partners

    Europe

    Actual status

    In development

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