La Fabrique 2012

  • Song of Tlou

    Madagascar

  • I want to live her life

    Chile

  • HeatWave

    Palestine

  • Lian-Qing, A Burmese Girl

    Burma

  • Kill me please

    Brazil

  • A cemetery which breeds grapes every morning

    Iran

  • Memory exercises

    Paraguay

  • Jomo

    Rwanda

  • Please yourself with the worst

    Tunisia

  • Flapping in the middle of nowhere

    Vietnam

  • Luck Razanajaona

    Director

    The struggle for independence in Madagascar was when ideas, strength, rage and the supernatural combined to create an explosive cocktail defeating the invaders, but in the end, did the war really change things?

    At 26 years of age, Luck Ambinintsoa Razanajaona, who graduated from the Marrakech School of Visual Arts, has already directed several short films and documentaries. In 2012, he took part in the Berlin International Film Festival’s Talent Campus.

    SYNOPSIS

    Rama is a Madagascan rebel fighting against France in 1940. He wants to live, but is scared of dying. After he is seriously wounded in a forest, a strange being offers him a second life. He accepts. .

    Rozifilms (Madagascar), Kinoelektron (France)

    Producer

    Rozifilms’ main focus is producing short films, documentaries and feature films in Madagascar. Since the company was set up, it has also produced over 200 video clips and advertisements for international and national clients. Rozifilms is also involved in training programmes for Madagascan professionals.

    Fiction – 120 mn – Color – Digital

    Malagasy
    Produced by

    Rozifilms (Madagascar), Kinoelektron (France)

    Shooting locations

    Madagascar

    Estimated budget

    €330,000

    funding in place

    Writing residence at Le Moulin d’Andé

    Research partners

    France, Germany or other European countries

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Luck Razanajaona : africamadavibe@yahoo.fr

    Producer

    Laza Razanajatovo (Rozifilms) : dir@rencontresdufilmcourt.mg

  • Luis Cifuentes

    Director

    “What would hurt you the most: having your property, your family, your identity or your dignity stolen from you?”

    Born in Chile in 1977, Luis Cifuentes created Elcinevino in 2001. This itinerant workshop and open-air cinema travelled around Chile for 10 years. In 2010 he wrote and directed his first short film CITE (Alley), which was selected to take part in many festivals. During his residency in France in 2011, he directed three short films and a video clip. He also directed two short films in Canada in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

    SYNOPSIS

    Today in Valparaiso, Chile, Mireia is a “professional” shoplifter who meets Eugenia, a successful executive. Looking strangely alike, Mireia starts following her and discovers that Eugenia is actually leaving her family to follow another man. She then decides to steal her life…

    Margarita Donoso

    Producer

    Lucho Films is a Chilean film production company, which was founded to develop, produce and distribute authors’ cinematographic projects in international coproduction. It focuses on social and cultural subjects arising from our Latin American identity.

    Fiction – 95 mn – Color – HD

    Spanish
    Produced by

    Lucho Films (Chile), f2.8 Pictures (France)

    Shooting locations

    Chile

    Estimated budget

    €752,000

    funding in place

    €50,000

    Research partners

    Mexico, Europe.

    Actual status

    Seeking financing

    Contact

    Director

    Luis Cifuentes : luis@luiscifuentes.com

    Producer

    Margarita Donoso (Lucho Films) : margaritadonosorauld@gmail.com

  • Riyad Deis

    Director

    Riyad Deis has produced, directed and written several short films that have been screened at international film festivals. He studied film production at the San Francisco City College in the United States. Riyad currently lives in Jerusalem where he has directed short films, documentaries, TV spots, and promotional films. Riyad is currently working at Birzeit University’s TV unit and developing his first feature film.

    SYNOPSIS

    Heat Wave is about a group of compulsive characters who live in the Old City of Jerusalem, and find themselves under the yoke of Israeli occupation and the heat of August, in unenviable situations as seen through the framework of satiric comedy.

    Janan Films Ltd (Palestine)

    Producer

    Established 2010 in Ramallah, Occupied Territories of Palestine, Janan Films aims to produce films for and by Palestinians using local film professionals. It is committed to bringing more young people into the emerging Palestinian media industry, organises workshops to facilitate cross-generational and cross-cultural exchange of skills, cooperates with regional and international partners to produce and distribute films that encourage the development of a new cinematic language  and promote universal cultural understanding andis  also organizing the first Jerusalem Short Film Festival in summer 2012.
    Janan Films has produced the short fiction film Easy Easy, directed and produced by Riyad Deis and is now producing a documentary film The Gate, written and directed by Riyad Deis.

    Fiction, comedy drama – 90 mn – Color – HD – 35 mm

    Arabic
    Produced by

    Janan Films Ltd (Palestine)

    Shooting locations

    Palestine

    Estimated budget

    €567,350

    funding in place

    €34,000

    Research partners

    Mediterranean and European audiovisual professionals

    Actual status

    development/financing

    Contact

    Director and producer

    Riyad Deis (Janan Films) : riyaddeis@gmail.com

    Phone : 0097225401846

  • Midi Z

    Director

    “To work, to stay or to survive is easy, but to prove one’s existence is very hard.”

    Midi Z was born in 1982. Paloma Blanca, which he completed on graduating from film school, was selected in many international film festivals. In 2009, he was selected to be a leading member, screenwriter and leading director of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy. Produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Midi Z made a short film entitled Hua-Xing Incident. In 2011, his first feature film, Return to Burma, was selected by Busan International Film Festival as part of its New Currents Competition section. It premiered in Europe in the prestigious Tiger Competition section of the 2012 International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

    SYNOPSIS

    Echoing 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and The Story of Qiu JuLian-Qing, A Burmese Girlis about a Burmese girl who illegally immigrates to Thailand to pursue a better life.

    Seashore Image Production

    Producer

    Seashore Image Production is based in Burma and Taiwan. It was founded by independent Burmese filmmakers in 2008. Midi Z is the leading filmmaker of the company. The company is actively involved in filmmaking in Burma, Thailand, China and Taiwan.

    Fiction – 120 mn – Color

    birman/thai/chinese
    Produced by

    Seashore Image Production

    Shooting locations

    Burma

    Estimated budget

    €650 000

    funding in place

    Asian Cinema Fund (Busan international film festival), Script dveloping support (Taiwan Culture Ministry)

    Research partners

    Europe, Japon

    Actual status

    development / funding

    Contact

    Director and producer

    Midi Z (Seashore Image Production) : kyawkdadyin@gmail.com
    Phone :  +95  82 21134
    +886 983061161

  • Anita Rocha da Silveira

    Director

    “When Love feels like dying, emerges a wish to flirt with Death; to feel everything intensely.”

    Anita Rocha da Silveira majored in cinema in 2008 at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. She wrote, edited and directed 3 short films, The Noon Vampire (2008,) Handball (2010) and The Living Dead (2012). Handball has participated in several festivals in Brazil and abroad, and has won several prizes including the Jury’s Special Prize at Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro, International Short Film Festival, and the Fipresci Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2011. Anita has also worked as a screenwriter, editor and acting coach.

    SYNOPSIS

    A crime wave hits Barra da Tijuca, an up-and-coming middle-class neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. The dismembered bodies of teenage girls are found lacerated in the wastelands surrounding the area. Bia, a 15-year-old teenager, and João, her brother, live in this area. While she discovers love in encountering a corpse, he keeps looking for a girl that has mysteriously disappeared. Now, they must learn how to deal with death. For her, this means physical death; for him, virtual death.

    Viviane Mendonça

    Producer

    Founded in 2000 by Vania Catani, BANANEIRA FILMES has stood out for its investment in independent productions of remarkable artistic quality. It has also participated in the most prestigious national and international film festivals. The company’s productions have been screened at a total of 143 festivals in 29 countries and have been awarded 82 prizes.

    Fiction – 90 mn – Color – Digital and 35 mm

    Portuguese
    Produced by

    Bananeira Filmes (Brazil)

    Shooting locations

    Brazil

    Estimated budget

    €1,000,000

    funding in place

    €41,000

    Research partners

    France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain etc

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director and producer

    Anita Rocha da Silveira : anitadasilveira@gmail.com

    Phone : oo55  21  8753-4348

    Producer

    Viviane Mendonça (Bananeira Filmes) : viviane@bananeirafilmes.com.br

  • Shahram Alidi

    Director

    When people want to be friends forever, they eat together.The food and music in the magic restaurant in this film gather people; this leads to peace. More than 1,000 years ago, the house of a the Persian Sufi “Abolhassan Kharaghani” was open to the public as a guest house and at its entrance was written: “Whoever steps inside this house, feed him/her without asking about his/her religion.”

    Shahram Alidi was born in 1971 in Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan. He holds diplomas in fine arts and cinema and theatre from the University of Tehran and Tehran Art University. In 2003, he completed the short film The Last Uncounted Village, which received critical acclaim at international festivals. In 2009, his first feature-length film, Whisper with the Wind, was presented at the Cannes Film Festival critics’ week. It won several prizes, including the Young Critic Award. A Cemetery which Breeds Grapes Every Morning is his second feature film.

    SYNOPSIS

    A restaurant located strategically on a hill at the border of three countries has stopped many wars and spread peace thanks to its unique food.

    Taw Film

    Producer

    Taw film is an independent film production company that produces artistically independent and innovative films of high artistic quality by Shahram Alidi and helps young and aspiring filmmakers complete their first projects. In addition to Alidi’s feature film Whisper with the Wind and a few of his short films, this company has helped and supported many short artistic and independent films made in and out of Tehran, Iran some of which include: Let our men dance (directed by Hiwa Aminnejad), Hema (directed by Tofigh Amani), Reflection(directed by Iraj Mohamadi) and Hand (directed by Ehsan and Iman Rezaie). Taw Film was also the executive producer of the French documentary Retrouver Bam directed by Cagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti.

    Fiction – 100 mn – Color – 35 mm

    english, farsi, kurdish, arabic
    Produced by

    Tawfilm (Iran)

    Shooting locations

    Iran

    Estimated budget

    €981,000

    funding in place

    None for now

    Research partners

    worlwide

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director and producer

    Shahram Alidi (Tawfilm): tawfilm@gmail.com

    Phone : 00989123032328

  • Paz Encina

    Director

    Paz Encina was born in 1971 in Asunción, Paraguay. She obtained a Master’s degree in cinematography in 2001 at the Universidad del Cine (FUC). Her first film, Hamaca Paraguaya, won several prizes including the Fipresci in Cannes in 2006, the Premio Luis Bunuel (best Latin-American film) and the Ficco prize (best Latin-American film). The film had its commercial premiere in different countries, and was sold to Arte France and Encuentro in Argentina. In 2010 she made the short film, Rio Paraguay (Three movements), as well as the short film Viento Sur with the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Programa Bicentenario Paraguay. It premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2012.

    SYNOPSIS

    Remembering is recognizing that something is no longer ours, and that we are alone with their image.  This documentary is the story of people who need to remember a specific ‘last moment’, to remember everything.

    Agustín Goiburú was the most important Paraguayan political opponent to the Stroessner regime in Paraguay. He disappeared in Paraná, in the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, where he was exiled. He disappeared in 1976, during the Operación Cóndor*. We intend to enter a whole political context through the memories of Agustín Goiburú´s three sons: Rogelio, Jazmín and Rolando. We will rebuild their images, their last images of their father. This is how we begin an intimate memory exercise, telling the story of a whole country for the past 35 years. It is an attempt to make, a documentary film on this subject for the very first time in Paraguay.

    Constanza Sanz Palacios

    Producer

    Constanza Sanz Palacios Films started in 2005 as an independent production company focusing on supporting films by authors, developing works that seek to innovate in cinematographic language, and releasing and distributing on the local and international scales. She produced the following films: Nocturnos and Notes for an Imaginary Biographyby Edgardo Cozarinsky, Cassandra by Inés de Oliveira Cézar, Sado by Homero Cirelli, and Vrindavana by Ernesto Bac.

    Documentary – 80 mn – Color

    Spanish
    Produced by

    Constanza Sanz Palacios Films (Argentina), Autentika Films (Germany), MPM films (France)

    Shooting locations

    Paraguay

    Estimated budget

    400.000 €

    funding in place

    Hubert Bals Fund, Ibermedia Fund for development, participation to the 2012 Morelia Lab and to Doc BsAs Forum in Argentina

    Research partners

    Europe – Asia

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director

    Paz Encina : pazencina@hotmail.com
    Phone : 00595 21 210309 Constanza 

    Producer

    Sanz Palacios (Constanza Sanz Palacios Films) : info@constanzasanzpalacios.com

  • Kivu Ruhorahoza

    Director

    “A young gay Kenyan man deported from London to Nairobi comes face to face with American televangelism and Christian political lobbying.”

    The screenwriter, director and producer Kivu Ruhorahoza, who is based in Kigali, Rwanda, has worked in film and TV production since 2004, collaborating mainly with the BBC but also National Geographic, HBO TV and many others. His first feature length narrative Grey Matter won the Special Jury Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker and the Best Actor Award at the 2011 TriBeCa Film Festival in New York. Grey Matter also played at festivals in Melbourne, Warsaw, Dubai, Rio, Göteborg, etc.

    SYNOPSIS

    Jomo, a young gay Kenyan man named after Jomo Kenyatta, the father of Kenyan independence, gets deported from London after ten years spent in the United Kingdom. His arrival coincides with that of famous American televangelist Rev. Stanley Renge who is organizing a month-long “I Want You for Heaven!” Christian campaign. Meanwhile, men from a Washington-based organization are busy meeting high profile local politicians.

    POV Productions (Rwanda)

    Producer

    POV Productions was founded in 2009 and produced Kivu Ruhorahoza’s first feature Grey Matter and his upcoming Jomo, with Camera Club (Australia), Family Affair Films (The Netherlands) and HotSun Films (Kenya). POV is also developing Nairobbery Tales, a series of exploitation films with HotSun.

    Fiction/drama/political – 90 mn – Color – 35 mm

    English
    Produced by

    POV Productions (Rwanda), Camera Club (Australie), HotSun (Kenya), Family Affair Films (Pays-Bas), Formosa Productions (France), Love Streams agnès b. Productions (France)

    Shooting locations

    Rwanda

    Estimated budget

    €440,621

    funding in place

    €190,000

    Research partners

    worldwide

    Actual status

    In development

    Contact

    Director and producer

    Kivu Ruhorahoza (POV Productions) : ruhorahoza@gmail.com

    Phone : 00 250 78 83 02 822

  • Majdi Lakhdar

    Director

    “Fear of change buries us.”

    Majdi Lakhdar was born in Tunis in 1987. He graduated from the Manouba Institut Supérieur des Arts du Multimédia (Institute of Multimedia Arts) after specialising in scriptwriting and directing. He has also acted in short films, and works for the Tunisian newspaper Le Tempsas a film critic. Please Yourself with the Worst is his first feature film.

    SYNOPSIS

    A family has been living in a ruined basement for decades. As their renovations progress, they become expert builders and carpenters. One day, they find a wall built in front of their door. They decide to stay there.

    Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra

    Producer

    Polimovie International Pictures is a Tunisian film production company run by Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra. It has produced an Italian feature film and several short films made in Tunis, Turin and Paris. The company is currently working on HOURYA, a feature film by Mehdi HMILI.

    Fiction / Comedy / Fantastic – 80 mn – Color – Digital

    Arabic
    Produced by

    Polimovie international Pictures (Tunisia)

    Shooting locations

    Tunisia

    Estimated budget

    €1,005,000

    funding in place

    participation to Sud Ecriture writing workshop

    Research partners

    Co-producers from France, Germany, Belgium, Canada.

    Actual status

    In development / financing

    Contact

    Director

    Majdi Lakhdar : majdilakhdar@gmail.com

    Phone : 00216 24 902 892

    Producer

    Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra (Polimovie International Pictures) : polimovie@polito.it

    Phone: 00216 71 83 25 41

  • Hoang Diep Nguyen

    Director

    “Sexual obsession and bodily desires from the purest moments of love, moments of the most innocent emotions, stay with us for the longest”.

    Nguyen Hoang Diep graduated from Vietnam’s leading film school, the Stage and Film University, after completing the Film Director’s Programme. After graduation, she worked for television where she became an important producer on the VietnamnetTV channel. She produced the short documentary series Changing Lives, as well as the two television shows Chit and Pi and The 10A8 Quartet, which have been a success with young audiences.Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere is her first feature film.

    SYNOPSIS

    Hanoi, Vietnam. A teenage girl has to grow up fast when she finds out about her pregnancy. She urgently needs money for an abortion. Ironically, the only man willing to give it to her has a fetish for pregnant women.

    VBLOCK Media

    Production

    VBLOCK Media forged its own path to become an independent film production company focusing on art and experimental films. In 2009, VBLOCK produced the film Bi, Don’t Be Afraid! which screened at nearly forty film festivals in thirty countries and garnered a record number of prizes for Vietnam. VBLOCK will soon produce two films that have been selected by PIFF, HBF, HKIFF, Paris Project, Ties That Bind…

    Fiction/Romance – 90 mn – Color

    vietnamese
    Produced by

    VBLOCK Media (Vietnam), FILMALLEE (Germany), Cinésud Promotion (France)

    Shooting locations

    Vietnam

    Estimated budget

    410 000 €

    funding in place

    Berlin international film festival’s World Cinema Fund, Granting program of Global Film Initiative, Pre-filming subsidy of the World Cinema Support (CNC/Institut Français)

    Research partners

    no particular place

    Actual status

    Screenplay almost finished, casting for the main character has already finished, now seeking for distributors and financing partners, we will then continue casting and start location scouting

    Contact

    Réalisatrice et producteur

    Hoang Diep Nguyen (VBLOCK media) : toilahoangdiep@gmail.com

    Phone : 0084 (0) 912061950

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