Available through the online Film Market

JULY 8th

10:30 AM - 12:00 AM : Masterclass by Danielle Arbid for La Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français

Live streaming via the Online Film Market and on the Institut français facebook page.
Danielle Arbid, patron of La Fabrique Cinéma 2021 will have several work sessions with the participants of La Fabrique Cinéma.
This masterclass will be moderated by Léo Soesanto. She will talk about her own experience as filmmaker.

JULY 9th

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM : Fonds Image de la Francophonie : official launch of

Live streaming via the Online Film Market and here

The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) launched the Clap ACP programme in 2020, co-financed by the European Union and supported by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Clap ACP is run in partnership with the Côte d’Ivoire cinema support fund (FONSIC), and aims to strengthen co- production between films in developing
countries by enhancing financial aid and artistic, legal and commercial support actions. In 2021, is being launched in this context. is a platform for films and series from ACP States seeking financial and distribution partners, and which are looking for financial and commercial partners for co-production between films in developing countries, with support from Initiative Film, Yaoundé Film Lab, Discop, financial assistance from the EU and backed by the ACP Group of States.


Moderator Enrico Chiesa, Clap ACP/OuiCoprod coordinator

Speekers :
Nivine Khaled, Directrice de la langue française et de la diversité des cultures francophones, OIF
Enrico Chiesa, Coordonnateur Clap ACp et OuiCoprod, OIF
 Isabelle Fauvel, Initiative Film
 Hakim Mao, Initiative Film
Dieudonné Alaka, Yaoundé Film Lab (Cameroun)
Patrick Jucaud-Zuchowiki, Discop Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) 
Marie-Clémentine Dusabejambo, cinéaste (Rwanda)
 Faissol Gnonlonfin, Merveille Production (Bénin)
 Amédée-Pacôme Nkoulou, cinéaste (Gabon)

JULY 10th

10:30 AM to 12:00 AM : Sacem’s music and cinema Masterclass by Wissam Hojeij

Live streaming via the Online Film Market and the facebook pages of the Institut français and SACEM.
Wissam Hojeij is a French-Lebanese composer whose scores can be heard on the biggest festivals screens, such as in Cannes at the Critic’s Week for Ceniza Negra by the Costa Rican director Sofia Quirós Ubeda, or at the Berlinale, as composer of the two last films of the Moroccan director Hicham Lasri, Headbang Lullaby and Jahilya (Panorama 2017 / Forum 2018).
Guest speaker : Wissam Hojeij
Moderator : Benoit Basirico (Cinezik)

JULY 11th

10:00 AM to 12:00 AM: La Fabrique Cinema’s 10 projects Live Pitch & Launch of the Coprocity partnership

Live streaming via the Online Film Market
The 10 first and second feature films, 3 documentaries and 7 fiction films from the La Fabrique Cinéma 2021 selection will be presented as video pitches and live by the directors and producers.
The partnership with Coprocity offers participants in La Fabrique Cinéma access to the platform where co- production professionals can follow their projects.
Moderator : Émilie Boucheteil, Director of the Cinema Department 
Speekers :
Matthys Boshoff et Jozua Malherbe (Flesh of my flesh)
Damian Sainz Edwards et Viana Gonzalez (Fallen)
Kim Torres et Alejandra Vargas Carballo (If we don’t burn, how do we light up the night)
Suman Sen et Arifur Rahman (Eka/Solo)
Xeph Suarez et Alemberg Ang (Dancing the tides)
Amédée Pacôme Nkoulou et Samantha Biffot (Frescos of the forgotten)
Sahra Mani (Kabul Melody)
Cecilia Kang et Juan Pablo Miller (Elder Son)
Clare Weiskopf et Nicolas Van Hemelryck (Alis)
Marouan Omara, Tom Rosenberg et Mark Lofty (The Missing Planet)

Outside the pavilion

JULY 8th

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM : Shoot the Book! Pitchs

Ten French publishers, one German and one Finnish publisher pitch books with a chance of being adapted for cinema.
Shoot the Book! Cannes 2021 announces its selection of 12 French and international literary works selected by an international panel of audiovisual professionals for their high adaptation potential.


5.00pm - 6:00pm : Promoting French talents in North America

In partnership with  Cannes XR
To help French artists and producers to promote their experiences in North America, the French operators strengthen their support to highlight French creation in a key market: the U.S. and Canada.
From the brand-new “Digital Playgrounds” program on games and XR to the “French Immersion” grants for online promotion, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and its partners - CNC, Institut français, UniFrance and the French Embassy in Canada - invite you to learn more from the on-going calls for projects and insightful initiatives in order to put French XR experiences and videogames on the map.
Sign up here to participate! (free event / In French)
·         Valérie Mouroux, Audiovisual Attaché, Director of Film, TV and New Media Department, French Embassy in the U.S.
·         Olivier Fontenay, CNC, to mention Digital Playgrounds and the challenge of highlighting authors
·         Anne-Sophie Braud, Head of Digital creation division, Institut français
·         Alex Scoffier, Deputy Executive Director, UniFrance
·         Alexandre Col, Cooperation and Cultural Attaché, French Embassy in Canada
Moderation: Emma Buttin, New Media Officer, French Embassy in the U.S.

JULY 9th

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM : Shoot the Book! Speed meeting session

One-on-one meetings between French and international publishers and international producers.

JULY 13th

09:00 AM - 07:00 PM : CANNES DOCS

Co-Pro Speed Meetings 
Kaboul’s Melody, director and producer Sahra Mani, Afghanistan
Alis, directors and producers, Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas Van Hemelryck, Colombia
The Missing Planet, directors Marouan Omara and Tom Rosenberg, and producer Mark Lotfy

Official partners

And contribution of