EIGHT EMERGING TALENTS WILL BE SELECTED FROM ACROSS EUROPE, TO PARTICIPATE IN 3 DAYS OF WORKSHOP WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS BEFORE PRESENTING THEIR FIRST FEATURE PROJECT AT THE COPRODUCTION VILLAGE OF LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL
The Talent Village aims at encouraging the rise of a new generation of daring and ambitious Film Directors, as well as accompanying them in the journey of their first feature film.
The selected talents have the opportunity of attending a 3-day workshop and presenting their first feature project to industry professionnals within the frame of the Coproduction Village at Les Arcs Film Festival.
Every year, a renowned figure of the European cinema is invited to be the Ambassador of the Talent Village.
Juho Kuosmanen will be present in Les Arcs to meet with the selected talents.
Juho is Helsinki based filmmaker. He graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. His first debut film The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki won Prix Un Certain Regard and second feature Compartment no. 6 won Grand Prix in Cannes Film Festival. Besides making award-winning films, he has directed opera and theater. He also makes silent short films with live music and foleys. Kuosmanen is the co-founder and artistic director of a small film festival in his birth town Kokkola.
Latest ambassadors were :
–Nadav Lapid (Ahed's Knee, Synonyms, The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman) in 2021,
–French actress Isabelle Huppert in 2019,
–Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (Festen,The Hunt, Kursk, Drunk) in 2018.
The Talent Village is entirely curated by the Industry Village team.
The selection process involves European film schools and short films from different film festivals.
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2022 EDITION : SELECTION
Director of the short film Catcave Hysteria (Clermont-Ferrand IFF)
Director of the short film Liquid Bread (La Cinef, Karlovy Vary IFF)
GHIATH AL MHITAWI
Director of the short films Return (Brest European FF, Max Ophuls) and Paein
Director of the short films Nesting (Clermont-Ferrand IFF) and Katharsis Oy (Helsinki FF)
director of the short films Euridice, Euridice (Locarno FF) et Valet Noir (Karlovy Vary IFF, Palm Spring FF)
Director of the short films Things Like (Palm Spring FF) and The Other End of The Streets
JOB ANTONI SCHELLEKENS
Director of the short film A memori
Director of short films des courts-métrages Songs of a Caretaker (Students Academy Award Longlist) and Answering Eternity
Before participating in the Industry Village one-to-one meetings sessions of the Coproduction Village, the directors will benefit from 3 days of workshops in Les Arcs, where they will be able to meet and exchange around their projects with their tutors, all A-class industry professionals :
- Katrin Pors, producer at Snowglobe (Denmark)
- Olivier Barbier, Head of Acquisitions at mk2 Films (France)
- Mathilde Henrot, programmer at Locarno Film Festival and co-founder of Festival Scope (France)
- Martin Caraux, music supervisor from Bande Originale (France).
THE 4 film composers
This year again, the directors of the Talent Village will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with four emerging film music composers, selected in the frame of the Music Village, and in partnership with SACEM. In this impulse towards the making of a feature-length film, the original music composition for the projects is encouraged, during workshops between the filmmakers and composers.
TALENT VILLAGE AWARD
The 2000€ Talent Village Award, endowed for the first time by our partner UniversCiné, will be awarded to one of the eight talents selected this year.
The jury will be composed of 3 industry professionals :
Susan Wendt, managing director at TrustNordisk (Denmark),
Julie Billy, producer at June Films (France),
and Georges Goldenstern, former director of the Cannes Cinéfondation (France).