Talent Village

From December 12 to 18, 2018

Eight emerging talents will participate in a development workshop in Lyon, and will  present their first feature project to professionals within the frame of the Coproduction Village in Les Arcs


Launched this year, the Talent Village aims at encouraging the rise of a new generation of daring and ambitious directors.

Eight emerging talents and their debut feature projects will be in the spotlight with the godfather of this first edition, the Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt, Kursk), who will give a masterclass.

During the week preceding the festival, the talents will take part in a development workshop held in Lyon at the film school La Cinéfabrique, digging into four artistic fields: image, set design, costumes and music. European professionals from each of these domains will moderate work sessions in a creative and collaborative process. Four score composers from Lyon and Paris’ Conservatories will take part in the workshop and showcase themes especially composed for each project.

As the outcome of the workshop, the eight talents will attend Les Arcs and introduce their projects to industry professionals during the Coproduction Village.

A jury will award the best project with tahe Talent Village BNP Paribas Prize of 5 000€.



Dawid Bodzak – Poland
Tremors (2018) short film – Grand Prize at Clermont Ferrand IFF

Alexandra Brodski – UK/Russia
Rooftop Refugee (2018) short film, Nina (2017) short film, Walya (2015) short film – Max Ophüls Award

Monica Lima – Portugal
Verão Saturno (2017) short film selected at Curtas do Conde, Vitktoria (2015) short film selected at Premiers Plans

Renato Muro – Italy
Colla (2016) short film selected at Poitiers student FF, Il Manichino (2015) short film

Hania Ourabah – France
Plus Fort que Moi (2017) short film – France 2 Prize at Brest IFF

Joan Vives Lozano – Spain
El Escarabajo al Final de la Calle (2017) short film selected at Clermont Ferrand IFF

Bernhard Wenger – Austria
Excuse me, I’m Looking for the Ping-pong Room and my Girlfriend (2018) short film – Max Öphuls Prize

And as T-Port – Les Arcs Prize, a project has been selected to join the first edition of the Talent Village among the short films available on the T-Port platform for student short films

Miki Polonski – Israël
Shmama (2017) short film - Pardino d’argento award at Locarno IFF, Ten Buildings Away (2015) short film selected at the Cinéfondation.

In total, 8 countries are represented in the selection, with 37% of projects held by women.


Geoffroy Grison
Talent Village Manager

Thomas Rosso
Consultant & co-founder of the Talent Village

Anna Ciennik
Industry Village Manager

Jérémy Zelnik      
Head of Industry

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin


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