Talent Village

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 directors and Nadav Lapid, Ambassador of the Talent Village 2021 ©Alexandra Fleurantin


The Talent Village was created on the 10th edition of Les Arcs Film Festival. It aims at encouraging the rise of a new generation of daring and ambitious directors, as well as accompanying them in the journey of their first feature film.

After attending a 3 days workshop, the selected talents have the opportunity of presenting their first feature project to industry professionnals within the frame of the Coproduction Village at Les Arcs Film Festival.

Every year, we ask a renowned figure of the European cinema to be the ambassador of the Talent Village.
For this edition Nadav Lapid (Ahed's Knee, Synonyms, The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman) was the ambassador of the Talent Village after the Danish filmmaker, Thomas Vinterberg (Festen,The Hunt, Kursk, Drunk) in 2018, and the eminent French actress Isabelle Huppert in 2019.

There is no open call for the Talent Village which is entirely curated by the Industry Village team. The selection process of the directors involves European Film Schools and short films from Film Festivals, as well as a collaboration with the T-Port platform.

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For its 4th edition, the Talent Village introduced 8 upcoming directors, 4 women, 3 men and a non-binary person coming from 8 countries, to the film industry.

Before presenting their projects in Les Arcs Industry Village, the Talent Village participants took part in a 3 day workshop where they benefited from encounters with the producer Katrin Pors  – Snowglobe (Denmark), the sales agent Olivier Barbier  – MK2 Films  (France), the artistic director Karel Och - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), the music supervisor Martin Caraux – Bande Originale (France).


The selected directors for the 2021 Talent Village are:

ADAM MARTINEC  – Czech Republic




NICOLE JACHMANN  – Netherlands


SOPHIA MOCORREA  – Germany/Argentina

THÉO DEGEN  – Belgium


The Talent Village award, consisting of 1000€ granted by the festival, went to the project Marriage by Abduction by Sophia Mocorrea.

The jury was composed of Savina Neirotti, head of program of Venice Production Bridge & Biennale College, Thomas Rosso, program manager of Cannes Critics’ Week and Laure Caillol, head of acquisitions at Haut et Court.

The Jury’s motivation to this grant is the following:
"For the combination of enthusiasm and subtle awareness of all the layers that the filmmaker will have to deal with; for the cinematic quality and powerful mise en scene concealed in the short film; for the ability to address the implication of cross cultural relationships and to balance the weight of traditions: the Award goes to Sophia Mocorrea, with her project Marriage By Abduction."


Nina Benoit
Talent Village Coordinator

Lison Hervé
Industry Village Projects Coordinator

Jérémy Zelnik      
Head of Industry

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin

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