14-21 December 2019 D-51


Talent Village

2019 dates will soon be available.

Eight emerging talents will participate in workshops at La CinéFabrique film school in Lyon, and will present their first feature project to professionals within the frame of the Coproduction Village in Les Arcs

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.
The eight emerging talents will participate in a workshop at La CinéFabrique Film School in Lyon, before attending Les Arcs, where they will meet and introduce their project to industry professionals during the Coproduction Village. 
For this selection, we do not run a wide call for projects: the selection is made through outstanding short films screened in international festivals and/or linked to the principal Film Schools in Europe, whith whom we have a narrow connection. Selected talents must have directed a least one short film, and have a feature film project at the stage of development. The project can either have a producer, or not.
Within the frame of the T-Port partnership (online market for student & short films, for the use of industry professionals), a project will be selected to the Talent Village among the projects who applied through T Port.
The selection will be announced in autumn.
Every year, we ask a director to be the godfather or godmother of the Talent Village.
Last year’s edition godfather was the famous Danish filmmaker, Thomas Vinterberg (Festen,The Hunt, Kursk). After watching the talent’s previous short films, he exchanged with them about his experience. 

The godmother or godfather of the next edition will be announced soon.

In 2018, the Talent Village BNP Paribas Prize of 5 000€ was granted by a jury to the best project : TAKOTSUBO by Miki Polonski (Israel).




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 tportmarket.com.

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 were represented in the selection, with 37% of projects held by women.


Clara Enquin
Talent Village Coordinator

Anna Ciennik
Industry Village Manager

Jérémy Zelnik      
Head of Industry

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin


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