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 composers of the Talent Village 2020 ©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 Laurent Cantet (Human ressources, Time out, The class, Foxfire) 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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Eight emerging talents participated in workshops at Pavillon Puebla in Paris from January 18th to 20th 2021, and then presented their first feature project to professionals within the frame of the Coproduction Village at Les Arcs FIlm Festival


The award is granted to Sabine Ehrl and her project Paradise Bleeding. It consists in 1.000 euros granted by T-Port.

The jury was composed of Cécile Salin (Diaphana), Amos Geva (T-Port) and Florence Gastaud (Les Compagnons du Cinéma).

The Jury’s motivation to this grant is the following:
"At a time where cinema is struggling worldwide, it is up to the next generation of filmmakers to set a new tone and bring their voices to the screen with even more determination than ever. We feel lucky to have met these 8 promising filmmakers and hear their visions. Selecting one winner was no easy task and we are sure that we will hear about all of these talents in the future. The T-Port award is granted based on the Original vision & unique voice, the singular universe, and style that can also be seen in their previous works. The project brings a brave message about the society the filmmaker grew up in, bringing energy and soul that can be felt even at these early stages of the project."

The 8 emerging directors who participated in this 3rd edition of the Talent Village, 5 women and 3 men, coming from 6 different countries are the following: 

Alba Pino – Spain

Aline Magrez – Belgium

Aurélie Reinhorn – France

Chloé Léonil – France

Dorian Jespers – Belgium

Özgür Anil – Austria

Pascal Reinmann – Switzerland

Sabine Ehrl – Germany

Four music composers, 2 women and 2 men, were also selected for participating to the Talent Village : 

Antoine Duchêne - France

Marie Laroche – France

Irina Prieto – France

Nicolas Worms – France

They proposed music scores for the talent's first feature projects.


Clara Enquin
Talent Village Coordinator

Lison Hervé
Industry Village Projects Coordinator

Jérémy Zelnik      
Head of Industry

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin


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