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The Institut français at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

With the World Cinema Fabrique, Shoot the book!, CinEd, and for the competition, a host of films given support for their production, the Cannes Film Festival is, for the Institut français, truly a highlight for the promotion of cinema.

12 World Cinema Support films selected

Twelve films supported by Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, a fund for coproduction with France co-managed by the Institut français and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (National Center of Cinema and Animated Films), have been selected for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, particularly including Clash by Mohamed Diab, presented at the opening in the Un Certain Regard category.

The Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde for budding young cinematographic creation from southern countries

Ten projects (8 fiction feature films and 2 documentaries) have been selected to take part in, within the scope of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde (World Cinema Fabrique) for films from southern countries on the international film market. These ten tandems of filmmakers and producers were accompanied by Chinese film director Jia Zhang-Ke, a sponsor for this edition.

Shoot the book!, French book-to-screen adaptation

For its second consecutive year, the Shoot the book! campaign was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Its aim is to foster French book-to-screen adaptations. Ten French works – novels, comics and essays – have been selected by an international panel of judges, then presented to international producers.

CinEd, European Cinema Education Program

CinEd, a cinema education program, offers teachers, mediators and film professionals alike European films to be studied along with young people between the of ages 6 and 19. The films are available on a dedicated platform. The program and platform was presented in Cannes on May 14 at a round table discussion devoted to ‘‘Education in Cinema and the CinEd European program, a Priority?’’.

Discussions on French and African cinema

The Pavillon des Cinémas du Monde offered different round table discussions, open to the public, and limited to the number of seats available:
  •  ‘‘New creation networks in Africa’’, May 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  •  ‘‘International distribution of young French creation’’, May 14, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • ‘‘Cinema Education and the CinEd European Program, a Priority?’’, May 14 – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ‘‘Premiere of the Jean-Pierre Melville Centennial, esthetics and lineage, May 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The day of May 15 was dedicated to the audiovisual attachés of the French Cultural Network Abroad.