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Godspeed Satan, de José Pablo Escamilla
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The programme for the Cinémas du Monde Pavilion

The Institut français and its partners, France Médias Monde, the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique (SACEM) and the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) present the programme for the Cinémas du Monde Pavilion at the 75th Festival de Cannes, as well as a look at the shorts in competition, by former participants in La Fabrique Cinéma, as well as a film at Critics’ Week. The Institut français also commends the 12 films supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde fund (CNC-Institut français), selected for the 2022 festival. 

Updated on 17/05/2022

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Programme and Highlights

Thursday 19 May

10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français - Project Pitches – Moderator: Elias Ribeiro (Urucu Media)

The 2022 selection for La Fabrique Cinéma includes 10 first and second feature-length projects, 1 documentary and 9 fictions. Directors and producers will present their projects live and answer questions from guest industry professionals. Meet the participants, who come from Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Ukraine and Vietnam. More information about the projects

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Shoot the Book! Masterclass on audiovisual adaptation of literary works (hors les murs) 

Supported by the expertise of the French cultural network abroad, to map out the international audiovisual market, and particularly through its partnership with SCELF for the adaptation market, with the Shoot the Book! programme, this year the Institut français is organizing a two-part masterclass dedicated to exploring the Italian and German adaptation markets, with the support of Film Paris Région. 


3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Shoot the Book! Pitches (hors les murs) 

Shoot the Book! Cannes 2022 reveals its selection of 10 French and international literary works chosen by an international panel of audiovisual professionals for their high adaptation potential. Introduction by their respective publishers. 


4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Meeting with audiovisual industry attachés (networking) 

Open session, no prior meeting necessary, with audiovisual attachés and correspondents from the French cultural network abroad present in Cannes. 


Friday 20 May 

10 a.m. 12 p.m.: Masterclass by film director Midi Z, patron of La Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français 

Midi Z, a Burmese-Taiwanese director and producer, will look back over his career, which has made him one of the most anticipated directors of his generation. His films have been selected in competition at Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Rotterdam. From his participation in La Fabrique, with The Road to Mandalay in 2012, to his latest films, he will share his experience with the participants selected. 

Midi Z: “I came to realise that making films was the only thing I could do for the world, and therefore I began writing a new script. I feel so passionate as if I had transformed back to the novice, sitting in the La Fabrique pavilion, drinking coffee, looking out to the sea, and getting ready to face all the difficulties. We are bound to run into all kinds of restrictions, but I believe that we will eventually find freedom within them.” 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Shoot the Book on the audiovisual adaptation market / One-to-one meetings in the Short Film Corner

Individual professional meetings between publishers and producers who together shape the international adaptation market. Part of the Marché du Film. 


12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Photo call with Midi Z and participants in La Fabrique 2022 


2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Individual meetings between the media and participants of La Fabrique Cinéma by the Institut français 


Saturday 21 May 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. SACEM meetings 

When it comes to film, listening is as important as watching. The Institut français and SACEM join forces for the sixth consecutive year, placing a focus on the music in film, by organising professional meetings dedicated to the composers and directors in La Fabrique Cinéma. Several composers, such as Marc Marder and Amine Bouhafa, have forged ties with directors from La Fabrique Cinéma, and compose film music for these young directors. 


3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: The International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) Conference 

The OIF support fund will announce the results of its two committees which ran during May (Fiction, Documentary, Series) and will also present news about Clap ACP, its programme supporting co-production between developing countries, carried out with five support funds based in Africa. 


5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Generation Films Collective – OUAGAFILMLAB #7 Moderator Alex Moussa Sawadogo, Artistic Director 

OUAGA FILM LAB presents its 7th edition. This development and co-production lab, dedicated to feature films and series, will launch its pan-African edition in Côte d’Ivoire in September 2022. 


Sunday 22 May

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Villa Albertine presents “10 in America”

Starting in July 2022, Villa Albertine, a new French institution in the United States, will host 10 peer filmmakers in residencies in 10 U.S. cities. These filmmakers have been critically acclaimed and their first feature films have been selected in major international film festivals. 

The full list of filmmakers will be revealed at a panel discussion moderated by Valérie Mouroux, audiovisual attaché in New York, with Catherine Bizern, collection curator and director of the Cinéma du Réel festival; Michel Klein, producer (Les Films Hatari), William Jéhannin, producer (UFO Production) and directors (TBC). 


3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Meetings with audiovisual attachés (networking)


Monday 23 May  

6.p.m. - 8 p.m. CINE CERCA writing residency – public presentation of the projects selected 

CINE CERCA is a screenplay writing residency which supports French-speaking and Portuguese-speaking filmmakers in the development of their projects. The residency has two sessions, running for one month in total, at Cortex Frontal (Alentejo, Portugal) and at Château de La Napoule (Côte d’Azur, France).

Project supported as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season.


Tuesday 24 May

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Presentation of the Final Cut in Venice programme by Alessandra Speciale 


Wednesday 25 May 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: “À Première Vue” prize — TV5MONDE/COPEAM: Prizegiving ceremony 

The Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM), in cooperation with TV5MONDE, is organizing the first edition of the Mediterranean prize, “À PREMIÈRE VUE” (“at first sight”), dedicated to young talent in film schools in the region. 

An international jury will present the prize to one of 15 short films made in 2021 by film students from ALBA (Lebanon), ESAC (Tunisia) and ESAV Marrakech (Morocco). 

The winner will take part in the FIDCampus residency for the 2022 edition of FIDMarseille.

Films selected in competition

The Institut français is pleased to announce the selection of two films by La Fabrique filmmakers in the official Festival de Cannes Short Film category: 

  • Lori, by Abinash Bikram Shah, Nepal / Hong Kong, 14'. Abinash Bikram Shah is representing Nepal at La Fabrique 2022. 
  • Luz Nocturna (Night Light), by Kim Torres, Costa Rica / Mexico, 14'. Kim Torres took part in La Fabrique in 2021.  

La Jauria, by Andrés Ramirez Pulido, is in the official competition at Critics’ Week this year. This Columbian director took part in La Fabrique with his project in 2018. He was also a recipient of the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde fund. 

12 films supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde fund (CNC-Institut français) on festival screens

This year, the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde fund celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Institut français commends the 12 films presented in the various categories of the Festival de Cannes.


Official competition
  • Tchaikovski’s Wife, by Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia) 
  • Boy from Heaven, by Tarik Saleh (Sweden) 


Un Certain Regard
  • Godland, by Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland) 
  • Kurak Günler, by Emin Alper (Turkey) 
  • Le Bleu du Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Morocco) 


La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week)  
  • La Jauria by Andrès Ramirez Pulido (Colombia) 
  • Alma Viva by Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal) 


Directors' Fortnight
  • Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine) 
  • Under the Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri (Tunisia/France) 
  • Un Varón (A Male) by Fabian Hernández (Colombia) 
  • El Agua (The Water) by Elena López Riera (Spain) 
  • The Dam by Ali Cherri (Lebanon) 
The Institut français and the Cinémas du Monde Pavilion

La Fabrique Cinéma is a programme developed by the Institut Français with France Médias Monde - RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya - the International Organisation of la Francophonie and Sacem to promote the emergence of young creation from southern countries on the international market. Designed in close collaboration with the Festival and the Marché du Film, Institut Français invites ten directors who are working on their first or second feature film, along with their producer. 

Find out more about La Fabrique Cinéma 


The Aide aux Cinémas du monde is a selective fund reserved for projects involving feature films, animated films and creative documentaries aiming to be screened for the first time in cinemas. 

Find out more about the Aide aux cinémas du monde 


Shoot the book! is a program of professional meetings designed to support the presence of French publishers on the major international audiovisual markets and to promote the audiovisual adaptation of French literary works of fiction.

Find out more about Shoot the book! 

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