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Festival de Cannes: Programme of the Pavilion Les Cinémas du Monde and 16th Edition of the Fabrique Cinéma



As part of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the Institut français, along with its official partners France Médias Monde (RFI, France 24, and Monte Carlo Doualiya) and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), invites you to discover the 16th edition of the Fabrique Cinéma, with the Franco-Ivorian director Philippe Lacôte as its patron, and the program of the Pavilion Les Cinémas du Monde supported by BNP Paribas. 

Updated on 21/05/2024

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Montée des marches - Fabrique cinéma 2024
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Le 17 mai, les lauréats de La Fabrique Cinéma 2024 et le parrain du programme, le réalisateur Philippe Lacôte, ont eu l’honneur de monter les marches du Festival de Cannes aux côtés de Franck Riester, ministre délégué chargé du Commerce extérieur, de l’Attractivité, de la Francophonie et des Français de l’étranger, d’Eva Nguyen Binh, présidente de l’Institut français, de Matthieu Peyraud, directeur de la diplomatie culturelle, éducative, universitaire et scientifique au Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères et de Marie Buscail et Anne-Solenne Lea de la Sous-direction de la Culture et des Médias au Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères . Ils étaient également accompagnés par les partenaires officiels du Pavillon, représentés par Marie-Christine Saragosse, Présidente-Directrice générale de France Médias Monde et Enrico Chiesa, Responsable cinéma (Fonds Image de la Francophonie) à l’OIF. L'Institut français a aussi invité les journalistes Kachi Offiah et Ekow Barnes à découvrir le Pavillon les Cinémas du monde. À travers le Pavillon les cinémas du monde et le programme La Fabrique Cinema, l’Institut français mets en avant les cinémas du monde et les acteurs du cinéma français à l’international. 

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Philippe Lacôte, patron of the 2024 Fabrique Cinéma

Philippe Lacôte
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Philippe Lacôte discovered cinema in the theaters of Abidjan. In the 1980s, as a neighbor of the "Magic," he became acquainted with genre films through Bollywood productions and martial arts films. His work as a director began with short films shot in 35mm black and white, before shifting his focus to the recent history of Côte d'Ivoire.

In 2002, he filmed his childhood neighborhood during the first three weeks of curfew that plunged his country into armed rebellion. This resulted in "Chronicles of War in Côte d'Ivoire," both a portrait of a country in crisis and an autobiographical narrative. In 2014, his first feature film "Run" was selected at Cannes (Un Certain Regard). "Night of the Kings," his second feature film selected for La Fabrique Cinéma, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Produced by Banshee Films, it won numerous awards, including the Amplify Voices Award at TIFF and the Youth Jury Award at Rotterdam. It was distributed in the USA by NEON and was shortlisted for the 2021 Oscars.

In addition to his career as a screenwriter-director, Philippe Lacôte worked as a production assistant at Atria, where he collaborated with filmmakers such as Souleymane Cissé, Rithy Panh, and Raoul Peck. He later co-founded Wassakara Productions, which supports emerging talents and develops series in Africa.

Philippe Lacôte is currently in post-production for the feature film "Killer Heat" for Amazon Studios. Simultaneously, he is developing a new feature film, "The 7 Gold Thieves," which he co-directs with Delphine Jaquet. Set in a Sufi community in Harlem, the story follows a family's exile after being struck by a curse. "The 7 Gold Thieves" is a recipient of the writing residency from "la Villa Albertine" (French cultural network in the United States). 

2024 selected projects for La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français

The sixteenth session of La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français will take place at the Festival de Cannes from 14 to 25 May.

The ten selected projects are:

  • PHILIPPINES – Daughters of the Sea by Martika Escobar, produced by Monster Jimenez (Arkeofilms) / 2nd feature-length film.
  • IVORY COAST – Étranger by Joël Akafou, produced by Laurent Bitty (Les Films du Continent) / 2nd feature-length film.
  • ALGERIA – Refuge by Abdallah AlKhatib, produced by Salah Issaad (IFP Productions) / 2nd feature-length film.
  • CUBA / BRAZIL – Moa by Marcel Beltrán, produced by Paula Gastaud (Mediocielo Films) / 2nd feature-length film.
  • JAMAICA – Raised by Goats by Gibrey Allen, produit par Nadean Rawlins (RAW Management Ltd.) / 2e long-métrage. 
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Resistencia by Yanillys Perez, produced by Siddhartha Mata (YPR Films) 2nd feature-length film.
  • NORTH MACEDONIA – Spring Cleaning by Marija Apcevska, produced by Robert Naskov (Kino Oko) / 1st feature-length film.
  • IRAN / UKRAINE – The Echo of the Leopard by Hanna Jalali, produced by Moeinoddin Jalali (2 People Production) / 1st feature-length film.
  • PERU – Le Dernier Roi by Victor Checa, produced by Jimena Hospina (Candu Films) / 2nd feature-length film.
  • THAILAND – Tremble Like a Flower by Pathompon Tesprateep, produced by Cattleya Paosrijaroen (185 Films Co. Ltd.) / 1st  feature-length film.


The selection is made up of:

  • 9 fiction films and 1 documentary ;
  • 4 female directors, 6 male directors, 6 female producers, 4 male producers ;
  • 7 second feature-length film projects and 3 first feature-length film projects ;
  • 5 OIF countries (2 members: Ivory Coast, North Macedonia and 3 observers : Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Thailand).

This is the first time that projects from Jamaica and North Macedonia have been selected at La Fabrique.  

Lauréats La Fabrique Cinéma 2024
Lauréats La Fabrique Cinéma 2024

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français is a programme for identifying and promoting filmmakers and producers from developing and emerging countries, offering tailor-made support for first or second film projects, in close collaboration with the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film and numerous professional partners. La Fabrique Cinéma is a tool supporting international co-production with France, in addition to the Aide aux Cinémas du monde fund, a fund jointly managed by the French National Centre of Cinema (CNC) and the Institut français.

Since 2009, the programme has supported 154 projects from developing and emerging countries and assisted 282 participants (43% of whom are women) of 65 different nationalities. Thirty percent of the projects are from African countries. Among the projects supported up to 2023, 58 films have already been made, equal to more than 40%. Fifty-two percent of these films have been released in France.

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The programme of the 2024 Pavilion Les Cinémas du Monde

As a place for dialogue between French cinema and foreign cinemas, the Pavilion Les Cinémas du Monde, which houses La Fabrique Cinéma of the Institut français, will once again welcome French and international industry professionals for a rich program of roundtable discussions, conferences, and masterclasses. The evolution of ecosystems and the renewal of narratives in the African continent, Lithuanian cinema in anticipation of the Lithuania Season in France 2024, Brazilian initiatives in support of cinema for the France-Brazil Season 2025, Asian markets for audiovisual adaptation (Shoot The Book!), and the prevention of SVSH (sexual and sexist violence and harassment) will be among the topics discussed at this 2024 edition. The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) will announce the 24 new laureates of the 1st commission of the Francophonie Image Fund. The Pavilion will also be an opportunity to showcase the diversity of actions of the French cultural network abroad.

Discover the full programme of the Pavilion 

Les Cinémas du Monde
Les Cinémas du Monde

Les Cinémas du monde Pavilion is a platform for work, discussion and meetings set up by the Institut français in close collaboration with the Festival de Cannes and in partnership with France Médias Monde (RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

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