10 films to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde!10 min
For the past 10 years, the Institut français and the CNC have been working together on Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (ACM). Since its creation in 2012, this selective grant, reserved for feature-length fiction, animation or creative documentary projects intended for first screening in cinemas, has supported 508 films from 106 different nationalities. It can be awarded before or after production. Aide aux Cinémas du Monde offers a unique entry point for filmmakers from all over the world. It aims to make it more open, attractive and straightforward for filmmakers and professionals from around the world to work together to co-produce works that help to promote cultural diversity.
MUCHED LOVED - Film by Nabil Ayouch (MOROCCO) supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde in 2015
Director : Nabil Ayouch (Morocco) / Production FR : LES FILMS DU NOUVEAU MONDE / Release date FR : 16/09/2015 (distribution : PYRAMIDE)
- Lumière de la Presse Étrangère 2016: Award for Best French Language Film
- Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême 2015: Diamond Award (best film)
Marrakesh today. Noha, Randa, Soukaina, Hlima and others make commerce from congress. They are whores, objects of desire. Flesh is shown, bodies are exhibited and aroused, money changes hands to the rhythm of the pleasures and humiliations endured. But joyful and complicit, dignified and emancipated in their kingdom of women, they overcome the violence of a Moroccan society that both uses and condemns them.
THE LUNCHBOX - Début film by Batra Ritesh (INDIA) supported by Aide aux Cinémas du Monde in 2012
Director : Batra Ritesh (INDIA) / Production FR : ASAP FILMS / Released date FR : 11/12/2013
Awards : Cannes 2013 Nominated for Caméra d’Or
Ila, a young woman neglected by her husband, goes to great lengths to try to win him back by preparing a tasty lunch. She then entrusts her lunchbox to the gigantic delivery service that serves all of the businesses in Bombay. In the evening, Ila waits for compliments from her husband, but they don't arrive.
In reality, the lunchbox was accidentally given to Saajan, a lonely man approaching retirement. Realizing that a delivery error has occurred, Ila slips a note into the lunchbox in the hope of solving the mystery.
WINTER SLEEP - Film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TURKEY) supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde in 2013
Director : Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) / Production FR : MEMENTO FILMS PRODUCTION / Release date FR : 13/08/2014
Awards : Cannes 2014 - Palme d’or prize
Aydin, a retired actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, from whom he has become emotionally estranged, and his sister Necla, who is still feeling the effects of her recent divorce. In winter, as the snow covers the steppe, the hotel becomes their refuge but also the scene of their heartbreak...
DIAMOND ISLAND - Debut film by Davy Chou (CAMBODIA) supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde in 2014
Director : Davy Chou (Cambodia) / Production FR : AURORA FILM / Release date FR : 28/12/2016
- Festival du Film de Cabourg – Journées Romantiques 2016 - Grand Prix
- International Critics' Week 2016 - Prix SACD
Diamond Island is an island on the shores of Phnom Penh transformed by real estate developers into a symbol of the Cambodia of the future, an ultra-modern paradise for the rich. Bora is 18 years old and, like many young people from the countryside, leaves his home village to work on this vast construction site. There he befriends other workers of his age, until he is reunited with his older brother, the charismatic Solei, who disappeared five years earlier. Solei opens the doors to an exciting world of urban, privileged youth, its girls, its nightlife and its illusions.
BEAUTY AND THE DOGS (Aala Kaf Ifrit) - Film by Kaouther Ben Hania (TUNISIA) supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde en 2016 and by the Fabrique cinéma in 2015
Director : Mme Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia) / Production FR: TANIT FILM / Release date FR : 18/10/2017
Awards : Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême 2017 - Valois Magelis Student Prize
At a student party, the eyes of Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meet those of Youssef. A few hours later, Mariam is wandering the streets in a state of shock. It is the start of a long night for her, during which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can she obtain justice if it means siding with her persecutors?
RAFIKI - Debut film by Wanuri Kahiu (KENYA) supported by the Aide aux cinémas du Monde en 2014 and by the Fabrique Cinéma in 2014
Director : Mme Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya) / Production FR : MPM FILM / Release date FR : 26/09/2018
- Festival du Film de Cabourg – Journées Romantiques 2018 : Nominated for the Grand Prix
- Cannes Film Festival 2018 :
Nominated for Un Certain Regard - Director's Prize, Special Jury Prize, Script Prize
Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Prize
In Nairobi, Kena and Ziki lead two very different lives as high school girls, each seeking to follow their dreams in their own way. Their paths cross in the midst of an election campaign in which their respective fathers are facing off. Drawn to each other in conservative Kenyan society, the two young women are forced to choose between love and safety...
LES OISEAUX DE PASSAGE - Film by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego (COLOMBIA) supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde in 2016
Director : Ciro Guerra et Cristina Gallego (Colombia) / Production FR : FILMS BOUTIQUE / Release date FR : 10/04/2019
Awards : Reims Polar 2019 - Prix Spécial Police
In 1970s Colombia, a family of indigenous Wayuu find themselves at the centre of a thriving marijuana trade with American youth.
When family honour is pitted against men's greed, gang warfare becomes inevitable and puts their lives, their culture and their ancestral traditions at risk.
These are the origins of the drug cartels.
ONODA, 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE - Film by Arthur Harari (FRANCE) supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde in 2017
Director : Arthur Harari (France) / Production FR : BATHYSPHERE / Release date FR : 21/07/2021
- César 2022 - César Award for Best Original Screenplay
- Cannes Film Festival : Nominated for the Un Certain Regard - Cast Prize, Courage Prize, Originality Prize, Special Mention of the Jury
Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Prize
It is late 1944. Japan is losing the war. On the orders of the mysterious Major Taniguchi, the young Hiroo Onoda is sent to an island in the Philippines just before the American landings. The handful of soldiers he leads into the jungle soon discover the unknown doctrine that will bind them to this man: the Secret War.
For the Empire, the war is about to end. For Onoda, it will only end 10,000 nights later.
L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DE MARONA -film by Anca Damian (ROMANIA) supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde in 2018
Director : Anca Damian (Romania) / Production FR : SACREBLEU PRODUCTION / Release date FR : 08/01/2020
Awards: Festival du Film d’Animation Annecy 2019 - Nominated for the Cristal for Best Feature Film
After an accident, a little dog remembers the different masters she has known and loved throughout her life. Through her unfailing empathy, her life becomes a lesson in love.
LITTLE PALESTINE, Diary of a Siege - Debut film by Abdallah Al-Khatib (Palestine) supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde in 2021
Director : Abdallah Al-Khatib (Palestine) – 1er film / Production FR : FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE / Release date FR : 12/01/2022
- JCC (Carthage Film Festival) 2021 - Tanit d'or for Best Documentary Feature Film
- Filmfest Hamburg - Hamburg International Film Festival (Germany, 2021) - Audience Prize
- Visions du Réel Switzerland 2021 - Interfaith Prize
In the wake of the Syrian revolution, Bashar Al-Assad's regime laid siege to the Yarmouk district (Damascus), the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world. Yarmouk is now isolated and the director bears witness to the daily deprivations, paying tribute to the courage of the children and inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
The Institut français and the Aide aux cinémas du monde
The Aide aux Cinémas du monde (ACM) 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. It may be granted before filming (production aid). Projects not selected for pre-filming assistance may be presented for post-filming assistance (postproduction aid).