Ivan Ikic will be one of this year’s six directors to be hosted by prestigious programme of Cannes Film Festival.

The Résidence du Festival welcomes every year a dozen young directors who work there on their first or second fictional feature film project, in two sessions lasting four and a half months (from October 1st to mid February, and from the end of February to mid July).

Since its creation in 2000, the Résidence has welcomed more than
one hundred and seventy filmmakers from more than fifty different countries. It makes available to them a place of residence in the heart of Paris, a personalised programme accompanying the writing of their scripts, and a collective programme of forums with film industry professionals.

The selection of the residents by a jury, presided by a director or a motion-picture celebrity, is based on the quality of their already made shorts – or first feature film, as well as on the interest of the feature film project in the course of being written, and on the candidates’ motivation.

Other selected directors are Ali ASGARI (Iran), Nuno BALTAZAR (Portugal), Federico CECHETTI (Mexico), Omar EL ZOHAIRY (Egypt) and Gregorio GRAZIOSI (Brazil).

Read more > (link: http://www.cinefondation.com/en/sessions)

Paris, Dec 9th 2015

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