APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN !

From September 14th to November 8th, 2020

CANNESFILMS UNLIMITED

Make the most of this exceptional opportunity to integrate a creative writing development scheme that will allow you to get closer to the cinema industry by better understanding its artistic, commercial and pragmatic requirements.

THE BRIEF

Europe and its History are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, with strong fictional potential. The appropriation of the brief and the treatment you are going to do with it must be in line with the European imaginary, which is filled with strong subjects,real or fictitious heroes and emblematic places, sometimes not much exploited in films and series.

 

Thanks to your original creations, this writing residency has the ambition to make this heritage shine, and to promote the creation of universal stories with an international scope.

You can choose one of the following two themes:

 

Reclassification and social advancement

Heroic story

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

Experience

Justify experience in content creation (short or feature film, theater, novel, comic book, one man show, etc.)

Language

English must be fluent enough to be able to participate in the development workshops.
French can however be used for writing your project.

Co-written projects

Co-written projects are accepted but only one of the two authors can join the intensive 3-week residency in Cannes.

THE APPLICATION FILE 

To be submitted before November 8th, as a PDF file including the above documents in the following order (Please use a 12-point font).
Any non-compilant file will not be considered. 

Registration Form
Download here

Project pitch
5 lines

Synopsis
(beginning, middle, end)

3 pages

Guidance note 

1 page

CV

Moodboard

(Optional)

Links to previous audiovisual works

(Optional)

A RESIDENCY IN TWO-PHASES

Stage 1

Stage 2

18 candidates follow the online program for 2 months. They benefit from regular monitoring provided by mentors and participate in masterclasses led by industry professionals.

Immersive residence in Cannes for a period of 3 weeks (affiliated with the Cannes Film Festival).

Pitch

Pitch session in front of a jury of professionals.
Selection of the
8 finalists who will enter the residency in Cannes.

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

(The dates mentioned below are subject to change)

November 2020

Closing of applications.

Sunday November 8th at midnight.

Study of application files.

December 2020

Announcement of the 18 preselected authors on file.

Start of the remote residency (synopsis 5 pages).

January 2021

Synopsis of 10 pages.

February 2021

March 2021

Midterm Pitch with the Canal + team. Selection of the 8 finalists.

April 2021

May 2021

May 3rd

Beginning of the intensive 3-week residency in Cannes.
Objective: writing an outline.

May 21st

Final Pitch

After residency:
writing of a dialogue continuity or treatment.

If you have any questions regarding the selection process or the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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