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PITCHS INTERNATIONAUX INTERNATIONAL PITCHES 21 - 26 JANVIER 2020 BIARRITZ FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTAIRE WWW. FIPADOC. COM
2 1 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 09.30 > 13.00 PITCHING PITCHING SESSION SESSION HOSTED BY OPEN TO OBSERVERS GITTE HANSEN PLACE (FIRST HAND FILMS) BELLEVUE & ESPACE ATLANTIQUE MARGJE DE KONING (MOVIES THAT MATTER) 14.30 > 17.30 CLOSED SESSION ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS FIPADOC’s international pitching session will feature 15 projects: 5 French and 10 international, pitched PLACE to a panel of Commissioning Editors and other BELLEVUE industry professionals, with the goal of finding SALLE VAGUE new partners. The projects presented are ambitious and eclectic, and above all have high potential. They cover a broad spectrum of storytellings and subjects. As part of the 2020 Focus, the pitching session presents 3 Swedish projects. Among the projects selected from the hundred or so applications received, 4 projects have been scouted in partnering forums or markets: One french project and one international project will receive an award of 5.000€ in post-production services from our partner Saya.
2 3 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES THE PROJECTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. 4 BIO 36 NATURAL DISASTERS: MEGA- REGULATORS 8 CHANCELVIE 40 SAMUEL AND THE LIGHT 12 CITIZEN 44 THE SCARS TRIBUNAL OF ALI BOULALA 16 DRAW 48 TO THE FOR NORTH CHANGE! 20 EXPEDITION 52 THE TRUE 49 STORY OF D’ARTAGNAN 24 FATNA, 56 TRUMP A WOMAN VS THE FBI NAMED RACHID 28 THE 60 WILD WILD GOUROUGOU LIFE TRIAL 32 H2 – ONE KILOMETER OF CONFLICT
4 5 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES BIO SYNOPSIS ONE STORY, ONE is the seven years old daughter DIRECTORS MIKAEL VALLEY, THREE FAMILIES of beekeepers Zhang and Chen. KRISTERSSON & A NATURAL CRISIS Ten months per year the parents FEATURE LENGTH ÅSA Award-winning nature documentary are forced to leave Hanyuan to keep ONE-OFF EKMAN director Mikael Kristersson teams the bees from dying, leaving Yingling SWEDEN AUTHOR up with Åsa Ekman and Oscar Hedin behind with the grandparents. 72 MIN OSCAR to depict the valley of Hanyuan As summer arrives, she travels thousands HEDIN in the Sichuan Province of China. of kilometers to spend some time with At the bottom of the valley, bees her mom and dad. High up on the top LOGLINE PRODUCTION MARINA-EVELINA no longer exist due to widespread of the mountains amidst the clouds CRACANA use of pesticides and monocultures. Ye, a single parent, bets his last money IN A VALLEY IN CHINA THE OSCAR This place is extreme but not unique. on an organic cherry orchard. POLLINATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED. HEDIN All over the world, pollinators But Ye’s father wants him to spray THE LIVES AND FAMILIES OF THREE Film and Tell, are dying due to human influence. pesticides and Ye is prone to give AGRICULTURAL WORKERS Sweden Hanyuan is an image of a possible in as the orchard gets attacked by pests. ARE AFFECTED BY AN ECOSYSTEM firstname.lastname@example.org +46 855 803 830 future for mankind – but it ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE. filmandtell.com is happening here and now. Cao, Yingling and Ye are shown DELIVERY DATE in relation to nature – in an orchard March 2021 In the film, we follow three characters without pollinating insects, among and their families who mark the lifestyle the hives of the last domesticated and geography of the valley. bees and in a mountainside forest Cao, a thriving fruit cultivator, where wild bees still fly. has made a good life for his family Human dramas, fascinating nature by following the recommendations scenes and alarming environmental of the authorities to spray pesticides problems form a fateful epic. and pollinate by hand. Yingling
6 7 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT Mankind is exhausting the resources of the Earth at an increasing speed. We will be employing modern camera techniques and studio solutions BIOGRAPHIES Mikael Kristersson directed three documentary Åsa Ekman has a Master in Documentary Film DESCRIPTION Vertebrate populations have decreased to better understand the life inside MIKAEL KRISTERSSON ÅSA EKMAN features, theatrically released, that received the praise of the critics and reached large from The Swedish National Film School. Her Dragkingdom of Sweden (2002) is a cult by 30 percent during the last 40 years. a beehive. We will be focusing DIRECTORS audiences worldwide. Pica Pica (1987), movie in the HBTQ-underground. It’s all about Nature is under great pressure. on content and drama, not on about the magpies in Vällingby Centrum, won Edith (2006) got the jury’s honorary award the perfect image (which is common the Cinéma du Réel in Paris. Kestrel’s Eye (1998), at Tempo Documentary Film Festival 2007. One third of our food depends within modern nature film). We will about a couple of kestrels in the church tower Ekman’s A Mother’s Comeback (2011) premiered on pollinators to grow. The pollinators be working also with interviews in Skanör, was nominated for a Guldbagge at the Gothenburg International Film Festival award in the category Best Picture and won 2012. It was nominated for Best Documentary – butterflies, hover flies, with the protagonists, possibly with first prize at the documentary festivals in Munich and won the prize for Best Swedish Feature. wild and domestic bees, even bats – a few short facts to guide the viewer. and Marseilles and at Nordisk Panorama. Her documentary diptych on children make a great but often forgotten Light Year (2009), about Kristersson’s garden, exposed to domestic violence produced contribution for mankind. Now their Cinematic nature photography, was nominated as the Swedish contribution with Oscar Hedin, My life My Lesson (2014) numbers are rapidly dwindling mainly authentic human activities, to the Nordic Council Film Prize and and Say Something (2015), won the Swedish due to widespread use of pesticides, and Kristersson’s unique attention won firstprize at the science festival Mostra TV Prize Kristallen for best documentary de Ciencia e Cinema in Spain. Kristersson two years in a row. monocultural cultivation, to animal behaviors, will make has an education as cinematographer from invasive species or viral diseases. the viewers experience the tight, the Dramatic Institute and has produced over but still fragile, networks of existence thirty films. This year, the Musem of Moving Image We can capture this complex issue that is put at risk without pollinators. in New York, at the initiative of Martin Scorsese, in one story. In one place with hosted an event dedicated to Kristersson’s work. a limited but disturbed ecosystem, through three compelling destinies, BIOGRAPHIES Oscar Hedin founded Film and Tell in 2010. Marina-Evelina Cracana is an alumna each affected by a different kind OSCAR HEDIN Before that he made several ﬁlms that reached of Scotland Screen Academy and Aristoteles MARINA-EVELINA CRACANA large audiences, formed opinions, changed laws Workshop. She produced and directed of pollination. On a small scale, PRODUCERS and won awards. His ﬁlm about the soccer team two documentary shorts, among which, Hanyuan valley is an image FILM AND TELL Assyriska during their ﬁrst year in the Swedish The Fuel Filter (2017) won the Best International an ecosystem on the brink Premier League, A National Team Without Documentary award at AKIFF 2018. of collapse, an omen a Nation (2005), won the Golden Palm She is currently working as a producer for the entire global biosphere. at the Beverly Hills Films Festival. Aching Heart at Film and Tell. (2007), focusing on the Jihadist movement in Sweden was nominated for a Guldbagge, We want to portray man as a species Prix Europa and Ikaros, and won the Amulet. of nature, a part of the local ecosystem. The bustling city centre of Hanyuan, for example, feels like another look PROJECTED inside a hive. The vendors, the workers BUDGET 553.000€ of the pear cultivation, everybody STILL trying to make a living in their own way REQUIRED 247.250€ mimic the work dynamics of a bee CONFIRMED SALES AGENT colony and contribution to society, CONFIRMED while looking after their own BROADCASTER SVT nutritional needs. FINANCING TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL SOURCES OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET Beekeepers, in turn, become just like PRE-SALE SVT CONFIRMED 77.000€ 14% the wild bees, displaced, depopulated, PUBLIC FUNDING DEV. THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE CONFIRMED 93.750€ 17% forced to stay on the edge of society PUBLIC FUNDING FILM I SKÅNE CONFIRMED 24.000€ 4% to be able to feed themselves. FOUNDATION GRANT POSTKODSTIFTELSEN CONFIRMED 59.000€ 11% In this film, the strength of the portraying OWN INVESTMENT FILM AND TELL CONFIRMED 52.000€ 9% social documentary is paired with PUBLIC FUNDING DEV. CREATIVE EUROPE PENDING 25.000€ 5% the magic of the artistic nature film, PUBLIC FUNDING PROD. THE SWEDISH ARTS PENDING 19.250€ 4% Kristersson’s trademark. Scenes GRANTS COMMITEE and images will carry the narrative. PUBLIC FUNDING PROD. THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE PENDING 96.000€ 17% We will show life in the beehive PRE-SALES/CO-PRODS BROADCASTERS PROJECTED 107.000€ 19% and the pupation of butterfly larvae WITH THE The Swedish Film Institute, as well as Zhang’s tearful parting SUPPORT OF Film i Skåne, Postkodstiftelsen from er daughter, Ye’s temptation ADVANCEMENT to introduce chemicals into his farming STATE Development routine and Cao setting out to give PREVIOUSLY Medimed 2019 – Speedy his grandchildren an education. PITCHED AT... Pitches
8 9 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES CHANCELVIE SYNOPSIS Chancelvie, 16, has spent half of her life Since her early childhood, she has DIRECTOR MARC-HENRI living in the streets of Kinshasa, learned to fight and to be respected. WAJNBERG Democratic Republic of Congo. This portrait is not only that FEATURE LENGTH AUTHOR Her daily life is a challenge to find of an adolescent living in Kinshasa, ONE-OFF MARC-HENRI odd jobs, to eat, to remain clean, too young to face all these adult BELGIUM WAJNBERG to sleep. Carpe diem is the motto issues, but also that of a teenager 52 & 85 MIN of the street life in Kinshasa. facing the injustice suffered by all PRODUCTION CATHERINE Now that she is pregnant, the violence street children who have to manage BOES she suffered as a child is resurfacing. their destiny so early in life. LOGLINE Wajnbrosse Where does she come from? Chancelvie is like Kinshasa, oppressed Productions, Who is this mother who threw and overflowing with vitality, CHANCELVIE, 16 YEARS OLD Belgium heron the street, accompanied poor and generous, in love with life, AND PREGNANT, HAS BEEN LIVING wajnbrosse@ wajnbrosse.com by her younger brother, then its perfumes and its music. ON THE STREETS OF KINSHASA +32 477 673 416 wajnbrosse.com 5 years old? Why would a mother Chancelvie is very integrated SINCE SHE WAS 8. take such a drastic action? in the artistic scene of Kinshasa. WITH THE HELP OF HER ARTIST DELIVERY DATE Who was her father? She dances with Strombo June 2020 FRIENDS, WILL SHE MANAGE for 52 min version Although from a rival band, Shekina Kayumba’s band, helps Bebson TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE September 2020 accompanies her long days. They beg, De La Rue to make instruments, FOR HER UNBORN BABY? for 85 min version sleep together and have the same shapes masks with Sambu, artist friends. These street performers accompanies Nada in his costume customize waste – plastic bottles made of phone scraps for street and bags, rusty car parts, broken performances, which allows mirrors, cans – to make costumes. her to earn a few pennies to get During street parades, they hope through the day. to alert about the decline of their city. Chancelvie has decided Chancelvie plans to integrate to leave this life and to learn a center for girl-mothers after the a trade as soon as she gives birth. birth of her son in the hope of offering This involves moving away him a better future than her own. from her street friends. Nothing is less certain. She is rebellious Fate has put her in the streets, to any authority. will her determination carry her away from it?
10 11 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT This film shows the difficulty of living as a young girl in a city where is an everyday routine for her and her young friends and the many BIOGRAPHY Marc-Henri Wajnberg directed 3.000 very short Kinshasa Kids (8 awards, selected in 70 festivals: DESCRIPTION the implicit codes of street life scars that mark her body are its MARC-HENRI WAJNBERG films and his short film, Le Réveil (The Alarm Clock) DIRECTOR was awarded in Cannes and received 22 awards Venice, Toronto, Busan, New York...). His VR interactive movie Kinshasa Now is currently create a parallel society with equally sad reflection. around the world. He directed numerous in postproduction. stringent and constraining rules. documentaries (Oscar Niemeyer, As a young adolescent living But thanks to her permanent an architect committed to his century in the streets of Kinshasa, Chancelvie contacts with the artists and musicians – 12 awards and Evgueni Khaldei, faces various problems on a daily basis of Kinshasa, Chancelvie never photographer under Stalin – 3 awards) and two long features; Just Friends (12 awards), that are enhanced by her feminine considered her condition of street condition. This theme of the genre child as a fatality. For her, there is still BIOGRAPHY After a master’s degree in Germanic literature, Up to now Wajnbrosse has produced is present in all the sequences hope that one day she will build CATHERINE BOES Catherine Boes started working in the film more than 50 documentaries. of the film. The situation of street girls, her own home. The birth of her child PRODUCER production industry. In 2018, she joined WAJNBROSSE PRODUCTIONS Their productions have been sold certainly fewer than boys, is probably the last boost the company Wajnbrosse Productions, to more than 150 TV channels is catastrophic. Often forced into that Chancelvie needed to realize founded in 1983 and well-known, and awarded 70 international prizes. among others, for the productions prostitution, many are already mothers. this dream in the near future. of the series CLAP (1.200 x 8 seconds, When girls are thrown out of the familial Chancelvie shows a determination directed by Marc‑Henri Wajnberg and sold shelter, often by their own parents that is both poignant and impressive in 50 countries), The Five Obstructions and for various reasons, they have to make her dream come true, (directed by Lars von Trier and Joergen Leth). to find a protector, a man with whom nourishing it with an energy that they have a privileged relationship she draws particularly from artistic and who protects them in case inventiveness. Her past and present of aggression. This protection journey and the one she traces has a price, a debt that drives for the future creates the narrative them to accept rape and violence thread of this documentary. and having to work for him. This film has no redemptive vocation This documentary also looks at the place but it will already have achieved a goal PROJECTED BUDGET 350.262€ of women in African society, and if it allows to raise more awareness STILL especially the place of a woman-child about the fate of these children, REQUIRED 115.200€ made vulnerable by her situation but also about their resilience CONFIRMED as a street kid. It would be a positive and their self-rescuing potential. SALES AGENT result if this perspective could The narrative force is centered CONFIRMED RTBF, Canvas, Canal + BROADCASTER International, Be-One stimulate reflection on women’s on Chancelvie, her pregnancy FINANCING TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL rights in developing countries and Kinshasa’s artistic inventiveness. SOURCES OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET and the prejudices that condition The film reveals an intimate and deeply PUBLIC FUNDING FÉDÉRATION CONFIRMED 50.000€ 14,28% and shape gender discrimination. human story, animated by edifying WALLONIE-BRUXELLES PUBLIC FUNDING CENTRE AUDIOVISUEL CONFIRMED 14.000€ 4% The first protective barrier for a child and moving protagonists. BRUXELLES is its family. Without her family, Chancelvie, the film, is not just a portrait, BROADCASTER RTBF (COPRODUCTION) CONFIRMED 33.000€ 9,42% Chancelvie can only try to rebuild it’s also a slice of life, an image of a life BROADCASTER CANVAS (COPRODUCTION) CONFIRMED 15.000€ 4,28% a protective circle around herself, course, a life experience different TAX INCENTIVE BELGA FILMS FUND CONFIRMED 40.000€ 11,42% even if that circle is embodied from the lives of young Westerners PRODUCER’S WAJNBROSSE CONFIRMED 10.612€ 3,03% CONTRIBUTION PRODUCTIONS by gangs of street children. and immersed in the animation FOUNDATION RACHEL & GEORGE ARTHUR CONFIRMED 25.000€ 9,99% But they suffer contempt and rejection of an African metropolis both plagued FORREST FOUNDATION from outside, the adult world. by poverty and overflowing with vitality. BROADCASTER CANAL + INTERNATIONAL CONFIRMED 20.000€ 5,71% These children are in permanent danger. (COPRODUCTION) CO-PRODUCER’S EVA PRODUCTION CONFIRMED 6.000€ 1,71% The church should offer them CONTRIBUTION (FR) a shelter, yet the hundreds of Revival CO-PRODUCER’S RG & CRÉATIFS CONFIRMED 5.000€ 1,43% Churches exploit the credulity, popular CONTRIBUTION (DRC) ASSOCIÉS belief and urban myths that prevail BROADCASTER BE-ONE (DRC) CONFIRMED 10.000€ 2,86% among the local population to blame FOUNDATION REEJER CONFIRMED 6.450€ 1,71% children for witchcraft. As a result, PUBLIC FUNDING CNC PROJECTED 19.000€ 5,42% they are rejected by their family INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROCIREP-ANGOA PROJECTED 6.200€ 1,77% and end up in the streets. PRE-SALES, BROADCASTERS PROJECTED 90.000€ 25,70% These children are attacked daily WITH THE Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, SUPPORT OF Centre Audiovisuel de Bruxelles, Belga Films Fund Tax Shelter by other street children ADVANCEMENT or police officers. STATE Production The physical and psychological PREVIOUSLY violence undergone by Chancelvie PITCHED AT...
12 13 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES CITIZEN SYNOPSIS In 1966 protests against the war Consequently, the hearings DIRECTOR CLARA in Vietnam have gathered momentum of the Russell-Sartre tribunal are held TRIBUNAL OTT in the US and Europe. The Nobel prize in Stockholm in Sweden and Roskilde AUTHORS winner for literature and tireless in Denmark. The jury must weigh CLARA militant pacifist Bertrand Russell the numerous testimonials ONE-OFF OTT contacts the French philosopher and documents and qualify the facts FRANCE ERIC Jean‑Paul Sartre and proposes in legal terms. Is the war in Vietnam 52 MIN PRUNIER the creation of an international a premeditated crime? PRODUCTION tribunal to judge the US army Has the American government ANNE and government for war crimes. authorized the bombing of civilian LOGLINE MOUTOT Composed of intellectuals targets and the use of weapons Calisto and personalities from all over the world, forbidden by the rules of war? IN 1967 TWO PHILOSOPHERS, productions, the mission of the citizen tribunal, As the hearings unfold, the public BERTRAND RUSSELL IN BRITAIN France a tribunal of conscience, is to enlighten is astounded by reports from AND JEAN-PAUL SARTRE IN FRANCE, amoutot@ calisto-productions.com public opinion and judge crimes the commissions sent to Vietnam, CREATE THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL +33 662 866 842 calisto-productions.com in accordance with international law. but also by the photos and film footage CITIZEN TRIBUNAL OF CONSCIENCE From the opening of its constituent and the lengthy depositions made TO INVESTIGATE US WAR CRIMES DELIVERY DATE assembly in London, the tribunal by Vietnamese victims, by traumatized December 2020 IN VIETNAM. meets with the opposition of European GIs, the detailed presentations leaders who consider this alternative by weapons experts, doctors, judicial procedure as a source legal experts and historians of diplomatic problems. Preoccupied from all over the world. by the potential impact of the initiative, The notions of “war crimes” the American government organizes and “crimes against humanity” a media propaganda campaign are evoked before the tribunal. to discredit it and puts the members Inspired by principles inherited of the jury under CIA surveillance. from the Nuremberg tribunal The sessions, initially organized and post-war conventions, to take place in Paris, are prohibited this unprecedented citizen tribunal by the French President, General conducts a symbolic but carefully de Gaulle and the British Prime Minister, argued trial and reaches a verdict. Harold Wilson. It is an unprecedented historical event in which the people voice their aspiration for universal justice.
14 15 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT AN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY and the role it played in building an international state of law which BIOGRAPHY Clara Ott graduates from IDHEC-FEMIS Her film, Children for sale, stories from DESCRIPTION By telling the eventful story would prevent the “crime of silence” CLARA OTT DIRECTOR as director and film editor in 1985. She is the laureate of the Académie de France Albania (France 5, 2004), won the prize of best documentary for Children’s Rights of the Russell-Sartre Tribunal from being perpetrated and ensure in Rome at the Villa Medicis, section cinéma (1985.) in the International Festival for Human Rights for the first time, the film investigates that crimes against humanity would She devotes herself to the editing and direction (FIFDH) in Paris. Nicaragua, a confiscated the work of this citizen initiative not go unpunished in future. of documentary films for international NGOs revolution (ARTE, ORF, 2013) won The Journalist’s and its impact on the war in Vietnam. A principle that urgently needed for French and foreign channels. award IJBA at the international Festival to be defended in 1967 as it still Most of her films directly or indirectly explore of History films at Pessac. It also provides an account questions concerning Human rights In her filmography, can also be noted, of the dynamic links between does today. either in today’s world or in history. The long Road (France 3, 2014), Vagabond the court and the anti-war movement Angels (Canal + International, 2017) and of the late 1960s and the role it played AN INTERNATIONAL The Giacometti Affair (France 5, RTS, Rai, 2019). in promoting universal justice. PROJECT As a whistleblower, the tribunal sets This documentary recounts BIOGRAPHY After 7 years of collaboration In 2012 she becomes General Secretary a precedent by denouncing the most ANNE MOUTOT with Jean‑Michel Carré and Jill Emery of the Association Science & Television a significant event in world history PRODUCER at Les Films Grain de sable, Anne Moutot creates in charge of the scientific film festival Pariscience. blatant crimes of the American which still has great resonance today. CALISTO PRODUCTIONS the company Calisto Productions in 2008. She later joins the production company, military intervention and the repeated It is intended for channels with history She develops and produces documentary films French Connection Films, where amongst lies of its political leaders long and international social affairs slots. for French and Foreign television channels. others she produces: The Giacometti before these were confirmed The film will rely on the participation Her fields of predilection are history, culture, Affair by Clara Ott (France 5, RTS, Rai). and recognized internationally. of witnesses, historians and experts science and society. She notably produces: Since 2019 she has reassumed her activity The Scar – Along the former Iron Curtain by as producer for Calisto Productions. from countries such as the United The film, through the trial archives, Dominique Maestrali (LCP-AN, Ria Storia, Viasat), Citizen Tribunal is the 4th film directed Kingdom, France, the United States, Moustaki as Ulysses by Rémi Lainé (France 5, by Clara Ott and produced by Anne Moutot. filmed in black and white 16mm film, Switzerland, Belgium, and Vietnam. AVRO) and Nicaragua, a confiscated It is also their 7th collaboration, will immerse the audience It will be based on extensive archive revolution by Clara Ott (ARTE, ORF). with the same vision and editorial exigency. in a dramatic atmosphere reminiscent materials which will provide a vivid of a film noir of the 1960s. portrayal of the events and make it We will follow the work of possible to re-enact scenes from the prestigious jury composed the Russell-Sartre Tribunal proceedings. of fifteen highly politically engaged We will use photographs and film personalities of the period such as footage from several archive funds the French writers Jean-Paul Sartre in Europe, and notably some remarkable and Simone de Beauvoir; the great images from a Swedish film archive Italian politician and founder that were shot during the first court of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, session in Stockholm. The materials Lelio Basso, and David Dellinger, will also include footage from PROJECTED BUDGET 188.000€ one of the most influential nonviolent the United States that have fallen peace activists in the United States. into the public domain. STILL 158.000€ REQUIRED CONFIRMED The film footage and photos brought These archives will clearly illustrate SALES AGENT back by the members how the investigations and court CONFIRMED of the commissions of inquiry BROADCASTER proceedings were conducted in the field which were shown during with rigor and will show FINANCING TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL SOURCES OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET the hearing will provide vivid the remarkable work done PRODUCER CALISTO CONFIRMED 20.000€ 10,64% depictions of the effects of the war in documenting these events PRODUCTIONS on the civilian population. thus providing a vivid and accurate PUBLIC FUNDING RÉGION GRAND EST CONFIRMED 10.000€ 5,32% DÉVELOPPEMENT Key witnesses who took part historical perspective on the war. PUBLIC FUNDING CNC PROJECTED 24.000€ 12,77% in the courtroom proceedings will PRODUCTION tell us what they felt. The British writer, To produce this documentary, PUBLIC FUNDING RÉGION GRAND EST PROJECTED 15.000€ 47,87% Tariq Ali, who was the court reporter; we are seeking co-production PRODUCTION the French lawyer, Gisèle Halimi, partners, especially in Sweden. BROADCASTER ARTE PENDING 90.000€ 2,66% member of the commissions of inquiry; We are looking for the involvement BROADCASTER FRENCH BROADCASTER PENDING 5.000€ 7,98% American activists who were on the jury of producers and broadcasters CO-PRODUCER INTERNATIONAL PROJECTED 24.000€ 12,77% and associated with peace movements at several levels: editorial, technical AND PRE-SALE at the time; and Vietnamese and financial. In France, the project WITH THE Région Grand-Est SUPPORT OF civilians who testified at the hearings. is supported by the Région Grand Est, ADVANCEMENT Experts in international law and we are waiting for confirmation STATE Development and historians will analyze the impact from one or more French broadcasters. PREVIOUSLY of this first citizen tribunal on the war PITCHED AT...
16 17 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES DRAW FOR SYNOPSIS In Draw For Change! each episode The Russian Victoria Lomasko makes DIRECTORS LAURA initially portrays a female cartoonist cartoons about how women CHANGE! NIX somewhere in the world. are traded for the local sex industry. ROKHSAREH GHAEMMAGHAMI Then, zooming in on one of The cartoonists are often women her cartoons, she takes us on a with a dramatic or unique story, SERIES KAREN VÁZQUEZ journey through her country in search such as that of the Iranian Firoozeh BELGIUM GUADARAMMA of people who experience Mozafarri, a successful cartoonist 8 × 52 MIN MARIAM that cartoon in reality. in a country where you can be locked up ABOU-OUF Thus, the drawings come to life. for the “wrong” drawing. ARYA Cintia Bolia became pregnant LOGLINE ROTHE KSENIA In order to capture these encounters, in Mexico at the age of 19. we will use a mixture of classic Abortion is illegal there. BURNING ISSUES WORLDWIDE, OKHAPKINA documentary and animated film. Despite the fact that she was forced SEEN THROUGH THE EYES AUTHORS The animation will be based to stop her studies, she managed, AND IN THE DRAWINGS VINCENT on the drawings of the cartoonist. without any education, to become OF FEMALE CARTOONISTS. COEN Each episode will be co-written an influential cartoonist and raise GUILLAUME VANDENBERGHE and directed by an established her son as a single mother. female director who has a direct link PRODUCTION to the subject or country. In this series we will meet strong HANNE women who each rebel in their own PHLYPO Through the eyes of female cartoonists way: they draw because it is unthinkable Clin d’œil films, Belgium the audience gets a unique perspective for them not to do so. The price email@example.com on a number of important issues they pay for this gives these characters +32 484 974 442 that woman face. Cartoonists a dramatic tension. They were fired, clindoeilfilms.be are good observers; after all, imprisoned or threatened with death. DELIVERY DATE it is their profession. But that’s not all But none of them bends October 2022 they do: every cartoonist we portray and they manage, even a little bit, is politically and socially engaged to change their community. in her own way and tries to bring about change or increase awareness Draw For Change! is an ambitious, about the problems. international project of universal importance. We are convinced Each episode has a specific that these female voices from all over subject, depending on the country the world have the power to reach and the cartoonist we are portraying. and move a wide audience. In Egypt Dooa El-Adl fights against female genital mutilation with her drawings.
18 19 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT Why is there no human society that has achieved true gender equality? We want to tell the stories with a mix of documentary and animation. BIOGRAPHIES Vincent Coen and Guillaume Vandenberghe, After studying Political and Social Sciences, DESCRIPTION Why are women who speak out treated This mixture feeds the narrative VINCENT COEN having developed the concept, will work Vincent went to the RITCS filmschool. GUILLAUME as showrunners on this series. Their tasks will Guillaume studied photography at KASK harder than their male counterparts? in many different ways: the dramatic VANDENBERGHE be assuring the coherence of the series and then cameraman at the INSAS. Their debut Why is violence against women representation of memories AUTHORS as a whole, without compromising the artistic documentary Cinema Inch’Allah! (2012) so omnipresent? and anecdotes, the integration vision of the individual directors. was co-produced by RTBF/ARTE, Canvas, of animated figures into documentary 2M and SRF. Their second film Nothing Vincent Coen (1975) and Guillaume It is deeply unsettling for us as parents images to comment on them or to give Is Forgiven (2017) premiered at FIPADOC Vandenberghe (1978) live and work in Brussels. and was sold to numerous territories. to see our children grow up in a world them humorous accent, the protection They got to know each other as teenagers where they are not treated as equals. of the identity of the interviewees… in Ghent when they played together in a band. Even in the so-called developed world this injustice still exists. Just think Each episode will be directed BIOGRAPHY Hanne Phlypo is a Belgian producer and founder Samuel In The Clouds (Golden Hugo at Chicago of #Metoo or the gender pay gap, by an internationally recognized local HANNE PHLYPO of Clin d’oeil films. The company focuses Film Fest), A Family Affair (Nominated for to name just a few issues. But of course, female director. She knows the culture, PRODUCER on creative documentaries and author-driven European Films Awards), Houses With Small CLIN D’OEIL FILMS our intention for making this series habits and issues of local women film with a clear preference for films with a social Windows (Nominated for EFA), Manu (IDFA 2018 goes beyond our offspring: gender and will be able to create an authentic or political statement by innovative filmmakers. & SCAM Star Award 2019) and By The Name Hanne has produced over 20 feature Of Tania (selected for Generation 14+ at Berlinale equality simply is a basic human right. and intimate portrait of the cartoonists. documentaries that have been screened 2019 and winner of Best International Feature Each film will have its own identity and awarded at festivals around the world. at Raindance). Hanne is an alumna of Eurodoc, Another important reason for making depending on the style of drawing, Among her prior films are Waiting For August member of Flanders Doc and is tutoring this TV series now is the fact that the subject matter and the director’s (Nominated for EFA, Best International at the Belgian Film School INSAS. the art of cartooning is increasingly artistic vision. Documentary Awards Hot Docs), under pressure. Recently the New York Times decided to stop publishing For six episodes the directors have cartoon, after one of their cartoons confirmed their cooperation: Laura Nix PROJECTED BUDGET 3.008.000€ featuring Trump and Netanyahu (US), known from The Yes Men Are STILL REQUIRED 2.403.000€ created a huge controversy. Cartooning Revolting; Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami CONFIRMED SALES AGENT is a crucial pillar of a free and democratic (Iran) known from Sonita, for which CONFIRMED BROADCASTER VRT / Canvas press. If cartooning disappears, press she won the jury and audience FINANCING SOURCES TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL freedom will follow soon. award at Sundance; Karen Vázquez OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET Guadaramma (Mexico) PUBLIC FUNDING FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND – SCRIPT SUPPORT CONFIRMED 25.000€ 1% Our previous film Nothing Is Forgiven is a Belgian‑Mexican filmmaker PUBLIC FUNDING FLANDERS PENDING 30.000€ 1% shows how Zineb El Rahzoui, and her film When The Bull Cried AUDIOVISUAL FUND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT a Moroccan women’s rights activist was shown at festivals all over PUBLIC FUNDING FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL PROJECTED 445.000€ 15% and journalist, becomes the most the world; Mariam Abou-Ouf (Egypt) FUND PRODUCTION SUPPORT protected woman in France who made a short film selected BROADCASTER CANVAS CONFIRMED 180.000€ 6% after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, for Cannes and also numerous PRODUCTION SUPPORT the satirical magazine. During documentaries; Arya Rothe (India) BROADCASTER RTBF PROJECTED 50.000€ 2% PRODUCTION SUPPORT the recordings we got to know many made A Rifle and A Bag that will PUBLIC FUNDING CENTRE DU CINÉMA PROJECTED 60.000€ 2% impressive women’s rights activists premiere on IFFR in 2020; DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES and cartoonists and the idea and Ksenia Okhapkina (Russia) PRODUCTION SUPPORT for this project came about. known for Come Back Free PUBLIC FUNDING DGCD – PRODUCTION PROJECTED 118.000€ 4% (Best medium-length film IDFA) SUPPORT TV SERIES PUBLIC FUNDING CREATIVE EUROPE PROJECTED 60.000€ 2% Liza Donnelly, award-winning cartoonist and Immortal (Best documentary SLATE FUNDING for the New Yorker, took up the role Karlovy Vary, longlist for the Oscars). PUBLIC FUNDING TAXSHELTER BELGIUM AUTOMATIC 400.000€ 13% of consultant very early on BROADCASTER FRANCE TBC PROJECTED 300.000€ 10% and the concept was developed With this series we want to deliver PUBLIC FUNDING CNC PROJECTED 150.000€ 5% in close collaboration with her. She will an ambitious high-end product PUBLIC FUNDING AIDE REGIONAL PROJECTED 50.000€ 2% continue to accompany the series that can play a role on the international PUBLIC FUNDING NFF / TELEDOC PROJECTED 50.000€ 2% during shooting and post-production. market in terms of artistic, PUBLIC FUNDING BROADCASTER THE PROJECTED 240.000€ 8% NETHERLANDS During her 30-year career she built cinematographic and technical PUBLIC FUNDING DUTCH TAX REBATE FUND PROJECTED 150.000€ 5% a global network of female cartoonists, qualities. Not only the choice PUBLIC FUNDING CREATIVE EUROPE TV PROJECTED 400.000€ 13% many of whom became personal of talented and committed directors, PROGRAMMING friends. Also Cartooning for Peace, but also the collaboration with a top PRE-SALE & INTERNATIONAL PRE-SALES LOOKING FOR 300.000€ 10% COPRODUCTIONS & COPRODUCTIONS an organization founded by Kofi Annan animation studio will contribute to this. WITH THE SUPPORT OF Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Canvas and Plantu that supports cartoonists who work under difficult conditions, ADVANCEMENT STATE Development are a partner for this TV series. PREVIOUSLY PITCHED AT...
20 21 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES EXPEDITION SYNOPSIS Expedition 49 will be a teenage Valentyn decides to launch DIRECTOR ALISA adventure documentary, a rehabilitation project helping 49 KOVALENKO an observational apprenticeship film: children who have psychologically AUTHORS the encounter between an aging man suffered the horrors of war. ALISA who has never given up on For his 49th and last expedition ЕКСПЕДИЦІЯ KOVALENKO 49 his childhood dreams, and five war to the Himalayas, he will train and bring STÉPHANE trapped teenagers craving for new with him 5 teenagers from the war SIOHAN horizons. The film will explore the fragile zone in Eastern Ukraine, offer them ONE-OFF and shiny world of adolescence: with their first eternal snow and bow out FRANCE PRODUCTION 90 MIN STÉPHANE the war in Eastern Ukraine as a rumbling in style. The alpinist publishes SIOHAN background, but above all with a call for teenagers aged 13 to 16. East Roads Films, a fantastic expedition to the Himalayas France / Ukraine LOGLINE stephane@ east-roads.com as a horizon, an open door to the outside world. The key word is: “Do you want to climb your first Himalayas?” This message AGED 73, VALENTYN, UKRAINE’S +380 50 832 18 51 spreads like a powder trail… Dozens GREATEST ALPINIST, PREPARES DELIVERY DATE At the age of 73, Valentyn Scherbatchev respond with letters, phone messages, HIS LAST EXPEDITION. Mid 2021 is a living legend of Ukrainian alpinism, smartphone videos… Five of them TO LEAVE A LEGACY, a former football matches TV host emerge: Lera, Ruslan, Alexander, and a famous sports commentator Lisa and Andriy, the “Adventurous HE GOES TO THE WAR FIELDS on the public radio in Kyiv. Five”, modern Ukrainian reincarnations DONBASS TO FIND He has extreme adventure in his blood: of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. FIVE YOUNG APPRENTICES. he was parachuted in Antarctica, DESTINATION: THE HIMALAYAS. sailed on the oceans and climbed During one year, the old man 48 times the Himalayas… Recently, and the kids will train hard under he’s been working on the creation the sun or in the snow of Donbass, of a sports television for children. to prepare for a long journey. In the middle of this process, we will But lately, Valentyn has been feeling discover each of the characters, disturbed. Born just after WW2, their story, their family, the situations he’s been profoundly shocked by in which they struggle, their personal the return of war in Ukraine. And then, dramas. On the way, they will find he feels that his energy is declining: themselves and find a new horizon: he will not roam in the mountains to build a life which is not synonym forever. Valentyn’s mind begins of being just a war victim. to wander and he draws the outlines of his next expedition. But the last one has to be a first one for someone. How to pass the baton?
22 23 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT Eastern Ukraine, 2020. The largest enrolled by the pro-Russian militias, BIOGRAPHY Alisa Kovalenko (1987) is an Ukrainian director, at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was selected mining and metalworking area while her brother is a cadet DESCRIPTION in Europe has been devastated at the Ukrainian army academy. ALISA KOVALENKO DIRECTOR living in Kyiv. She graduated the Karpenko-Kary University of Cinema of Kyiv and the Andrzej‑Wajda in 70 festivals, including IDFA Amsterdam 2018, winning 10 awards. Home Games was nominated by a six-years war between Ukraine They could fight each other. cinema school of Warsaw. After a first for the best Ukrainian documentary act in 2019 and Russia, which has taken 13.500 She’s panicked by the situation. feature-length documentary, Sister Zo, directed at the the Ukrainian Film Academy and had lives and forced 2 millions of people during the last year of university, Alisa directed its French premiere in the international to leave their homes. 3.500 civilians Ilya, 15 years old, would like to become her real debut feature‑documentary Alisa in competition of FIPADOC 2019 in Biarritz. Warland, about the early period of the war The same year, Alisa has become a member were killed, among them 300 children. an actor. Ruslan, 16 years old, in Eastern Ukraine, premiered at IDFA Amsterdam of The European Film Academy (EFA) and 700 schools have been destroyed lives in Zolote. From his bedroom, in 2015 in the First appearance competition. she’ll be the head of creative documentary by artillery, one in five schools he can see the explosions. His father, Alisa’s second documentary, Home Games, teaching at the Karpenko-Kary Film School in Kyiv. in the region. a miner digs coal with a hammer like an intimate family drama, had its World Premiere a century ago and he wants his son “The psychological trauma these kids to become a miner too. But while BIOGRAPHY Stephane Siohan (1978) is a French documentary Alisa Kovalenko’s award-winning Home Games. suffered will forever remain in their his dad doesn’t receive his salary, STÉPHANE SIOHAN producer, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. A senior reporter East Roads Films also produces creative PRODUCER specialized in foreign affairs, Stephane covers documentary and television content lives”, according to the Unicef. Ruslan’s making money for the family EAST ROADS FILMS Ukraine and Eastern Europe for the newspaper for commissioners such as The Guardian In October 2019, the government commenting Counter Strike Le Figaro, Radio France and televisions such as Documentary (UK), Current Time TV (USA), of Ukraine granted the official status tournaments online. the Swiss public broadcaster RTS. He has also Canal+ (France), RTS television (Swiss) of “war victim” to 33.000 children directed two interactive documentaries: and advocacy short docs for non-governmental who lives on the immediate frontline Andriy, 16, is the local Elon Musk! Gol (2012), selected at the Doclab IDFA 2012 organizations. Stéphane will co-write of Donbass. In 2020, Donbass new From his workshop, he invents in Amsterdam, and Kinshasa FM (2013). In 2016, and produce Expedition 49, the second teens turning 13 will have spent half and repairs everything. Recently, after he has created East Roads Films, a French full-length doc of East Roads Films. of their life in a war zone. a bombing cut off power, he provided production company supporting author-driven creative documentaries from Ukraine electricity for the whole neighborhood! and the region. Stephane produced What kind of adults does a war rise? All of them are beautiful dreamers: Does one have a chance to heal With the heroes of “Expedition 49”, we his or her wounds and build himself found the krainian brothers and sisters PROJECTED BUDGET 288.000€ as an adult. Are they doomed to pain, of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn! STILL violence and self-identification REQUIRED 178.000€ as a victim? This is the question raised The main narrative conflict that CONFIRMED SALES AGENT by this film, with the background underlies “Expedition 49” is this vital of Europe’s single raging war. force, this will, this incredible ability CONFIRMED BROADCASTER of our five teenage protagonists FINANCING TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL The war has transformed daily lives to build a world of adventure, while SOURCES OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET to a wild wild east, full of guns, the centrifugal forces of war are locking PUBLIC FUNDING UKRAINIAN STATE CONFIRMED 100.000€ 35% FILM AGENCY landmines and shell shrapnels. them within four walls and confining OWN INVESTMENT OWN INVESTMENT CONFIRMED 10.000€ 3,5% They discovered death and pain way them in a deadly narrow environment. PRIVATE FOUNDATION SUNDANCE INSTITUTE A&E PENDING 20.000€ 7% too early. What strikes at most: here BRAVE STORYTELLER AWARD kids are different. They’re not afraid The war locks up children, while PRIVATE FUNDING HOTDOCS CROSS CURRENTS PENDING 17.000€ 6% DOC FUND about the same things. They don’t they want to open up very wide PRIVATE FUNDING IDFA BERTHA FUND PENDING 17.500€ 6% move an inch when a bomb falls, the windows of life. Preteens have CLASSIC (PRODUCTION) but they’re terrified of the unknown, this need for transgression. To get PRIVATE FUNDING CATAPULT FILM FUND PENDING 15.000€ 5% the outside world. out of the family cocoon, to see PUBLIC FUNDING CNC – AIDE AU PENDING AMOUNT NOT DÉVELOPPEMENT RENFORCÉ SPECIFIED if the grass is greener somewhere, PRIVATE FOUNDATION FORD FOUNDATION PENDING 16.300€ 5,5% Our heroes live in small dusty cities, to confront the unknown. What JUSTFILMS INQUIRY in the region of Luhansk, Ukrainian is adventure? It is freedom: freedom PRIVATE FOUNDATION CINEREACH PENDING AMOUNT NOT SPECIFIED side of the frontline. Lera, 14 years old, of movement and the freedom PRIVATE FUNDING IDFA BERTHA FUND – EUROPE PROJECTED 40.000€ 14% is a refugee from Luhansk. Now to choose one’s own destiny. PUBLIC FUNDING SORFOND NORWAY PROJECTED 30.000€ 10,5% she lives in the little frontline town PUBLIC FUNDING DOHA FILM INSTITUTE PROJECTED AMOUNT NOT of Stanytsia Luhanska, in a foster Our heroes are being deprived of SPECIFIED home settled in a former library that possibility. Suddenly, a deus ex PRIVATE FUNDING JIHLAVA FILM FUND AMOUNT NOT SPECIFIED with her seven siblings. She dreams machina appears: an old man BROADCASTERS AMOUNT NOT of becoming a photographer. who proposes them to reach their inner SPECIFIED Everest and maybe find what they really WITH THE Ukrainian State Film Agency SUPPORT OF Lisa, 15, also lives in Stanytsia. want from their lives: social determinism ADVANCEMENT In the future, Lisa would like to create or freedom! The very conflict line which STATE Advanced development / Pre-production animated films. Her boyfriend lives is crossing Ukraine as a society after PREVIOUSLY on the separatist side and might get six years of revolution and changes… PITCHED AT...
24 25 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES FATNA, SYNOPSIS In the National Archives of the Kingdom on her ideas in a profoundly shifting DIRECTOR HÉLÈNE of Morocco, a huge project is beginning: society that is still under close A WOMAN HARDER a meticulous inventory of the files surveillance. Only the rare moments AUTHOR of thousands of recognized victims she spends singing with her friends NAMED RACHID HÉLÈNE HARDER of human rights violations during the “years of lead”. Among these files is that of a former missing person in the choir, or talking on the phone with her two daughters living abroad, allow her to relax. FATNA UNE FEMME PRODUCTION NOMMÉE RACHID ILHAM and political prisoner, Fatna El Bouih. As she travels around, Fatna shares RAOUF Driving all over the labyrinthine city with us the intimate and sensitive story FEATURE LENGTH ABEL AFLAM, of Casablanca, Fatna keeps dreaming of a life punctuated by the great events Maroc of change after years of rebuilding. of our time, from country girl born ONE-OFF ilham@ Today, with her NGO Relais-Prison- in the year of Moroccan independence MOROCCO abelaflam.com +212 661 46 06 80 Société, she is fighting to organize to revolutionary schoolgirl in 1970s FRANCE +212 661 46 06 99 a film festival in the impenetrable Casablanca; from underground activist 80 MIN abelaflam.com Oukacha prison. to former missing person. Today, CO-PRODUCTION Despite the many obstacles we see the strength and resilience NADÈGE the Moroccan authorities of a woman whose whole life LOGLINE LABÉ WENDIGO are putting in the way of her project, is dedicated to the traditionally FORMER POLITICAL PRISONER, FILMS, Fatna has not given up her other male arena of political activism. France commitments: helping the Through Fatna El Bouih’s story, FATNA EL BOUIH IS KEEPING UP nadege@ reintegration of former prisoners, the film tells us how women must HER FIGHT IN MOROCCO DESPITE wendigofilms.com +33 148 304 961 taking a keen interest in the schooling transgress if they are to enter history, THE OBSTACLES. SHE DREAMS +33 623 910 090 of little girls, and sharing her own questions the constant risk OF OPENING THE IMPENETRABLE wendigofilms.com story with newly released young of their erasure from the collective CASABLANCA PRISON TO THE PUBLIC DELIVERY DATE Syrian political prisoners. memory, and highlights the great THROUGH A FILM FESTIVAL. 2021 Every day, Fatna struggles humbly changes of our time. and discreetly to exist and pass
26 27 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHES PITCHES PROJECT On reading her file for recognition as victim of human rights violations anywhere else. All the rest is nonsense. It’s not natural.” How did a little girl BIOGRAPHY Her philosophy studies at École Normale Casamantes supported by CNC’s DESCRIPTION during the “years of lead”, from the poor Moroccan countryside, HÉLÈNE HARDER DIRECTOR Supérieure (Paris) disrupted by a serious accident, Hélène Harder turns to cinema. New Media fund. She is more recently introduced by film Fatna El Bouih, a feminist activist raised to lower her eyes, dare to get After training at UC Berkeley Film & Media producer Jean David Lefebvre to Moroccan of the Moroccan left, describes involved into politics? This film tells us. School, she works as director’s assistant former political prisoner Fatna El Bouih her frustration at seeing her past In a nod to the clandestine political in New York and Paris and directs her first and decides to make about her a second as a political prisoner summarized activities of her youth, the film plays feature documentary Ladies’ Turn in Senegal feature documentary Fatna, a woman named in a one-page administrative form. with and subtly subverts the codes in 2012 (65’) produced by Wendigo Films. Rachid. She gets a writing residency Selected at festivals in 15 countries and awarded at Groupe Ouest for this project produced This film attempts to tell us what of the spy movie genre. Here, the hero four times, the film is broadcast on ARTE, by Abel Aflam and Wendigo Films. the form can’t reveal by portraying is a woman, transgressing all the roles TV5 Monde and US public broadcaster PBS. She works regularly as a filmmaker a Moroccan activist whose story imposed on her gender by the society Since 2013, she works between France and photographer with dance resonates with the contemporary she lives in. The cinematography and Morocco with theatre director Karima and heatre companies, contemporary history of an entire generation well and the sound design will suggest El Kharraze on the transmedia project artists and independent media. beyond Morocco’s borders. But how an ever-present underlying threat. to tell a story that left behind Fatna is presented little by little, BIOGRAPHIES After completing her studies in English Literature Passionate by creative documentaries, ILHAM RAOUF and Linguistics at Hassan II University Nadège develops international co-productions no marks? As I delved into for Fatna’s in a fragmented way, often emerging PRODUCER in Casablanca, Ilham Raouf started working (Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Morocco, Switzerland) past, it was her present activism from or disappearing behind closed ABEL AFLAM in Moroccan production companies to make possible independant and innovative that really caught my attention: doors, echoing her transgressions NADÈGE LABÉ as production coordinator. She worked on cinema, carried by a young generation of directors. campaigning on multiple fronts, driving of the endless limits imposed on her. PRODUCER TV series such as Game of Thrones, Homeland, Since 2011, she has produced a dozen films, WENDIGO FILMS around Casablanca, and often traveling Through the film, Fatna: A Woman Tyrant and Bureau des Légendes and on feature including De que vuelan, vuelan, winner of outside of Morocco (Lebanon, Spain, Named Rachid, I question the position films such as Paris by Cédric Klapisch, an “Etoiles de la Scam” in 2014; The third shore A view of Love by Nicole Garcia, by Fabian Remy, coproduced with TremChic Turkey, United States, Germany, etc.), and role of women in political action, Of Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois (Brazil), selected in international festivals she has the beauty of an Egyptian the lack of recognition and Queen of the Desert by Werner Herzog. including Dok Leipzig, Forum Doc, Traces de vie movie star and, at over 60 years of age, they face and the constant risk Since 2014, Ilham Raouf joined Abel Aflam (Best first film), It’s all true (Best Brazilian Film) her energy remains undiminished. of their disappearance Company. She accompanies fiction and broadcasted on Tënk. This year, she finalizes I knew then that I wanted to make from the collective memory. and documentary directors in their creative three films, co-produced with France 3, a movie firmly rooted in the present, process, as an executive producer on Public Sénat and viàVosges and follows in which the past shines through like Burn Country by Ian Old and Wakhan Front the post-production of the feature lenght by Clément Cogitore. As producer she develops documentary, Mother Lode, co-produced a light or tone in which all the facets documentaries that reflect the social, political with Italy and Switzerland, supported, among of Fatna’s personality are refracted. and cultural situation in Morocco like Mothers others, by the CNC-Innovation and the Aide Throughout the film, we follow Fatna’s by Myriam Bakir, Unbeloved by Amina Harar aux Cinémas du Monde. This film has just struggle to organize a film festival and Mark Lautal, The Secret Garden of Tsunami received the Eurimages award during in one of the most impenetrable by Anas Oueld Mhamed and now Fatna the Work in Progress of Thessaloniki Festival. and remote places in Morocco, a woman named Rachid with Hélène Harder. the huge Oukacha prison in Casablanca. At the wheel of her car, she takes us PROJECTED BUDGET 275.833€ through the labyrinthine streets STILL REQUIRED 238.271€ of the city, the main theatre CONFIRMED SALES AGENT TBC of her various militant operations, CONFIRMED BROADCASTER TBC which are revealed as the film FINANCING SOURCES TYPE NAME STATUS AMOUNT % OF TOTAL progresses. During her various rides, OF FINANCING OF PARTNER IN € BUDGET we will hear Fatna’s inner voice reliving PRODUCER’S INVESTMENT ABEL AFLAM CONFIRMED 16.500€ 6% the major events of her life journey PRE-SALE MOROCCAN BROADCASTER PROJECTED 15.000€ 5,4% as if they were happening in front PUBLIC FUNDING CCM PROJECTED 75.000€ 27,2% of us, creating disturbing present-past PRODUCER’S INVESTMENT WENDIGO FILMS CONFIRMED 15.522€ 6,5% continuity effects. We will learn that Fatna not only paid dearly PRE-SALE FRENCH BROADCASTER PROJECTED 40.000€ 14,5% for her commitment to revolutionary PUBLIC FUNDING CNC PROJECTED 40.000€ 14,5% Marxism, but was also punished PUBLIC FUNDING RÉGION IDF PROJECTED 12.500€ 4,5% for getting involved in the male PRIVATE FUNDING PROCIREP ANGOA – CONFIRMED 5.590€ 2% territory of political activism. DEVELOPMENT As she recounts in her book Une femme PRIVATE FUNDING PROCIREP ANGOA – PROJECTED 10.500€ 3,8% PRODUCTION nommée Rachid, her torturers intended FOUNDATION DOHA FILM INSTITUTE PROJECTED 45.271€ 16,4% to restore the gender order: “For us, WITH THE SUPPORT OF Procirep – société des producteurs et Angoa (development) you are a man, we treat you as such. (…) Women should stay at home ADVANCEMENT STATE Development to raise the kids. They shouldn’t be PREVIOUSLY PITCHED AT... Sitges – October 2019
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