New projects from Julien Temple (pictured) and Paul Andrew Williams are among those being presented at the inaugural European networking event in the French Alps, Co-Production Village Arc 1950.

The three-day co-production market (December 6- 8). will run as part of the first Les Arcs European Film Festival in Les Arcs, France (December 5  -12).

Temple’s Fake is being produced by the UK’s F&ME, while Williams, whose credits include the well-received low-budget 2007 film London To Brighton  is directing Wisdom’s Last Legs, produced by Steel Mill Pictures.  

Further projects being presented include Peter Hewitt’s The Giraffe, produced by the UK’s CrossDay Productions, Yesterday, the feature debut of Hungarian short film director Bálint Kenyeres, produced by France’s Bizibi, and Barnaby Southcombe’s I, Anna, produced by UK- based Embargo Films, to which Charlotte Rampling is attached to star. 

Co-Production Village Arc 1950 is being run by a wealth of European organisations including EAVE, ACE, Cine Regio, French distribution outfit DIRE and Europa Distribution.  France’s Sofica La Banque Postale Image will award $45,000  (Euros 30,000) in development finance to the French co-producer of one of the projects.

At the festival, 10 European films will compete for the Crystal Arrow award, including Daniel Monzon’s Cell 211, Damjan Kozole’s Slovenka and Luca Guadagnino’s Io Sono L’Amore. The line-up has been chosen by Frederic Boyer, the new artistic director of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. There will also be a country focus on Hungary.

For full festival details go to the official website.

The 20 new projects at the Co-Production Village Arc 1950:

Dir: Romed Wyder (Switz)
Prod co:  Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion(Switz)

Dir: Julien Temple (UK)
Prod co: Film and Music Entertainment (England)

Heaven For the Devil
Dir:Andre Bonzel (France) Juraz Krasnohorksy (Slovakia Switzerland)
Prod co: Forza Production House (Slovakia)

Dir Reka Kincses (Hungary)
Prod co: Nikovantastic Film (Germany)

I, Anna
Dir: Barnaby Southcombe (UK),
Prod co: Embargo Films (UK), co-produced by Arsam International (France),
Cast: Charlotte Rampling attached.

Joan Captive
Dir: Phillippe Ramos (France)
Prod co: Sophie Dulac Productions (France)
Cast: Clémence Poesy, Mathieu Almaric, Niels Arestrup and Laurent Lucas are attached.

Dir: Stephan Streker (Belgium)
Prod co: M.G. Productions (Belgium), co-produced by Mat Films (France)
Cast: Olivier Gourmet attached

Dir: Predag Velinovic (Serbia)
Prod co: Sirius Production (Serbia)

Party of Wolves
Dir:Juan Martinez
Prod co: Telespan 2000 (Spain)

Scare me
Dir: Jacob Berger (France)
Prod co: LibrisFilms (France)

Dir: Harry Patramanis (Greece)
Prod co: Argonauts Productions

Stray Dogs
Dir: Jan Bauer (Germany)
Prod co: Riva Filmproduktion (Germany)

Dir: Gyorgy Palfi (Hungary)
Prod co: Katapult Film Kft. (Hungary)

The Giraffe
Dir: Peter Hewitt (UK)
Prod co: CrossDay Productions (UK)

The Man Who Didn’t Get Shot
Dir Attila Gigor (Hungary)
Prod co: KMH Films (Hungary)

The Set Up
Dir: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopena (Spain)
Prod co: Notro Films (Spain)

Dir: Bobbie Peers (Norway)
Prod co: Kong Film AS (Norway)

Wayfaring Strangers
Dir: Stephen Bradley (Ireland)
Prod co: Chic Films (France)
Cast: Niels Arestrup, Sylvie Testud, Michael Gambon and David Kross attached.

Wisdom’s Last Legs
Dir: Paul Andrew Williams (UK),
Prod co: Steel Mill Pictures (UK)

Dir: Balint Kenyeres (Hungary)
Prod co: Bizibi (France)