Second edition set to unfold in French capital June 10-12.

Paris Coproduction Village

Hana Makhmalbaf, Ivan I. Tverdosvsky and Jonas Carpignano will be among the directors presenting new projects at the second edition of the Paris Coproduction Village in June.

A joint venture between Les Arcs European Film Festival and Champs Elysées Film Festival, the event is set to unfold June 10-12 in the French capital.

Hana Makhmalbafwill present her first feature since the 2009 Green Days, a new UK-produced project entitled Single Mother.

Russian Ivan I. Tverdosvsky, who is being touted as an upcoming director to watch following the festival success of his Corrections Class, will unveil Zoology.

Jonas Carpignano, whose Mediterranea is premiering in CriticsWeek, will unveil his next film, A Ciambra, as part of the Cinéfondation selection, which will also be presented at the village.

A total of 14 projects have been selected for the central line-up, five of them European, three Asian and six Latin American.

Brazil Focus

In a new initiative, the Paris Co-production Village will host a Brazil Focus in co-operation with Brazil’s Cinema do Brasil.

Three Brazilian projects have been invited as part of the focus and there will be a conference on co-producing between France and Brazil.

The Brazilian projects comprise:

dir: Gregorio Graziosi
Superfilmes (Brazil)

Revenge Therapy
dir: Marcos Bernstein
Passaro Films (Brazil), Hungry Man (Brazil)

 A Yellow Animal
dir: Felipe Bragança
 Duas Mariola Filmes (Brazil), Muiraquitã (Brazil) Some a Fúria (Brazil)


In addition, the six current residents of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation will present their projects.

They comprise:

  • Alfa Una Gunjak (Bosnia-Herzegovina / Italy)
  • Bad Poems Gabor Reisz (Hungary)
  • A Ciambra Jonas Carpignano (Italie)
  • The Grave Digger Khadar Ahmed (Finland)
  • El Hombre de la Mancha Neto Villalobos (Costa Rica)
  • Passed Censor Serhat Karaaslan (Turkey)


As was the case last year, the Co-production village will run alongside the Champs-Elysees Film Festival’s US-In-Progress programme aimed at finding distributors and sales agents for independent US productions.

The winner of last year’s US-In-Progress Creative Control by Benjamin Dickinson was recently picked up by Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office which is selling the film in this Cannes market.

The US-In-Progress line-up comprises:

  • Another Evil Carson Mell
  • AWOL Deb Shoval
  • Diverge James Morrison
  • Live Cargo Logan Sandler
  • Porto Mon AmourGabe Klinger

The full project line-up:

Across the Fields, dir.Daniel Joseph Borgman 
Adomeit Film (Denmark)

Brotherhood, dir. Pepe Diokno
Epicmedia (Philippines)

Fireflies, dir. Bani Khoshnoudi
Zensky Cine (Mexico) Pensée Sauvage (US)

Look Up, dir.Fulvio Risuleo
Revok (Italy)

Lost Wolves, dir. Carlos Moreno
64-A Films (Colombia)

The Man from the Sea, dir. Koji Fukada
Nikkatsu Corporation (Japan)

The Omission, dir. Sebastián Schjaer
Trapecio Cine (Argentina) and Titus Kreyenberg (Germany)

Opening Hours, dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong, Vorakorn Ruetaivanichkul, Wichanon Somumjarn
Electric Eel Film (Thailand)

Pirate of Love, dir. Sara Guðmundsdóttir, Árni Sveinsson
Netop Films (Iceland)

Single Mother, dir. Hana Makhmalbaf 
Makhmalbaf Film House (UK)

Zoology, dir. Ivan I. Tverdosvsky
New People (Russia)