Cannes film festival’s Marché du Film and Project A: Jackie Chan’s Young Filmmaker Development Fund have established an award of $164,000 (RMB1m) for the winner of the Marche’s 3rd New Chinese Film Talents Forum.

The Forum has invited eight Chinese directors to pitch their projects during the Marche, at the same time as learning about the global film market and the commercial requirements of the film industry. The event was founded by the Marche and Champs Lis International in 2013.

The cash award is to be invested in the production of the winning project. The pitching session will take place Monday, May 19 (2pm) at the Olympia Cinema and the winning project will be announced Tuesday, May 19 at the NCFTFF press conference at the Majestic Hotel.

This year’s projects include Huang Grey’s My Angel, Xia Ho’s No.23, Tai Min’s One Night In Beijing, Gao Bo’s Roads Game, Zhuang Jialong’s Ten Missing Letters, Sony Yuefeng’s Wild Horns, Jiang Jun’s Mission To Steal Time and Quan Ling’s A Man Vanishing.

Project A is a young filmmakers development programme launched by Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 2015 to provide support and training to young filmmakers in China.