IFAS : The French Institute Audiovisual News and Events

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26 November 2021 

The French Institute Audiovisual News and Events

Filmmakers are reminded to submit their project proposal by 29 November 2021 

The La Fabrique du Cinema program has been developed in close association with the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film, and only accepts 100 international call for projects each year.

Ten projects in development (1st or 2nd feature film) are selected and invited to Cannes. The aim is to create concrete opportunities for these projects by providing access to different activities and personalized support through one-to-one and group meetings with key players in the film industry.

Register now to submit your projectFor detailed info, regulations and to apply, click here: https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en/call-for-entries 

50 films from 34 countries have been selected and make up the official selection! 

All films are available on the Mobile Film Festival’s social networks Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and are subtitled in French, English and Spanish.
We are particularly proud to have a South African film in the official selection. Directed by Lara Charlene Taylor, the film is a playful stop frame animation showing the basics of composting. 

Watch Lara’s animation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTCPJtOc6fo 
Vote for your favorite film here: Mobile Film Festival – Making Peace With Nature: Sélection officielle – Liste de 50 films – SensCritique (Voting closes 30 November 2021)

The awards ceremony of the festival on the occasion of World Climate Day will take place on 08 December 2021


The Writers Campus launches its fifth call for applications!

This immersive week-long workshop will gather 20 upcoming writers who have had at least one professional experience on a broadcast TV/digital series, short or feature film broadcast.

From 18-21 March 2022, the participants will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and masterclasses at the Creative Bazaar, in the presence of experienced professionals who will serve and support them as mentors in the development of their projects.

As part of the Series Mania Forum on 22-24 March 2022, the will be able to pitch their projects in front of international industry professionals.

Application deadline: 20 December 2021

Detailed info: https://seriesmaina.com/forum/en/writers-campus-2022/ 
Send your enquiries to ines.huet@seriesmania.com.


The DEENTAL Series Workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries is back for a second edition. 
The DEENTAL Series Workshop is a professional workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries launched jointly by the Series Mania and Fespaco festivals and the DEENTAL-ACP program, implemented by the CNC with the financial collaboration of the European Union and the support of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) States organization.
This year again, 4 projects carried by duos composed of a writer and a producer will be selected to take part in an intensive workshop week in Lille, from 18 to 24 March 2022, in parallel with the Series Mania international festival.
Website: https://seriesmania.com/forum/en/deental-series-workshop-2022/



Get your ticket for the largest gathering of African game developers, exporters and leaders in the world.

Africa Games Week aims to connect African Game Developers, Content Creator & Digital Artists with Publishers, Brands, Thought Leaders, Industry Experts and opportunities across the globe.

This event will run live conferences at the Avenue Conference & Event Centre @ V&A Waterfront on 808 December and go virtual on 09 & 10 December 2021 on the Meet to Match platform with edited videos of the live conference panels and presentations and additional pre-recorded presentations from awesome speakers from across Africa and the world.

For more info on this action packed event, visit www.gamesweek.africa. 


Sixty animators responded to the call for applications for the 2021 Animation Jam.

On 19-21 November, participating animators were challenged to team up and create their original 2D animated work within 48 hours. This year’s theme was « Once Upon a Time ».

Through the guidance and expertise of American animator, story artist, and director, Travis J Blaise as well as Head of International Development at Gobelins, l’école de l’image (France), the creatives produced impeccable short films shared their skills and knowledge to come up with amazing storylines, visual animation and impeccable sound effects!

Click here to see the final cut of the videos created. 

About IFAS
As the cultural agency of the Embassy of France in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is the operator of the cultural activities of France abroad, one of 96 institutes in the world. IFAS organises and supports artistic events in venues and festivals throughout the country. It has strong relationships with various South African partners through artistic projects. IFAS is a platform for cooperation, encouraging cultural diversity and exchanges between South Africa, France and the rest of the African continent. Of these, the audiovisual projects develop links and long-term partnerships between the South African and the French cultural industries in the fields of innovation, training, storytelling, production, distribution, professional markets, public policies and regulation frameworks.
For press queries contact comm.culture@ifas.org.za