Festival International du Film d'Amiens 2016
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17 years

69 scripts of feature lenght supported since 1996

34 accomplished films, 8 ongoing shooting,

18 in development,

More than € 538,000 granted

In 2012 one € 7,600 grant plus four € 10,000 grants

17th Screenplay Development Fund

21 & 22th Novembre 2012

The support for the script development of the Amiens International Film Festival : financing the writing development of the best feature length script projects from the South and analysing the pitch to optimise the results.

Screenplay development fund

The applications are analysed by a pre-selection committee composed by the persons in charge of the support fund, some members of the artistic committee of the Amiens International Film Festival and professional readers.
Around 15 to 20 projects are selected. Their authors/directors, and eventually their producer(s), pitch the story in front of an international professional jury – with high knowledge of co-producing with Southern countries – and an audience of professionals essentially composed of producers, distributors, financing organisms … The five awarded screenplays are announced by the jury after the presentation of all the projects.
After pitching, in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the script project, meetings are proposed between the authors and the professionals attending the Amiens International Film Festival – among with the members of the Jury of the fund.

Individual meetings with jury members

Following the announcement of the awarded, the Amiens Film Festival can organize on request individual meetings with members of the jury or attending professionals to identify strengths and weaknesses of the presented project.

The international jury

Professionals specialised in screenplay and co-productions with the south compose the screenplay development fund’s jury.
In 2011, the jury was composed by Anna Defendini (CCAS, France), Marianne Dumoulin (JBA Production, Paris), Rosanna Seregni (Sintra Srl, Rome), Gilles Duval (Fondation GROUPAMA/GAN pour le Cinéma, France), Georges Goldenstern (Cinéfondation/Cannes Film Festival, France), Gareth Jones (Scenario Films Ltd, United Kingdom), Martial Knaebel (Fribourg International Film Festival/Visions Sud est, Switzerland), Nour-Eddine Saïl (CCMC, Marocco). In the framework of the screenplay development fund, the Amiens International Film Festival invites the directors and their producers. The Festival is taking care of the subsistence charges in Amiens of the director and their producers, and the transportation costs for the director.

For any further information, please contact the Amiens International Film Festival office in Paris :
CINÉ-SUD PROMOTION - Thierry Lenouvel
5 rue de Charonne – 75011 Paris, France
Tél. : + 33 1 44 54 54 77 – Fax : + 33 1 44 54 05 02
E.mail : thierry cinesudpromotion.com