Magazine article Screen International

Paris Copro Village Unveils Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Paris Copro Village Unveils Line-Up

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Inaugural edition of the new co-production market will run June 12-13.Scroll down for full list of projects

Pia Marais, Andrea Segre and Brillante Mendoza [pictured] are among the directors who will be presenting their new projects at the inaugural Paris Coproduction Village in June.

Organised by the same team that runs Les Arcs European Film Festival, in association with the Champs-Elysees Film Festival, the event will take place off Paris' most famous boulevard on June 12 and 13.

The event was launched in March to replace the respected Paris Project co-production market, which folded after losing its city hall funding.

"We pulled together the line-up in an incredibly short space of time," said Vanja Kaludjercic, who spearheads the new event alongside Les Arcs CEO Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin.

"We were very proactive in terms of chasing projects we knew were coming together. Everyone did their bit and got on the phone. We're pretty pleased with the resulting selection."

Fleurantin said: "It's a mixture of established directors like Pia, Andrea and Karim Ainouz, who've recently had films in a top festival such as Berlin or Venice, and new talents such as Suba Sivakumaran, who had a short film in Berlin, and Israeli Asaf Saban."

Other key members of the Co-production Village team are Les Arcs manager Guillaume Calop and consultant and co-founder Jeremy Zelnik.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs European Film Festival, which runs in December in the French Alps, has built a solid industry programme since its launch in 2009 including the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village, which is also overseen by Vanja Kaludjercic.

In a sign of the co-production village's success, two Cannes titles - Alice Rohrwacher's Palme d'Or contender The Wonders and Ruben Ostlund's Un Certain Regard title Force Majeure - were presented at past editions.

Overall, there are four European projects, three Asian films, two projects from the Middle East and one project each from the US and Latin America. …

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