Film Talents to Cannes
CineSud spontaneously launched the Film Talents to Cannes program in 2018 to give filmmakers the chance to gain knowledge, experience and connections outside their own country's borders and on the world's biggest stages. That year, a delegation of ten new filmmakers traveled to the Marché du Film for the first time to attend networking opportunities, workshops, coaching and one-on-one sessions. The program caught on so well that it became a permanent part of CineSud's activities starting in 2019, which was quickly acknowledged nationally and internationally.
The program is sponsored by CineSud's main partners which are - amongst others - Province of Limburg, Municipalities of Heerlen, Maastricht and Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands Film Fund, Elisabeth Strouven Fund and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. For the 2022-edition we are happy to partner up with a new partner: Cinecitta Tilburg. Cinecitta is the arthouse cinema in the city of Tilburg and a strong supporter of art-house films.
Guido Franken (director of CineSud): "We are proud on this new collaboration with one of our partners from Noord-Brabant, Cinecitta Tilburg. Together we ensure that talented filmmakers from the south of the Netherlands can profit from this program and set big and meaningful steps to strengthen their careers in the film industry. Being in Cannes is one thing, but being able to take part in workshops, coaching sessions, networking events and one-on-one meetings as part of this training program will make it a unique experience."
Jasper Naaijkens (Head of Film of Cinecitta Tilburg): "With Film Talents to Cannes, we want to offer a springboard to filmmakers from Brabant. Our aim is that, thanks to the network they can build up through this project in Cannes, these filmmakers will be able to enter into European collaborations and co-productions in the future and thereby give the Brabant film climate an impulse."