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Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine announces its selection

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- CANNES 2021: A total of six projects will be featured in the inaugural edition of the programme, and will thus participate in the Development Lab and the First Cut Lab

Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine announces its selection
Our Ceremonies by Simon Rieth (© Les Films du Poisson)

Launched last May by Tatino Films (see the news), the new Full Circle Lab focusing on the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France has announced the selection for its first edition. The new development programme is supporting six projects – four feature-film projects will take part in the Development Lab and will benefit from writing support, and consultations on co-production and festival and market access strategy, while two projects at the editing stage will take part in the First Cut Lab and, accompanied by an editing tutor, will receive feedback from industry professionals.

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The Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine team, directed by Matthieu Darras, and co-directed by Alexis Hofmann and Julie Marnay, has underlined the fact that the selection focuses on auteurs based in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region or supported by one of the initiative's partner organisations: ALCA's production support, the Biarritz Latin American Festival's Bal Lab and the Poitiers Film Festival's Jump In.

The selection spans various genres, and includes a drama, a musical, a coming-of-age tale and a fantasy film, along with one documentary. Furthermore, half of the projects are French and the other half are international.

The two Development Lab residency sessions will take place from 25-29 August at La Maison Forte in Monbalen and from 22-26 November at Tap-Poitiers. Projects at the editing stage taking part in the First Cut Lab will benefit from sessions held between August and November 2021, with dates chosen according to the needs and schedules of the projects.

The projects will be mentored by screenwriter and script consultant Philippe Barrière (Made in Bangladesh [+see also:
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), head of acquisitions at French distributor BAC Films Alexis Hofmann and screenwriter-editor Matthieu Taponier (Son of Saul [+see also:
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). The experts expected to take part in the First Cut Lab will be announced soon.

Here is the selection of the first Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine (the first nationalities mentioned are those of the directors):

Development Lab

Flehmen Response - Lillah Halla (Brazil/Italy)
Producer: Julia Niethammer (Chromosom Film GmbH Berlin, Germany)

Food - Mathieu Mégemont (France)
Producers: Anaïs Bertrand and Pascaline Saillant (Insolence Productions, France)

The Last Journey of Suzanne, Jawed & Khadija - Jonathan Koulavsky (France)
Producer: Alice Bloch (Marianne Productions, France)

The Thirty-seventh Kilometre - Sasha Stelchenko (Belarus)
Producer: Dagmar Sedláčková (MasterFilm, Czech Republic)

First Cut Lab

Nietzsche's DoctorsJorge Leandro Colas (Argentina/France)
Producers: Carolina M Fernandez (Salamanca Cine, Argentina), Florent Coulon and Félix Salgado (VraiVrai Films, France)

Our Ceremonies - Simon Rieth (France)
Producer: Inès Daïen Dasi (Les Films du Poisson, France)

Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine is financially supported by the ALCA Agency Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Lot-et-Garonne department, and the City Council and Urban Community of Poitiers. It is initially planned to run for a period of three years, from 2021-2023.

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