For the past seven years, Institut Français, in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival and Le Marché du Film, has implemented La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, a program that assists producers and directors to benefit from professional support and exposure for their projects.

The program gives 10 handpicked directors from emerging countries around the world the chance to benefit from personalized support for their first or second feature film project. They are invited to attend the Festival de Cannes along with their producers, and participants have the privilege to meet international key players in the cinema industry, create a professional network, and be introduced to potential producers and financing to help complete their projects.

In the past seven years, 90 directors and producers from 46 countries participated at La Fabrique. Since 2012, 60% to 80% of the projects have signed coproduction agreements.

This year’s edition highlights the works of directors from Argentina, Madagascar, Egypt, Tunisia, India, China, Palestine, Peru, Georgia and Lebanon’s own Eliane Raheb, presenting her second documentary feature entitled Miguel’s War.

Amongst the experts and consultants of La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, Lebanese film director Dima el-Horr was present.