Festival de Cannes R�sidence 2011

Posted Wednesday 08 Sep 2010

Every year, the Festival de Cannes R�sidence welcomes 12 young filmmakers from all over the world who are working on their first or second feature film. A jury selects 6 candidates for each of the two four-and-a-half-month sessions per year. Nearly fifty filmmakers emerging from the great halls of this "Villa M�dicis" of cinema have seen their films selected by international festivals and distributed in theatres. The residents equally benefit from:

  • A grant of �800 per month
  • Free access to a large number Paris cinemas
  • French lessons (optional)
  • The possibility of attending festivals during their stay

The candidates are selected on the strength of the short films, or the first feature, that they have already directed as well as on their planned feature and the reasons why they wish to participate in the Residence's programme. Applicants must apply directly to Festival de Cannes R�sidence, and can approach the NZ Film Commission for financial assistance only once an acceptance letter has been received. The next Residence session is March 1st - July 15, 2011. Applications must be received by 15th September, further information can be found here.