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Antonio Méndez Esparza, Pablo Giorgelli and Guy Édoin Among Selected 15 for Cinéfondation’s Atelier

In its first year, Cannes’ Cinéfondation’s Atelier invited projects from relative filmmaker unknowns such as Gerardo Naranjo (I’m Gonna Explode), Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool) and Aida Begic (Snow). Celebrating year number 10, this year’s group of fifteen that will benefit from Croisette meetings and future coin include the likes of Quebecer Guy Édoin (Marécages), Cannes Critics’ Week winner for Aquí y allá in filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza, and 2011 Camera d’Or winner Pablo Giorgelli (pictured above) who broke out with Las Acacias (review).

Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina)
Territoria (Nora Martirosyan, Armenia)
Tabija (Igor Drljača, Bosnia)
Saudade (Antonio Méndez Esparza, Brazil)
Ville-Marie (Guy Édoin, Canada)
In the Shade of the Trees (Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile)
Ce sentiment de l’été (Mikhaël Hers, France)
Aliyushka (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan)
The Darkness (Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Mexico)
White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal)
To All Naked Men (Bassam Chekhes, Netherlands/Syria)
Oil on Water (Newton I. Aduaka, Nigeria)
Dogs (Bogdan Mirică, Romania)
A Yellow Bird (K. Rajagopal, Singapore)
Ruta salvatge (Marc Recha, Spain)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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