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46th Résidence of the Festival de Cannes: Asmae El Moudir & Gessica Geneus Among the Selected Six

46th Résidence of the Festival de Cannes: Asmae El Moudir & Gessica Geneus Among the Selected Six

It’s not only paid room and board in Paris but a true opportunity to help support the next generation of international filmmakers. A mandate that is now in its 46th edition, Asmae El Moudir, Meltse Van Coillie, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Zhao Hao, Gessica Généus, and Andréa Slaviček will receive support for their first or second feature film screenplays and get to connect with industry professionals via the Résidence of the Festival de Cannes.

Moroccan filmmaker Asmae El Moudir is best known for debut masterwork The Mother of All Lies – which was selected for the Un Certain Regard section winning Best Director and she also won this year’s L’Oeil d’or (tied) – for the Best Documentary film at this year’s Cannes. Gessica Généus was in the same section the year before with Freda – one of the rare films made in Haiti to be selected for the prestigious film festival. Zhao Hao was also part of the Cannes history – premiering his short film in the Critics’ Week section two years back The 2024 participants will present their projects at next year’s Cannes Film Festival. The fest will run May 14-25 and of course we’ll be there.

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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