Les Arcs Industry Village announces very positive results
– The Work in Progress event, the Co-production Village and the Talent Village confirm and reveal the rankings of the most sought-after projects and films by professionals
Opponent by Milad Alami, who won the most professional meetings following the Work in Progress event
âWe have attracted more than 450 professionals, which is not bad given that the Industry Village (which took place from December 11 to 14) generally brings together between 500 and 550 people. This shows that despite the larger context and the occasional complications regarding travel, we are still an attractive prospect. All the project leaders were present in person, except for one or two, and our professional participants came from all over Europe. The bet we took in trying to keep a physical edition in the current environment was, on the whole, a success, âenthused Jeremy Zelnik, responsible for the professional sidebar organized as part of the 13th Les Arcs Film Festival. It must be said that the now well-established reputation of high-quality projects within the Co-production Village and of the films presented during the Work in Progress event, has attracted a large number of international sales agents to the Alpine resort. foreground, including Playtime, mk2 Films, Charades, Totem Films, New Europe Film Sales, Les Films du Losange and Film Constellation, to name a few.
Opponent by Sweden Milad Alami (who won the biggest jury prize – read our news) won the most meetings following the Work In Progress morning, followed by Nika by Russia Russian Vasilisa Kuzmina (who also triumphed), Ordinary by the german director Sophie linnenbaum (produced by Banden Film and Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Born of a dog by Sweden Isabelle Carbonell (produced by Momento Film) and Eismayer by Austria David Wagner (produced by Golden Girls Film).
Regarding the Co-production Village, as pointed out by the artistic director of the Village de l’Industrie Lison Herve, “At the end of the day, all 18 projects were in high demand, we couldn’t really say that any of them struggled.” Solitude by Iceland Ninna PÃ¡lmadÃ³ttir (which won the International ArteKino Prize – news) dominates the meeting standings, ahead of The Swedish torpedo by swedish filmmaker Frida Kempff, Insect Empire by Switzerland Hannes Baumgartner, and two French projects: The girl in the snow through Louise Haemon, and Francesca through Salvatore Lista.
And finally, at the Talent Village level, the project The land of nowhere by Belgium Theo Degen (which won the first prize of the CinÃ©fondation de Cannes 2021 competition for his short film The child salamander) has proven itself and won as many meetings as its most coveted cousins ââwithin the Co-production Village. And proudly in second position we find a project from Slovenia Katarina re??ek (who won the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand this year for his short film Sisters) in the form of Fancy.
(Translated from French)