THE FACTORY

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Organized by the producer Dominique Welinski since 2013, The Factory aims to bring new talents to the international stage. Each year, the residency enables 4 filmmakers to co-write and co-direct a short abroad, alongside a filmmaker in the host country. The shorts are then presented at Cannes at the opening of the Directors’ Fortnight. One of the laureates will be selected in Poitiers this year once again! In the footsteps of Lucie La Chimia (scouted in 2015 for the 2017 Lebanon Factory), Mehdi Hamnane (Tunisia Factory in 2018), and Lawrence Valin (who will participate in the 2019 Factory in the Balkans), Dominique Welinski will select the lucky individual who will have the opportunity to participate and then to be accompanied in the production of his or her first feature.