The DVD set "Cédric Villani, un mathématicien aux Métallos", a series of eight filmed conferences by the Fields Medal awarded mathematician Cédric Villani, produced by Shim Sham films, has been released in France by ARTE Editions on November 2017.
CHRISTMAS WISH, a family feature written by Lukasz Olszacki and Tadeusz Rawa, and developed within Kids Film Pro workshop, has been granted development funding from the Polish Film Institute.
LES MISERABLES directed by Ladj Ly, produced by les films du Worso and distributed by Salaud Morisset is short-listed for Césars 2018.
A DROWNING MAN directed by Mahdi Pfeifel produced by Final Cut For Real and Nakba Films, distributed by Salaud Morisset is nominated for a BAFTA and has already won two oscars qualifying awards (Cork & Dubai).
SUPA MODO by Likarion Wainaina, Kenya/Germany 2018, produced by Sarika Hemi Lakhani (2006/2007), world premiere at Berlinale Generation KPlus.
The first feature film TRANQUILLO of Letterbox Collective Filmproduktion, directed by Jonathan Jäggi, will be shown at the Swiss festival Solothurner Filmtage as a world premiere and is nominated for the audience award (Prix du Public). Release in Swiss cinemas planned for April 2018.
The Atelier Network board wishes you a happy new year 2018 !
END OF THE ATELIER PROGRAM 2016/2017
During a joint dinner last thursday in Paris, this years Atelier alumni received their certificates. Some of the freshly-baked alumni already have a job. Others profit from a short break before they start working in various positions in the film industry again. We wish a successful start to those who already found a new position. Amongst them, two participants, Pauline Tran Van Lieu and Joaquin Lora Jimenez are working within the companies where they completed their internships.
Congrats to all Atelier alumni of 2017!
The ATELIER NETWORK is an international filmmakers association. Its members are the alumni of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, which is a cooperation between La Fémis (Paris), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg) and the NFTS (London). Since its creation in 2004, the ATELIER NETWORK has developed into a unique association with around 250 representatives in the most important sectors of the film industry all over the world.
The ATELIER NETWORK is engaged in all major Film Festivals. It hosts regular meetings and events at Berlinale, Cannes and at the Franco-German Film Academy’s annual conference as well as other festivals. The aim of the ATELIER NETWORK‘s activities is to drive European ideas and international co-production further by promoting closer cooperation across countries and industry sectors. The association puts special emphasis on integrating young international talent into the market. As a member you receive news concerning jobs, events and fellow members’ projects. There is a patronage and ambassadors programme, which strengthens the ties between our members and helps them to get information in each country. To help you stay connected, why not join us online on Facebook and Linked In.
Principles, Aims and Goals:
- Strengthen the cooperation amongst filmmakers all over the world by supporting communication between all members of the Atelier Network. Help establish ties across borders and connect people.
- Make use of the great ability we have as a unique International Filmmakers’ association. Enhance visibility of the great achievements of our members and promote their work. We have a strong voice and we use it.
- Incorporate the annual new members into the network and support them wherever we can, for them to achieve their goals and go as far as they can.
- Reach out to all countries and regions of Europe and beyond to find the best partners and talent.
- Broaden horizons by presenting new possibilities to make film in other regions and countries. Stay connected, share your passion for film and never forget to enjoy the ride.
The aim of the Ambassador Program is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge across boarders within the Atelier Network. It facilitates gaining insights to other countries’ film industries. It’s a tool to open more possibilities of finding partners abroad. Some of our alumni kindly volunteer to take on the role of an ambassador for a certain amount of time, in which she / he will assist to answer your questions about her / his territory’s film industry… As an Atelier Network member you can contact any of the below listed ambassadors and they will provide you with the knowledge they have or offer to put you in contact with someone, who can help you out. If it is about local funding, distribution, sales or potential business partners… Just ask!
The Atelier Network offers the Patronage Program for its young and freshly graduated members. In case you would like some guidance or information during your current or future job search, we can offer to connect you with someone from our network with the skillset to do so. Please provide us with three research parameters: 1) preferred country / city 2) field of interest, eg distribution, sales or production 3) availability starting date. The program is not only a tool to ease the job search but also to tighten the relationships amongst its members across ages and countries. For further details please contact Dario Vecchiato (Head of the Ambassador and Patronage Program)
List of Ambassadors
Elodie Brunner (Switzerland)
Marina Gumzi (Slovenia)
Elizabeth Kormanova (Bulgaria)
Robin Andelfinger, Marie Volkenner (Belgium)
Joseba Gorordo (Spain)
Maria Blicharska (Poland)
Melanie Chebance (France)
Alex Boden (UK)
Tamas Joo, Genoveva Petrovits (Hungary)
Panos Achouriotis (Greece)
Marie Lesage (Luxembourg)
Alice Tabery (Czech Republic)
Anita Draghici (Romania)
Dario Vecchiato (Italy)
For further details please contact Dario Vecchiato (Head of the Ambassador and Patronage Program)
If you want to become an Ambassador, please write us!
The Atelier Network’s main goal is to strengthen the ties amongst its members and the industry. It therefore organises frequent events, for colleagues and friends as well as for its members.
There is the so-called “Stammtisch” for all members, which regularly takes place in different cities. It is a German word describing the habit of meeting one’s regulars on a consistent basis.
For all the friends, partners and colleagues, the Atelier Network organises big events, particularly during the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. During the annual Rendez-Vous-Franco-Allmande the Atelier Network is responsible for one of the Panel Discussions, as well as organising a party for all the participants.
Paris-Berlin Stammtisch Autumn Edition
Paris and Berlin "Autumn Stammtisch Edition" have now a date... and they will both be happening on the 8th of November!
Stay tuned for more details about the location and more!