FIDLab is a workspace dedicated to selected film projects in response to an international call for entries. Each year, about a dozen projects, regardless of format, duration, or subject matter, including fiction, documentary, animation, or series, at various stages of writing, development, or post-production, are chosen. The platform was created to provide project creators with dynamic encounters with producers, funding bodies, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, and TV networks. The FIDLab positions itself as both a talent incubator and a platform promoting diversity, and has gained recognition as a respected label worldwide.

Selected Projects

Awards

A Fabrica award

Access to sound editing and/or sound mixing studios in Corsica for a project produced or coproduced by a European company.

Air France Award

2 long-haul flight tickets from Air France.

Casa de Velázquez / ECAM Award

A two-month residency at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. ECAM will make its post- production equipments available to the winner as part of its OPEN ECAM programme.

Commune Image Award

8 weeks of editing for a project produced or co-produced by a European production company.

Culori Award

A post-production laboratory in a residency in South Corsica for a maximum of 15 days, to carry out color grading work on a 4K monitor with (or without) dedicated technicians.

Camargo Foundation Award

4 to 8 weeks residency in Cassis for the awarded director.

Kodak-Silverway Award

Celluloid reels offered by Kodak and their development by Silverway Paris for a project produced or coproduced by a European company.

Micro Climat Studios Award

Post-production services (image editing, sound editing, color grading, conforming) to be chosen by the winner for a project produced or coproduced by a European company.

Providenza Award

A writing residency for two weeks in Corsica on the Providenza field in the presence of international artists in residence or workshops (artists, philosophers, musicians, filmmakers, writers).

Sublimages Award

Translation / adaptation and subtitling localization of the prize- winning project into English, French or Spanish.

Vidéo de Poche Award

Color grading (7 days at a studio without a technician) and creation of a DCP. Special rates for the creation of a DCP to all the selected projects.

And also collaborations with

DA FILMS - VOD Platform Award

DAFilms.com (Doc Alliance Films) will offer an in-kind package of distribution worth €5000 to one of FIDLab’s selected projects (a first or second feature film). It covers a full release on DAFilms (including Americas, Europe, Asia), the VOD platform of Doc Alliance, for two years.

Nebulae / Doclisboa Award

One of the FIDLab selected projects will be selected and included in the 2023 edition of the DocLisboa coproduction platform.

Jury

Alexa Rivero has been working in the film industry since 2002. She founded her production company, altamar films, in 2015, through which she has produced El Gran Movimiento by Kiro Russo (Special Jury Prize at Orizzonti 2021), Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu by Alaa Eddine Aljem (Cannes Critics’ Week 2019), Matar a un muerto by Hugo Giménez (nominated for Best First Film at Platinos 2021), and Nona by Camila José Donoso (Rotterdam, Tiger Competition 2019). Alexa has been an independent expert for Creative Europe and regularly participates in selection committees for film funds.
Founder of the company Bord Cadre films in 2004 and Producer on the Move in Cannes 2011, Dan Wechsler’s credits include: Triangle Of Sadness (2022) by Ruben Östlund Memoria (2021) by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn (2021) by Radu Jude Monos (2019) by Alejandro Landes Birds Of Passage (2018) by Ciro Guerra Foxtrot (2017) by Samuel Maoz The Untamed (2016) by Amat Escalante
Mabel Tapia is a researcher in Contemporary Art and Deputy Director of the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. She previously worked as coordinator of L’Internationale, a confederation of seven modern and Contemporary Art institutions. As director of studies and publication coordinator, she also works in the field of research where she is interested in artistic practices of the 21st century that are mainly characterized by the deactivation of the aesthetic function, articulating the uses of archives, heuristic proposals and political practice.

Focus Lithuania

For the upcoming 15th edition, FIDLab is proud to present a Focus on Lithuania, organized in collaboration with the Lithuanian Film Center. To promote contemporary Lithuanian cinema, three producers from the most innovative and dynamic production companies in Lithuania are invited to present their current projects to industry professionals in attendance. This will also be an excellent opportunity to establish the groundwork for the upcoming Season of Lithuania in France in 2024. For this Lithuanian focus, we are delighted to welcome the following producers:

Justė Michailinaitė
Producer

Established in 2016, Broom Films is an up-and-coming production company based in Lithuania. Producing and co-producing feature films as well as documentaries and animations, the company works with a wide range of talents and is constantly in search of captivating stories to tell. The company’s motto – “Making pictures, moving people” – emphasises its mission to produce films that connect with topics that make an impact, bringing new and creative voices to the big screen. In recent years, Broom Films has produced a variety of films, including a diverse range of short films that showcase the unique spectrum of emerging directors.

Dagne Vildziunaite
Producer

Dagne Vildžiūnaitė (b.1981, Vilnius) has been working in the TV and film industry for more than 15 years. In 2007 she established an independent film and media production company Just a Moment focusing on auteur films, TV projects and moving images with high artistic value, daring analytic work and experimental aesthetics. From the very beginning, the company has been consistently striving to produce high-quality audiovisual content in collaboration with creators looking for opportunities to experiment and thereby expand the limits of both Lithuanian and European cinema.

Brigita Beniušytė
Producer

M-Films is a Lithuanian film production company established by producer Marija Razgutė in 2008. At the moment M-Films is one of the most active companies in the country focusing on international co-productions aimed for cinemas and TV. The award-winning company’s editorial line consists of clearly bold and daring stories told by most talented new generation of filmmakers such as Marija Kavtaradze, Karolis Kaupinis, Andrius Blaževičius and Vytautas Katkus.

FIDLab Expanded

Joaquim Jordà Grant

For the first time, FIDLab, DocLisboa, and Museo Reina Sofía are partnering to present a new residency program named in honor of the spanish filmmaker Joaquim Jordà. The awarded artists of this residency are invited to participate in the 15th edition of FIDLab.

A CERTAIN CIVILIZATION
Leandro Listorti
Argentina

IN SEARCH OF THE BOOJUM
Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky
France, Germany

Un livre, des films

Following the call for adaptation projects launched for the first time by FIDLab in collaboration with SCELF (Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française), 34 book proposals were reviewed. The three selected publishers, who will participate in a pitching and meeting session with producers and directors, are:

B. Traven by Frédéric Sonntag (éditions Théâtrales)

En salle by Claire Baglin (éditions de Minuit)

Le Télégraphiste de Chopin by Éric Faye (éditions du Seuil)

LPA & AARSE

Following the success of the previous edition, FIDLab is renewing its partnership with Les Producteurs Associés de la Région Sud (LPA) to organize a professional event. This event which aims to strengthen local and national professional relationships with key players in the regional film industry, will also be organized for the first time with AARSE (Association des Auteurs et Réalisateurs de la Région Sud).

Partners

Official Partners

FIDLab Partners

Supports

In collaboration with

Collaborations

Press Partners