The FIDLab is a working space for film projects selected in response to an international call for entries. Each year, around a dozen projects are selected, regardless of format, length or subject, whether fiction, documentary, animation or series, at the writing, development or post-production stage.

The platform was created to offer project promoters the opportunity for dynamic meetings with producers, support funds, broadcasters, distributors, vendors, TV… The FIDLab is positioned as both a talent scouting space and a showcase in terms of the diversity welcomed, and has become an internationally recognised label.

The 16th edition of FIDLab will take place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June 2024, in the heart of FIDMarseille (25 – 30 June 2024).

Selected Projects

Stéphanie Roland

Chloé Galibert-Lainé

Dan Sallitt

Paula Rodríguez Polanco

Riar Rizaldi

Advik Beni & Nehal Vyas

Leonardo Mouramateus

Katsuya Tomita

Ra Di Martino

Awards

FIDLab is happy to strengthen its mission of support with 10 different in-kind grants, to be awarded by the jury.

A Fabrica award

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

Casa de Velázquez / Impulso ECAM Award

A two-month residency at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. ECAM presents the Impulso ECAM prize providing the winner with tailored advice to strengthen and refine their project.

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

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

Label 42 Studio Award

New award provided by Label 42 Studio, a laboratory and post- production studios in Marseille, which will offer either 1 week of color grading on a cinema projector or 1 week of Dolby Atmos mixing (excluding technician)..

Préludes Award

Residency for a first film project, in a chalet in the Rhône-Alpes region, including full board as well as the use of an editing station.

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 2024 edition of the DocLisboa coproduction platform.

Jury

Joaquim Jordà Residency

For the second year, FIDMarseille, DocLisboa, and Museo Reina Sofía are partnering to present a new residency program named in honor of the Spanish filmmaker Joaquim Jordà. The two awarded artists of this residency are invited to present their projects during the 16th edition of FIDLab.

Richard Shpuntoff

Serge Garcia

CZECH FOCUS

Since 2019, the FIDLab highlights a focus on a country, inviting a delegation of producers to showcase their current projects and expand their professional network at the very core of FIDMarseille. After Bulgaria, Greece, Belgium, Portugal and Lithuania, for the 16th edition of FIDLab we are thrilled to welcome the Czech Focus. This section is organized with the support and close complicity of APA, the Audiovisual Producers ́ Association, a crucial actor in the Czech Republic cinema industry. Among their members, three production companies are invited to attend the FIDLab upcoming edition in order to represent the promising contemporary Czech production. Vít Janeček, APA representative will also join the delegation. The focus is also organized with the support of the Centre culturel tchèque à Paris and in association with the Czech Film Fund and the Ji.hlava Film Festival.

Alžběta Janáčková
Producer

Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Silk Films is an independent film production company dedicated to progressive authors’ projects and appealing stories. Being driven by two determined and enthusiastic female producers with various backgrounds Silk Films has produced so far many documentaries, which were presented internationally: Karlos (dir. Michal Samir, 2024),  More Miko (dir. Robin Kvapil 2022) or The Law of Love (dir. Bara Chalupová, 2021), co-produced feature films Oxygen Station  (dir.Ivan Tymchenko, 2023) or Mirrors in the Dark (dir. Šimon Holý, 2021), created a popular web series for Czech Television Rapstory (dir. Šimon Šafránek, 2021) and many others projects.

Matěj Paclík
Producer

Breathless Films is an independent production company based in Prague founded by producer Matěj Paclík prioritising collaborations with emerging directors. We focus on production and co-production of both fiction and documentary films. Our latest project is a first feature film “Mord” by Adam Martinec that is awaiting its World premiere in summer 2024. Previous projects include the short film “Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon” which premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF and won the esteemed Czech Lion for the Best Short Film.

Radovan Síbrt
Producer

PINK is a production company founded in 2009 by Alžběta Karásková and Radovan Síbrt, whose works have been distributed worldwide and selected/awarded by Berlinale IFF, Hot Docs IFF, BFI London, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Sydney FF, DOK Leipzig, Busan IFF, DOK.fest München and many more. Its main focus lies in (co)producing creative documentaries and feature films for the international market and TV content. In 2018, PINK co-produced the Berlinale-winning feature TOUCH ME NOT.

FIDLab Expanded

EURIMAGES Brunch

In the current context, and considering the obstacles that producers, distributors and sales agents may confront when distributing films in theaters, FIDLab offers an opportunity to share experiences and draw up new strategies for distributing and supporting films. Over a brunch sponsored by EURIMAGES, invited professionals will take part in discussions between international sales representatives, European distributors and producers. In the course of the conversations, an assessment of the situation will enable inspiring experiences to be highlighted, and a map to be drawn of what is possible in the defense of cinematographic diversity.

Saturday, June 29th | 11am – 2pm

LPA - Les Producteurs Associés

From Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th
FIDMarseille and FIDLab will also be welcoming a delegation of Algerian producers invited as part of the LAB PRO DZ – LPA. The aim of this initiative is to create a link between Algerian producers and associate producers from the Southern Region, in order to strengthen and encourage co-productions. Organized in collaboration with LPA, the Institut Français and the French Embassy in Algeria, with the support of the Région SUD, the City of Marseille and the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole.

Friday 28th
FIDLab is continuing its collaboration with LPA, Les Producteurs Associés de la Région Sud, in the organization of professional meetings conceived for the local industry. A commissioning editor will be invited to present his or her editorial line-up at a meeting open to professionals. Also, Elisabeth Levrey will be presenting the LAB DZ // workshop conceived by the Institut Français in Algeria. Individual meetings will be organized between LPA producers and the Algerian delegation.

Partners

Official Partners

FIDLab Partners

Supports

In collaboration with

Press Partners