© Joachim Tournebize / FDC
© Joachim Tournebize / FDC

Step-by-step support for the filmmakers of the future.

Because the Festival’s success is based on both the artistic and professional aspects of its Official Selection and Marché du Film, the Cinéma de Demain support programme focuses on both fostering creativity and helping participants forge ties with industry.

The Résidence  © Lucie Corfias / FDC
The Résidence © Lucie Corfias / FDC

The Residence

Two sessions per year. 12 filmmakers from around the world. Personalised screenwriting support for a first or second feature film, and group support via meetings with industry experts — all in the heart of Paris!

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The residents

Over the four and a half months of their stay at the Residence, every filmmaker is accompanied in the development of his or her script, and advised in the transition to production.

Danech San

Danech SAN

Anastasiia SOLONEVYCH © Lisa Vlasenko


Daria Kashcheeva recadré © Gabriel Kuchta, Deník N


Ernest De Geer




Aditya Ahmad

Aditya AHMAD

Creative programs

A tailor-made support on the international scale for emerging talents with projects at any stage of development.

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The Focus SCRIPT builds bonds with Visual Arts & Film Schools. Innovative young talents with a strong artistic vision benefit from targeted feedbacks and boost the production process of their short film in development.
2022 Focus SCRIPT participants  © DR
The Focus WiP scheme presents short films currently in (post-)production to key industry decision-makers — distributors, festival programmers, institutions, film funds, producers and buyers.
Participants du Focus WiP 2022 © DR
Since 2018, the Focus COPRO' shines a light on filmmakers who already have an impact on today’s cinema with their shorts, and supports them in the presentation of their debut feature film projects to the industry's key players.
First grant of the New Producers Room 2024 The producer chosen by Go Short – International Short Film Festival & Screen Talent NL !
Halfdan Ullmann Tondel, and Presidents of the Camera d'Or jury Baloji and Emmanuelle Beart 
The 2024 Caméra d’or At the 77th Cannes Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony, the Caméra d’Or Jury, co-chaired by Emmanuelle Béart and Baloji, rewarded the best first film from the 22 films in the running.
Croatian directpr Nebojsa Slijepcevic delivers a speech after he was awarded with the Short Film Prize for the film "The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent" during the Closing Ceremony at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 25, 2024. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)
The 77th Festival de Cannes short film winners’ list During the Award Ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes, the short film and La Cinef Jury – presided by Lubna Azabal – presented its winners’ list among the 11...