Applicants are needed for the South African Workshop, planned under the Paris Project, at which local filmmakers will forge links with French and European counterparts with a view to co-production.


Local filmmakers are urged to apply to take part in the Paris Project, which this year will feature South Africa. The project is a development and financing platform for selected international projects destined for French and European co-production. It is part of the Paris Cinema International Film Festival.

A South African Workshop will take place within the framework of the South African Season in France and organisers are calling on locals to submit their projects. The selected South African producers will be invited to take part in the workshop and in Paris Project meetings.

At the two-day workshop, South African producers will meet people from the French industry and will be able to pitch their projects. They will also gain a better understanding of co-production and collaboration opportunities with France and Europe.

The Paris Project takes place in the French capital from 30 June to 3 July. The programme will include coaching sessions, case studies and presentations centred on co-production opportunities between France and South Africa. Participants will also have access to all the events organised within the Paris Project, including one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings and seminars taught by leading European film industry professionals.

Only fiction feature projects are eligible for selection. All applications must be submitted by a production company. All projects in development should not have French partners attached when submitted to the Paris Project.

The deadline for applications is 19 April 2013. For more information on the Paris Project, visit