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CANNESFILMS
Unlimited

Residency for feature films

Residency for feature films

The Creative Framework

CANNESFILMS Unlimited is a writing residency aimed at developing the next generation of screenwriters and original content that is distinctly European in flavor.

Candidates should reflect on the brief below and propose an original series relative to it in any genre. We are looking for strong and universal stories set in a European context; whether contemporary or historical, real or fictional. You might explore emblematic or little-known places, contemporary stories or revisited myths and legends. No matter your focus, Europe should be at the heart of your proposed project.

Thematic
brief

Please select one of the following two themes
1/
Power

takeover
2/
Cross-cultural

and/or

generational

stories

Selection
criteria

Selection
criteria

Experience

Share your experience in content creation (Film, script or other media)

Only ‘solo’ writers will be considered

(No co-written projects)

Only projects without a producer attached

will be eligible

Language

Applications may be completed in English or French. During the residence, all sessions and written work will be in English. Therefore, all applicants must be sufficiently fluent in English in order to participate.

Application
form

Registration closed on  October 30, 2021. We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2023 residency application.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: contact@talentunlimited.fr
Applications should be submit in the order of the documents listed below.
All documentation must use a font size of 12 pt. to be considered.

Curriculum Vitae

1/

Pitch (5 lines), Feature Film concept (1 page), Letter of intention (1 page)

2/

Screenwriting sample/strong>(5 pages)

3/

Produced film and/or televison credits, if applicable

4/

Moodboard for your proposed project*

5/

*optional

The Selection
Process in
2 Steps

18 projects will
be pre-selected
as finalists.
The 18 pre-selected finalists
have an individual
interview with the selection
committee, after which
they will revise their
feature film concept.

1/

The  18 preselected finalists will
pitch their revisited concepts
to a panel including the
Canal+ creative team. 
6 writers will be selected
to participate in
the residence.

2/

The Residency
in 3 Phases

Phase 1 /

The first phase of the residency will be online, in collective workshops with creative advisors and fellow participants.

Phase 2 /

Three weeks of intensive, rigorous creative writing workshops in Cannes in parallel with the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.

Phase 3 /

The final phase of the residency will consist of online sessions.

Predicted

timetable

Cannes Festival from 17th to 28th May 2022

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