In 2018, CineSud spontaneously launched the Film Talents to Cannes programme, giving filmmakers the chance to gain knowledge, experience and connections outside their own country’s borders and on one of the world’s biggest stages. The program caught on so well that it became a permanent part of CineSud’s activities starting in 2019, which was quickly acknowledged nationally and internationally.

This year, a delegation of six new filmmakers traveled to the Marché du Film for the first time to attend networking opportunities, workshops, coaching and one-on-one sessions, with one extra participant selected for several parts of the programme. CineSud also represented Dutch talent and works in the New Dutch Talent Short Film Corner collection, where six short films were presented.

The program is sponsored by CineSud’s main partners which are – amongst others – Province of Limburg, Municipalities of Heerlen, Maastricht and Sittard-Geleen, Elisabeth Strouven Fund and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Additional support comes from the Netherlands Film Fund. For the 2023 edition they are happy to be working with new partners Playgrounds (from the province of Noord-Brabant) and New Noardic Wave (Friesland-Drenthe-Groningen).

Selected Participants 2023:

Karel Konings (Vogelkooi, Bird Cage), Angelo Raaijmakers, Julian Verkerk (Jäger), Lau Zautsen and Sophie van de Pol (Check-out Time, Late Check-Out) were selected for the on-site networking and training program Dutch Film Talents to Cannes. Nathalie Roux, ShortsLab 2022 participant and director of Stripped Down, will be joining us at location as an extra participant for several parts of the programme.

Selected Movies 2023:

For the collection of short films by New Dutch Talent CineSud will (re)present the following titles during the Short Film Corner:

Birdcage| Charles Kings

Late Check Out | Sophie van de Pol

Hunter | Julian Verkerk