Cannes 2015: Cinefondation Atelier Selection Announced

Fabrizio Maltese
'Timbuktu' director Abderrahmane Sissako is this year's Cinefoundation president.

15 feature film projects from around the world will look for production and financing partners at this year's Cannes Festival.

The Festival de Cannes has unveiled this year's Cinefoundation Atelier selection, 15 in-development projects that will try and secure funding at this year's Cannes festival.

As a program to bring together projects and would-be backers, Cannes' Cinefoundation Atelier has an impressive hit rate. Since it's launch in 2005, the Cinefoundation Atelier has selected a total of 156 projects for the program. Of those, 103 have been completed and released and 40 more are currently in pre-production.

This year's selection includes Paula Un Mi Kim's Butterfly Diaries from Brazil, Midi Z' The Road to Mandalay from Burma, Columbian title The Contestant from director Carlos Osuna, Morgan Simon's Compte tes blessures from France, the Greek-Iranian project Pari from director Siamak Etemadi, Gyorgy Kristof's Out from Hungary-Slovakia, Laura Luchetti's Twin Flower from Italy, Joao Viana's Our Madness, a Portugal-Angola co-production, Romanian feature Borders from director Ionut Piturescu, Kirsten Tan's Popeye from Singapore, Louw Venter's The Tree from South Africa, Meritxell Colell's Lands of Loneliness and Alberto Morais' The Mother from Spain, Pradeepan Raveendran's Soundless Dance from Sri Lanka, and Kutlug Ataman's Hilal, Feza, and other Planets from Turkey.

This 2015 Festival de Cannes will take place May 13-24. As previously announced, Abderrahmane Sissako, director of the Oscar-nominated Timbuktu, will head up this year's Cinefoundation section.