press release : World Cinema Support Scheme, 22 May 2012
CNC's World Cinema Support Scheme officially opened on Thursday, May 3rd 2012. A successful initial call for applications was launched on 3 May with nearly 90 applications from 45 countries. This includes 60 for the first college, which is reserved for films that are a director's first or second project and is managed by the Institut Français. An additional 27 applications were filed with the second college, which is reserved for experienced directors and managed by the CNC.
In addition to financial aid, the World Cinema Support Scheme is a unique service provided to directors from around the entire world. Its purpose is to make an association between foreign directors and French professionals more open, attractive, and simple, with a view to co-producing works that contribute to the promotion of cultural diversity.
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