Caméra libre!

Caméra libre!

The “Caméra libre!” residency programme is launched in 2022 by the CNC and the Cité internationale des arts. This programme is designed to welcome in Paris foreign filmmakers faced with a difficult situation in their country.

> See also: « Caméra libre ! » (French version)

  • Sector : Cinema
  • Phase of action : Developpement, Writing
  • Type of support : Feature film
  • Type of support : Call for projects
  • Applicant : Auteur-réalisateur


The residency programme “Caméra libre!” supports foreign filmmakers who have already made at least one feature film selected in an international festival, who are in the process of developing a feature film project for international release and who are faced with censorship, persecution or political violence putting them in danger, preventing them from developing their project, or making it difficult for them to network with potential financial partners.

The directors are selected by a committee set for the programme. They are hosted at the Cité internationale des arts for a period of six months starting February 2023. Hosting includes full coverage of residents’ travel and accommodation costs, per diem, as well as artistic and administrative support. 

Full information regarding the eligibility criteria and application process can be found in the description of the scheme available for download.

How to apply

Applications may be transmitted to the CNC:


The call for applications was open until 6 November 2022.

The project selection committee has met on the 13th of December 2022.

The selected authors and directors will start their residency from 3 February 2023 for six months.

Selective commission

  • Mrs Dora Bouchoucha
  • Mrs Laura Briand
  • Michel Eltchaninoff
  • Mrs Camille Lotteau
  • Mrs Sepideh Farsi
  • Mr Atiq Rahimi
  • Mr Vincent Wang Zong


Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC)

European and International Affairs Department (DAEI)
“Co-production, Cooperation and World Cinemas” department

Magalie Armand - - +33 1 44 34 38 82
Noémi Kahn -  - +33 1 44 34 35 11 - +33 7 86 56 78 88

Cité internationale des arts

Souraya Kessaria - - +33 1 44 78 25 87

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