The third edition of FidLab, sponsored by Eurimages, came to an end last night in Marseille.
It is an international co-production platform for film projects (fiction and documentary) in all stages of development. This year, FIDLab chose 11 projects from 8 countries from among the staggering 320 applications submitted from all over the world.
Over two days the FIDLab provides an opportunity to work and reflect upon the projects in two stages: a presentation where the film-makers’ intentions and images are outlined, followed by one-to one meetings with professionals.
The three jury members - Ilse HUGHAN, Charles de MEAUX and Luis URBANO – awarded three prizes:
Le prix Panavision/ AirFrance - which was awarded to LA GUERRA SUBMARINA, the project by Alefo Moguillansky, produced by the company El Pampero Cine (Ivan Granovsky).
Is it a fiction about a war, or a documentary about the Argentinean army? War, history, past and present: what is fiction here ?
Le prix Planète Rouge – Planète Rouge a post-production company, awarded the prize to Phuong Thao Tran and Swann Dubus for their project TRONG HAY NGOAI TAY EM (WITH OR WITHOUT ME).
A portrait of two men living on the border between Vietnam and Laos, both of whom are heroin addicts and HIV positive: one of them is hanging on to his wife and to life, the other refuses to and throws himself body and soul into drug abuse.
Le prix Sublimage A new FIDLab partner, Sublimage awarded the prize to Jeanne Balibar for her project ELECTRE, produced by Pierre Grise Productions (MartineMartignac).
From the starting point of the tragedy by Sophocles, how do you film words and put the text to images? This is the challenge of this contemporary adaptation.
The awards ceremony was held in the Théâtre Les Bernadines hosted by Jean-Pierre Rehm, FIDMarseille Festival Director, Fabienne Moris, Director of FIDLab and Rebecca de Pas, FIDLab co-ordinator.
The winner will receive an advance of 10,000 Euros for the hire of camera equipment on their film shoot. In addition, Panavision is dedicated to supporting and accompanying the selected projects as best it can, regardless of which country the project is from and the scale of the shoot.
Air France, who wanted to get on board with FIDLab, has continued its support by awarding the prize-winners two return tickets for long haul flights.
The second prize, awarded by the post-production company Planète Rouge, consists of:
• Three days of colour-grading and on-line editing with or without a colour-grader and technician
• 4 days of sound mixing 5.1 with a sound engineer
• A master copy in HDCAM
The third prize, awarded by the sub-titling company Sublimage, is the translation and subtitling of the winning film in the language of their choice - French, English or Spanish.
The third edition was a storming success and the FIDLab organizers hope to see just as many film-makers and professionals next year – rendez vous in 2012!