Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris 2024 opens call for applications

The Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, a flagship programme in European co-production training, has opened its doors for applications for the 2024-2025 session. Founded in 2001 as a collaboration between La Fémis in Paris and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, this one-year immersive programme is a beacon for aspiring film producers and distributors seeking to delve deep into the intricacies of project development, film financing, production, distribution and sales.

The programme’s curriculum spans multiple locations, including Ludwigsburg, Paris, London (in partnership with the National Film and Television School), and prominent film festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin and Cannes. Notably, participants also engage in a short film co-production with esteemed partners Arte and SWR, adding practical experience to their theoretical knowledge.

The application deadline for this unique opportunity is set for May 31st, 2024, offering prospective candidates a chance to step into the heart of European cinema collaboration and industry networking.

Supported by funding from the European Union’s Media programme under CREATIVE EUROPE, as well as contributions from the French and German governments, Baden-Württemberg state, and the Franco-German Youth Office, the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris stands as a testament to transnational cooperation in nurturing emerging talents.

The programme attracts a diverse faculty of industry experts, including producers, distributors, directors, authors and film composers from across Europe and beyond. This blend of expertise ensures a comprehensive learning experience and invaluable networking opportunities for participants.

Each year, Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris produces a series of nine short films based on a common theme, showcasing the collaborative efforts between budding filmmakers from Ludwigsburg and Paris. These films not only grace prestigious festival stages but also reach wider audiences through platforms like ARTE Cinema, strengthening the program’s impact on the global film landscape.

For aspiring filmmakers and industry enthusiasts, the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris represents a gateway to honing skills, building networks, and contributing to the rich tapestry of European cinema. With its longstanding legacy and forward-looking approach, this programme continues to shape the future of film production and distribution on an international scale.

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