During the Cannes Film Festival, the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) organised the first edition of “Meet the Funds” professional meetings between producers from all over the world and 16 international support funds.
The aim of these meetings was to offer the 200 or so registered producers a privileged opportunity to meet the heads of selective feature film support schemes from several countries, open to co-development and/or international co-production. They were held in the form of collective 20-minute meetings, for which each fund had a dedicated space.
As several participants mentioned: “These exchanges are very useful to know more about the existing aids, and their possible evolutions since two years, especially after this period of covid where the meetings were very limited. It is also a very important event for emerging producers to give them an overview of possible international funding for their future projects.