La Fille De L’Estuaire progress

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Lorna Tee, me and Gaëlle, Ilann Girard, Alla Kovgan, Jason Cortlund, Janus Victoria and Laura Heberton

After a very successful week in Rotterdam, Gaëlle and I presented La Fille De L'Estuaire to over 45 professionals (co-producers, distributors, sales agents and film fund representatives) in half hour back to back meetings. We were blown away by the range of people we saw and were able to connect with. The IFFR is an incredibly friendly festival all centred in one large building and surrounding area, which makes it very easy to meet and socialise as well as view films and attend talks and workshops. The Cinemart team were obviously well accustomed to dealing with the complicated process of facilitating all these meetings and they looked after everyone efficiently and always with a smile on their faces. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy won the Arte award for his project Luxembourg. His producer Anna Katchko soldiered through all the meetings while Myroslav flew off to Sundance where he was simultaneously awarded the 2015 Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award for the project. So $10,000 from Sundance & €7,000 from cinemart. He's off to a good start!! Director Nathalie Teirlinck and her producers from Savage Films in Belgium won the coveted Eurimages award of €20,000 for their project Tonic Immobility and the Cuban team Director Carlos Lechuga and his Producer: Claudia Calviño won the Wouter Barendrecht Award of €5,000.

We were excited to come back to London to start our next stage of script development with Franz Rodenkirchen and Creative England.

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(pic 1) Gaëlle and Franz Rodenkirchen - (pic 2) Gaëlle and Chris Andrews at Cross Channel Film Lab screening in Soho with Pippa Best, Mary Davies, Fabienne Tsaï and Estelle Carr

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