Our projects



Looking back on past initiatives

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AUTUMN STORIES

From 2006 to 2010, the FACF and the Île-de-France Film Commission joined forces to offer a chance for American screenwriters selected by the WGA to come to France to finalize their feature film projects in the setting of a residence in Royaumont Abbey.
Five weeks to focus on writing, find inspiration from the outside influences offered by the surroundings, meet French professionals (technicians, actors, producers, etc.) and discover rare, inspiring sights.
Five weeks to enrich and flesh out a script.


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« One of the tough things about being a writer here in the U.S. is that we aren’t really respected, and in France we were like royalty; it was so nice to be acknowledged. I made friends at the top level of the French film industry. I get to see them when they come to Los Angeles for COLCOA. When I told them about getting a producer for my project they said they would help me with locations. It would have been very difficult if I hadn’t been in the Autumn Stories program. People who participated in the program have hooked up with producing partners or even relocated abroad because of it.
It’s an ongoing relationship and a bridge between our two film industries. »
Cynthia Riddle, american screenwriter, participant in Autumn Stories 2010

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman written and directed by Albert Lewin.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
written and directed by Albert Lewin.


Summer School of Cinema

In partnership with the International Film Festival of La Rochelle.

In association with the main schools of cinema, this summer school aims to help eight young filmmakers selected by a jury of professionals rewrite their scripts for short films and work on directing actors, under the supervision of French and American directors and screenwriters.

This program enables these young filmmakers to develop their understanding, exchange and sharpen their cinematographic knowledge of both writing and directing, thereby broadening their network of relations in France and the United States.


ARP Film Forum in Dijon

This event in Dijon promotes solidarity and dialog between French, European and American professionals of cinema and television and the public authorities, while encouraging international debates on the profession and cultural exchange.


Other projects

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