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13 films supported by the “World Cinemas Support” at TIFF 2014

August 25, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Film

The World Cinema Support ("Aide aux cinémas du monde") is a fund dedicated to international co-productions. Jointly created by the Ministry for Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it is managed by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC) and the Institut français. This is a selective fund, and is granted as a subsidy either before or after completion of a project. It is granted to foreign feature-length film projects that are seeking support from French co-producers.

The aim of the fund is to encourage and develop co-production with countries in which cinematography makes a significant contribution to the promotion of cultural diversity, by its high artistic standard or by presenting French and foreign audiences with new experiences and ways of seeing.

At TIFF 2014, 13 films supported by the Institut Français and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC)  via this fund will be presented:


  • 1001 grammes by Bent Hamer (Norway/France/Germany) 

  • Meurtre à Pacot by Raoul Peck (Haïti/France)

  • Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey/France/Germany)


Spécial présentations

Turist by Ruben Ostlund (Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark)

Return to Ithaca by Laurent Cantet (Belgium, France)


Flapping in the middle of nowhere by Nguyên Hoang Diep (Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany) 

Contemporary World Cinema

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem by Ronit Elkabetz (Israël, France, Germany)

Red rose bySepideh Farsi (Iran, France, Greece)

Still the water by Naomie Kawase (Japon, France, Spain)

The Valley Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon, France)

Voice Over by Christian Jimenez (Chile, France, Canada)

Xenia by Panos Koutras (Greece, France, Belgium)


Jauja by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina, France, Netherlands, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Danmark, Germany)

3 directors from the World Cinema Support will be at TIFF this year :

Laotian director Mattie Do, to participate in the Toronto Film Lab (Aide aux cinemas du monde  2014)

South-african director  John Trengove selected for his short film The goat

Hozng Diep Nguyen will present his film Flapping in the middle of nowhere (Fabrique 2012) in the Discovery programming.

For more information about the World Cinema Support (Aide aux cinemas du monde), click here