Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Siam's Carnival is among 15 projects chosen to receive support from Cinefondation's Atelier, an initiative which operates under the Cannes International Film Festival.
Atelier is dedicated to connecting filmmakers with producers and financiers to accelerate the development of their films.
According to Atelier's website, "from 14 to 21 May, L’Atelier will arrange meetings between directors and film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects."
Mohamed Siam is a cinematographer and director known for Amal (2017), Whose Country? (2016) and The Trials of Spring (2015).
Carnival is the only project from Egypt and one of two projects from the Arab world to be chosen by Atelier this year (with Yemeni The Station by Sara Ishaq being the second).
The upcoming edition of the festival is scheduled to take place between 12 and 23 May 2020, although the organisers have said that this will likely change.
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