Cannes Grand Prix winner Juho Kuosmanen heads to Les Arcs as Talent Village ambassador – Deadline


Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen, who won the Cannes Grand Prix for Compartment no. 6 in 2021, will be the guest of honor at the fifth Talent Village of the Les Arcs Film Festival in France, which will take place from December 10 to 17 in the French Alps.

The three-day meeting organized as part of the festival’s industry program will support eight emerging European directors and consists of workshops and one-on-one meetings aimed at advancing their short and feature films.

Kuosmanen, whose credits also include the winner of the 2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard award The most beautiful day of Olli Mäki’s life, will participate as a Talent Village Ambassador and will meet and mentor all participants.

Other industry professionals acting as tutors include Danish producer Katrin Pors of Copenhagen-based production company Snowglobe; Olivier Barbier, head of acquisitions at mk2 films in France, Mathilde Henrot, programmer of the Locarno Film Festival and co-founder of Festival Scope, and Martin Caraux, musical director of the French film music company Bande Originale.

One of the talents will receive the Talent Village Award, with a jury made up of Susan Wendt, managing director of the Danish sales powerhouse TrustNordisk, French producer Julie Billy of June Films and Georges Goldenstern, former director of the Cannes Cinéfondation .

The talents selected for 2022 and their first films:

Angelika Abramovich (Sweden)
Cave Hysteria (Clermont-Ferrand FIF)

Ghiath al mhitawi (Germany)
Come back (Brest European FF, Max Ophuls) and pain

Alica Bednarikova (Slovakia)
Liquid Bread (La Cinef, Karlovy Vary IFF)

Siiri Halko (Finland)
nesting (Clermont-Ferrand IFF) and Oy Katharsis (Helsinki FF)

Kalman Nagy (Hungary)
things like (Palm Spring FF) and The other end of the streets

Lora Mure-Ravaud (Switzerland)
Eurydice, Eurydice (Locarno FF) and Black Jack (Karlovy Vary IFF, Palm Springs FF)

Jobs Antoni Schellekens (Netherlands)
A memory

Pascal Schuh (Germany)
Songs from a Guardian (Long List of Academy Award Students) and meet eternity


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