€460,000 audio-visual production Funds for Francophone Films


Fourteen films from French-speaking countries in the South, representing approximately 17 hours of films, will receive production assistance or completion support for a total of €460.000 granted by the International organization of Francophonie (OIF - l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie).

The Commission, made up of 7 cinema professionals representing cultural diversity and the geographic Francophonie, met in Paris on July 16 and 17, 2009 and selected 14 projects among the 45 projects submitted following a public call for proposals launched in January 2009.

The funds are distributed as follows: 9 grants for production: 5 feature-length fiction films, 4 short films; 5 grants for completion: 4 fiction features and 1 documentary.
The Fund was set up back in 1988 and has been jointly managed by OIF and the CIRTEF (Conseil des radios et télévisions d’expression française). It has an annual budget of 2 million euros which allows it to back approximately 120 hours of original productions for television and cinema. For further details contact: Direction of the French language and cultural diversity and linguistics Souad Houssein - Tel. 33 (0) 1 44 37 33 20 - souad.houssein@francophonie.org