Cannes Marché Unveils Selection Committee For 2024 Investors Circle Connecting High Finance With Feature Film Projects
Cannes Marché du Film has unveiled the four film industry professionals who will select the projects for the second edition of its Investors Circle initiative.
The one-day event – taking place within the framework of this year’s market, running from May 14 to 22 – is aimed at connecting elevated, international feature film projects with film financiers and high-net worth individuals with a desire to invest in cinema.
This year’s selection committee features ARTE France Cinéma CEO Remi Burah; French film and TV entrepreneur Serge Hayat; Georgian cinema professional Tamara Tatishvili, currently head of the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund, and Korean co-production expert Wonsun Shin.
The projects are gathered through scouting and direct submissions to the Cannes Marché du Film up until February 29. The Selection Committee meets throughout March to decide on the final line-up.
Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Head Of Programs & Training at the Marché du Film, manages the initiative under the guidance of the market’s Executive Director Guillaume Esmiol.
The inaugural 2023 selection featured projects with budgets up to $12.8M from a treasure trove of established independent producers and directors, which included past Palme d’Or and Golden Bear winners.