Following the signature of the Film Coproduction agreement between India and France in 2010, we are committed to promoting the joint development of co-production projects.
By participating in and supporting events like NFDC’s Film Bazaar and La Fabrique Cinéma at the Cannes International Film Festival, the French Institute in India aims to connect Indian filmmakers with the French entertainment, an ecosystem to incubate ideas and partnerships and find co-producers and funding for independent projects.

In 2020, we supported Festival des 3 continents’ Produire au Sud coproduction workshop organized for the first time in Kolkata, India by Arthouse Asia Film Festival and saw the participation of 7 teams from across the continent. Produire au Sud is a workshop focusing on the outline and structure of coproduction within the film industry. It is now called KoPro/PAS workshop.

Call for entries – KoPro/PAS 2021

The call for entries for the Produire au Sud workshop of Kolkata 2021 is now open. The workshop aims to familiarize young producers based in Africa, Latin America, and Asia with a variety of important tools and international coproduction techniques by coaching individual projects in development.

Supported by the French Institute in India, the workshop is dedicated to young professionals from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Screenwriters, producers and directors from South Asia are invited to submit their fiction film project in development from now on.

Dates and submissions for 2021 workshop:
The workshop will be held in Kolkata January 12-16, 2021.

Opening of the call for entries : 3 August, 2020
Deadline of the call for entries : 16 October, 2020,
Announcement of the selection : early November 2020