TESTIMONY OF THE WEEK
I met her Isabelle Fauvel 2006 in Paris and I was at the very early stage of my film. We exchanged few emails and I recall her very enthusiastic tone that touched me deeply by then. Since the film is finished, I'm very happy to show it to her as I truly measure the importance of meeting professionals along the way who give you hope and strength to believe in your film when so many tend to discourage you.
Summer break 2017 !
We'll be on break until August 24th...
See you soon to turn over some leaves and grow some new ones !
Is Isabelle Fauvel the European Development Guru ?
More seriously, enjoy the discussion with Isabelle Fauvel about scriptwriting / development
"Isabelle talks about how she's made a career out of being brutally honest, why she thinks the industry places far too much emphasis on "well-written" scripts, and why she's more attracted to good ideas than good writing.
She also explains why she suggests that her clients make a dumbed-down version of their script, how she's able to recognize great talent, and why asking your mom for feedback on your script probably isn't the right approach."
The TIFF Long Take Podcast with Isabelle Fauvel is also available on SoundCloud as well as many other great ones, among which :
- Ep. 22: Has 'Game of Thrones' Transcended Television ?
- Ep. 18: Why Edgar Wright Chose Originality Over IP
- Ep. 4: Why Get Out Is the Future of Genre Film
We are happy for the project Naked Sky and Rati Oneli, her co-writer and producer and proud to have scouted Dea, bravo !
Since the first edition of the The Jerusalem International Film Lab, all the International Prizes have been awarded to directors scouted by Isabelle Fauvel & the Initiative Film team.
This year, it's been won by Georgian writer director Dea Kulumbegashvili for her script Naked Sky.
Check out Screen International's article about this year's closing event.
Since 2012, many directors we have scouted shot their films, among which :
Son of Saul / Saul fia, by Laszlo Nemes (Grand prix in Cannes, Best foreign film Academy award...)
Run by Philippe Lacote (Un certain regard in Cannes)
We are young, we are strong, by Burhan Qurbani
Banat by Adriano Valerio
The Black pin, Ivan Marinovic
Compte tes blessures - A Taste of Ink, Morgan Simon