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Atelier Network going Cannes

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Festival de Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2016: THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

One Two Films’ Jamila Wenske (2006) is the German Co-Producer of THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Jujo Kuosmanen. Congratulations!


Festival de Cannes, Official Selection 2016: In Competition: PERSONAL SHOPPER

Congratulations to our members Henning Kamm (2007) and Fabian Gasmia (2007)! They are the co-producers of Olivier Assayas’ new masterpiece PERSONAL SHOPPER.


The Atelier Alumni (2015) Short Film Series „Stand up and fight“

Watch the new Atelier Network members’ short films on arte online.
As part of the cooperation with ARTE and SWR, ATELIER participants from across Europe produce a series of short films each year.
The series of nine films is made in Paris and Ludwigsburg in collaboration with students from La Fémis and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The shorts have and are currently travelling across festivals around the world.

Catch up Screening on arte+7 from March 5 until June 13, 2016

Don’t miss it!

We congratulate Margot Haiböck (2014) and her Team for winning the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize in the Arab World during the Berlinale 2016.


DON’T CALL ME SON got raving reviews during the Berlin Film Festival. Sales are handled by Florencia Gil (2013) from Loco Films.

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IN COMPETITION:L’AVENIR directed by Mia Hansen-Love, starring Isabelle Huppert, coproduced by Fabian Gasmia (07) for Detailfilm – Premiere: Saturday, February 13th.SOY NERO directed by Rafi Pitts, co-produced by Señorita Films (FR), Caroline Bernière Gaillac (11) development executive and sold by The Match Factory (DE), Julien Razafindranaly (12) sales agent.

PANORAMA DON’T CALL ME SON directed by Anna Muylaert, sold by Loco Films (FR), Florencia Gil (13) head of sales - Premiere : Friday, February 12th. SHELLEY directed by Ali Abbasi, sold by Indie Sales (FR), Dario Vecchiato (12) acquisitions manager and Cristina Cavaliere (10) international sales. AUF EINMAL directed by Asli Özge, produced by EEE Film (DE), Catharina Schreckenberg (10) assistant to producer (Panorama Special). GENERATION 14+BERLIN METANOIA short directed by Erik Schmitt, produced by Fabian Gasmia (07) for Detailfilm.

LOLA AT BERLINALE COCONUT HERO written by Elena von Saucken (04) and directed by Florian Cossen is on the long list of the German Film awards Lola – Screening: Saturday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 16th.

The IFF Rotterdam Big Screen Award 2ß16 went to THIS SUMMER FEELING, directed by Mikhael Hers, produced by Nord-Ouest, in co-production with Katuh Studio, producer Vanessa Ciszewski (05). Sales Agent: Pyramide International.


AT THE END OF THE WORLD directed by Dieu Hao Do and coproduced by Lupa Film, Felix von Boehm (11) Producer, had its world premiere at Max-Ophüls-Prize


EVA NOVA directed by Marko Skop, coproduced by Artileria (SK), Alice Tabery (11) producer, and sold by Loco Films, Florencia Gil (13) head of sales, was premiered in Toronto IFF 2015 where it won the Jury Prize Award



The ATELIER NETWORK is an international filmmakers association. Its members are the alumni of the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, which is a cooperation between La Fémis (Paris), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg) and the NFTS (London). Since its creation in 2004, the ATELIER NETWORK has developed into a unique association with around 250 representatives in the most important sectors of the film industry all over the world.

The ATELIER NETWORK is engaged in all major Film Festivals. It hosts regular meetings and events at Berlinale, Cannes and at the Franco-German Film Academy’s annual conference as well as other festivals. The aim of the ATELIER NETWORK‘s activities is to drive European ideas and international co-production further by promoting closer cooperation across countries and industry sectors. The association puts special emphasis on integrating young international talent into the market.As a member you receive news concerning jobs, events and fellow members’ projects. There is a patronage and ambassadors programme, which strengthens the ties between our members and helps them to get information in each country. To help you stay connected, why not join us online on Facebook and Linked In.

Principals, Aims and Goals:

  • Strengthen the cooperation amongst filmmakers all over the world by supporting communication between all members of the Atelier Network. Help establish ties across borders and connect people.

  • Make use of the great ability we have as a unique International Filmmakers’ association. Enhance visibility of the great achievements of our members and promote their work. We have a strong voice and we use it. 

  • Incorporate the annual new members into the network and support them wherever we can, for them to achieve their goals and go as far as they can.

  • Reach out to all countries and regions of Europe and beyond to find the best partners and talent.

  • Broaden horizons by presenting new possibilities to make film in other regions and countries.

Stay connected, share your passion for film and never forget to enjoy the ride.


Dario Vecchiato
Justine Cordet
Laura von Portatius
Andi Grassl
Paul Iserentant


Ambassador Program

The aim of the Ambassador Program is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge across boarders within the Atelier Network. It facilitates gaining insights to other countries’ film industries. It’s a tool to open more possibilities of finding partners abroad. Some of our alumni kindly volunteer to take on the role of an ambassador for a certain amount of time, in which she / he will assist to answer your questions about her / his territory’s film industry…As an Atelier Network member you can contact any of the below listed ambassadors and they will provide you with the knowledge they have or offer to put you in contact with someone, who can help you out. If it is about local funding, distribution, sales or potential business partners… Just ask!

Patronage program

The Atelier Network offers the Patronage Program for its young and freshly graduated members. In case you would like some guidance or information during your current or future job search, we can offer to connect you with someone from our network with the skillset to do so. Please provide us with three research parameters: 1) preferred country / city 2) field of interest, eg distribution, sales or production 3) availability starting date. The program is not only a tool to ease the job search but also to tighten the relationships amongst its members across ages and countries. For further details please contact Dario Vecchiato (Head of the Ambassador and Patronage Program)

List Ambassadors

  • Elodie Brunner (Switzerland)
  • Marina Gumzi (Slovenia)
  • Elizabeth Kormanova (Bulgaria)
  • Robin Andelfinger, Marie Volkenner (Belgium)
  • Joseba Gorordo (Spain)
  • Maria Blicharska (Poland)
  • Melanie Chebance (France)
  • Alex Boden (UK)
  • Tamas Joo, Genoveva Petrovits (Hungary)
  • Panos Achouriotis (Greece)
  • Marie Lesage (Luxembourg)
  • Alice Tabery (Czech Republic)
  • Anita Draghici (Romania)
  • Dario Vecchiato (Italy)

For further details please contact Dario Vecchiato 
(Head of the Ambassador and Patronage Program)

If you want to become an Ambassador, please write to us!


The Atelier Network’s main goal is to strengthen the ties amongst its members and the industry. It therefore organises frequent events, for colleagues and friends as well as for its members.

There is the so-called “Stammtisch” for all members, which regularly takes place in different cities. It is a German word describing the habit of meeting one’s regulars on a consistent basis.

For all the friends, partners and colleagues, the Atelier Network organises big events, particularly during the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. During the annual Rendez-Vous-Franco-Allmande the Atelier Network is responsible for one of the Panel Discussions, as well as organising a party for all the participants.

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