"Carnival" is the only project from Egypt and one of two projects from the Arab world to be chosen by Cannes' Atelier this year.
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Siam’s film Carnival is among 15 projects chosen to receive support from Cinefondation’s Atelier, an initiative which operates under the Cannes International Film Festival.
Atelier is dedicated to connecting filmmakers with producers and financiers to accelerate the development of their films. The upcoming edition of the festival is scheduled to take place between May 12 and 23, although the organisers have said that this will likely change.
According to Atelier’s website, “from May 14 to 21, L’Atelier will arrange meetings between directors and film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.”
Mohamed Siam is a cinematographer and director known for Amal (2017), Whose Country? (2016) and The Trials of Spring (2015).
Siam’s documentary Amal won the Robert Bosch Film Prize, the AfriDocs Prize at Durban FilmMart and Thessaloniki Docs-In-Progress award.