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FILMCO heads to Cannes!

—Published on 16th May, 2023.

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FILMCO is pleased to announce the participation of member, Akkel Charles, in the Cannes Marché du Film development programme, ImpACT Lab! Akkel has been attending online workshops and heads to Cannes to participate in the full, in-person staging of the Marché du Film in late May.

The Marché du Film, located at the heart of the world’s most prestigious film festival, is a key global event for the world of cinema and ranks as the leading film market for deals; attracting over 12,500 professionals from all over the world, the entire industry is represented and brought together to meet, share ideas and make deals. 

The impACT Lab was designed specifically to help emerging producers develop essential skills needed for the ideal positioning of their projects in the global marketplace. The sessions will provide insider tips on how to best approach potential partners and create innovative funding opportunities to give these impactful projects greater scope on an international scale.

Akkel will be further developing a new documentary, Bars on Bars, about a formerly incarcerated man who found freedom in bars of poetry. He will also be able to benefit from the multitude of networking opportunities made possible by Cannes.

We wish him every success with this amazing opportunity.

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