Les Ateliers 2016

Festival Guests


David Constantin
Director / Mauritius
Speaker . Professional Workshops 2016

David Constantin lives and works in Mauritius. After studying cinematography in France for 5 years, he settled back in Mauritius in 2003. This same year David directed and produced the short film Colas and Diego the Forbidden. Since then, he directed several films (short fiction and documentaries), such as Bisanvil (Audience Award in Amiens), Les Accords de Bella et Made in Mauritius (Fondation Pellegrini Award, Milan). He also co-directed From so Far, a series of 4 documentaries on the various origins of the Mauritian population.

In 2004, David Constantin founded the production company Caméléon Production. He is also the founder of the non-profit organization Porteurs d’Images, that has been co-organizing Île Courts-International Short Film Festival in Mauritius since 2007.

His first feature film, Lonbraz Kann, came out in theaters in 2015.

Chantal Richard
Director / France
Speaker . Professional Workshops 2016

After studies at the IDHEC, Chantal Richard directs as many fiction films as documentaries. Each genre helps enrich the other, and their makings are opportunities for both literal and metaphorical travelling. Her first feature-length work, Lili et le baobab, with Roman Bohringer, took her to Senegal and Cherbourg. Whether it is in faraway countries or the Lower Normandy of her childhood, her camera likes taking its time to scrutinize the world.

She is currently working on the script of a fiction film, Le monde de Pascal, which has for setting the wooded countryside of Normandy, and is preparing a documentary entitled La ville idéale and which will take her to South Korea.

Film Fabrik


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Within the framework of the The Archipelago of Cinemas project and Film Fabrik program, Porteurs d’Images Association is launching a call for applications for all directors who are seeking assistance for their films and wish to participate in two (documentary, fiction) scriptwriting workshops hosted by Mauritian and international professionals.

Film Fabrik is a support program for the making of short Mauritian films. Set up by Porteurs d’Images Association, it provides Mauritian scriptwriters and directors with artistic, technical, financial and logistical resources.
The program comprises of three phases :

  • PHASE 1 : Writing residency
  • PHASE 2 : Shooting and production
  • PHASE 3 : Diffusion and distribution.

Each stage will have its own selection process.

Bloc Écriture

Film Fabrik . Chercher du Regard

Scriptwriting workshop for short fiction films
Facilitator: David Constantin, director (Mauritius)
Venue: Porteurs d’Images Association . Beau Bassin

This Short Film scriptwriting workshop is the flagship one of the Île Courts Festival. In 2016, it is adopting a new formula to turn it into a more long-term program. This will give the individual projects more time to grow and mature.
How to deepen your scenario? How to develop a unique artistic perspective? How to create the best set of conditions to make, produce and distribute your film? So many questions are at the centre of a director’s work.
This Film Fabrik program is just right for you!

Bloc Écriture

Film Fabrik . Notre histoire n’a pas d’images

Scriptwriting workshop for short documentaries
Facilitator: Chantal Richard, director (France)
Venue: Porteurs d’Images Association . Beau Bassin

How to depict reality? How to bring your documentary project to life? How to provide it with the best production conditions? A documentary filmmaker’s job revolves around so many questions! The Film Fabrik program is just right for you!


Pour ces deux ateliers,
La The selection of participants for these two workshops is open until Saturday 30th April 2016!

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