An initiative to support emerging talents

Jump In is a program designed for filmmakers who have previously been selected by the Poitiers Film Festival for their school film and are now developing their first feature film.

For a period of 5 days during the Festival, Jump In provides these young filmmakers with an intermediate stepping stone after their formal training to strengthen their ideas and projects before reaching out to producers or applying for international programs or funding.

This initiative includes targeted training sessions with experienced professionals aimed at identifying the participants’ specific needs and honing a development strategy. The workshop also proposes writing residencies in partnership with Greater Poitiers, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and the ALCA.

In 2022, Jump In is welcoming 8 filmmakers:

  • Lucia Aleñar Iglesias (Spain) — Forastera | fiction, long métrage
  • Marieke Elzerman (Holland) — The Red Circle | fiction, long métrage
  • Rafiki Fariala (Congo Republic) — Congo Boy | fiction, long métrage
  • Mya Kaplan (Israel) — The Physical Element | fiction, long métrage
  • Kahina Le Querrec (France) — Les Grandes Marées | fiction, long métrage
  • Sophia Mocorrea (Argentina, Germany) — Marriage by Abduction | fiction, long métrage
  • Olivér Rudolf (Hungary) — My Mother, the Monster | fiction, long métrage
  • Léa Sarra (France) — Piñatas | fiction, long métrage

more informations : Élodie Ferrer


Laura Baumeister

Jump In 2016 | Nicaragua

Since participating in the Jump In workshops in 2016, Laura Baumeister has completed her project: Daughter of Rage made its worldwide premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and its European premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2022.

more informations: Article in Variety | TIFF website

Valentina Maurel

Jump In 2017 | France / Costa Rica

In 2017, the French and Costa Rican filmmaker Valentina Maurel participated in the Jump In workshops with her short film project Lucia en el Limbo. The film was programmed for the 58th edition of the Critics’ Week in 2019.

more informations: Visual

Federico Montero

Jump In 2018 | Costa Rica

In 2018, the Costa Rican filmmaker Federico Montero participated in the Jump In workshops with his film Men Die Sooner. The project was selected for the Open Doors Lab – Locarno Festival in 2022.

more informations: Visual

Kahina Le Querrec

Jump In 2019 | France

Since participating in the Jump In workshops in 2019, Kahina Le Querrec developed her project Contre la nuit at the Villa Bloch Residency (a partner of the Poitiers Film Festival). The short film was shot at the Maison Maria Casarès in 2020 and produced by the GREC.

more informations: GREC website

Özgür Anil

Jump In 2020 | Austria

After participating in the Jump In workshops in 2020 with Resurrection, the Austrian filmmaker Özgür Anil participated in the Talent Village at the Arcs Film Festival the same year. The project is still in development.

Sabine Ehrl

Jump In 2020 | Germany

Since participating in the Jump In workshops in 2020 with PARADISE_bleeding, the German filmmaker Sabine Ehrl won the Jury Award at the Talent Village of the Arcs Film Festival and participated in the 43rd edition of the Cinéfondation Residency.

more informations: Cinéfondation website

Borbála Nagy

Jump In 2020 | Hungary

Since participating in the Jump In workshops in 2020 with Nothing to See Here, the Hungarian filmmaker Borbála Nagy participated in the Pop Up Film Residency, the Berlin AiR – Artist in Residence, and the 43rd edition of the Cinéfondation Residency with her project.

more informations: Cinéfondation website

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