An initiative to support emerging talents

Since its creation in 2016, the Jump In program has welcomed filmmakers that were scouted by the Poitiers Film Festival with their school film in order to accompany them in the development of their first feature film.

During the Festival, Jump In proposes five days of workshops over the course of which the selected filmmakers benefit from master classes and numerous individual meetings with a dedicated team.

These workshops aim to favor exchanges that will help the participants to consolidate their ideas as well as to orient the writing process and development strategy. We also endeavor to support these filmmakers as they apply for increasingly selective programs or international funding.Jump In benefits from the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region as well as partnerships with the international film-writing residencies ALCA, Villa Bloch (city of Poitiers), and the Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine program managed by Tatino Films.

Participating filmmakers

  • Moritz Geiser (Germany) — Scenes of a Partnership
  • Fatima Kaci (France) — Djinns 
  • Lisandra López Fabé (Cuba) — Otra Vez Malena
  • Karim Nasr (Lebanon) — Were you there? 
  • Louis Rebetez (Switzerland) — L’Insomnie des lucioles 
  • Maciej Jankowski (Poland) — Confirmation

The speakers

  • Philippe Barrière (scriptwriter, script consultant)
  • Thibaut Bracq (development consultant)
  • Anna Ciennick (script and development consultant)
  • Laure Desmazières (screenwriter, director, novelist)
  • Isabelle Fauvel (development consultant, Initiative Film)
  • Joséphine Mourlaque (producer, Mabel Films)
  • Dominique Welinski (producer, DW Production)

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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