New Dawn Launch at Festival de Cannes 2022

New Dawn Launch at Festival de Cannes 2022

On Sunday 22nd of May 9 European funds officially launched NEW DAWN at Festival de Cannes to support more diversity in the international film industry.

The film industry is still unequal in many, many ways. With the introduction of New Dawn the participating funds want to explore more ways to establish variety and representation. A vibrant, open and inclusive film industry with true diversity of perspectives and filmic expressions has relevance for everyone.

Through New Dawn, we invite film makers – and other public funds – to contribute to our mission. New Dawn will operate as a production fund by making additional funding available for film productions and by supporting film makers in setting up networks. The fund supports up to €200.000 for a feature film (fiction or animated film) and up to €100.000 for a feature-length documentary. The first submission deadline is June 27th, 2022.

Missed the launch at Cannes? Watch a recap of the speeches by Shamira Raphaëla (film maker and New Dawn chair), Youssef Louakili (director Media and Creative Industry at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) and the panel consisting of Francine Raveney (gender equality, diversity & co-productions expert), Sherwan Haji (actor, writer) and Sébastien Onomo (French producer)::