The Pop Up Film Residency network continues to grow.
Following Asuncion, Berlin, or Bucharest that recently welcomed their first Pop Up Film Residents, the capital of France is now ready to welcome filmmakers yearning to experience the unique Pop Up Film Residency concept.
The Pop Up Film Residency Paris will be dedicated to Residencies on Demand – meaning open to filmmakers with an already established body of work (at least two features written and/or directed, or similar filmography).
Already two European women filmmakers are scheduled to take part in the Pop Up Film Residency Paris:
- Esther Rots (Netherlands), with her third feature film project « Legoland » with Wim Vanacker (Belgium) as script consultant.
After two short films in competition in Cannes, Esther’s two first feature films, « Can Go Through Skin » and « Retrospekt » premiered in Berlinale and Toronto. She was one of 17 female directors included in Phaidon’s « The Future of Film 100 New Directors » along Mia Hansen-Love, Lucretia Martel, or Kelly Reichardt.
- Agnieszka Zwiefka (Poland), with her fiction debut « She » with Joelle Touma (Lebanon) as script consultant.
Co-written with actress Jowita Budnik, « She » centers on a woman in her fifties, who « kept saying yes all her life, and then, for the first time, she says no. » A late-life rebellion story that was already awarded Best Pitch Project in Cottbus, and was recently selected for « The Writers Lab » for women screenwriters over 40. Agnieszka Zwiefka is a multi-awarded documentary filmmaker, including « The Queen of Silence » (IDFA 2014).