In 2018, the Short Film Corner – with the support of NISI MASA – launched the Focus CoPro’, an event dedicated to first feature film projects, in the aim of highlighting young talents on an International scale. The idea is that any filmmaker, whose short is either selected in the Official Competition, the Directors’ Fortnight, and the Critics’ Week or presented at the Short Film Corner can apply to present her/his feature film project during a dedicated event of the festival – 8 projects will be selected! With the intention of providing additional support to filmmakers bridging the gap from short to feature, the Short Film Corner and the Pop Up Film Residency decided to join forces.

The 2021 edition of Focus CoPro’ took place on the 13th of July and the project ‘DEEPFAKE’ by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis was selected for the next Pop Up Film Residency.

Next edition: Announcement in May 2023