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ACID is a film directors association that has been promoting the diffusion of independent films in movie theatres and encouraging debates between authors and the audience for 23 years. The strength of ACID is its founding principle : the support brought by filmmakers to other filmmakers, French or foreign.


The ACID Program in the Cannes Film Festival

The ACID programm at the Cannes International Film Festival was created in 1993. Films are chosen by fifteen or so filmmakers, members of ACID. It presents nine feature films, fiction and documentary, chosen among hundreds of works from all around the world.

This programme rests on the filmmakers’ wish to give visibility to directors whose work is scarcely distributed, in order to facilitate a theatrical release.

The screenings, opened to the public and professionals are all followed by Q&As with the films’ crews and ACID filmmakers.

The films shown in Cannes are then accompanied by ACID and its filmmakers in the various stages of the theatrical release (search for distributors / promotion / programming / organization of the Q&A’s / audience research).

ACID Cannes 2017 programme rerun will take place on september 15th-17th at the Louxor in Paris, from september 22nd to 24th at the Comoedia in Lyon and in over fifteen venues in the Ile-de-France region in september-october.

Among authors whose first features were programmed in ACID Cannes are : Lucas Belvaux, Serge Bozon, Djinn Carrénard, Vincent Dieutre, Rachid Djaïdani, Benoit Forgeard, Alain Gomis, Arnaud et Jean-Marie Larrieu, Hicham Lasri, Ursula Meier, Avi Mograbi, Yolande Moreau et Gilles Porte, Nathan Nicholovitch, Ioanis Nuguet, Nicolás Pereda, Pierre Schoeller, Claire Simon, Justine Triet…

For any further information, please contact Mr Amaury Augé, Head of Festivals amaury lacid.org

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