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Contact the experts

OuiCoprod is not a digital window, it’s a link between ACP producers and professionals interested in what they do. This link is constantly activated by 6 experts: INITIATIVE FILM for cinema fictions, the YAOUNDE FILM LAB for documentaries & DISCOP AFRICA for TV series & fictions.
The experts grant PRO ACCESS to the professionals who ask for it and can direct them to those projects that best suit their quest.
The 6 experts have an accurate knowledge of the potential, evolution and updated needs of each film or series. Feel free to write them in one click below.

INITIATIVE FILM

Cinema fiction

Initiative Film, managed by Isabelle FAUVEL and Hakim MAO, is a worldwide name in film development consulting based in Paris. Founded in 1993, it contributed to the completion and success of more than 500 films and gathers a unique network of producers, labs and film funds across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Their work addresses together the artistic value of a project and its feasibility, to best serve and support the vision of scriptwriters and filmmakers.

Isabelle FAUVEL Hakim MAO

YAOUNDE FILM LAB

Documentaries

YFL has become a vital link in the development of 1st and 2nd films in Africa. Its founders, Dieudonné ALAKA and Eugénie MICHEL, both of them producers (TaraGroup, Cameroon & Films du Bilboquet, France), have in-depth mastery of the European (and global) financing & distribution circuits for creative documentary –and hands-on experience of what it takes to produce doccies in ACP/African countries.

Dieudonné ALAKA Eugénie MICHEL

DISCOP ABIDJAN

TV series & fictions

After 10 years, under the lead of Patrick JUCAUD (based in L.A.) & Karl-Hills BOLUWA (Abidjan), the Discop Africa is indisputably the main content market in Africa, and a commercial bridge towards Europe and the Americas, with a special skill for working with brands and advertisers and hurdling language barriers.

Patrick JUCAUD Karl-Hills BOLUWA

The OIF & partners

The International Organization of Francophony

The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie implements multilateral cooperation, serving its 88 member-States and governments, on 5 continents.

Since 1990, the « Fonds Image de la Francophonie » supports films & series (fiction, animation, documentary) created by directors of OIF member-States located in the Global South.

In 2020, the OIF started Clap ACP, a program designed to strengthen co-productions between ACP countries, which includes financial bonuses on top or regular grants, consultancy (artistic, legal, financial, commercial) and the OuiCoprod platform, to help projects grow stronger, safer, faster.

If interested in cooperating with OuiCoprod avec OuiCoprod (partnership, communication, sponsoring), please write to enrico.chiesa@francophonie.org and pierre.barrot@francophonie.org.

Partners

FONSIC

The Fonds de soutien à l’industrie cinématographique de Côte d’Ivoire (FONSIC) is the national Film Fund of Ivory Coast, partner of the OIF for the implementation of the CLAP ACP Programme. It awards 7 - 10 grants per year to fiction features, documentaries and series directed by ACP filmmakers - along certain conditions (the main one being that they be coproductions, including at least one Ivorian company). These grants are topped-up by a bonus granted by the EU.

8 other African Film Funds are associated to Clap ACP, as a preview of a wider space for PanAfrican coproduction :

3 other funds were selected by the UE – ACP to grant financial bonus to co-productions between ACP countries

OuiCoprod started to link to great film support initiatives, such as coproduction & post-production forums:

Funders

The European Union finances the Clap ACP Programme and OuiCoprod via the European Development Fund.
The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States supports Clap ACP & OuiCoprod. The OACPS unites 79 countries in 2021 : 48 in Africa, 16 in the Caribbean and 15 in the Pacific.
Read more on the « ACP-EU partnership towards a viable culural industry » implemented by the l’OACPS with the support of the EU.
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CultureXchange is a knowledge and skills-sharing platform and a match-making tool, supporting a vibrant professional community dedicated to culture and creative industries in the EU partner countries.

A joint initiative of the European Commission and the Organisation of the ACP States, CultureXchange aims to be an incubator of ideas and projects and a hub where the stakeholders from the cultural and creative sector can connect, meet, interact and exchange.

CultureXchange works as a web-platform and a social media, where you can post topics, announcements, events, create discussion groups, contact colleagues and become friends. It provides you also with a specialized Library and Webinars space, where the main documentary resources regarding culture and creativity at EU and international level can be accessed, viewed and downloaded.

OuiCoprod : for whom and what for ?

OuiCoprod is a platform launched in June 2021 to foster coproduction, funding and distribution deals between film producers from Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and their potential partners worldwide:

Pre-selected and pre-financed Projects

Professionals can access confidential information

Contact the producers directly – or with the assistance of the 6 experts