Nigerian filmmaker Newton I. Aduaka’s Oil On Water makes it to the Cannes Film Festival

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | 799 Total Views


Nigerian filmmaker Newton I. Aduaka’s Oil On Water made the list of 15 Producers selected by Cinefondation’s Atelier organisers of Festival de Cannes.

The Cinefondation’s Atelier was created in 2005 to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of new and diverse filmmaker voices. So far, out of 141 projects, 85 have been released in theaters and 44 are currently in pre-production.
For L’Atelier’s 10th edition, 15 projects from 15 countries have been selected, ranging from upstarts to veteran directors.

From May 16-22, at Cannes, L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the directors for film industry professionals interested in investing in their projects.

See full list of Atelier selections below:

Invisible, Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina)
Territoria, Nora Martirosyan (Armenia)
Tabija, Igor Drljača (Bosnia)
Saudade, Antonio Méndez Esparza (Brazil)
Ville-Marie, Guy Édoin (Canada)
In the Shade of the Trees, Matías Rojas Valencia (Chile)
Ce sentiment de l’été, Mikhaël Hers (France)
Aliyushka, Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan)
The Darkness, Daniel Castro Zimbrón (Mexico) 
White Sun, Deepak Rauniyar (Nepal)
To All Naked Men, Bassam Chekhes (Neth/Syria)
Oil on Water, Newton I. Aduaka (Nigeria)
Dogs, Bogdan Mirică (Romania)
A Yellow Bird, K. Rajagopal (Singapore)
Ruta salvatge, Marc Recha (Spain)