Documentary director Stefano Savona - author of Samouni Road, winner of the Oeil d'Or for Best Documentary in Cannes this year - will attend the 29th edition of FID Marseille, starting on July 10th. Savona will take part in the FIDCampus, a training program for your filmmakers, along with Caroline Champetier (DoP of Chantal Akerman, Jacques Rivette, Claude Lanzmann, François Truffaut, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Jacques Doillon, Léos Carax, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Garrel), Claire Atherton (editor of Chantal Akerman for thirty years), and Kamal Aljafari (Palestinian filmmaker, known for The Roof, Port of Memory, Visit Iraq, Balconies, My Father’s Video and Recollection).
The festival will present 150 films from 37 countries, including the closing film, Gabriel Abrantes' and Daniel Schmidt's Diamantino. The festival sections include the International and French competitions (presenting world premieres such as Italy's J by Gaetano Liberti), the First Films and GNCR competitions. The Parallel Screen section focuses on a number of homages - to the late FID President Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens as well as to Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol.
Wang Bing will be the protagonist of this year's masterclass, and will present his latest film, the monumental Les Ames mortes. FIDLab - a workshop helping young filmmakers with their first or second films - will present 12 projects from 11 countries.