Filmmakers from Colombia, Haiti, and Mexico Selected for Cannes' Cinéfondation

The Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival has announced the directors selected for this year's edition of its Residence and its Atelier programs, which includes four Latin American filmmakers from Colombia, Haiti and Mexico, participating with their new projects.

The Residence of the Cannes Film Festival welcomes every year a dozen of young foreign directors who are working on their first or second fiction feature film project. In its 36th edition, the Residence will host two Colombian directors: César Augusto Acevedo and Santiago Lozano.

Acevedo, who won the Camera d'Or at the 2015 edition of the Cannes Film Festival for his debut feature Land and Shade / La tierra y la sombra, will be working on his second feature project  Ascensión, while Lozano (co-director of Siembra with Angela Osorio), will be working on his sophomore project untitled Tell Them Not To Kill Me.

The Atelier, in its 14th edition, is a program created to promote the creation of new works. Each year, the Atelier selects about 15 feature length projects from around the world, and invites their directors to the Festival de Cannes in order to put them in contact with film professionals. This year Mexican filmmaker Yulene Olaizola (Artificial Paradises) will be participating with her latest project Selva trágica, and Haitian director Guetty Felin (Ayiti Mon Amour) will participate with A Rooster on the Fire Escape.