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First contact

In 2022, the first edition of the First Contact programme – in partnership with the Ateliers Varan and EURODOC and named after the eponymous film by Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly, which celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2022 – rounded off ParisDOC’s proposal for producers. 

First Contact invites producers to discover 10 projects currently in the writing stage, which are based on research in the social sciences, hard sciences or artistic creation. 

In 2023, 8 projects have emerged from the Ateliers Varan writing workshop, “Science in images, from research to the cinematic narrative”. We are also inviting the Scam’s Brouillon d’un rêve grant scheme and La Fémis’ documentary film workshop to each present a project.

After the authors have presented their projects, they will have an individual exchange with the producers.