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First contact

First Contact – named after the eponymous film by Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly, whose 40th anniversary was in 2022 – completed ParisDOC’s offer to producers last year, in partnership with Ateliers Varan.

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.

For French speakers only

Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Centre Pompidou

Access to the Centre Pompidou will be possible from 9:30 a.m., through the rue Beaubourg entry. 

  • 10am-1pm
    Presentation of 10 projects in writing
    Cinema 2-Centre Pompidou
  • 1pm-3pm
    Lunch / One-to-one meeting
    Agora / Cafeteria of the Forum -1-Centre Pompidou

Producer: Register by email at this address

To book a one-to-one meeting, please register via this document