Writer/Director Adina Istrate and producer Giannina La Salvia will be presenting their upcoming feature project 'Eve' at the 'Breaking Through The Lens' pitch in Cannes this spring.
Fifteen prominent female filmmakers will have the opportunity to present their projects-in-development to an intimate group of financiers and producers. The presentations will be moderated by Anglo-French actress and model Mia Frye.
This is the first time a team of women are organizing a high profile pitching event targeted specifically towards supporting female filmmakers at Cannes. The current debate surrounding women in film is often framed in terms of a lack of female directors. In fact, the issue is not a lack of talent, but rather a lack of funding allocated to those women. The ethos behind this is not a competition, but rather a chance for us to join together as women in the industry and secure tangible support to make our films. The guest list of filmmakers and financiers will be intimate yet of the highest caliber, to ensure productive results. Following the event, we plan to continue 'Breaking Through The Lens' as a supportive network throughout the journey of making the fifteen feature films.