« Je connaissais l’ACID sans y être jamais allé. C’est une sélection qui est faite à hauteur d’homme par des passionnés. Je pense que ça doit être ce que pouvait être le festival de Cannes il y a bien des années quand on pouvait parler à tout le monde. » Reda Kateb
ACID is a film directors association that has been promoting the diffusion of independent films in movie theatres and encouraging debates between authors and the audience for 22 years. The strength of ACID is its founding principle : the support brought by filmmakers to other filmmakers, French or foreign.
ACID has had its own programme at the Cannes International Film Festival since 1993. It screens nine feature films, fiction and documentary, chosen by ACID filmmakers among hundreds of works from all around the world.
ACID filmmakers follow their love for a film and wish to give visibility to directors whose work is scarcely distributed, in order to facilitate a theatrical release.
ACID’s Cannes programme is a meeting for distributors, film programmers and international festivals. It allows them to see films and for ACID to rely on the programmers’ feedback to prepare the releases.
The screenings, in the presence of ACID filmmakers and the films’ crews, are also open to the public and to high school students of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
The films shown in Cannes are then accompanied by ACID and its filmmakers in the various stages of the theatrical release (search for distributors / promotion / programming / organization of the Q&A’s / audience research).
Among authors discovered in ACID Cannes are :
Lucas Belvaux, Serge Bozon, Djinn Carrénard, Vincent Dieutre, Rachid Djaïdani, Alain Gomis, Arnaud et Jean-Marie Larrieu, Hicham Lasri, Ursula Meier, Avi Mograbi, Yolande Moreau et Gilles Porte, Nicolás Pereda, Pierre Schoeller, Claire Simon, Justine Triet…
ACID Cannes 2014 programme rerun will take place on September 26th-28th at the Nouveau Latina in Paris, from october 3rd to 5th at the Comoedia in Lyon and in over fifteen venues in the Ile-de-France region in september-october.
L’ACID 14 rue Alexandre Parodi 75010 Paris Tel : + 33 (0)1 44 89 99 74 During the International Cannes Film Festival : L’ACID La Malmaison 47, boulevard de la Croisette 06400 Cannes Tel : + 33 (0)9 70 75 54 59 From 10 a.m to 1 p.m and 3 p.m to 6 p.m