The participants and instructors of the 2018 Workshops session, with Claude-Eric Poiroux

Founded by Jeanne Moreau, the Angers Workshops, in conjunction with Premiers Plans Festival, were launched in July 2005. These Workshops have been created for young French-speaking filmmakers or fluent French speakers with one or several short films to their credit, who have a first feature fiction film project in development.

The filmmakers will have the opportunity to develop their artistic projects during 7 days of hands-on classes concentrating on the artistic, technical and financial aspects of making a first film.
The Workshops will focus on script, directorial skills, filming, editing, production... according to instructors profile and specificity...

In August 2018, Premiers Plans invited Alain Guiraudie, Catherine Paillé, Thomas Cailley, Jaime Rosales, Carlo Cresto-Dina and Julie Roué.


2018 programme in french
2016 programme in english

Eligibility requirements

- Young filmmakers with one or two short films to their credit and a first fiction feature film in the works (full script).
- Young filmmakers from European Union or from one of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Programme of the participants


Each day will begin with the screening of a film classic chosen and presented by a guest instructor.

The guest directors and film professionals will elaborate on a specific aspect of their filmography.

The young filmmakers will be able to engage the expertise of the instructors to answer specific questions concerning their first feature film projects.



For the previous editions of the Workshops, the pedagogical teams were composed by a group of European film professionals:

Olivier Assayas, Lionel Baier, Lucas Belvaux, Robin Campillo, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jacques Doillon, Pascale Ferran, Bence Fliegauf, Louis Garrel, Amos Gitaï, Delphine Gleize, Fabio Grassadonia, Benjamin Heisenberg, Christoph Hochhäusler, Noémie Lvovsky, Ursula Meier, Cyril Mennegun, Claude Miller, Catalin Mitulescu, Radu Muntean, Raphaël Nadjari, Jonathan Nossiter, François Ozon, Antonio Piazza, François Pirot, Vincent Poymiro, Razvan Radulescu, Jaime Rosales, Pierre Schoeller, Céline Sciamma, Justine Triet, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Eskil Vogt

Jérôme Almeras, Louis-Philippe Capelle, Gérard de Battista, Hélène Louvard, Alain Marcoen, Matthieu Poirot-Delpech

Luc Barnier, Yann Dedet, François Gédigier, Michel Klochendler, François Quiqueré, Ludo Troch

Riccardo Del Fra, Simon Stockhausen, Béatrice Thiriet

Karl Baumgartner, Dominique Besnehard, Julie Billy, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Emmanuel Chaumet, Jean des Forêts, Arnaud Dommerc, Marta Donzelli, Bertrand Faivre, Bertrand Gore, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart, Alan R. Milligan, Bruno Nahon, Alain Rocca, Joseph Rouschop, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Laurent Truchot, Luis Urbano

Christelle Baras (Casting director), Manuel Alberto Claro (Cinematographer), Etienne Curchod (Sound editor), Paul Englebert (HD post-production manager), Christian Guillon (Visual effects specialist), Gabor Greiner (Seller), Peter Hjörth (Visual effects supervisor), Franck Montagné (Digital post-production specialist), Gérard Rousseau (Mixer), Dan Weil (Production designer)...
intervenants venus aux Ateliers
Robin Campillo Katell Quillevéré Lionel Bailer Delphine Gleize et Jeanne Moreau