Lucien Jean-Baptiste,
sponsor of the CineComedies Lab 2023 writing residency

This writing residency is open to French, Belgian and French-speaking European scriptwriters and aims to contribute to the emergence of new talent and the development of the art of comedy in cinema.

The selected scriptwriters will benefit from three working sessions and their projects will be presented to European producers during the next Liège International Comedy Film Festival.

Lucien Jean-Baptiste will sponsor this edition, succeeding Jean-François Halin, Agnès Jaoui, Michel Leclerc and Benoît Mariage.

Actor, screenwriter and director, Lucien Jean-Baptiste has penned five feature films (“La Première Étoile”, “30° Couleur”, “DieuMerci!”, “Il a déjà tes yeux”, “La Deuxième Étoile”) and is currently working on his sixth. At the same time, he lends his silhouette to others with great elegance and self-mockery (“Tout simplement noir” by Jean-Pascal Zadi and John Wax, “La Traversée” by Varante Soudjian, “BDE” by Michaël Youn, etc.).

The writing workshop is directed by the scriptwriter Fadette Drouard (“Patients” by Fabien Marsaud, “Papicha” by Mounia Meddour, “La Fine Fleur” by Pierre Pinaud, “La Syndicaliste” by Jean-Paul Salomé, …) with the collaboration of Ali Bougheraba (Les SEGPA).

The 6 projects selected for CineComedies Lab 2023:

  • ECLIPSE by Nicolas Gadesaude
  • FOOD TRUCK* by Stéphane Hénocque
  • GOW by Pierrick Chopin
  • MICHEL* by Emilie Sornasse
  • A HEAD ABOVE by Andra Tévy
  • SILVER SILVIA by Véro Cratzborn & Anne Fantine

*Belgian project

On this occasion, producers who acquire a project selected at the CineComedies Lab will benefit from Wallimpact development support worth 50,000 euros. This support from Wallimage, a new partner of the CineComedies Lab, strengthens cross-border co-production and cooperation between CineComedies and the FIFCL.