The event

Launched in 2019 at Casa da Cerca, CINE CERCA is a writing residency, which aims to strengthen the collaboration between the French and Portuguese film industries. After a call for applications, four authors are selected by a Franco-Portuguese jury and are welcomed in residence during a 15-day stay in Portugal, at Córtex Frontal, followed by a second 15-day stay, at the time of the Cannes Film Festival, in France, at the Château de La Napoule.

The convivial character of these residences enables the organization of team workshops and a quality individual follow-up.

This program allows participants to escape from daily life and to free themselves from material contingencies, to think, write and debate their projects in places conducive to productive work.

At the end of the residency, the progress of the projects is communicated via CINE CERCA’s website and social networks.

Résidence d’écriture pontes

Our services

SERENA Productions is responsible for the financial arrangements of the event and the executive production of the CINE CERCA residence.

Our partners

ICA, Institut Français du Portugal, Institut Camões, France Portugal Season.