The Residence of Francophone Writers

In partnership with SACD
The Residence of Francophone Writers is an international project focused on all forms of the written word: literature, theatre, cinema, television, and comic strips. This year, the Festival de la Fiction is launching the first step of a creative adventure established to nurture and aid the development of creation.

The Festival’s team puts its savoir faire, its knowledge, and its connections at your disposal as well as all of the professionals that are welcomed to La Rochelle each year during the Festival. The Residence’s main purpose is to provide writers with a place of work where they can exchange ideas and fully focus on their work, a convivial and friendly space, a location dedicated to creation which allows them to develop or to compete to perfect their project. The winning authors benefit from various artistic and social encounters with leading professionals in their industry who are interested in developing the winner’s project.

The first edition, which will take place from the 8th to the 14th of January, 2018 at La Rochelle will welcome the five winners of the Web Series SACD/France Télévisions Fund. They will additionally have the possibility of deepening the writing and the development of their work and to appeal to stakeholders and experts in the audiovisual field.

1st Edition of the Residence of Francophone Writers
8-14th of January, 2018

Chosen works

  • Belette (“Weasel”) by Sophie Garric
  • Sentinelles (“Sentinels”) by Thierry de Clermont-Tonnerre and Clément Marchand
  • Un Visage sans fin (“A Face Without an End”) by Thibault Turcas and Nicolas Vert

2nd Edition of the Residence of Francophone Writers
18-24th of June, 2018

Chosen works

  • L’incroyable aventure de Léopold Dulac (“The Incredible Adventure of Leopold Dulac”) by Shannon Renaudeau
  • MA M(L)F by Tristan Azhari and Margot Coursaget
  • Samsara by Maud Konan
    La Petite fille qui rêvait d’être un lama, (“The Little Girl Who Dreamed of Being a Lama”) by Pablo Pinasco

3nd Edition of the Residence of Francophone Writers
9-16th of December, 2018

Chosen works

  • A la frontière, by Catherine Klein
  • Laurene,by Richard Bean
  • Ovalie, by Solenn Le Priol and Saskia Waledisch
  • Taxi 228, by Solenn Le Priol and Saskia Waledisch
    Nimba, by Abalotu Komou Patchidi

4nd Edition of the Residence of Francophone Writers

Information to come


The Speakers

1st Edition
Pauline Rocafull, Director and the President of the Guild
Samuel Bodin, Screenwriter and Director
Matthieu Bernard, Literary Editor

2nd Edition
Marie-Pierre Thomas, Screenwriter
Joris Morio, Screenwriter
Matthieu Bernard, Screenwriter


The Festival would like to thank the SACD, the City of La Rochelle, the Centre Intermondes, The Maison du Palmier, Tortue Geniale, the Bar André, the Coursive – National Stage of La Rochelle, and the Maison du Yacht Club Classique.