Le Fidé remains a non-competitive festival, so that each film can be appreciated in its singularity. But as a springboard for professional life, since 2014, the Festival invites producers and other film professionals to sponsor a director of the selection.
A dialogue between the patron and the choosen filmmaker starts, and may lead to future collaborations (both on short and long term) and various support : reading new projects, accompaniments, residence of realization , screening of his/her film, financial aid, presentation to other professionals, etc … A special session at the end of the festival, Sunday 14th May at 9:00pm, will be dedicated to patrons who will present their choice to the public.
The 2018 Patrons awards are :
Le Blog documentaire : Dark Waves (Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis)
Ty Film : Passing Tides (Roisin Brap)
Le Village documentaire de Lussas : Find Fix Finish (Mila Zhlutenko)
Addoc : Le Saint des voyous (Maïlys Ah)
Les Valseurs : Sasha (Felix Colomer)