The international writing residency CASA CINE is organized by
La Napoule Art Foundation and SERENA Productions.


La Napoule Art Foundation is a non-profit association, whose main mission is to support artistic creation by welcoming, for over thirty years, international artists in residence at the Château de la Napoule.

Nelcy Mercier, operational director of the Château de la Napoule, is in charge of the residency program. She brings all her experience to the reception of the residents at the castle, and offers the authors and composers an efficient networking with the local institutions and partners of the region (Campus Georges Méliès, regional school of actors of Cannes and Marseille, Côte d'Azur Film Commission, Festival International Music & Cinema Marseille, Un Festival C'est Trop Court! - UFCTC...).

SERENA Productions is a film and cultural event production company. It brings its experience in organizing and managing residencies in the field of cinema, its knowledge of the industry and its ability to put residents in touch with professionals in order to accelerate the production of projects.

SERENA Productions' ambition is to produce thought-provoking, surprising and questioning material, inviting for fruitful exchanges.

Its director, Elsa Cornevin, is a producer, documentary filmmaker and also a member of the selection committee of the international competition of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

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