Screenplay Developed in MPI Screenwriting Workshop Accepted into Cannes Film Festival

2017 MPI screenwriting fellow, Imelda O'Reilly.

2017 MPI screenwriting fellow, Imelda O'Reilly.


The Cannes Cinéfondation Atelier has announced the 15 directors who will be invited to bring their projects to the Cannes Film Festival this year, and we’re thrilled to announce that We’re the Kids in America—an original feature screenplay by MPI screenwriting fellow Imelda O’Reilly—was selected! Imelda developed her script in MPI’s 2017 Revision screenwriting workshop. 

Created in 2005 to encourage creative cinema and foster the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers in the world, L'Atelier has featured 202 projects, of which 145 have been screened and 28 are currently in pre-production. The event, which runs from May 10–16 this year, gives directors and producers the chance to showcase their projects to potential funding partners. Fifteen projects from 15 different countries have been selected for this year’s event.

Join us in congratulating Imelda on this incredible success. We look forward to following the project through its production.

Looking to take your screenplay to the next level? Our Writing the “Calling Card” Short Film screenwriting workshop application deadline is March 28th. Apply today!