Events management & marketing → Ouaga Film Lab (since 2016), first laboratory of development and coproduction in West Africa : project coordination, fundraising, coordinating the call for projects, drafting of contents for the site and the catalog and accompanying the project holders during the Lab
→ Fonds pour la Jeune Création francophone (since 2018): coordination of the call for projects. Created as a system of selective aids to support the dynamism of creation for films, audiovisual series and web content, it aims to promote the emergence of promising talents in the countries of French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.
→ RecLab’18 : coordination of the organization of Recife’s International Coproduction Workshop (Brazil) → FIDADOC 2017 and 2018 : coordination of the organization of this documentary film festival in Agadir (Maroc)
→ Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amoby Karim Aïnouz & Marcelo Gomes (Brazil, 2009) : Developing marketing strategy for the French release
→ Donwahi‘s cineclub 2015 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast): foundation and debate facilitation
→ Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris 2013, production assistant
Film programming → Beluga Pictures, International Distribution of content for TV : collaboration on programming for several TV channels
→ Festival international du film des droits de l’homme 2016: short-films selection
→ Les Lucioles du doc (community education organization, using documentaries films as a media to raise awareness): monthly image education workshops facilitation
« Manivane » was created in 2015 by Muriel Pérez.
Named after Alain Resnais’ film « Muriel, ou le temps d’un retour » , she was meant to develop a passion for cinema. Growing up living across South-East Asia (« Manivane » is her Laotian name), West Africa and Latin-America opened her mind to cultural exchange, gave her multilingual skills, and encouraged her to think outside the box.
After a Master in International Project Management from Sciences Po Lille (France),
she worked for three years in international NGOs in Brazil, France and Ivory Coast,
until her love for cinema caught up.
« Manivane » is a start-up specialized in film production, events management and translation.
It was created to work in Latin American & African cinema production and distribution, with a focus on independent young filmmakers.