Festival years (12)
The Bienne French Film Festival (Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie - FFFH) is now in its 13th edition, with this year's event to be held from September 13 through 17, 2017.
Over 50 French and French-language productions will be showcased over the five-day event, including a large number of preview screenings. Films will be screened in their original versions with subtitles, with the majority subtitled into German.
The films in this year's lineup are divided into four sections: French films and French-language films with distribution in Switzerland (the FFFH section); French productions and co-productions shot in languages other than French, screened in their original versions (Horizon Section); Swiss productions and co-productions (Clin d'Oeil section); and films that do not have distribution deals in Switzerland (Discovery Section). The program includes dramas, documentaries, and animated films.
Short films will be presented in a competition section as part of the Discovery program, and includes only fiction productions.
Every day, festival guests and members of the public will take part in informal meetings and round-table discussions, which will be simultaneously translated into German, since almost one half of audiences are German-speakers. Directors and actors particularly enjoy these moments of exchange with bilingual audiences, and are keen to observe the audience's reaction to the subtitled versions of their films.
The team (4)
For features filsm only
Contact at UniFrance: Yann Raymond
Registration conditions for short films
Films produced on or after : 1/06/2016
Registration deadline : 15/06/2017
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 01/06/2017
UniFrance contacts at this event : Christine Gendre
Registration Form available on external website : http://www.fffh.ch/media/filer_public/a3/01/a301fc8c-0424-43e1-ad17-e62049a27492/fffh2017_sd_formulaire_inscription_f.pdf
Maximum runtime : 24'
Films produced on or after : 1er juin 2016
Genres accepted : Fiction films only
Conditions : Films not previously released (in the country) only
Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Short Film Gallery
Screening format requirements : Blu-ray , DCP (Digital Cinema Package)
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