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27 June 2014 à 17:56

UniFrance Films at the Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble

This year the festival has given carte blanche to Christine Gendre, head of short films at UniFrance

From 1 through 6 July, fans of short films will gather together in Grenoble to celebrate the 37th edition of an event that is the oldest French festival of its kind, but which has always proved what a youthful spirit it has, as though its well earned status of being eternally first continues to endow it with fresh energy.  

Grenoble will be in party mode for nearly a week, celebrating short films of every kind, with a rich and generous program, featuring a Competition, which will be presented in the Juliet Berto theater and under the stars at Place Saint-André, an out of Competition "Regards" section and many other programs, including a homage to Alain Resnais.

Starting at midnight on Friday 4 July, the festival will give carte blanche to Christine Gendre, head of short film at Unifrance Films, to present a selection of films that will see in the wee small hours.

Here are a few words about what she has planned for the occasion:

I'll be taking a look back at a long career that I've been able to establish thanks to the talents of filmmakers. The program will feature a small sample of what has passed through my wonderful working life since 1986. Works which have nourished me, a mountain of nuggets creating perpetual enrichment. Nearly thirty years later, my passion for the nobility of this singular art that is short film is still intact. Obviously, I never expected to travel this long road alongside prolific directors, producers, and artists. May I here thank all of them. And thanks, of course, to Guillaume Poulet, who has entrusted me with the reins of this evening event.

The schedule:

  • The evening gets underway with UniFrance Films' short film celebrating its 65th anniversary: 65 Reasons to Love French Cinema, in which international directors and actors share their love for French films.
  • 36 films, from 1958 to 2014, in 4 programs, lasting 2 hours.
  • And two surprises...

Moreover, UniFrance Films will offer marketing support worth 1000 euros to a French film in Competition and in the "Regards" section.

The complete program can be found here.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 14 April 2015 à 17:56 CEST

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