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MyFrenchFilmFestival.com

02 December 2014 à 04:39

UniFrance Films unveils the selection and jury of the 5th MyFrenchFilmFestival.com

Film lovers from around the world will join Michel Gondry, Joachim Lafosse, Nadav Lapid and Abderrahmane Sissako to select their favorite French films on the web, starting January 16.

UniFrance president Jean-Paul Salomé and Director General Isabelle Giordano today announced the lineup for the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, at a press conference held in the presence of French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin and Michel Gondry, president of the jury. 

From January 16 to February 16, 2015, film lovers from around the world will have access to the complete lineup from the world’s first online festival of French cinema, created by UniFrance Films.

The selection
Ten feature films (first and second films released in France in 2013/2014) and 10 shorts, subtitled in 13 languages, will compete online for a one-month period. The selection includes two Belgian films in competition, and one classic movie and two French-language Canadian films screening out of competition.

10 feature films in competition
How I Came to Hate Math by Olivier Peyon
Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Belgium)
Gazelles by Mona Achache
Hippocrates by Thomas Lilti
Miss and the Doctors by Axelle Ropert
Fool Circle by Vincent Mariette
A Place on Earth by Fabienne Godet
Breathe by Mélanie Laurent
Vandal by Hélier Cisterne

Out of Competition
Hunting the Northern Godard by Eric Morin (Quebec)

Heritage film
Purple Noon by René Clément (restored version)

10 short films in competition
Aïssa by Clément Tréhin-Lalanne
Dip N’ Dance by Hugo Cierzniak
Extrasystole by Alice Douard
Guy Moquet by Demis Herenger
A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar (Belgium)
A Day Out in Paris by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani
The Return by Yohann Kouam
Carefree by Louise de Prémonville
Molii by Hakim Zouhani, Yassine Qnia, Carine May and Mourad Boudaoud
Shadow by Lorenzo Recio

Out of competition
An Extraordinary Person by Monia Chokri (Quebec)

The poster, catalogue, press kit and visuals from the films are available at:
https://sites.google.com/site/myfffpresse/

The Filmmakers’ Jury
Presided over by Michel Gondry, with Joachim Lafosse (Belgium), Nadav Lapid (Israel) and Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania).

The prizes
The Chopard Filmmakers’ Prize: Awarded by the jury, the Chopard Filmmakers’ Prize is worth €15,000 for the winning film. Chopard is an official partner of the 5th edition of the festival, and as such, is demonstrating its support for fresh French talents and helping boost their notoriety through this prize that is divided into three, giving the film’s director, producer and international sales team the sum of €5,000 each.

The Lacoste Audience Prize: Film lovers around the world can vote online for their favorite films via the festival’s online platform.

Where can you watch the films?
All the films are available to viewers around the world on the myfrenchfilmfestival.com online platform. The festival is also available through 25 partner platforms, which vary from territory to territory, including iTunes in more than 90 countries. The short films are free, worldwide. The feature films are free in certain territories (including Latin America, China, India, Poland, Poland, and Turkey) and can be purchased as a pack (€9.99) or singly (€1.99) elsewhere.

When?
Purple Noon will be available around the world and free of charge for a period of 24 hours on the opening day of the festival (16 January 2015).

All the films in the festival selection will be available for a period of one month and in 13 languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,  and Turkish).

Last year’s edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival was an unprecedented hit, with visitors from 205 territories accounting for four million screenings of the short and feature films in the selection over a period of one month, via the myFrenchFilmFestival.com site and partner platforms.

MyFrenchFilmFestival is organized by Unifrance films with the support of the CNC, the SACD, the Institut Français, Telefilm Canada, Wallonie-Bruxelles Images (WBI), l’Alliance Française, the Cavilam, and its partners: Renault, Chopard, Lacoste, Air France, LVT, France Médias Monde, TV5 Monde, Eurochannel, Télérama, Le Monde, So Film, and Variety Magazine.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 20 December 2014 à 04:39 CET

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