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14 January 2016 à 15:22

The French government welcomes results achieved by French films abroad in 2015

Fleur Pellerin, France's Minister for Culture and Communication, and Frédérique Bredin, president of the CNC, have joined together to commend the excellent performance of French films in international theaters in 2015.

With over 100 million admissions registered outside France for the third time in four years, French films have once again attracted a larger number of spectators abroad than in the home market. These extremely positive results bear witness to the vitality of the French movie industry at this time, as well as the dynamism of film producers and the high profile of French culture around the world. With productions ranging from The Little Prince, which ranks as the most successful French animated film in the past twenty years, to Taken 3, as well as La Famille Bélier and Samba, the high standard and unique style of French filmmaking is expressed in its rich diversity.

This increasing attraction to French cinema abroad should benefit significantly from the extension of the tax credit system applying to the movie industry that became effective on January 1, 2016. This powerful new incentive, supported by the Culture Minister, Fleur Pellerin, aims to encourage the shooting of films in France, boost employment in the cultural sector, and promote standards of excellence in all industries and professions linked to the cinema.

According to UniFrance president Jean-Paul Salomé, "If the French movie industry has become one of the key players in the international arena, it is because it benefits from an ecosystem that is envied the world over. With films that are audacious and relatable, France succeeds in maintaining its status as the world's second biggest exporter of film product. We will no doubt attract an even larger number of film shoots and talents in the future."

Fleur Pellerin commends the high results achieved in 2015, which, she states, confirm "the strikingly broad reach of French creativity around the world. The strength of the French movie industry is that of an entire cultural and industrial sector that benefits from ongoing support from government authorities. This strength stems from the diversity of French filmmaking and the adventurous spirit and originality of our filmmakers and artists who express their talent in this medium. I applaud this great success and congratulate all the talented people who have contributed to it."

Author : Communications

Latest update : 19 January 2016 à 15:22 CET

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