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23 September 2016 à 12:22
Three French series and film projects presented at the highly selective IFP Film Week
Spurred on by the French in Motion association, three French projects with international appeal – a film, a television series, and a web series – were presented between September 17 through 22 at the IFP Film Week, the only American co-production market, which is held each year in New York.
The IFP Film Week allows independent producers to meet with American and international interlocuteurs to pitch and realize their projects: producers, financiers, agents, distributors, channels, and platforms (HBO, Amazon, Netflix, A&E, Warner, Sony, to mention just a few).
Accompanied in its activities by UniFrance and the cultural services of the Ambassade de France in New York, French In Motion – an association based in New York that brings together cinema and television professionals wishing to develop Franco-American collaborations – this year launched a partnership with the IFP Film Week, in order to present ambitious audiovisual projects coming from France. Of the thirty-five projects received, French In Motion initially pre-selected eight projects in June. From this group, the IFP Week selected three:
- The feature Panama Al Brown, produced by Pierre Garnier and Jérome Boucher, and written by Grégory Boutboul (Storner Prod). This biopic retraces the extraordinary life and career of boxing's first Hispanic bantamweight world champion, from New York to Paris, in the Roaring Twenties.
- The TV series Big Fun, produced by Xavier Mathieu and written by David Elkaïm, Vincent Poymiro, and Cyril Gély.
- The animated web series Coral, produced by Antoine Priwnick and written by Joëlle Oosterlinck and Amaury Montrichard.
On Wednesday, September 21, French audiovisual productions were in the limelight in New York during a gala organized by French In Motion and UniFrance (photo), in partnership with the cultural services of the Ambassade de France in New York and the IFP. The event brought to an end the five days of this exclusive and selective market.
Latest update : 14 October 2016 à 12:22 CEST