By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]

Festivals & events

22 November 2005 à 13:02

Recap of the 3rd Franco-German Film Meetings

Industry professionals gathered in Cologne for the 3rd Franco-German Film Meetings, held November 18-20, 2005.

After two editions of the event held at the Institut Lumière in Lyon, France, the annual Franco-German Film Meetings were hosted for the first time by Germany this year. Over 300 participants were involved in these professional meetings, which kicked off on Friday, November 18, at Cologne's KOMED conference center. This event incidentally shows increased participation compared to last year (around 250 attendees) and its first year (close to 120 attendees).

The event was officially opened by Véronique Cayla, Managing Director of the CNC (France's Centre National de la Cinématographie) along with Peter Dinges, her German counterpart at the FFA (the German federal film funding agency), Michael Schmid-Ospach, Director of the Filmstiftung NRW, and Margaret Menegoz, President of the "Les Rendez-vous franco-allemands" association (the Franco-German Meetings Association). The first day was devoted to co-productions (and included case studies, discussions, and a pitching session, with 15 film projects pre-selected). Day 2 was dedicated to film financing policies of television channels, and issues related to film exhibition and distribution. Representatives from regional film commissions also presented information about funding programs (noting that the Ile-de-France Film Commission and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma were official partners of this event for the first time this year).

On the French side, 115 participants attended the event, including numerous producers (such as Agat Films & Cie, Alicéleo, Cargo Films, Delante Films, Elzévir Films, Epithète Films, Film Oblige, Nord-Ouest Production, Pan Européenne Production, Rezo Films, UGC Images, and UGC YM); distributors (such as Les Films du Losange, Pyramide Distribution, TFM Distribution, and UGC Distribution); sales agents (such as Films Distribution, Magrytte Films International, Onoma, Roissy Films, The Coproduction Office, TF1 International, and Wide Management); as well as representatives from television channels (France 2, Canal +, and Arte).

Attendance levels were high on the German side, with this event serving as an industry meeting point. The following production companies were present: Bavaria Film International, Constantin Film, Gemini Filmproduktions Cologne, Heimatfilm, Lichtblick Film, Fernsehproduktion, Pandora Film, Wüste Filmproduktion, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, and Zero Film; as were the distributors 3 L Filmverleih, Arsenal, Constantin, Delphi Filmverleih, Kool Filmdistribution, Neue Visionen Filmverleih, and Prokino. Representatives from the Arte, RTL 2, WDR, and ZDF television channels also attended the event, along with a number of regional funding bodies.

As a sidebar event to these professional meetings, a festival of French films entitled "Bonn(e) Séance" (translated as "Happy Screening!") was held in the cities of Bonn and Cologne, featuring premiere screenings, two retrospectives – dedicated to Nathalie Baye and Robert Guédiguian – and a symposium on the teaching of film studies.
The partners of the Franco-German Film Meetings include: the CNC, the FFA, the Filmstiftung NRW, Arte, German Films, Unifrance, WDR, The City of Cologne, The Ile-de-France Film Commission, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFF Bayern, MFG Baden Württemberg, FFHH Hamburg, MMCI Studio, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, the French Embassy in Germany, and Antenne Media Düsseldorf and Strasbourg.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

Linked to this news article

Linked individuals (5)

Related companies (39)

media

Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Activities :  Line production, Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Associate producer, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Gaspard at the Wedding, , , ...

Alicéleo

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Barbara, Chouquette, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, ...

media

Arte France

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), TV Channel, Video/DVD publishing, Television media

Recent filmography : Alteration, , , ...

Bavaria Film International

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales

Recent filmography : , , , ...

media

CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)

Activities external to film production :  Organization, Unifrance Partner

media

Cargo Films

Activities :  Line production, Film exports/foreign sales, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Cornée, Deux îles, Brandt Rhapsody, ...

media

Constantin Film

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company, Buyer (feature films), Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Video/DVD publishing, Buyer (feature films), Exhibitor

Recent filmography : Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Three Musketeers, ...

media

Coproduction Office

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : The Square, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Natural Resistance, ...

media

DCM (ex Delphi Filmverleih)

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company

Activities external to film production :  Foreign distributor (feature film)

Recent filmography : , A Ciambra, Free to Run, ...

media

Delante Films

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Just to Be Sure, The Very Private Life of Mister Sim, Des lendemains qui chantent, ...

Elzévir Films

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Back in Business, Foreign Body, The Party Is Over, ...

media

Epithète Films

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , Too Close to our Son, Belle & Sebastian, the Adventure Continues..., ...

media

Film Oblige

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Diplomacy, Beyond Suspicion, Dumas, ...

media

France 2

Activities :  Co-production

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), TV Channel, Television media

Recent filmography : Beyond Hatred, Le Doux pays de mon enfance, Par devant notaire, ...

Gemini Filmproduktions

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Barracuda, On Guard !

Heimatfilm

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : , , Lamb, ...

media

Kool Filmdistribution

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Buyer (feature films)

Recent filmography : The Paris Opéra, Being Seventeen, Violette, ...

media

Les Films du Losange

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Foreign distributor (feature film), French distribution , Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Catch The Wind, , Djam, ...

Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Massacre - Massaker, Divine Intervention, Wedding, ...

media

Magrytte Films International

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution

Recent filmography : Napoléon (et Moi), Bête dans le coeur (La), Café transit, ...

Neue Visionen Filmverleih

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film)

Recent filmography : , , He Even Has Your Eyes, ...

media

Nord-Ouest Films

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Ami-ami, , , ...

media

Onoma

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production

Recent filmography : Bataville, Largo, Belle Toujours, ...

media

Pan-Européenne

Activities :  Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , , , ...

Pandora Film

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , Let The Sunshine In, Paula, ...

media

Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, French distribution

Recent filmography : , Amant double, , ...

media

Prokino

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company, Buyer (feature films)

Recent filmography : Maria by Callas, I, Daniel Blake, Like Mother, Like Daughter, ...

media

Pyramide Distribution

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Foreign distributor (feature film), French distribution

Activities external to film production :  Foreign distributor (feature film)

Recent filmography : A Violent Life, , , ...

media

Roissy Films

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Black Really Suits You, The Long Falling, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, ...

media

TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production

Recent filmography : , , , ...

media

TFM Distribution

Activities :  French distribution

Recent filmography : Neuilly yo mama, Le Séminaire Caméra Café, A Pain in the Ass, ...

media

UGC Images

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , He Even Has Your Eyes, Heaven Will Wait, ...

Ugc ym

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Tous les soleils, A Spot of Bother, Imogène, ...

Westdeutscher Rundfunk - WDR

Activities :  Co-production, Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  TV Channel

Recent filmography : Happy End, Amour, Teza, ...

media

Wide

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Distributor (short film)

Recent filmography : Cargo, , , ...

Wüste Filmproduktion

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography :

X Filme Creative Pool GmbH

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Happy End, , Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe, ...

ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Activities :  Co-production, Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  TV Channel, Foreign distributor (feature film), Television media

Recent filmography : My Happy Family, Michael Kohlhaas, Chicken With Plums, ...

Zero Film

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : I love you all, Father and Son, Fire in Paradise

Geographic areas (1)