The 6th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema opens its doors from January 16 through 19 in Paris: 43 countries will be represented at the event, with 470 buyers and journalists in attendance.
From January 16 through 19 this year, Unifrance will welcome the major buyers of French films (theatrical distributors and television buyers) and movie journalists from European countries and Quebec. 470 industry professionals are expected to attend this event, held for the sixth time in Paris.
Over the past six years, the January Rendez-Vous with French Cinema has rapidly become a key event on French cinema's annual calendar. 370 theatrical distributors and television buyers (from 43 countries) and 100 European journalists (from 21 countries) will be in Paris from January 16 this year.
The guiding principle behind the event remains the same as in previous years:
- A Film Market, aimed at film buyers, held in four private screening facilities in and around the Champs-Élysées, which will kick off on the morning of Friday January 16.
As is the case each year, a meeting point will be located at the Élysées-Biarritz cinema. The market’s program will include 28 French films not previously screened at an international market and 26 recent French films. The 54 films presented will be screened in original version with English subtitles.
- Press meetings, to be held at the Park Hyatt Hotel, giving European journalists the opportunity to interview directors and actors from the French films screened at the event prior to their release in their respective countries over the first six months of 2004.
Among the highlights of the 6th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, it is important to note that once again this year, the event benefits from the support of the French authorities, with the European delegation received by France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Jean-Jacques AiIlagon, on Monday January 19.
To obtain the catalogue for the event (download PDF file)
To view the program schedule (download PDF file)