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Festivals & events

11 December 2011 à 12:48

"Tous Courts" Festival in Aix-en-Provence: Film Market & Awards

Soon to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the "Tous Courts" Short Film Festival has stamped itself as a must-attend event on the short film industry calendar.

This year's 13th Aix-en-Provence Film Market attracted an impressive 11 foreign film buyers and distributors: RTP (Portugal), TSR (Switzerland), TV3 Catalunya (Spain), TV Man Union (Japan), Egoist TV (Russia), Canal+ Poland, TV5 Monde, SOTA Group (Ukraine), Ouat Media (distribution, Canada), Some Like It Short (distribution, Spain), Elypse (distribution, Spain).
The major French distributors (Premium Films, La Luna Productions and the Agence du Court Métrage) and buyers (Arte, France Télévisions, TPS) were also present at the event.

The Film Market offered an opportunity for uniFrance Films to hold discussions with the various players in the short film sector as part of an annual study conducted on French short film distribution abroad, in order to supplement information contained in our database and to take stock of the latest market developments.

It was thus observed that, despite the presence of one Japanese buyer, the Asian market appears to be somewhat dispirited, marked by the restructuring of the production house TV Man Union and a decline in funds available for the acquisition of short films. Other markets, on the other hand, appear particularly dynamic, such as Spain (represented by three companies), and Russia, with acquisition deals already in the pipeline following the festival.

Awards:

Fujifilm/uniFrance Films
Prize
The Shady Sailor by Sophie Letourneur

Fujifilm offers the winning film's director a stock of 16mm or 35mm film valued at €4,000 (inclusive of all taxes), with uniFrance Films offering the winner subtitling aid valued at €1,500.

Cinémas du Sud Prize
Crossing the Playground by Annarita Zambrano

Distribution of the winning short film in the Cinémas du Sud theater network.

Francophone Television Networks Prize
God's the One to Tell by Elsa Diringer

Acquisition and distribution by France Télévisions, TV5 Monde, and TPS Star.

Youth Jury Special Mention
Paris Shanghai by Thomas Cailley

Audience Prize
Child of Yak by Christophe Boula

Author : Short Film Department

Latest update : 27 January 2012 à 12:48 CET

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