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It is these governing bodies, composed of industry professionals—the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, Divisions, and Commissions—that decide on the policies of Unifrance.

UNIFRANCE COMMITTEES, DIVISIONS, AND COMMISSIONS

Committees and Divisions

  • The Board of Directors
  • The Executive Committee
  • The TV Sector Division
  • The Film Sector Division

Commissions

  • The Feature Film Producers Commission
  • The Feature Film Exporters Commission
  • The Short Film Producers, Distributors, and Directors Commission
  • The Artistic Commission
  • The TV Program Distributors Commission
  • The TV Program Producers Commission

UNIFRANCE'S REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

Unifrance is administered by French state authorities, notably the CNC (Le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée), which is in charge of support policies for French cinema, under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture. The association operates on the basis of an annual budget that is presented by its Board of Directors to the CNC, which allocates funding to it. Unifrance's budget is supplemented by funding from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in relation to joint operations with diplomatic missions around the world, and by its own resources (such as membership fees and partnerships).

PRESIDENCY AND DIRECTION

Since June 23, 2021, Unifrance's missions have consisted of providing support to the international export and promotion of both French films and television programs.

For its first transitional term in 2021 (covering 2 years), the Board of Directors elected a President/Vice-President duo who had submitted a joint application as candidates: Serge Toubiana and Hervé Michel were thus respectively elected President and Vice-President of the association, representing the two sectors of film and television.

They are supported in the governance of the association by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

In 2019, in accordance with the policies of the association, and with the approval of the Executive Committee, Serge Toubiana appointed Daniela Elstner as Executive Director.

UNIFRANCE COMMITTEES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The association is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 58 members.

  • Serge Toubiana, President
  • Hervé Michel, Vice-President

Ex Officio Members

  • Catherine Alméras (S.F.A.-C.G.T.)
  • Thomas Anargyros (USPA - Union Syndicale de la Production Audiovisuelle)
  • Jérôme Caza (SPECT)
  • Sidonie Dumas (API - Association des Producteurs Indépendants)
  • Frédéric Farrucci (La SRF - Société des Réalisateurs de Films)
  • Didier Huck (FICAM - Fédération des Industries du Cinéma, de l'Audiovisuel et du Multimédia)
  • Pierre Jolivet (ARP (Auteurs Réalisateurs Producteurs)
  • Emmanuelle Jouanole (S.E.D.P.A.)
  • Samuel Kaminka (AnimFrance)
  • Isabelle Madelaine (UPC - Union des Producteurs de Cinéma)
  • Édouard Mauriat (SPI - Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants)
  • Nora Melhli (SPI - Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants)
  • Grégoire Melin (ADEF - Association des Exportateurs de Films)
  • Élisabeth Tanner (SFAAL - Syndicat Français des Agents Artistiques et Littéraires)

Statutory Members:

Feature Film Producers Commission:

  • Arnaud Belangeaon-Bouaziz (Les Films du 24)
  • Nicolas Elghozi (Galatée Films)

Feature Film Exporters Commission:

  • Anne Cherel (STUDIOCANAL)
  • Alexis Cassanet (Gaumont)

Elected Members:

Feature Film Producers Commission:

  • Sandrine Brauer (En Compagnie des Lamas)
  • Olivier Delbosc (Curiosa Films)
  • Didar Domehri (Maneki Films)
  • Sidonie Dumas (Gaumont)
  • Éric Jehelmann (Jerico Films)
  • Judith Lou Lévy (Les Films du Bal)
  • Xavier Rigault (2.4.7. Films)

Feature Film Exporters Commission:

  • Sabine Chemaly (TF1 Studio)
  • Nicolas Eschbach (Indie Sales)
  • Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch International)
  • Grégoire Melin (Kinology)
  • Marie-Laure Montironi (Pathé Films)
  • Camille Néel (Le Pacte)
  • Émilie Serres (Orange Studio)

Short Film Producers, Distributors, and Directors Commission:

  • Anaïs Bertrand (Insolence Productions)
  • Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit)

Artistic Commission:

  • Rémi Bezançon
  • Stéphane Carrié
  • Coralie Fargeat
  • Marine Francen
  • Gérard Krawczyk
  • Laurent Larivière
  • Madeleine Leroyer
  • Sébastien Marnier
  • Nicolas Maury
  • Axelle Ropert
  • Lyes Salem

TV Program Distributors Commission:

  • Jérôme Alby (Mediatoon Distribution)
  • Mathurin Beauvert (Ampersand)
  • Randall Broman (Mediawan)
  • Morgann Favennec (Xilam Animation SA)
  • Emmanuelle Guilbart (About Premium Content)
  • Emmanuelle Jouanole (Terranoa)
  • Raphaëlle Mathieu (Cyber Group Studios)
  • Julie Tolza (CLPB Rights)

TV Program Producers Commission:

  • Francois Bertrand (CLPB Media / Camera Lucida)
  • Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet (TOP - The Oligarchs Productions)
  • Guillaume Galliot (Label Anim)
  • Sydney Gallonde (Make it happen Studios)
  • Valerie Montmartin (Little Big Story)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is composed of 19 elected members.

Composition of the Executive Committee

  • Serge Toubiana, President
  • Hervé Michel, Vice-President
  • Didar Domehri (Maneki Films)
  • Xavier Rigault (2.4.7. Films)
  • Olivier Delbosc (Curiosa Films)
  • Judith-Lou Levy (Les Films du Bal)
  • Sabine Chemaly (TF1 Studio)
  • Nicolas Eschbach (Indie Sales)
  • Grégoire Melin (Kinology)
  • Anaïs Bertrand (Insolence Productions)
  • Nicolas Shmerkin (Autour de Minuit)
  • Coralie Fargeat
  • Nicolas Maury
  • Stéphane Carrié
  • Madeleine Leroyer
  • Axelle Ropert
  • Emmanuelle Jouanole (Terranoa)
  • Randall Broman (Mediawan)
  • Emmanuelle Guilbart (About Premium Content)
  • Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet (TOP – The Oligarchs Production
  • François Bertrand (CLPB Media – Camera Lucida)
  • Guillaume Galliot (Label Anim)

SECTOR DIVISIONS

The Executive Committee also has the possibility of meeting in two separate divisions:

Film Sector Division

  • Serge Toubiana, President
  • Hervé Michel, Vice-President
  • Didar Domehri (Maneki Films)
  • Xavier Rigault (2.4.7. Films)
  • Olivier Delbosc (Curiosa Films)
  • Judith-Lou Levy (Les Films du Bal)
  • Sabine Chemaly (TF1 Studio)
  • Nicolas Eschbach (Indie Sales)
  • Grégoire Melin (Kinology)
  • Anaïs Bertrand (Insolence Productions)
  • Coralie Fargeat
  • Nicolas Maury
  • Axelle Ropert

TV Sector Division

  • Serge Toubiana, President
  • Hervé Michel, Vice-President
  • Nicolas Shmerkin (Autour de Minuit)
  • Madeleine Leroyer
  • Emmanuelle Jouanole (Terranoa)
  • Randall Broman (Mediawan)
  • Emmanuelle Guilbart (About Premium Content)
  • Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet (TOP – The Oligarchs Production
  • François Bertrand (CLPB Media – Camera Lucida)
  • Guillaume Galliot (Label Anim)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

COLLEGES AND COMMISSIONS

Within the association, subscribing members, statutary members, and honorary members are divided into six Colleges according to their sector of activity:

  • College of Feature Film Producers
  • College of Feature Film Exporters
  • College of Short Film Producers, Distributors, and Directors
  • College of Directors, Actors, Screenwriters, Composers, and Talent Agents
  • College of TV Program Distributors
  • College TV Program Producers

Each of these 6 Colleges elects representatives, who take part in the Commissions representing each College:

  • Feature Film Producers Commission
  • Feature Film Exporters Commission
  • Short Film Producers, Distributors, and Directors Commission
  • Artistic Commission
  • TV Program Distributors Commission
  • TV Program Producers Commission

These Commissions are re-elected every three years at meetings held by the Colleges following the General Assembly of the year concerned.

On an exceptional basis, the first re-election of the Commissions elected in 2021 will be held after a period of two years.

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

FEATURE FILM PRODUCERS COMMISSION

The Feature Film Producers Commission is composed of 34 members:
- 32 members elected by the College of Feature Film Producers
- 2 statutory members (therefore not included among elected members), who sit on the Managing Committee:

  • President: Didar Domehri (Maneki Films)
  • Deputy: Xavier Rigault (2.4.7. Films)

Elected Representatives

  • Raphaël Berdugo (Cité Films)
  • Philip Boëffard (Nord-Ouest Films)
  • Caroline Bonmarchand (Avenue B Productions)
  • Sandrine Brauer (En Compagnie des Lamas)
  • Philippe Carcassonne (Ciné-@)
  • Stéphanie Carreras (Estrella Productions)
  • Bénédicte Couvreur (Lilies Films)
  • Reginald de Guillebon (Les Armateurs)
  • Olivier Delbosc (Curiosa Film)
  • Jean des Forêts (Petit Film)
  • Pauline Duhault (E.D.I. Films)
  • Sidonie Dumas (Gaumont)
  • Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu Productions)
  • Alexandra Fechner (Fechner films)
  • Laetitia Galitzine (Chapka Films)
  • Michael Gentile (The film)
  • Éric Jehelmann (Jerico Films)
  • Laurence Lascary (DACP)
  • Thierry Lenouvel (Ciné-Sud Promotion)
  • Judith Lou Lévy (Les Films du Bal)
  • Marie Masmonteil (Élzevir Films)
  • Clément Miserez (Radar Films)
  • Stéphane Parthenay (Pyramide Productions)
  • Vincent Roger (Same Player)
  • Gilles Sacuto (TS Productions)
  • Juliette Schrameck (Agat Films)
  • Aton Soumache (On Entertainment)
  • David Thion (Les Films Pelléas)
  • Rosalie Varda (Ciné-Tamaris )
  • Matthieu Zeller (Octopolis)

Statutory Members:

  • Arnaud Belangeaon-Bouaziz (Les Films du 24)
  • Nicolas Elghozi (Galatée Films)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

FEATURE FILM EXPORTERS COMMISSION

The Feature Film Exporters Commission is composed of 26 members:

- 24 members elected by the College of Feature Film Exporters
- 2 statutory members (therefore not included among elected members), who sit on the Managing Committee:

  • President: Sabine Chemaly (TF1 Studio)
  • Deputy: Nicolas Eschbach (Indie Sales)

Elected Representatives

  • Renan Artukmac (France TV Distribution)
  • Carole Baraton (Charades)
  • Ramy Chazelle (The Party Film Sales)
  • Laurent Danielou (Loco Films)
  • Mathieu Delaunay (Memento International)
  • Adeline Fontan Tessaur (Elle Driver)
  • Julie Griesser (Playtime)
  • Clémentine Hugot (The Bureau Sales)
  • Fionnuala Jamison (mk2 films)
  • Alice Lesort (Les films du Losange)
  • Vincent Llobell (Bac Films Distribution)
  • Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch International)
  • Agathe Mauruc (Pyramide International)
  • Grégoire Melin (Kinology)
  • Marie-Laure Montironi (Pathé Films)
  • Ramy Nahas (SND (Groupe M6)
  • Camille Néel (Le Pacte)
  • Louise Ronzet (UDI - Urban Distribution International)
  • Émilie Serres (Orange Studio)
  • Gilles Sousa (Pulsar Content)
  • Dimitri Stephanides (WTFilms)
  • Bérénice Vincent (Totem Films)

Statutory Members

  • Alexis Cassanet (Gaumont)
  • Anne Cherel (StudioCanal)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.


SHORT FILM PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, AND DISTRIBUTORS COMMISSION

The Short Film Producers, Directors, and Distributors Commission is composed of 20 members elected by the College of Short Film Producers, Directors, and Distributors. These members include at least 3 distributors and 3 directors, provided that candidate submissions comply.

  • President: Delphine Schmit (Perspective Films)
  • Vice-President: Anaïs Bertrand (Insolence Productions)

Elected Representatives:

  • Olivier Chabalier (GASP!)
  • Mathilde Delaunay (Ecce Films)
  • Nelson Ghrénassia (Yukunkun Productions)
  • Khir-Din Grid (Nouvelle Toile)
  • Luce Grosjean (Miyu Distribution)
  • Oriane Hurard (Les Produits Frais)
  • Alexandre Lança
  • Sylvain Pioutaz
  • Nidia Santiago (Ikki Films)
  • Annabel Sebag (Autour de Minuit)

Elected Deputies:

  • Lorenzo Bianchi (Société Acéphale)
  • Florence Keller (L'Agence du court-métrage)
  • Marthe Lamy (Apaches films)
  • Laura Townsend (La Ruche Productions)


For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

ARTISTIC COMMISSION

The Artistic Commission is composed of 36 members elected by the College of Directors, Actors, Screenwriters, Composers, and Talent Agents, including:

- A maximum of 25 members elected from among members from the TV sector

- A maximum of 11 members elected from among Unifrance members in the TV sector

  • President: Coralie Fargeat
  • Deputy: Nicolas Maury

Elected Representatives - Film Sector

  • Axelle Ropert
  • Stéphane Batut (Zadig Films)
  • Julie Bertuccelli
  • Rémi Bezançon
  • Lucie Borleteau
  • Sandrine Dumas (Pio & Co)
  • Pascal Elbé
  • Marine Francen
  • Fabienne Godet
  • Mohamed Hamidi
  • Gérard Krawczyk
  • Laurent Larivière
  • Guillaume Laurant
  • Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Nathalie Marchak (Nida Films)
  • Sébastien Marnier
  • Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (Loma Nasha Films)
  • Radu Mihailéanu
  • Julie Roué
  • Lyes Salem
  • Élisabeth Tanner (Time Art)
  • Béatrice Thiriet
  • Danièle Thompson (G Films)

Elected Representatives - TV Sector

  • Virginie Brac
  • Marilyne Canto
  • Stéphane Carrié
  • Sofia Essaïdi
  • Xavier Giacometti
  • Ophélia Kolb
  • Madeleine Leroyer
  • Nathaniel Mechaly
  • Claire Paoletti (Piccolo Pictures)
  • Anne Rambach
  • Marie Roussin

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

TV PROGRAM DISTRIBUTORS COMMISSION

The TV Program Distributors Commission is composed of 26 members elected by the College of TV Program Distributors:

  • President: Emmanuelle Jouanole (Terranoa)
  • Vice-President: Randall Broman (Mediawan)

Elected Representatives:

  • Jérôme Alby (Mediatoon Distribution)
  • Mathurin Beauvert (Ampersand)
  • Christophe Bochnacki (Balanga)
  • Virginie Boireaux (Hago - Have A Good One)
  • Roch Bozino (Java Films)
  • Stéphanie Bro (StudioCanal)
  • Nadia Chevallard (Newen Connect)
  • Marie Conge (Planet Ankama)
  • François Nicolas Descombes (SND - Groupe M6)
  • Morgann Favennec (Xilam Animation SA)
  • Sandrine Frantz (Lukarn)
  • Emmanuelle Guilbart (About Premium Content)
  • Marie-Laure Hébrard (Film & Picture)
  • Raphaëlle Mathieu (Cyber group Studios)
  • Nathalie Pinguet (Superights Invest)
  • Guillaume Pommier (Federation International)
  • Cecilia Rossignol (Gaumont)
  • Florence Sala (ARTE France Developpement)
  • Robert Salvestrin (Lucky You)
  • Julia Schulte (France TV Distribution)
  • Charlotte Tachet (ZED)
  • Julie Tolza (CLPB Rights)
  • Adeline Tormo (Hari International)
  • Laurène Voilliot (TV Only Distrib)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

TV PROGRAM PRODUCERS COMMISSION

The TV Program Producers Commission is composed of 24 members elected by the College of TV Program Producers:

  • President: Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet (TOP - The Oligarchs Productions)
  • Vice-President: François Bertrand (CLPB Media / Camera Lucida)

Elected Representatives:

  • Sébastien Brunaud (Phare Ouest Productions)
  • Manuel Catteau (ZED)
  • Fabrice Coat (Program33)
  • Clémentine Dabadié (Chabraque Productions)
  • Pierre-François Decouflé (Heliox Films)
  • Antonin Ehrenberg (Patafilm)
  • Guillaume Galliot (Label Anim)
  • Sydney Gallonde (Make it happen)
  • Joachim Landau (Empreinte Digitale)
  • Emma Lepers (Haut et Court Doc)
  • Bénédicte Lesage (LB Productions)
  • Odile McDonald (Wildcats Productions)
  • Stéphane Millière (Gedeon Programmes)
  • Valérie Montmartin (Little Big Story)
  • Sandra Ouaiss (Elephant International)
  • Cyrille Perez (13 Productions)
  • Elodie Polo-Ackermann (Leo Vision – Imaginissime)
  • Paul Rozenberg (Zadig productions)
  • Laurent Vallet (INA)
  • Arnaud Xainte (Illegitime Defense)

For further information about Unifrance's governing bodies, please download the Statutes of the Association.

 

Unifrance is also active in a number of territories in which the association has offices serving as an intermediary for promoting French cinema and providing a base for initiatives specific to the particular country.

New York

Since 1972, Unifrance New York office has been responsible for the promotion of French cinema in the USA. Our mission is to provide financial and logistical assistance to distributors and festivals that present recent French films to American audiences, thus strengthening cultural and commercial links between the French and American movie industries.

South Korea / Japan / South-East Asia

Unifrance South Korea / Japan / South-East Asia office is responsible for the promotion of French cinema in South KoreaThailandSingaporeMalaysiaPhilippinesIndonesia and Burma. The office provides financial and logistical assistance to distributors and festivals which present recent French films to local audiences in these countries, thus strengthening cultural and commercial ties between the French and Asian movie industries.

Beijing
  • Contact : Isabelle Glachant
  • Tel  : (+86) 13 6010 892 14
  • email : chineseshadows@gmail.com

Since 2005, Unifrance Beijing office has been responsible for the promotion of French cinema. Our mission is to provide financial and logistical assistance to distributors and festivals that present recent French films to Chinese audiences, thus strengthening cultural and commercial links between the French and Chinese movie industries. The Beijing office is responsible for ChinaHong Kong et Taïwan.

 

All the services, support schemes and contacts provided by Unifrance to movie industry professionals.

Professionals in France:

Professionals outside of France:

Professionals outside of France

Distributors or Buyers

The members of the Markets and Surveys team are available on a daily basis to facilitate your research and relations with French film rights holders. If you wish to invite French artists to attend previews in your country, Unifrance can assist with travel expenses. If you wish to send journalists to France to conduct interviews, Unifrance can also provide assistance, both on an organizational level and by partially covering resulting professional expenses, with prior approval of your proposal by Unifrance.

If you are a distributor or buyer of French films :

Contact : Markets and Surveys Department


Professional space for "foreign distributors, cinema, television or VOD buyers" on www.unifrance.org:
Dear distributors and buyers: ask for your professional access codes which will enable you to connect on unifrance.org. You will be able to notably:

  • Directory: Access limited contact details of people listed in our professional directory
  • Directory: Access public contact details for professionals listed in our industry directory
  • Directory: Update your company contact details
  • Directory: Update your correspondence details
  • For Professionals: Access HD media available on our website (photos, video images, movie posters)
  • For Professionals: Access the Short Film Gallery (short films)
  • Videos - View films accessible for public viewing (Short Film of the Month, etc.)

Director of an international feature film festival

The Festival and Talent Relations Office is in contact with all international festivals. Depending on the events, it is the point of contact for the selection of French films, it can help the travels of the artists of the selected films as well as the supervision of the artistic teams during the festivals.

If you are an international film festival director whose partnership with Unifrance has been duly established:

Contact : Festivals and Artist Relations Department


Professional "Festival" space on www.unifrance.org:
Dear directors of festivals or international events with a Unifrance partnership: ask for your professional access codes which will enable you to connect on unifrance.org. You will be able to notably:

  • Directory: Access limited contact details of people listed in our professional directory
  • Directory: Access public contact details for professionals listed in our industry directory
  • Directory: Update contact details for your events
  • Directory: Update your company contact details
  • Directory: Update your correspondence details
  • For Professionals: Access HD media available on our website (photos, video images, movie posters)
  • For Professionals: Access the Short Film Gallery (short films)
  • Videos - View films accessible for public viewing (Short Film of the Month, etc.)

Director of an International Short Film Festival

The Short Film Department is the privileged interface between more than 100 international festivals and French short films. This department assists with relations between festival programmers and French film rights holders, organizes the transport of videocassettes and prints, and oversees travel arrangements for film directors. Unifrance's Short Film Department finances each year the subtitling, in function of established rates with a fixed ceiling, of some 100 French short films, either selectively (as decided by the Short Film Committee at the first screening), or automatically (five selections at foreign film festivals). The department publishes a compilation of several of these shorts (Short Cuts and two DVDs per year), a guide to foreign festivals abroad supported by Unifrance, and a directory of buyers and distributors of French short films worldwide for Unifrance member producers and directors.

Contact : Short Film Department


Professional "Festival" space on www.unifrance.org:
Dear directors of festivals or international events with a Unifrance partnership: ask for your professional access codes which will enable you to connect on unifrance.org. You will be able to notably:

  • Directory: Access limited contact details of people listed in our professional directory
  • Directory: Access public contact details for professionals listed in our industry directory
  • Directory: Update contact details for your events
  • Directory: Update your company contact details
  • Directory: Update your correspondence details
  • For Professionals: Access HD media available on our website (photos, video images, movie posters)
  • For Professionals: Access the Short Film Gallery (short films)
  • Videos - View films accessible for public viewing (Short Film of the Month, etc.)

Foreign Journalists

You're a journalist, you need information about French films (selections, awards, biographies, filmographies, figures, photos…), you need to organize an interview with a French artist or French movie industry professional, or wish to take part in one of our press junkets or any Unifrance event 

Contact : Communications Department


Professional "journalists" space on www.unifrance.org:
Dear (international) journalists: ask for your professional access codes which will enable you to connect on unifrance.org. You will be able to notably:

  • Directory: Access public contact details for professionals listed in our industry directory
  • Directory: Update your company contact details
  • Directory: Update your correspondence details
  • For Professionals: Access HD media available on our website (photos, video images, movie posters)
  • For Professionals: Access the Short Film Gallery (short films)
  • Videos - View films accessible for public viewing (Short Film of the Month, etc.)

Studies/Reports produced by UniFrance Films

In addition to annual reports on film industry statistics around the world, UniFrance films also regularly produces thematic studies and reports on specific geographic areas.

Unifrance has created an automatic email service to enable motion-picture professionals throughout the world to receive all the information there is to know about the life of French films worldwide, directly in their in-box.
This service, reserved, for some, to all professionals, and for others, solely Unifrance members and its international partners, can be activated in your "professional space."

For more information on this subject, please consult the sections, "How to Join Unifrance" and "Our Services for Professionals".

As of today, Unifrance thus makes available to professionals the following services:

Personalised weekly alerts

This service is reserved for Unifrance's members and its international partners (Internet users having access codes). For more information on this subject, please consult the section, "How to Join Unifrance".

The personalised weekly alert enables you to receive by email on a weekly basis all the news about all of your films: theatrical releases worldwide, follow-up of box-office results (number of admissions/receipts) per country, selections and prizes awarded by festivals and international markets, along with up-to-date news.

Monthly newsletter

This service is reserved to all professionals having access codes. For more information on this subject, consult the sections, "My Pro Space", "Our Services for Professionals", and "How to Join UniFrance"

UniFrance' Newsletter, intended solely for professionals, enables you to find each month a recapitulation of our activities, useful information for each festival in which we participate (selections, prizes and delegations), economic and artistic news for both feature films and shorts, information about our international partners (distributors, festival directors…), specific studies relating to a territory or a theme in function of current events, as well as the preceding monthly box-office.

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Unifrance possesses an extremely complete database of French films (both features and shorts) and professionals working in the international motion-picture industry.
Its directory of professionals is a reference for professionals in the sector who use it on a daily basis in their work to find information about a particular film, company or person, according to their jobs or activity. Multiple on-line forms enable Internet users to carry out precise searches. To view the different searches, you need only navigate through the various menus of unifrance.org, each menu representing in itself a full-fledged website.

The database in just a few figures:

  • more than 160,000 persons
  • more than 23,000 companies
  • more than 19,000 feature films
  • more than 23,000 shorts
  • more than 300 festivals/events
  • more than 2.500 editions of festivals/events

A few details regarding our methodology and origin of our data:

Our international directory of professionals

Contact information for persons and companies in France included in Unifrance's directory is freely available to Internet users. On the contrary, users must be logged in to access international contact information (access codes supplied to our members).

Our "Feature Film" database

Feature films included in our Internet database are those having received the approval of the CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, whether they are 100% French productions, or coproductions with minority or majority French participation. To announce your feature films (in preparation, shoots, postproduction…), contact: axel.petit@unifrance.org

Our "Short Film" database

Short films included in our Internet database are those French Films (whether they are 100% French productions, or coproductions with minority or majority French participation) having been issued a CNC visa, or any other film without such a visa which has been selected in an event supported by Unifrance. Equally included are films from the GREC - Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques, as well as film school productions (La fémis, l'ENS Louis-Lumière). To publish or correct your short films' data, contact: christine.gendre@unifrance.org

Our festivals, markets, and international events

Only international events or events of international scope are referenced on this website (for example, Cannes), which are included in Unifrance's annual activity programme: international film markets in which Unifrance participates, international festivals followed by Unifrance, and events devoted to French films organised or supported by Unifrance.

Our international box-office results for French films

The complete box-office results for all French film, updated every week, are available on-line to Unifrance members with appropriate access (log-in) codes.

Applied sources and methods
Results indicated for feature films concern the number of cinema admissions and box-office reports abroad (that's to say outside of France). Therefore they do not include sales receipts for French exporters and/or producers. These results are not meant to be exhaustive, even if the association follows more than 50 countries representing 95% of the world's market. Unifrance selects only the most reliable sources in each country, which can be either statistics providers, official bodies, one of our offices abroad, or even the distributors themselves. Unifrance also tracks the careers of French films on television in more than 30 countries (240 channels). For more information on figures, contact: andrea.sponchiado@unifrance.org

UniFrance respects CNIL Recommendations

Database declared to the CNIL: 1405640

In conformity with the Law on Computer Data and Liberties ("Informatique et Libertés") n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 relative to computer data, files and liberties, any person may request information on all data concerning himself, as well as rectification or suppression of such information, by contacting the Multimedia Department of Unifrance (13, rue Henner, 75009 Paris, France)

Ownership of On-line Contents

Unifrance is the exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights to the structure and contents of its website, or has regularly acquired the rights enabling exploitation of the structure and contents of its website, without limitation.

By becoming a partner of Unifrance, your company will be associated with all the activities of our organisation: you will be present at the most prestigious cinema events, alongside professionals representing the French film industry (actors, directors, producers…). Your company image will therefore directly benefit from the same enthusiasm and dedication which movie audiences have for them.

Contacts with the authorities in each country are greatly facilitated by Unifrance's unique structure, as the only organisation in the French film industry that benefits from support from both the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The world of cinema is a universe that reflects the values proper to each country. Renowned the world over, French productions are welcomed by high-level cultural, political, and economic leaders. By taking part in these meetings, your company will establish international contacts with top level decision-makers.

Your financial support of Unifrance can be considered as an act of cultural patronage. Like any act of patronage, this entitles your company to fiscal advantages. These chiefly involve a company tax reduction of up to 60% of the donation amount, with the upper limit of the donation amount serving as the basis for the calculation of tax reduction, currently set at 0.5% of the company's annual turnover. Surplus sums may be carried forward over 5 years.

Unifrance would like to express its sincere thanks to its partners who support the promotion of French cinema around the world.

Unifrance Institutional partners

Unifrance Private partners

For further information, contact :
Isabelle Simone (isabelle.simone@unifrance.org)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

UniFrance is a nonprofit association created under the French Law of 1901. Unifrance is not a production company, distribution company, film sales company, or talent agency. We have no direct connections with any of the companies listed in our database. In addition, Unifrance does not hold copyright over any films.

If you call our reception (+33 1 47 53 95 80), you will contact the UniFrance association and not the companies mentioned on our website.

If you wish to contact a company mentioned on our website (such as Bac Films, Artmedia, Gaumont, and so forth), please consult the company's page on our website, which you will find by entering the company name in the search bar on the left of the screen on our homepage.

Please do not send us film scripts or script proposals. We will not reply to any email or request of this sort.

Unifrance
13, rue Henner
75009 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1.47.53.95.80
Fax: +33 1.47.05.96.55

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Direction

Hervé Michel - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Vice-President
Daniela Elstner - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Executive Director
Sarah Hemar - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Director of Audiovisual Department
Gilles Renouard - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Director of Cinema Department
Stéphanie Gavardin
Director of Communication & Digital Department
Axel Scoffier - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
General Secretary
Elodie Gola - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Executive Assistant
Phone number : +33 1.47.53.27.11
Email address : elodie.gola@unifrance.org

Festivals and Markets - Cinema

Jean-Christophe Baubiat - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

French-speaking countries, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Africa, Near and Middle East

Delphyne Besse - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

Spain, Portugal, Latin America

Joël Chapron - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

Central and Eastern Europe

Phone number : +33 1.47.53.27.09
Email address : joel.chapron@unifrance.org
Yoann Ubermulhin - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

Germany, Austria, Italy, Nordics, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

Capucine Millien - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Financial Support Manager for the Distribution of French Films Abroad
Barnabé Tardieux - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Markets Coordinator
Antoine Cordier - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Festival Coordinator
Amélie Monnet - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Festival Assistant
Jimmy Hirayama - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Film Office Manager

Studies

Andrea Sponchiado
Economic Data & Reports Manager
Axel Petit - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Database administrator, Economic Reports assistant
Email address : axel.petit@unifrance.org

South Korea, Japan and South-East Asia Office

Emmanuel  Pisarra - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

Beijing Office

Isabelle Glachant - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Territory Manager

New York Office

Adeline Monzier
Territory Manager

Film & Artist Relations

Maria Manthoulis - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Film & Artistic Delegation Manager

TV Department

Philippe Vacquié - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Head of TV Department
Isabelle David - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
International Information Analyst

Germany, Austria, Benelux, Greece, Switzerland, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand

Juliette Lécuyer - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
International Information Analyst

America, Spain, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Scandinavia

Elsa Fellrath - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
TV Promotion Manager
Hadrien Sygnet
Audiovisual Coordinator

Communications

Chloé Tuffreau - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Head of Communication & Partnerships
Phone number : +33 1.47.53.27.41
Email address : chloe.tuffreau@unifrance.org
Betty Bousquet - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Press Agent
Phone number : +33 1.47.53.27.37
Email address : betty.bousquet@unifrance.org
Florence  Alexandre
Press Agent
Cell phone number : +33 6.31.87.17.54
Email address : florence.alexandre@unifrance.org
Isabelle Simone
Graphic Design & IT Manager
Marlène Dumas - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Communications officer
Emilie Riff
Communication Officer - Cinema

Digital Development

Quentin Deleau-Latournerie - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Head of Digital Development
François Berne - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Digital Project Manager
Hélène Huang
Digital Project Officer
Léo Tisseau - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Digital Distribution Manager
Zahra Berrada - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Digital Communications Officer
Estelle Carnoli
TV Digital Project Manager
Grégory Alexandre - © Matias Indjic / UniFrance
Web Publishing Manager
Jules Marco - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Content Production Manager

Short Film Department

Claire Willemin - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Assistant - Short Films and New Narrative Forms
Christine Gendre
Head of Short Film Department

Cross-Sector Actions

Daphné Kapfer - © Philippe Quaisse / Unifrance
Head of Cross-Sector Actions
Johanna von Hessen - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Project Manager – Documentary, Exhibitors & Cross-Sector Actions
Carla Negre - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Project Manager - Animation & Young Audiences

Production

Mélanie Lesniewski - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Production Manager – Cinema
Vincent Pichon - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Production Manager – Cinema
Christine Mendes
TV Event Manager
Coraline Bellon
Production assistant
Coraline Bellon

Finance, Accounts & Human Resources

Stéphane Menanteau - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Head of Administration and Finance in charge of Human Resources
Françoise Lebourg
Administrative & Financial Manager

Legal Department

Facilites Department

Xavier Bonnard - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Facilities manager
Ainhoa Jauregui - © Philippe Quaisse / UniFrance
Facilities & International Press Assistant

Prospective job applications

If you wish to inquire about employment opportunities, please email us at: recrutement@unifrance.org.
 
Personal data relating to your application is collected by UniFrance for the sole purpose of current recruitment and will not be disclosed under any circumstances to any third party for commercial purposes. Data will be stored for a period of one year from the date of reception, following which it will be destroyed. In accordance with legal provisions, you have the right to access, modify, rectify, or delete any data for legitimate reasons. You may exercise this right upon provision of proof of identity by sending an email to contact@unifrance.org.