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Festivals & events

09 January 2015 à 15:22

UniFrance Films hosts the 17th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris from January 15-19, 2015

The world's largest film market and press junket dedicated to French cinema will soon be held in Paris, with 600 film buyers, 50 countries, 120 French actors and directors, and 135 foreign journalists in attendance.

An event created by UniFrance Films, this annual gathering held in Paris over five days brings together international distributors and French sales agents, along with movie industry journalists from around the world and actors and directors from French films scheduled for release in 2015.


From January 15 through 19, 600 distributors from 50 countries (including European states) will be in Paris at the invitation of UniFrance Films, France's national agency in charge of promoting French cinema around the world. Participants will have the chance to discover 90 French films, including 48 world premieres. 36 French sales companies will be in attendance at this 17th edition of the annual Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris, the world's biggest market for international French film sales.

The film market, reserved for industry professionals, will open with a screening of the comedy by Patrice Leconte, Do Not Disturb, produced by Fidélité Films and co-produced by Wild Bunch and TF1 Films Production. This special screening of the film will be held in the presence of the film's crew, as well as UniFrance Films president Jean-Paul Salomé and our executive director Isabelle Giordano.


This year, 135 movie industry journalists from 30 countries (a record number at this event) will be present from January 16 through 19 at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris to meet with 120 French actors and directors, who will take part in interviews to promote French films slated for release in numerous international markets between February and June 2015. This is the world's largest press junket for French films, at which 1,000 interviews will be held this year. Among the French artists who have confirmed their presence at the Rendez-Vous event, which has become an essential annual event for foreign media representatives, are Adèle Haenel, Anaïs Demoustier, Carole Bouquet, Benoît Jacquot, Céline Sciamma, Eric Toledano, François Ozon, Gilles Lelouche, Guillaume Nicloux, Isabelle Carré, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Kad Merad, Karin Viard, Laurent Cantet, Laurent Lafitte, Mathieu Amalric, Michel Hazanavicius, Olivier Assayas, Patrice Leconte, Raphaël Personnaz, Reda Kateb, Régis Wargnier, Robert Guédiguian, Roman Duris, and Sandrine Kiberlain.


At 7:00 p.m. January 16, UniFrance Films will announce French film's results in international markets in 2014 at a press conference held in the presence of Fleur Pellerin, France's Minister of Culture and Communication, Frédérique Bredin, president of the CNC, and Luc Besson, director and producer of Lucy, the most successful French film in international theaters of the past twenty years. Box office statistics, revenues, key market information, and the performance of French films around the world will be included in this press release, which will provide an opportunity to review the success of French films in numerous markets and to compare the distribution of attendance figures across geographic regions: Western Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa & the Middle East, and Oceania.

LAUNCH OF THE 5TH MyFrenchFilmFestival - 2015

The press conference held January 16 will also be an opportunity to launch the 5th edition of the world's first online French Film Festival, MyFrenchFilmFestival, in the presence of the jury president of this year's festival, director Michel Gondry, and his fellow jury members, Joachim Lafosse (Belgium), Nadav Lapid (Israel) and Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania), who will announce the winner of the Chopard Filmmakers' Prize.

From January 16 through February 16, web users around the world will have the chance to discover the latest talent in the French movie industry thanks to a selection of 10 feature films (first and second films) and 10 short films, which will be in competition to win the Lacoste Audience Prize, which is made possible thanks to the collaboration of 25 partner platforms. In addition to this, the festival is accessible free-of-charge in numerous countries across the globe, including in Africa, Latin America, China, Poland, Turkey, Romania, and Russia.


UniFrance Films has joined forces with the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF) to host a debate to be held as part of the Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris - 2015 on Monday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. on the following theme: From Planet of the Apes to Asterix: screen adaptations of French literary works that have achieved major success abroad. Hosted by Alain Beuve-Méry (from Le Monde), this debate will be held in the presence of David Foenkinos (writer and director), Paul Otchakovski-Laurens (publisher), François Samuelson (agent), and Anne-Dominique Toussaint (producer).

Author : Communications

Latest update : 14 April 2015 à 15:22 CEST

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