For its 5th edition of the festival, the jury is led by director Michel Gondry and includes the filmmakers Joachim Lafosse, Nadav Lapid, and Abderrahmane Sissako. More than 4 million viewings of French films were registered at last year's festival.
This year, Orange has joined forces with UniFrance Films as a partner of the event and will collaborate on the promotion of French films. To ensure maximum visibility for French films beyond French borders, Orange will offer access to the festival via its foreign subsidiaries, notably in Slovakia, Luxembourg, and Romania, and on the African continent, with the complete selection of films accessible via the Orange TV Go service belonging to Orange Romania and the Star Africa platform.
Orange and French cinema: an enduring commitment
For many years, Orange has actively supported the development of the movie industry. In 2014, the OCS bouquet made a commitment to invest €179 million over five years to support French and European movie industries through an ambitious policy of pre-purchasing of films directed at encouraging diversity and high quality in filmmaking. With its affiliate Orange Studio, Orange confirms and continues its commitment to co-productions and the acquisition of French and European films. This commitment to the movie sector is also reflected in Orange's partnerships with major movie industry events, such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Alpe d’Huez Comedy Festival, and the Festival Lumière in Lyon, which places the spotlight on heritage films.
Orange's efforts in favor of the movie industry can also be seen in its involvement in all stages in the development of films, from initial co-production agreements to films' release in theaters and their distribution via digital platforms on all screens via its VOD service, which continues its strategy of innovation, with a new offer set in place this year for film acquisition.
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