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07 November 2017 à 11:43

15th Franco-German Film Meetings: Les Arcs, December 18-20, 2017

The 15th edition of the Franco-German Film Meetings will be hosted in Les Arcs in the French Alps during the Les Arcs European Film Festival, to be held from December 18 through 20 this year.

Co-organized by UniFrance and German Films, in partnership with the CNC and the FFA, the Franco-German Film Meetings comprise a series of lectures, debates, and panel discussions focusing on key issues concerning the movie sector today, particularly those affecting the Franco-German duo.

This 15th edition of the event will be held in Les Arcs in the French Savoy region from December 18 to 20, marking the first time that the Film Meetings have been held within the context of a festival: the Les Arcs European Film Festival, which is, furthermore, highlighting German cinema this year.

Discussions and lectures this year will address questions including the impact of French reforms to the qualifying criteria for international co-productions; the possible use of the music industry as a source of inspiration with regard to the anticipation, promotion, and utilization of creative works online; what the future holds for movie theaters in the face of challenges posed by new content distribution channels and platforms; and the possibility of changes to regulatory frameworks, notably in relation to media distribution windows.

Also new this year is the invitation extended to a third-party country, with Poland represented at the Film Meetings.

As is the case each year, a Co-Production Film Market will complete the program. This event enables a selection of French and German producers to pitch their current projects in the hope of securing a financing partner or co-production partner.

This year, the Co-Production Film Market will merge with the Les Arcs European Film Festival's finance and development section, the Co-Production Village. The twenty projects presented at the Village will thus include five French films and five German films.

Over 220 industry professionals are expected to attend the event to strengthen cultural and economic ties, which, since the signing of the Franco-German Co-Production Treaty in 2001, have allowed more than 200 co-productions between France and Germany to come to fruition.
Marie Masmonteil (Elzévir Films), president of the Franco-German Film Academy, will officially open the 2017 Film Meetings.

For further information, please contact Judith Duschl:

Author : Communications

Latest update : 09 November 2017 à 11:43 CET

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Franco-German Film Meetings - 2017

Type : Professional meetings

Theme : Franco-German co-production