As is the case each year, this major industry event will be held in Paris over five days and will bring together international distributors and exporters of French films, as well as film journalists from around the world and actors and directors from the films presented.
The Film Market will open on the evening of January 17 with a special screening of Philippe De Chauveron's film Serial Bad Weddings 2, distributed by UGC and sold by Orange Studio, to be held in the presence of the director and key crew members.
Around 80 films will be shown to international buyers at this year's market, with 45 French sales companies in attendance.
Around 120 French artists (actors and directors) from French films that are planned for release in international markets in 2019 will take part in meetings with 120 accredited journalists from 32 countries around the world, with four action-packed days of interviews held in the center of Paris. Last year, just under 1,600 interviews were organized at this event.
The artists' hair and makeup will be provided by the official partners of the 2019 Rendez-Vous event: Givenchy—under the direction of Nicolas Degennes, for makeup, and Massato Paris for hair styling.
Program of Events (Invitation only)
Wednesday, January 9
9:00 a.m.: Press conference for MyFrenchFilmFestival with the announcement of the 2019 jury and film lineup.
Thursday, January 17
12:00 p.m.: Announcement of the Results for French Films Abroad in 2018 and presentation of the French Cinema Award to Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano at the French Ministry of Culture, in the presence of the Minister.
7:00 p.m.: Preview screening of Serial Bad Weddings 2 aimed at foreign distributors.
Friday, January 18
7:00 p.m.: Launch of MyFrenchFilmFestival 2019 in the presence of the jury.
Saturday, January 19
8:00 p.m.: "Let the Music Begin!" Orchestre National de France conducted by Philippe Béran, Concert of Film Music from some of the legendary titles of French cinema, including scores that have never been performed in public. Curated and presented by Bertrand Tavernier.
Monday, January 21
10:00 a.m. Roundtable “Movie Theaters, Digital Technology, Blockchains...The Best Tools For Stimulating the Export of French Cinema," in partnership with Le Film Français.