The 2019 edition of the Franco-German Film Meetings will take place in Mulhouse, a city located in the heart of Alsace, an area of great cultural and historical significance that is now part of the Great East region of France.
Since 2003, the Franco-German Film Meetings have brought together industry professionals from France and Germany each year to discuss issues of shared concern. This event is organized by UniFrance, German Films, and the Franco-German Film Academy, in partnership with the CNC and the FFA. This year, around 220 professionals are expected to attend the meetings held in the French city of Mulhouse on November 26 and 27. Marie Masmonteil, president of the Franco-German Film Academy who was reelected this year for a new mandate, will oversee the various debates and discussions and will also present the newly created Franco-German Prize to a member of the movie industry who has shown particular commitment to working in both countries.
A wide range of subjects will be covered at the meetings, including an analysis of audiences in France and Germany and the strategies put in place to build audience interest, the growth of SVOD services and the relationship between VOD sector operators with independent producers, and the promotion of gender equality in the movie industry through the collective organizations 50/50 pour 2020 in France and ProQuote in Germany.
Finally, the traditional Coproduction Film Market will be held once again this year, aimed at French and German producers who are seeking potential coproducers and financial partners. The market will take on a new form this year, with a dedicated space open for the entire duration of the Film Meetings. Around twenty projects will be selected and presented at the market (ten initiated by French producers and ten initiated by German producers).
For further information or to register for the event, please contact Erell Tanguy: RDV-Unifrance@unifrance.org
Marie Masmonteil's invitation letter and the call for projects can be downloaded below.