By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

En savoir plus et gérer ces paramètres[OK]

News in brief

06 July 2020 à 16:08

A new format for the 18th UniFrance Short Film Awards

This year, in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the circulation of short films at international film festivals, UniFrance has decided to add an extra dimension to this 18th edition of the UniFrance Short Film Awards by including a wider selection of productions that will give additional impetus to films that have already attracted attention while also providing an opening for the discovery of new unreleased films that show promise for success at upcoming international festivals.

The aim of the UniFrance Short Film Awards is to shine a light on the bold creativity of up-and-coming directors and producers and boost their international visibility. Our mission at UniFrance is to work side-by-side with these emerging talents to ensure that their work is seen by audiences and industry professionals around the world, thus highlighting the constant renewal of creative talent in French cinema.

The 2020 Awards selection comprises 39 titles, including 178 first films and 12 films that have not yet been released, divided into six two-hour programs. These programs will showcase a rich palette of genres, formats, and themes, offering 24 fiction films, 10 animations, two documentaries, and three multi-genre films that reflect the dynamism of current French film production. Fantasy films sit side-by-side with dramas and comedies, with filmmakers often exploring the theme of human interactions and the perceptions we have of ourselves and others—41 productions that recount the stories of our world, past and present.

Program 1:

Program 2:

Program 3:

Program 4:

Program 5:

Program 6:

Jury

The jury will meet at the end of August to elect the winners. The winners will be presented with their awards on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, during the UniFrance Day which will be held as part of the 21st Off-Courts Short Film Festival in Trouville.


Summer in French Shorts Operation, July 8 to August 19, 2020

Exceptional circumstances call for an innovative initiative: this year, in addition to the film selection and official Jury Prizes, UniFrance is offering a special "Summer in French Shorts" program, which is directed exclusively to foreign movie industry professionals (including festival program directors, distributors, and acquisitions directors for television networks and streaming platforms), as well as UniFrance members, who will have the chance to discover the complete selection of films in the UniFrance Short Film Gallery from July 8 to August 19. From among our members, UniFrance is also calling on 15 young industry professionals aged under 30, from France or any other country, to submit an application to join a Jury of Young Professionals, who will decide on their three favorite films from the selection. The director of the film that earns the largest number of votes will be awarded a prize, with the winner announced at Trouville on September 9.

UniFrance would like to give special thanks to Regina Pessoa, member of the UniFrance Awards jury, for her superb illustration that gives the visual identity to this 18th edition of the event.

We also wish to thank our partners in the UniFrance Short Film Awards: Titra Films, ShortFilmDepot, the AFCA, and Courant 3D.

Author : Short Film Department

Latest update : 06 July 2020 à 16:08 CEST

Linked to this news article

Linked films (39)

Linked individuals (56)

Related companies (57)

media

(LA) HORDE

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Cultes, Novaciéries

media

2.4.7. Films (247 Films)

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , Not a Word, , ...

media

AFCA - Association Française du Cinéma d'Animation

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Am Stram Gram

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : The Shoreline, The Hunt

media

Apaches films

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : At the Entrance of the Night, Fine Particles, First Goodbyes, ...

media

Arte France

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), TV Channel, Video/DVD publishing, Television media

Recent filmography : Mondo Domino, Fortune !, Little Girl, ...

Arts Premiers

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Dissonant Notes, Love Bug, Attrition, ...

media

Autour de Minuit

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Associate producer, Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Distributor (short film)

Recent filmography : Empty Places, Homeless Home, Unicorn Wars, ...

media

BLAST production

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Pest(s), Souvenir Souvenir, The Delivery, ...

Babubu Films

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Les Tissus blancs

media

Barney Production

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : About Lanzarote in General and Michel Houellebecq in Particular, The Departure, Zanka Contact, ...

media

Be TV / VOO

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), VOD (Video On Demand), TV Channel, Television media

Recent filmography : Husband, Wife, Kids... And Lovers, Savage State, Father and Sons, ...

Cumulus

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Miss Chazelles, Caravan Palace - Wonderland, Dryad, ...

media

Envie de Tempête Productions

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , , Kaolin, ...

media

Films Grand Huit

Activities :  Line production, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : One and Thousand Nights, Bird of Paradise, Dominoes, ...

media

Folimage

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Kiko and the Animals, Sweet Madness, Hard Madness, Vanille, ...

media

GASP!

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Autoquartz, Good Night Little Tomato, Isu ni, ...

media

H Rouge Productions

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Ali's Circle, My Last Lullaby, Ex-Voto

media

Hirvi

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Cultes, Red Star, Call Me Matthew, ...

media

IKO

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Biolum, Firefly, Orada, ...

media

Insolence Productions

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Associate producer, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Jumbo, Now, Daphne, Season, ...

media

Kazak Productions

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , , , ...

media

La Ruche Productions

Activities :  Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Left Hit, Little Princess, Bye Bye Bird, ...

La Sarraz Pictures

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Dissonant Notes, , , ...

media

Le Film Français

Activities external to film production :  Press

media

Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Activities :  Co-production, Associate producer, Foreign production company, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : A Love Song in Spanish, Pneuma, Podesta Island, ...

media

Les Films du Cygne

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Summer Time, The Saverini Widow, Do Not Ask for Your Way, ...

media

Lionceau Films

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : A violent boy, The Time of Secrets, Ali's Circle, ...

media

Melocoton Films

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Summer Fasting, Tender Age, Kajaani, ...

media

Mont Fleuri Production

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : The Departure, Zanka Contact, Bab Sebta, ...

media

Movistar +

Activities :  Foreign production company

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), VOD (Video On Demand), TV Channel, VOD (short films), Television media

Recent filmography : Peggio di così si muore

media

Nouvelle Toile

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Fleur de pavot, Grandfather, Behind the Cloud, ...

media

Novanima

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Dat's Real Good?, In the strongest terms, Justice, ...

Orok Films

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Freedom is Mine, Chechnya, Neither Shore Nor Dove, ...

media

Paraiso Production

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : The Man Who Paints Water Drops, August, Girl of the Wind, ...

media

Pictanovo

Activities :  Co-production

Recent filmography : Mondo Domino, , , ...

Prolégomènes

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Miss, Until the Birds Return,

media

Punchline Cinéma

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Chin Up, Titan, Hizia, ...

media

RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française

Activities :  Co-production, Associate producer, Foreign production company

Activities external to film production :  Buyer (short films), TV Channel, Television media

Recent filmography : Husband, Wife, Kids... And Lovers, Isn't She Lovely?, Of Love and Lies, ...

media

Radio-Canada

Activities external to film production :  TV Channel, Occassional Buyer (short films) , Television media, Radio media

media

Respiro Productions

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : On My Way, Smoky Mountain, Songlines (Le chant des pistes), ...

media

Sacrebleu Productions

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : , Aga's House, Normal, ...

Schmuby Productions

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : À la mode, Under the Rib Cage, The Death, Dad & Son, ...

media

Shortfilmdepot

Activities external to film production :  Registration platform (short films)

media

Société Acéphale

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Episodes - Spring 2018, The Missing One, Box, ...

media

TETRO

Activities :  Co-production

Recent filmography : Cultes

TLM

Activities :  Co-production

Recent filmography : The Dream of B. Soares

media

Takami Productions

Activities :  Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Finale, Turning to Dust, My Name is Sonila, ...

media

TitraFilm

Activities external to film production :  Laboratory, Unifrance Partner

media

Topshot Films

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : 4 AM, Jesus 2020, Moha, ...

media

Tripode Productions

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : An Ordinary Mother, Rascal, Voyage à Bessèges, des rails à la française, ...

media

UniFrance

Activities :  Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Recent filmography : Jean-Paul Belmondo, 4 X D

We Film

Activities :  Line production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Tar, We Came West, From the Depths of my Heart, ...

media

Yukunkun Productions

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Midwife sage, Beauty Boys, First Love, ...

media

offshore

Activities :  Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : The Awakening of the Insects, , , ...

media

uniko

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : Homeless Home, Mum’s the Word, Decorado

media

upian.

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : The Year of the Robot, Down the Deep, Dark Web