French cinema at the EFM: Day 3

French cinema at the EFM: Day 3

All the news about French films for today, Wednesday, March 3, at the EFM (European Film Market) 2021!
Click here to visit UniFrance's virtual stand (access reserved for participants with market accreditation).

The skies of Berlin

A slight drop in temperatures today, but there is still a very pleasant warmth in the air in the German capital for early March.

French film business in the international press

Simone: The Journey of the Century by Olivier Dahan / Le Film Français & Screen
Other Angle Pictures boards international sales on the biopic about Simone Veil, to be released in the USA through Samuel Goldwyn Films. The film has also been acquired in other markets.
➡️ online article (French)
➡️ online article (English)

A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano / Variety
mk2 films Boards Jonas Carpignano’s New Feature ‘A Chiara’ (coproduced by Haut et Court)
➡️ online article

Two of Us by Filippo Meneghetti / Variety
The Party Film Sales Closes Further Deals on Oscar-Shortlisted French Entry ‘Two of Us’
➡️ online article

Screen lists the 10 films to watch out for at the 2021 EFM/Berlinale, including Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma, Copilot by Anne Zohra Berrached, Azor by Andréas Fontana, and We by Alice Diop.
➡️ online article

Enter the Ultimate French Cinema Blind Test

You have until this evening, Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. (Paris time: UTC+1) to guess the titles of 50 French films from a collection of excerpts of musical scores and lines of dialog, and perhaps even get the highest score in the Ultimate French Cinema Blind Test, organized by UniFrance during the EFM.

Afterwards we will be hosting a virtual cocktail party (invitation only) at which the 50 film titles will be revealed...

CNC Invitation
ACM Distribution: Guidelines review

"On the occasion of Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM), the CNC is pleased to invite you to a presentation of ACM Distribution support, hosted by UniFrance.
ACM Distribution is a support scheme implemented by the CNC with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA. It aims to improve the distribution and circulation in the world of international coproductions. The eligible films are those with production shares of coproducer(s) established in MEDIA member countries included between 20% and 70%. Any MEDIA member country sales agent can apply in conjunction with at least 3 distributors. The grant level can reach up to €60,000 per project.

A call for projects is currently on, the distribution strategies can be submitted until April 2nd.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session."

Please register here:

French film screenings on the EFM platform
(market premieres and the Berlinale)

Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma (Competition)
International sales: mk2 films
Screening time: 9:00 a.m.

Shake Your Cares Away by Tom Shoval
International sales: Goodfellas (ex-Wild Bunch International)
Screening time: 11:15 a.m.


The World After Us by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas (Panorama)
International sales: Be For Films
Screening time: 11:00 a.m.

Azor by Andréas Fontana (Encounters)
International sales: Be For Films
Screening time: 3:30 p.m.


"UniFrance Sport" sessions

To help you to manage the long days of film screenings and online meetings, what better than a short morning fitness session? The final session will be held tomorrow, Thursday, March 4, at 8:00 a.m. (Paris time: UTC+1).
For more details, please contact (business contacts) or (media contacts).

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