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05 September 2021 à 14:35

Unifrance's TV division presents Rendez-Vous Bi@rritz 2021

The Rendez-Vous Bi@rritz event, one of the highlights of the TV export sector calendar and the only event of its kind exclusively dedicated to French productions, is being held from September 6 to 8, 2021, on 326 buyers from 63 countries and 65 French companies will take part in the three-day event on the platform to present and view French TV productions. Each day is organized around a theme: Monday is devoted to fiction, Tuesday to documentaries, and Wednesday to animation.

This 27th edition of the event—the first held under the UniFrance banner—has set up its cameras in the heart Montmartre in Paris to promote the latest French programs and projects in planning stage on the international stage.

A catalog of over 550 programs is available for viewing on the Screenopsis online videotheque, the world's biggest database of French productions for export.

High points at the market

13 Super Highlights – a super highlight is a presentation of a recent program made by a distributor accompanied by talent (producer, director)
Five fiction works, four documentaries, and four animations are promoted in 15-minute programs presented by Marjorie Paillon, followed by Q&A sessions.

16 Project pitches – a distributor presents a project for a program in 3 minutes, followed by a Q&A. Projects for twelve documentaries and four animations are to be pitched.

What are Commissioning Editors Looking For? – Commissioning editors from France and other countries around the world will present their editorial strategies for time slots, coproductions, and acquisitions. Two panel discussions, the first focusing on documentaries and the second on animation, will be moderated by Agathe Berman.

What’s Hot in France? – Using a basis a study conducted by our partner Glance, Marjorie Paillon will speak with Michel Abouchahlah (Ecran Total) and François Pier Pélinard-Lambert (Le Film Français) about the successful TV productions of last year and the export potential of these programs. Three sessions will be held: one on fiction works, one on documentaries, and one on animation, each 15 minutes in duration.

The Export Prize – The 17th Export Prize will be presented in three categories: animation, documentary, and fiction. This prize honors exporters whose programs have achieved the highest international sales over the past three years.

Coming Next From France: Special Formats – Five French series which can be adapted to foreign markets will be presented by their distributors and key talent. This sesion organized by the UniFrance TV Division and Séries Mania Forum, was previously presented and toured live just prior to the Séries Mania Forum in Lille.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 07 September 2021 à 14:35 CEST

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