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16 November 2022 à 10:44

Meeting at the 22nd Berlin French Film Week

Fifteen French artists are expected to participate in the 22nd Berlin French Film Week, which will take place from November 24 through 30, in Berlin but also in several large German cities.
At the same time, the 20th Franco-German Film Meetings, jointly organized by German Films and the Académie Franco-Allemande du Cinéma, will take place in the German capital from November 23 through 25.

The Berlin French Film Week, jointly organized by Unifrance and the Cinema and Media Office of the Institut Français of Germany, with support from Yorck Kinogroup, invites Berlin audiences to discover the best of French cinema, a selection of films that will be shown in German cinemas in the coming months.

In 2022, even more than in previous years, the program will travel beyond the German capital, as it can be seen simultaneously in thirteen German cities. Berlin, but also Aachen, Bremen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Erlangen, Fürth, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Kiel, Munich, Rostock, and Saarbrücken.

The 27 films of the 2022 edition, previously presented in major international festivals, reflect the diversity and vitality of this year's French-language film production and the multiplicity of its genres.

The event will open with Diary of a Fleeting Affair by Emmanuel Mouret, in his presence, accompanied by the film's protagonists Vincent Macaigne and Sandrine Kiberlain, and will be divided into several strands. A retrospective dedicated to Alice Diop is also part of the lineup. Other guests: Emma Benestan, Yasin Houicha, Pietro Marcello (tbc), Juliette Jouan, Dominik Moll, Patrice Leconte, Marion Desseigne-Ravel, Patrice Leconte, Benjamin Massoubre, Emily Atef, Lukas Dhont, and Alex Carvalho.

The selection

Opening film


Youth program



Alice Diop retrospective

--> The 22nd Berlin French Film Week official website

Diary of a Fleeting AffairDiary of a Fleeting Affair

For professionnels, Berlin will also host the 20th Franco-German Film Meetings

For the first time, the Franco-German Film Meetings will take place alongside the Berlin French Film Week. The 20th edition is organized as every year by Unifrance, German Films, and the Académie Franco-Allemande du Cinéma, in partnership with the CNC, FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, ARTE France, Arte GEIEInstitut Français in GermanyOFAJ (Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeunesse), and with the support of Procirep. 150 French and German cinema professionals from production, distribution, exhibition, and institutional networks will be present. Participants will be invited to the opening night of the Berlin French Film Week, on November 24, at the Kino International.

The Franco-German Meetings continue the revision of their format and content that began last year. The 2022 edition will open with a debate between the FFA, CNC, and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg about the future of the film industry, and will close with a collaborative work session during which the event's participants will discuss their respective approaches to solving the most urgent or pressing problems for the production sector.
These two moments will serve as parentheses around the other discussions, interventions, and working groups that will make up these Meetings. This kaleidoscopic structure will offer a diversified perspective, oriented towards solutions and the future of film and audiovisual production in Germany, France, and Europe.

The following topics will be adressed:

  • an overview of distribution and exhibition in Germany and France;
  • the international financing of feature films based on a practical case (the film Holy Spider, in Official Competition in Cannes 2022);
  • the production and distribution of audiovisual works, based on another practical case (The World of Tomorrow series);
  • a status report after one year of investment obligation for VOD platforms in France and perspectives in Germany;
  • the challenges facing a producer starting out today;
  • (in)formal production company networks as a model for international cooperation;
  • the presentation of technological applications for producers;
  • four smaller working groups enabling an exchange of views and experiences.

Last but not least, in partnership with the OFAJ/DFJW (Office franco-allemand pour la jeunesse), an exchange will be organized for the first time between French and German students and several producers and distributors present. The latter will talk about their professions to the students and answer their questions in a privileged setting.


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Latest update : 20 November 2022 à 10:44 CET



Meeting at the 22nd Berlin French Film Week

Berlin French Film Week (2022)

Type: UniFrance festival
Theme: French films
Location: Germany
Date: from 24/11/2022 to 30/11/2022

The Berlin French Film Week, founded as part of an initiative launched by the French Institute in 2000, is a competitive festival organized by the French Embassy in Germany in collaboration with uniFrance Films and the Yorck Kino group.

This festival showcases around thirty films, including a dozen titles presented in preview screenings, some of these from Quebec, Belgium and Africa. Films selected include productions presented by German distributors, who use the event as a launching pad in the lead-up to fheir films' commercial release, as well as the latest French films yet to find a buyer.

9,000 spectators attend the festival each year.

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ARTE France

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

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

Recent filmography : The Mystery of the Med Rings, Casa Susanna, Flayed Alive, ...


Arte GEIE - Strasbourg

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

Activities external to film production :  TV Channel

Recent filmography : Make Peace, On Set - Slack Bay, , ...


CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

Activities :  Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Organization, Unifrance Partner

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FFA Filmförderungsanstalt

Activities external to film production :  Organization


German Films

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization


Institut Français - Allemagne

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Yorck-Kino GmbH

Activities external to film production :  Exhibitor

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Berlin French Film Week - 2022

Type : UniFrance festival

Theme : French films


Franco-German Film Meetings - 2022

Type : Professional meetings

Theme : Franco-German co-production