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.
Alice Diop retrospective
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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 GEIE, Institut Français in Germany, OFAJ (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.
Latest update : 20 November 2022 à 10:44 CET