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Unifrance (corporate)

06 November 2007 à 13:02

Unifrance takes French films around the world – October 2007

26 festivals, 3 promotional initiatives: an action-packed October for the Unifrance team!

Festivals: French delegations

Unifrance hosted the highly successful 1st Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam from October 11 through 15.

The first edition of On Set with French Cinema in Moscow was held from October 2 through 5, with Régis Wargnier as this year’s special guest. 

Unifrance held its 3rd Up & Coming Stars initiative on October 22 in Rome, featuring for the first time a series of bilateral meetings with casting directors.

Unifrance provided travel support to around 40 actors and directors, and assisted the screening of 100 films at 9 feature film festivals: the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Namur International Francophone Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the Pusan International Film Festival, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the Rome Filmfest, the Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival, the Tokyo International Film Festival, and the Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale).
In support of French short films, Unifrance provided travel assistance to 6 artists, with 153 films screened at 17 film festivals around the world: the Murphy Film Festival in Cork, the Flanders-Ghent International Film Festival, the Cinématou Geneva Animation and Fiction Film Festival, the Groningen - Cinepremieres Traveling Film Festival in the Netherlands, the  Hof International Film Festival, the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, the Leipzig International Documentary and Animated Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, the Osnabrück Independent Film Festival, the Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, the International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Rouyn-Noranda), the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, the São Paulo International Short Film Festival, the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, and the Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival.

Festivals: awards

Cinématou Geneva Animation and Fiction Film Festival (Short films):
Le Loup blanc by Pierre-Luc Granjon – Audience Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival:
Décroche (Pick-up) by Manuel Schapira – Audience Award
The Guitar Lesson by Martin Ritt – Special Jury Prize

São Paulo International Short Film Festival:
Le Petit Martin by Violaine Bellet – Jury Special Mention

Leipzig International Documentary and Animated Film Festival (Short films)
Le Pont by Vincent Bierrewaerts – Special Mention

Support to the commercial release of films

Unifrance provided support to the release of 17 films in foreign territories through travel assistance to 18 actors and directors:
François Ozon for the release of Angel in Great Britain and Japan
Jacques Vergès for the release of Terror’s Advocate in Algeria
Alain Corneau for the release of The Second Wind in Switzerland
Julie Gavras for the release of Blame It On Fidel! in Japan
Audrey Tautou for the release of Priceless in Japan
Rodolphe Marconi for the release of Lagerfeld Confidential in the USA
Denis Lavant for the release of Mister Lonely in Great Britain
Céline Sciamma for the release of Water Lilies in Great Britain
Jeanne Balibar for the release of Don't Touch the Axe in Great Britain
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt for the release of Odette Toulemonde in Quebec
Marjane Satrapi for the release of Persepolis in Great Britain and Japan
Nicolas Klotz for the release of Heartbeat Detector in Great Britain
Nicolas Philibert for the release of Retour en Normandie in Great Britain
Jean-Jacques Annaud and José Garcia for the release of His Majesty Minor in Switzerland
Vikash Dhorasoo and Fred Poulet for the release of Substitute in Great Britain
Catherine Breillat for the release of Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) in Great Britain
Faouzi Bensaïdi and Nezha Rahil for the release of What A Wonderful World in Norway

Interviews with foreign media in France

Five Australian journalists were invited to Paris to meet with French directors and actors from 25 films which are either slated for upcoming release on Australian screens or to be presented at the next French Film Festival.

In the lead-up to the release of Intimate Enemies in the Czech Republic, Florent Emilio Siri and Benoît Magimel gave two telephone interviews with the monthly magazines Premiere and Reflex.

Author : Communications

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