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Unifrance (corporate)

07 December 2007 à 13:02

Unifrance takes French films around the world - November 2007

Unifrance organized 4 promotional initiatives and participated at 27 film festivals in November.


Unifrance hosted the 5th French Film Festival in Mexico City.

Benoît Jacquot led courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York as part of the On Set with French Cinema program.

The 5th Franco-German Film Meetings were held at Versailles, with support from Unifrance.

Unifrance gave its support to the 10th Prague French Film Festival, where a master class was led by Claude Miller.

This month, Unifrance also accompanied 19 actors and directors, along with 77 films, to 9 feature film festivals:
Goa Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Sofia Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Tallinn - Black Night Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Thessalonica - International Festival Film
Turin - International Film Festival

Unifrance assisted the attendance of 5 actors and directors and 168 films at 18 short film festivals:
Ankara Traveling European Film Festival
Barcelona - Alternativa Independent Film Festival
Interfilm – Berlin International Short Film Festival
Zinebi – Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival
Brief Encounters - International Short Film Festival (Bristol)
Cinanima - Espinho International Animated Film Festival
Gijon International Youth Film Festival
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
New York /Avignon Film Festival
Prague International Short Film Festival
Regensburg Short Film Week
Siena International Short Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Teheran International Short Film Festival
Tübingen - Stuttgart International Francophone Film Festival
Winterthur International Short Film Festival

Barcelona - Alternativa Independent Film Festival (Short films)

200000 Fantômes by Jean-Gabriel Périot – Best Documentary
Le Cahier Froid by Jean-Claude Taki – Best Drama
Comme Tout Le Monde by Franco Lolli – Special Mention - Fiction
Le Manteau by Orlanda Laforet – Best Animated Short Film
Under Construction by Zhenchen Liu – Special Mention – Animation

New York/Avignon Film Festival (Short films)
Il était une fois... Sasha et Désiré by Cécile Vernant – Best European Short Film

Interfilm – Berlin International Short Film Festival (Short films)
Un bisou pour le monde by Cyril Paris – Audience Award

Prague French Film Festival (Short films and Feature films)
Tony Zoreil by Valentin Potier – Grand Prize (Short films)
Moliere by Laurent Tirard – Audience Award (Feature films)

Tübingen - Stuttgart International Francophone Film Festival (Short films and Feature films)
Écho by Yann Gozlan – Best Short Film
Le Fils de l'Epicier by Eric Guirado – Unifrance Distribution Assistance Award (Feature films)
Clouds Over Conakry by Cheik Fantamady Camara – Audience Award (Feature films)
Water Lilies by Céline Sciamma – Critics’ Award and the OFAJ TV5 World Award (Feature films)

Stockholm International Film Festival (Feature films)
Caramel by Nadine Labaki – Prix FIPRESCI
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel – Best Cinematography
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud – Best Music

Support for the commercial release of films

Unifrance provided support for the release of 9 films in foreign territories through travel assistance for 10 actors and directors:
Laurent Charbonnier for the release of Les Animaux Amoureux in Switzerland
Isabelle Carré for the release of Anna M. in the UK
Hélène de Crécy for the release of La Consultation in Switzerland
Jean Becker for the release of Conversations with My Gardener in Quebec and Germany
Sijie Dai for the release of The Chinese Botanist's Daughters in Japan
Marjane Satrapi and Stéphane Roche for the release of Persepolis in Germany
Luc Jacquet for the release of Le Renard et l'Enfant in Belgium and Switzerland
Nicolas Philibert for the release of Retour en Normandie in Japan

Interviews with foreign media in France

Ludivine Sagnier was interviewed by a journalist from the monthly magazine Madame for the release of The Girl Cut in Two in Germany

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST


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