Unifrance and the French Embassy in Brazil hosted their first Panorama of French Cinema in Brazil this June.
For the first time, the On Set With French Cinema program traveled to Israel as part of the 5th Tel Aviv French Film Festival.
The 2nd Franco-Spanish Film Meetings were held in Madrid on June 6 and 7.
Unifrance will be working to support the release of French films in the United Kingdom throughout the summer season.
This month, Unifrance provided support for the presentation of 109 films and the attendance of 39 artists at 10 feature film festivals: The Panorama of French Cinema in Brazil, the Bangkok French Film Festival, the 2008 Cuba French Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Moscow International French Film Festival, the Munich International French Film Festival, the Shanghai International French Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival, the Taipei Film Festival, and the Tel Aviv International French Film Festival.
Unifrance also provided assistance for the presentation of 98 short films and the attendance of 2 artists at 10 short film festivals: the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the Ebensee Festival of Nations, the Hamburg International Film Festival (Hamburg Filmfest), the Huesca International Short Film Festival, the Arcipelago International Short Film and New Images Festival in Rome, Short Shorts–Tokyo Film Festival, the Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, the Troia International Film Festival, and Cinema Jove–the Valencia International Film Festival international.
Moscow International French Film Festival (Feature films)
Un Cœur Simple (A Simple Heart) by Marion Laine – Jury Prize
Brooklyn International Film Festival (Short films)
Crosse by Liova Jedlicki – Audience Award
Ebensee Festival of Nations (Short films)
L'Emploi Vide by Antarès Bassis - Grand Prize
Delicious Sake by Jean Bocheux – Special Prize for Best Experimental Film
Huesca International Short Film Festival (Short films)
Malaak et le vaste monde by Alehm Aussant-Leroy – Best European Documentary
Arcipelago International Short Film and New Images Festival in Rome (Short films)
Tony Zoreil by Valentin Potier – Best Short Film
Cinema Jove–the Valencia International Film Festival (Short films)
Fais comme chez toi by Gautier About – Golden Moon Award
Berni's Doll by Yann Jouette: Canal+ Spain Award and Jury Special Mention
C'est dimanche! by Samir Guesmi – Jury Special Mention
Support for Commercial Release
Unifrance supported the release of 6 films abroad in June by providing travel grants to 13 artists:
Sandrine Bonnaire for the release of Elle s'appelle Sabine (Her Name is Sabine) in the UK
Déborah François and Jean-Paul Salomé for the release of Les Femmes de l'ombre (Female Agents) in the UK
Sami Zitouni and Meriem Serbah for the release of La Graine et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain) in Algeria
Audrey Tautou for the release of Hors de prix (Priceless) in the UK
Lyes Salem for the release of Masquerades in Algeria
Lorraine Lévy, Vincent Lindon, Pascal Elbé, Virginie Ledoyen, Mar Sodupe, and Dominique Farrugia for the release of Mes amis, mes amours (London mon amour) in the UK
Diane Kurys for the release of Sagan in Belgium
Éric Judor and Ramzy Bedia for the release of Seuls Two in Belgium and Switzerland
Bérangère Allaux for the release of 24 Mesures in Quebec
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST