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Festivals & events

18 November 2009 à 11:57

7th Franco-German Film Meetings

After events held in Lyon, Cologne, Munich, Versailles, and Hamburg, this year's Franco-German Film Meetings will take place from November 26 through 28 in Strasbourg.

Participants will discuss the digitization of movie theaters, rights protection, the HADOPI law, issues of digital supply, and media chronology. Professional meetings will also include an update on Franco-German co-productions, as well as a presentation of international tax credit schemes and the new German law applying to the film industry.

This year, event organizers have decided to throw the spotlight on Poland, with around ten Polish producers invited to present funding schemes and the film production industry in their country.

The Franco-German Film Meetings association (French title "l'Association Les Rendez-vous franco-allemands du cinéma") was founded in 2003 as part of the Franco-German Film Academy (Académie franco-allemande du cinéma). This association aims to synchronize the film production mechanisms in both countries in order to facilitate co-productions and to encourage the distribution of German films in France and French films in Germany. Since the creation of these Rendez-Vous events, which were strengthened by the signing of a Co-production Mini-Treaty in 2001, we can observe a significant increase in the number of co-productions, which have risen from 3 co-productions in 1997 to around 15 in 2007! Around ten co-productions are currently underway in 2009, including the highly anticipated La Rafle (The Round Up) by Roselyne Bosch and Tournée by Mathieu Amalric.

Please consult the website for complete information about the program for the 7th Franco-German Film Meetings, which are jointly organized by Unifrance and German Films.

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Latest update : 27 November 2009 à 11:57 CET

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