Studies & Market Reports
01 February 2013 à 14:48
Report on the 15th uniFrance Films Rendez-vous event
UniFrance Films hosted its annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris from January 15-12 this year.
The film market
The film market at the uniFrance Films Rendez-vous event celebrated its 15th year with continued success, with 445 professionals (including 42 exhibitors) from 55 countries taking part in 2013.
100 films were screened over four days, including 44 titles yet to be released. Attendance at these screenings showed an increase over 2012, marking record figures for the event, with an average of 35 spectators registered per screening.
In addition to the enthusiastic reception given to the opening film, It Happened in Saint-Tropez by Danièle Thompson, which was presented in a gala screening to a packed house, a host of French comedies attracted particular notice:
- Under the Rainbow by Agnès Jaoui, which registered the highest attendance at the market, and Wrestling Queens by Jean-Marc Rudnicki, starring Nathalie Baye and Marilou Berry. Both films were screened in the presence of members of their cast and crew.
- The Brats by Anthony Marciano, starring Alain Chabat and Max Boublil.
- Cycling with Moliere by Philippe Le Guay, starring Fabrice Luchini and Lambert Wilson.
We can also note the strong interest in the screening of promo reels organized by Wild Bunch.
UniFrance Films took advantage of the presence of exhibitors at the event to hold a round table on customer loyalty strategies, attended by Jason Wood (director of the Curzon group in the UK), Emmanuel Papillon (director of Louxor in Paris), Engin Palabiyik (acquisitions director at Mars Entertainment in Turkey), and Audrey Azoulay (deputy chief executive of the CNC).
The press junket
112 French actors and directors were in attendance this year to present their films at interviews with the 126 European (and Quebec) journalists invited to the event.
The directors present: Namir Abdel Messeeh, Alexandre Aja, Jean-Pierre Améris, Yvan Attal, Stéphane Aubier, Jacques Audiard, Massoud Bakhshi, Rémi Bezançon, Bertrand Blier, Pascal Bonitzer, Gilles Bourdos, Laurent Cantet, David Charhon, Pascal Chaumeil, Davy Chou, Catherine Corsini, Costa Gavras, Nicolas Cuche, Olivier Dahan, Édouard Deluc, Brian De Palma, Valérie Donzelli, Ziad Doueiri, Jérôme Enrico, Sylvain Estibal, Hélène Fillières, Frédéric Fonteyne, Alain Gagnol, Vincent Garenq, James Huth, Agnès Jaoui, Cédric Kahn, Gustave Kervern, Joachim Lafosse, Marion Laine, Patrice Leconte, Philippe Le Guay, Philippe Lellouche, Sophie Lellouche, Lorraine Lévy, Jean-Christophe Lie, Ursula Meier, Nadir Moknèche, Emmanuel Mouret, Stéphanie Murat, Claudine Nougaret, François Ozon, Vincent Patar, Bruno Podalydès, Atiq Rahimi, Pierre Rambaldi, Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Robelin, Régis Roinsard, Jaime Rosales, Brigitte Roüan, Pierre Schoeller, John Shank, Florent Emilio Siri, Carine Tardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Thomas, Danièle Thompson, Laurent Tirard, Christian Vincent, Nicolas Wadimoff, Elie Wajeman, and Alice Winocour.
The actors and actresses present: Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Nathalie Baye, Frédérique Bel, Éric Caravaca, Claudia Cardinale, Isabelle Carré, Patrick Chesnais, Suzanne Clément, François Cluzet, Anne Consigny, Hugo Conzelmann, Lola Créton, Mehdi Dehbi, Emmanuelle Devos , Romain Duris, Jérémie Elkaïm, Éric Elmosnino, Golshifteh Farahani, Déborah François, Nicole Garcia, Franck Gastambide, Vahina Giocante, Adèle Haenel, Clotilde Hesme, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lacoste, Laurent Laffite, Bernadette Lafont, Dominique Lavanant, Charlotte Le Bon, Valérie Lemercier, Sergi López , Clément Métayer, Anne Paulicevich, Vincent Perez, Denis Podalydès, Philippe Rebbot, Vincent Rottiers, Elia Suleiman, Audrey Tautou, Christa Théret, and Ernst Umhauer.
Latest update : 04 March 2013 à 14:48 CET