10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Open to the public*

New Creative Networks in Africa

Things are moving forwards in Africa. The Institut français, with its programmes La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, the World Cinema Support and African Film Library takes a closer look at cinematographic creation in Africa.
The Institut français will discuss new partnerships and programmes alongside IOF and SODEC, its partners in the Atelier Grand Nord and Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde. These initiatives include the first Pan-African Realness Screenwriters Residency (South Africa); the first Ouaga Film Lab, a project development workshop and coproduction market for Western Africa (Burkina Faso); and the second Réunion Tout en Auteur residency, a programme for French-speaking writers in Africa and the Indian Ocean, run by the Film Réunion agency. Other points of view and new projects will also be presented.
We thank participants for their involvement, including our teams and partners.
Writers selected for the Realness Screenwriters Residency will be announced.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Open to the public*

New French Creations and International Diffusion

International diffusion of young French creation
The Institut français, in coordination with ACID, ADAMI, the Agence du Court Métrage, the Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers and The Femis, has organised this event to discuss issues affecting the international diffusion of work by talented young artists, filmmakers and actors. Different promotion tools will be examined covering graduation projects, short films and first or second feature films.
Participants include our teams and partners, young directors and actors.
New partnerships with Talents Cannes ADAMI and The Femis’ 30th anniversary celebrations will be announced.

4.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. / Open to the public*

Are film education and European programme CinEd a priority?

Why is film education an important tool in France, Europe and globally, from the cinematographic, cultural, economic and social perspectives? What political issues do the Institut français and its partners face?

This roundtable features presentations by the Institut français, the CNC and the European Commission, as well as representatives from Romania (the State Secretary for Culture) and Argentina (INCAA).

This event marks the operational launch of CinEd, a programme supporting European cinema education for young people, sponsored by Media/Europe Creative.


9.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Invitation only

Audiovisual Attachés Networking Day

Morning: France’s cultural influence. Focus on French appeal

How can film and audiovisual operators enhance France’s cultural influence and appeal?

Afternoon: Focus on French animation
In coordination with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Institut français presents the animation industry in France – schools, studios, producers, festivals and international distributors. Focusing on international promotion, and the international diffusion of French animation.
This event is organised in coordination with the Festival d’Annecy / MIFA, Folimage, Folibary, AFCA and professionals.

6.p.m. / Invitation only

French Waves

The first international transmedia experience devoted to French electronic music.
Featuring a presentation by director Julian Starke and a live performance by Jacques, one of the project’s artists.
French Waves is a web series, an international concert tour and a television documentary – an epic musical movement supported by three generations of talented artists, from the 1980s untill now. It is supported by the Institut français.


10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. / Open to the public*

Building up to the Centenary Jean-Pierre Melville’s Artistic Influence

The Institut français is partnering the Centenary of Melville 2017, supported by Michael Mann. Paying tribute to the “most American of French filmmakers”, this event explores Melville’s work through the eyes of those who followed in his footsteps.
This roundtable features presentations by film critics and filmmakers from France and America, including Laurent Grousset and Rémy Grumbach, Melville’s nephews.


10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. / Invitation only

Shoot the Book! / Salon des Ambassadeurs

Promoting adaptation of literary works for the cinema: an event organized for project pitching, by SCELF in partnership with the Institut français.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. / Invitation only

Shoot the Book! Happy Hour

Cinémas du Monde Pavilion
Announcement of the Shoot the book! Los Angeles selection.


9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. / Invitation only

Shoot the Book !

Meetings with editors and producers. This event is organised in partnership with SCELF, BIEF, MOTIF, and the Île-de-France Film Commission.

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