5:00 PM - 6:30 PM : Adopt an audiovisual attaché ASIA : They promote French films in cinemas

Supporting film releases by distributors, using the Institut français catalogue, creating second-screen experiences in digital cinemas or jointly renting French films : how is this promotion implemented, by the Institut français, UniFrance, international sale agents and local distributors ? Which strategies, promotion, or forms of marketing are invented by audiovisual attachés and their partners ?


11:00 AM -12:30 PM : La Fabrique 10th anniversary case-study

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, La Fabrique Cinéma invites former participants for a case-study dedicated to invites former participants for a case-study dedicated to their prestigious trajectories, the story of their film, from the project to its release.For this occasion l'Institut Français is also happy to congratulate two of its alumni Wanuri Kahiu-Kenya, and Gaya Jiji-Syria, for their selection at Un Certain Regard.

5:00 PM -6:30 PM : Adopte an Attaché Audiovisuel EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST : They create tomorrow's audience

Helping young people discover films, interpret images and learn about French, European and international cinematographic heritage is central to reinforcing cultural diversity and promoting multilingualism. How is this education implemented for the youth and through the actions of the Institut français ?


5:00 PM-6:30 PM : Adopte an audiovisual attaché AMERICA : "They foster French coproduction"

Latin America has a rich and well-developed film production environment with a wide range of schools, festivals, national support funds and interregional coproduction networks. In North America, France is a location that offers several advantages during the shooting process. With all the tools France offers in term of coproduction (residences,forums,festival, Aide aux cinémas du monde), what roles do French producers and audiovisual attachés play in America ?


11:00 AM-1:00 PM : Cinema and music SACEM masterclass

This master class will be run by Franco-Tunisian composer Amine Bouhafa (Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako, Cannes Official Selection 2014, won Best Original Music at the César awards 2015; Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania, Cannes Official Selection 2017; Looking for Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat, Venice International Film Festival 2017). Moderated by : Benoit Basirico, CINEZIK.

2:00 PM -3:00 PM : The Institut français's actions in the VR and transmedia fields

The Institut français will present various opportunities for the French cultural network abroad to promote digital cultures and virtual reality (VR). Discussions will incorporate lessons learned by posts that have implemented large-scale operations in these fields. Followed by a conference at the Next pavilion.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Cinema and Music : Focus on composers with the SACEM and the Institut français

How can the composition of original soundtracks for cinema and the work of music to image composers be highlighted ? Presentation of the new program in partnership "Focus Composers" with the participation of the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM : Adopt an audiovisual attaché AFRICA : They support local initiatives

New film markets, new support funds for African cinemas, new cinemas and new creation labs : cinema and audiovisual medias are widely expanding in Africa. The French cultural network is the main link in between different initiatives (CNC,programme Cinémas du Monde by the Institut français, festivals and forums of French and European coproductions) and constitutes a precious support locally. What are the roles and implications of audiovisual attachés in this context ?

6:30 PM-7:30 PM : Updates on Cinémas du Monde

  • Programme 2018, Screenings and restaurations.
  • Launching of 2018 Final Cut in Venice and Ouaga Film Lab.
  • Announcement of the 2018 Realness laureates.


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM : Fonds Image de la Francophonie (OIF) 30 years, discussing funding for film and audiovisual works for African and Caribbean cinema

This discussion focuses on the Fonds Image de la Francophonie (Francophone image fund), now in its 30th year, and other financial tools available in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb region and the Caribbean (Fonds pour la jeune création francophone-francophone fund for young creators, Aide aux cinémas du monde, the EU-ACP Culture programme, national funds in Senegal and Morocco, and binational funds such as the Franco-Tunisian fund).


10:30 AM-11h:30 AM : Perspectives of independent film production with ACID and the APR

The French Association for Independent Film Distribution (ACID), and its 2018 guest, the Portuguese Association of Directors (APR), will present their activities and discuss issues affecting the production of auteur films.

11:30 AM-1:00 PM : Festivals, cinemas and VOD the best options for auteur films

How can the connections between distribution circuits be used to optimize exposure to auteur films and reception by audiences ? What roles should be played by production, promotion and sales agents ?

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