My French Film Festival.com from January 17 until February 17
UniFrance Films Unveils 4th Edition Shortlist and Exclusive
Features of Online French Cinema Fest MyFrenchFilmFestival.com
Headed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
MyFrenchFilmFestival - the first online French film fest in the world - will be back up and running in 2014 from January 17 until February 17. This is after last year’s success, with 750,000 films viewed in 189 countries and 25% growth in paid VOD.
The upcoming fourth edition will include a wealth of new films with new languages available, new partner platforms, screenings, and exclusive VOD options. For a whole month, cinema lovers from the world over will be able to access online 10 feature
films and 10 short films in 13 languages. This shortlist of first and second feature films released in France during the year is an opportunity for new directors to raise their profile
internationally and also highlights the diversity of young French producers.
The festival will be available both on myFrenchFilmFestival.com and on 20 partner platforms, including iTunes in 80 countries.
Shortlisted films will be screened in more than 1,000 venues around the world thanks to our partner SpectiCast and its network.
The films will also be put forward to 400 airlines through our partner Skeye and made available aboard flights.
Films will be available for free on MyFrenchFilmFestival.com and on partner platforms in Latin America, China, Poland, Russia and Turkey.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (restored version) will be available for free viewing in the whole world TBC on January 17, the first day of the festival.
4 prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival:
The Jury Prize, headed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with filmmakers from various countries.
Lynne Ramsay (United Kingdom), Marco Bellocchio (Italy), Frédéric Fonteyne (Belgium) and Anurag Kashyap (India).
The International Press Prize, with a jury of 11 foreign journalists.
The Public Prize, as per online votes by all viewers.
The Social Networks Prize, selected by 100 cinema lovers who are influential on Facebook and Twitter.
All premiered films will be available onboard Airfrance flights for a period of 6 months.
MyFrenchFilmFestival is an initiative led by UniFrance films, the entity responsible for promoting French cinema abroad, and placed under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, with the support of the CNC,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institut français, SACD, Téléfilm Canada and Wallonie Bruxelles Images.
I – FEATURE FILMS
In a Rush, by Louis Do de Lencquesaing
Augustine, by Alice Winocour
Little Lion, by Samuel Collardey
Maddened by his Absence, by Sandrine Bonnaire
The Virgins, the Copts and Me, by Namir Abdel Messeeh
The July 14 girl, by Antonin Peretjako
The Day of the Crows, by Jean-Christophe Dessaint
Welcome to Argentina, by Edouard Deluc
Mobile Home, de François Pirot
Pauline détective, by Marc Fitoussi
II – SHORT FILMS
Just Before Losing Everything, by Xavier Legrand
The Lobster’s Cry, by Nicolas Guiot
Clay, by Michaël Guerraz
The Runaway, by Jean-Bernard Marlin
The Lizards, by Vincent Mariette
Kiki of Montparnasse, by Amélie Harrault
Solitudes, by Liova Jedlicki
In Seventh Heaven, by Guillaume Foirest
A la française, by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren-Hsien Hsu,
Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton
The First Step, by Jonathan Comnène
III – OUT OF COMPETITION
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, by Jacques Demy
Quebec Feature Film:
Before my Heart Falls, by Sébastien Rose
Quebec Short Film:
Herd Leader, by Chloé Robichaud
The out of competition festival will feature two films from Quebec (one feature and one short film), in partnership with Téléfilm Canada. Amongst competing films are two French-Belgian coproductions - Mobile Home and The Lobster’s Cry - done in partnership with Wallonie Bruxelles Images.