film tv & new media / interviews

MARCH 7, 2014

Interview with the founders of the French Film Festival in Richmond, VA

By Diana Murray Watts

For the 22nd French Film Festival in Richmond, VA, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France provides its support to the documentary programming. This year’s selection includes: Cinéast(e)s by Mathieu Busson and Julie Gayet, Il est minuit, Paris s’éveille by Yves Jeuland, and Faire quelque chose by Vincent Goubet.

FEBRUARY 26, 2014

The French Are Here: An Interview with Dennis Lim, Curator of Rendez-Vous with French Cinéma

By Florence Almozini

On the occasion of the 19th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Florence Almozini, Program Officer for Cinema at the French Embassy, interviewed Denis Lim, the Director of Cinematheque Programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

French Animation and the US Market: An Interview with Mathieu Béjot

By Romain Rancurel

On the occasion of the Kidscreen Summit and the second International Emmy® Kids Awards in New York, Sandra Muller, journalist for La lettre de l’Audiovisuel, met with Mathieu Béjot, Executive Director at TV France International, the trade association which promotes French TV programs worldwide, to discuss French animation and its role in the American market.

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

From Music to Cinema, an Interview with Director Denis Dercourt

By Romain Rancurel

On the occasion of the 14th edition of Film Comment Selects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Denis Dercourt will be in New York to present his latest film, The Flesh of My Flesh. We were fortunate enough to ask director Denis Dercourt a few questions.

JANUARY 31, 2014

Benjamin Renner, Co-director of ERNEST & CELESTINE : Finding His Own Language

By Romain Rancurel

On the occasion of Ernest & Célestine’s US release, we were lucky enough to ask Benjamin Renner, co-director of the film, a few questions about the making of his first feature film, his influences, his understanding of Daniel Pennac's message and his future projects. Ernest & Célestine won the 2013 César for “Best animated Film” and has recently been nominated for the 2014 Oscars.

JANUARY 14, 2014

Mark Rupp, SpectiCast COO Talks about Building Brand Awareness for My French Film Festival


On the occasion of My French Film Festival 2014, Adeline Monzier from Unifrance asked Mark Rupp - COO and co-founder of SpectiCast - a few questions about his channel’s participation in this year's edition of the festival.

JANUARY 8, 2014

Cinema is Freedom: Interview with Antonin Peretjako director of THE RENDEZ VOUS OF DEJA VU

By Florence Almozini

On the occasion of the First Look festival at the Museum of Moving Image, Florence Almozini interviewed Antonin Peretjako, the director of THE RENDEZ VOUS OF DÉJÀ VU, the festival closing night feature. First Look is MoMI’s annual showcase for inventive new international cinema and is celebrating this year its third anniversary.

JANUARY 3, 2014

Cinematographer Pierre Lhomme on "Army of Shadows"

By French Culture

In this video interview, cinematographer Pierre Lhomme discusses his work on Army of Shadows, a 1969 film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.

JANUARY 3, 2014

New York Film Festival: An Interview with Abdellatif Kechiche

By French Culture

An Interview with Abdellatif Kechiche, director of Blue is the Warmest Color winner of the Palme D'or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Kechiche was in New York to present his film at the New York Film Festival fall 2013.

JANUARY 2, 2014

Alexis de Rendinger on Digital Distribution for film and TV and My French Film Festival

By French Culture

For filmmakers and tv producers in France and across Europe, VoD (Video-on-Demand) platforms like iTunes, Amazon and Netflix have opened up new audiences around the world for work that otherwise would rarely be seen outside their native country. Under the Milky Way is one of several companies that have emerged in recent years to help film companies take advantage of these new opportunities, negotiating access to digital platforms, and promoting films in newly available international markets.

DECEMBER 23, 2013

Patrice Courtaban, TV5 Monde USA COO : « Partnering with My French Film Festival is a natural development »


Following the success of in 2013, the leading worldwide internet-based French film festival returns this January. From January 17 - February 17, 2014, cinema lovers from all over the world will be able to access the 10 feature films and 10 short films in 13 languages that make up this year's festival program online.

DECEMBER 5, 2013

We are all Mad about Max ! Interview with Serge Bromberg from Lobster Films, and Delphine Selles from FIAF

By Florence Almozini

On the occasion of a special series at FIAF, MAD ABOUT MAX : THE FILMS OF MAX LINDER, Florence Almozini interviewed Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films, who recently finished restoring several Max Linder films and Delphine Selles, programmer at FIAF and curator of the series.