MARCH 4, 2014

Alain Resnais (1922-2014)

By Florence Almozini

One of the greatest and most acclaimed French directors, Alain Resnais died on Saturday March 1st, at age 91.

MARCH 3, 2014

Mr. Hublot Wins Best Animated Short

By Kimberly Corliss

Mr. Hublot (2013), winner in the Best Animated Short Film category at the Oscars in 2014, is about compromise and stretching our own limits to meet the needs of those we love.

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

MyFrenchFilmFestival Draws Record 4 Million Viewings

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

The 4th edition of UniFrance’s online film festival, My French Film Festival was met by unprecedented success as results grew four-fold compared with 2013. With viewers from 205 countries, the festival totaled 4 million viewings from January 17 to February 17, 2014.The festival featured a selection of 10 feature films and 10 shorts subtitled in 13 languages and available across 20 platforms.

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

Mathieu Gallet Appointed CEO of Radio France

By Romain Rancurel

Mathieu Gallet has been officially appointed to succeed Jean-Luc Hees at the head of Radio France, the French public service radio broadcaster. At 37, he will become the youngest CEO in the history of the station. He is set to take office in May 2014. His nomination was confirmed Thursday, March 27th by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA, an independent administration in charge of the regulation of various electronic media in France, such as radio and television).

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

EuropaCorp Strenghtens its US Distribution

By Romain Rancurel

On February 21st, Relativity Media (pres. Tucker Tooley) announced the creation of a U.S. distribution and marketing joint venture with EuropaCorp (CEO Christophe Lambert), according to Variety. Both companies will benefit from this joint venture by distributing each other’s films. With this agreement, Relativity Media opens up the US market for Europacorp’s films. EuropaCorp will have to pay $130 million over six years for US distribution rights.

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

French Director Bertrand Tavernier Comes To New York

By Romain Rancurel

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York are pleased to announce that acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier is coming to New York for a series of screenings and Master Classes.

FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Call for Entries - Très Court International Film Festival

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

The 16th edition of the Très Court International Film Festival will be held from the 2nd to the 11th of May 2014 simultaneously in almost 100 cities all around the world. Fiction, animation, documentary... every category is accepted. Movies must not exceed 3 minutes (without titles and credits). Submissions close February 10th.

JANUARY 31, 2014

César 2014: ME, MYSELF AND MUM Leads the Race

By Romain Rancurel

The nominations for the 39th César Award Ceremony were announced this morning. Guillaume Gallienne’s first feature film “Me, Myself and Mum” leads the way with 10 nods including "Best Film" and “Best Director”, followed closely by Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color” and Alain Guiraudie’s “Stranger by the Lake” which received 8 nods a piece. Roman Polanski’s "Venus in Fur" has not been overlooked too since its scored in 7 categories.

JANUARY 30, 2014

Kidscreen Summit, Kids Entertainment's Biggest Event, Meets in New York

By Romain Rancurel

Kidscreen Summit is said to be the kids entertainment industry’s biggest annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed over 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. At Kidscreen Summit, top executives attend in order to "take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry". France will have its own delegation, which will be led by TV France International. In 2014 French delegation consists of more than 70 attendees.

JANUARY 29, 2014

French Cinema & TV: A Sneak Peek at 2014!

By Florence Almozini

From new films to time tested festivals and series, here's a look at what's on the horizon for French cinema and TV in the US in 2014!

JANUARY 17, 2014

Critics' Choice Awards : Blue Is The Warmest Colour and Julie Delpy Awarded

By Romain Rancurel

A few hours after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2014 Oscar nominations, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards were presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) in Santa Monica. During that ceremony, French cinema was honored with awards given to Blue Is the Warmest Color, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Julie Delpy.

JANUARY 17, 2014

Oscars 2014: Ernest & Célestine And Julie Delpy Among French Nominees

By Romain Rancurel

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced on January 16, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. For French cinema, Ernest & Célestine leads the way with its nomination for Best animated feature film of the year while Julie Delpy was selected for her work on Before Midnight’s screenplay.

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