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Colcoa 2019

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The French American Cultural Fund unveils the palmares of the 22nd edition of Colcoa, French film festival in Hollywood, which ran from September 23 to 28. The program featured 59 feature films and documentaries, TV movies and TV series, webs Series and short films.

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The 2019 Prix d’Ornano-Valenti – Deauville American Film Festival

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During the Award Ceremony of the Deauville American Film Festival, the 2019 Prix d’Ornano-Valenti is awarded by Jean-Guillaume d’Ornano, President of the Jury of the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti composed of Anglo-Saxon journalists, to the feature film: Les Misérables, directed by Ladj Ly.

Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada, both experienced members of the team, he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighborhood gangs. When they find themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures their every movement, their every action…

Created in 1991 by the member companies of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and dedicated to the memory of Michel d’Ornano, former French minister, mayor of Deauville and co-founder of the Deauville American Film Festival, the Prix Michel-d’Ornano honors a French first film in order to help support its wider recognition, promotion and exportation.

Since 2009, the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti is supported by the Franco-American Cultural Fund.
In 2015 the award is being renamed the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti in memory of Jack Valenti, former CEO of MPA, the founding father of this competition, and as a tribute to the friendship between the two men, their families, and their shared dedication to the Deauville American Film Festival.

Founded in 1996, the Franco-American Cultural Fund is a unique partnership between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW). It promotes cultural exchange between France and the United States of America around a shared passion for film and television and those who create it.

« The FACF is proud to support cinematographic creation, artistic influence and cultural exchanges between our two countries by sharing a common passion for cinema. It is the aim of the action we lead during iconic festivals, such as Deauville or COLCOA, the Los Angeles French Film Festival created in 1997 which is today the first event dedicated to French cinema outside of France. »
Jean-Noël Tronc, Sacem CEO / Franco-American Cultural Fund President

“As a former US Ambassador to France, I know first-hand how cultural ties and exchanges can positively impact the bilateral relationship. I am very proud of the work we are doing together with the FACF and look forward to continuing to develop cultural exchanges that strengthen the unbreakable bonds between America and our oldest ally.”Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) / Franco-American Cultural Fund Board Member
3,000 Euros are granted to the awarded director, 3,000 Euros to the production company and 10,000 Euros to the French distributor to help promoting the film.


AWARDS – COLCOA FESTIVAL – 22nd EDITION

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AWARDS – COLCOA FESTIVAL – 22nd EDITION

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MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE – D’ORNANO-VALENTI AWARD

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THIS YEAR’S PRIZE WAS AWARDED SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER TO

MONPARNASSE BIENVENUE

 Directed by: LEONOR SERRAILLE

Produced by: SANDRA DA FONSECA

Jeune Femme

With Laetitia Dosch, Grégoire Monsaingeon and Souleymane Seye Ndiaye

Synopsis:

Broke, with nothing but her cat and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start and she’ll do it with style and panache.

Release Date, November, 1st 2017 (97 min) – France

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The D’Ornano-Valenti Prize, until 2014 known as the Michel d’Ornano Prize, is a cinema award created in 1991 by member companies of the MPA, in memory of Michel d’Ornano (former minister, former Deputy Mayor of Deauville and founder of the Festival of American Cinema) and of Jack Valenti (President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1966 to 2004), awarded since 1992 to the best feature film scenario by a young French writer.

 

Since 2007, the Michel d’Ornano prize has been awarded for a first French film, to help its profile, promotion and wider distribution. It has been financed by the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FCFA involving the DGA, la MPA, the SACEM and the WGA) since 2009.

The winning film is awarded 3000 euros for its director and 3000 euros for its producer; to assist the promotion of the film, 10,000 euros is also awarded to the distributor. The winning film has the benefit of an advance screening at the Festival of American Cinema and is also selected for the Festival of French Film in Los Angeles City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA).

 

Awarded by a jury made up of English-speaking journalists, chaired by Jean-Guillaume d’Ornano, the D’Ornano-Valenti prize is awarded every year in Deauville during the Festival of American Cinema.

 

DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL – ORNANO VALENTI AWARD


CINEMATOGRAPHIC MEETINGS – DIJON

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27TH EDITION 12 – 14 OCTOBER, 2017

As in previous years, the Franco-American Cultural Fund is happy to support these Cinematographic Meetings.

Organized by the ARP, the City of Dijon and the Bourgogne Region, the Cinematographic Meetings bring together each year around 600 French, European and American professionals.

Film-makers, producers, distributors, licensees, representatives of television channels, internet channels and public authorities, come to debate the major issues which confront cinema and the audio-visual sector.

The 26th edition of the Cinematographic Meetings of the ARP will be chaired by DENIZ GAMZE ERGÜVEN.

DENIZ GAMZE ERGÜVEN

Explore the photo album of our 25 years: here

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COLCOA FESTIVAL – 21st EDITION

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COLCOA 2017 AWARDS WINNERS

THE FRENCH-AMERICAN CULTURAL FUND UNVEILS THE PALMARES OF THE 21ST EDITION OF COLCOA, FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD COLCOA, which ran from April 24 to May 2, featured 82 programs this year With a total of 34 feature films and documentaries, 11 TV movies and TV series, 6 webs Series and 19 shorts.

COLCOA CINEMA
Audience Award

MR. AND MRS. ADELMAN (Monsieur et Madame Adelman)

Mr et Mme Adelman

Directed by Nicolas Bedos

Written by:  Nicolas Bedos, Doria Tillier
Audience Special Prize

A BAG OF MARBLES (Un sac de billes)

Un sac de billes

Directed by: Christian Duguay

Written by: Alexandra Geismar, Jonathan Allouche, Benoît Guichard, Christian Duguay, Laurent Zeitoun
Audience Special Mention (1)

LIKE CRAZY (Folles de Joie)

Folles de joie

Directed by: Paolo Virzi

Written by : Paolo Virzi, Francesca Archibugi
Audience Special Mention (2)

A KID (Le Fils de Jean)

Le fils de Jean

Directed by: Philippe Lioret

Written by : Philippe Lioret
LAFCA Critics Jury Award

A WOMAN’S LIFE (Une vie)

Une vie

Directed by: Stéphane Brizé

Written by : Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon
LAFCA Critics Special Prize

ELEMENTARY (Primaire)

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Directed by: Hélène Angel

Written by: Hélène Angel, Yann Coridian, Agnès de Sacy, Olivier Gorce
First Feature Award

HEDI (Hedi, un vent de liberté)

Hedi, un vent de liberté

Directed by: Mohamed Ben Attia

Written by: Mohamed Ben Attia
Coming Soon Award

A WOMAN’S LIFE (Une vie)

Une vie

Directed by: Stéphane Brizé

Written by : Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon
American Students Award

POLINA (Polina, danser sa vie)

Polina

Directed by: Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie Müller-Preljocaj

Written by: Valérie Müller-Preljocaj
Documentary Award

LITTLE GEMS (Les Pépites)

Les pépites

Directed by: Xavier de Lauzanne

Written by: Xavier de Lauzanne
COLCOA TELEVISION
TV Drama Jury Award

MARION FOREVER 13 (Marion 13 ans pour toujours)

Marion 13 ans pour toujours

Directed by: Boulem Guerdjou

Written by: Lorraine Lévy
TV Series Jury Award

BEAUTIFUL LOSER (Irresponsable)

Irresponsable

Directed by: Stephen Cafiero

Created by: Frédéric Rosset
TV Drama Jury Special Prize

BOX 27

Box 27

Directed by: Arnaud Sélignac

Written by: Mikael Ollivier, Viviane Moore
TV Series Jury Special Prize

 MIDNIGHT SUN (Jour polaire)

Jour Polaire

Created and Directed by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind

Written by: Måns Mårlind
TV Drama Audience Award

PLESSIS’ GIRLS (Elles… Les Filles du Plessis)

Elles Les filles du Plessis

Directed by: Bénédicte Delmas

Written by: Bénédicte Delmas, Sylvie Granotier
TV Series Audience Award

CALL MY AGENT (SEASON 2) (Dix pour cent)

Dix pour cent

Directed by: Laurent Tirard

Written by: Fanny Herrero, Benjamin Dupas, Sabrina B. Karine, Anaïs Carpita
COLCOA SHORTS
Short Film Award

CHASSE ROYALE

 

Written and directed by: Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka
Short Film Special Prize

WHAT TEARS UP APART (Ce qui nous sépare)

Written and directed by: Wei Hu
Short Film Special Mention

THANK YOU MISTER IMADA (Merci Monsieur Imada)

Directed by: Sylvain Chaumet
Short Film Audience Award

THANK YOU MISTER IMADA (Merci Monsieur Imada)

Directed by: Sylvain Chaumet
Short Film Audience Special Prize

THE FISHERMAN AND THE BUSINESS MAN (Le Pecheur et l’Homme d’affaires)

Directed by: Simon Francois
Short Film Audience Special Mention

CHASSE ROYALE

Written and directed by: Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka
COLCOA WEB SERIES
Web Series Award

AMNESIA

Directed by: Patrick De Ranter et Jérôme Fansten

Written by: Jérôme Fansten


SERIES MANIA – 8th Edition

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Series Mania Season 8

After seven riveting seasons, Series Mania has established itself as the annual event dedicated to the TV series format for both the general public and the wider industry.
Having welcomed almost 40,000 spectators and 1,300 industry execs in 2016, the festival is widening out its ambitions this year with a raft of new features, extending its reach outside of the French capital.

AN EVEN MORE AMBITIOUS PROGRAM

The official competition for world- and international-premiere screenings is even bigger in 2017. This year, Damon Lindelof, the celebrated co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers will head the jury,following in the footsteps of showrunner David Chase in 2016.
Festival-goers are invited to range of special screenings with exclusive premiere showings of brand-new episodes of some of the latest hit shows. There is plenty on offer to delight the very keenest of small-screen addicts!

To reflect the explosion of new short formats available on mobile, Series Mania is also hosting a competition for world-premiere screenings of web and digital series, to be judged for the first time by an industry jury.

The festival will also dedicate a section to those cult series that have marked our collective imagination and the story of our love affair with the format.

FOR EVERYONE!

Pleasing the audience is one of the key missions of the Series Mania festival.

With more locations, more theaters, and more extensive screening hours, around 150 sessions have been scheduled for this year’s edition.
This will provide plenty of opportunities for fans to fully discover the festival’s new enriched program.

Series Mania has also developed a reputation for the large number of prestigious guests it attracts. It’s a unique place to meet creators, actors, and producers. And don’t forget all the themed conferences on offer, providing some sharp and original analysis.
We’ll see you in April at the series event of the year! And make sure your diary is to hand – you only have 10 days to discover the very best TV has to offer, showcased for your viewing pleasure on the big screen !

SERIES MANIA PUSHES THE CITY LIMITS!

Series Mania is boosting its capacity by offering this year’s 150 screenings in theaters at the Forum des Images and partner theaters like the Grand Rex for the opening night,
UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles, UGC Normandie, the Pompidou Center and the Luminor Hôtel de Ville. This year, the festival is also hosting events under the Canopy of the Forum des Halles and for the first time, beyond the confines of Paris,
thanks to a partnership with UGC Ciné Cité Rosny.

This year again the Franco-American Cultural Fund supported this edition by inviting Damon Lindelof who was president of the jury of  2017.

OFFICIAL COMPETITION JURY

Introduced in 2016, the Official Competition of world and international premieres this year features an expanded selection of 10 series. After David Chase, this year Damon Lindelof, the talented showrunner of Lost and The Leftovers, will be jury president. Alongside him will be four renowned artists, who between them will decide on the Grand Prix, the Special Jury Prize, and two new awards this year, Best Actor in an International Series and Best Actress in an International Series.

JURY PRESIDENT : DAVID LINDELOF

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Damon Lindelof was born in New Jersey to a schoolteacher and a banker. He was also born a writer, although it would take over 25 years to figure that out. In 2004 he met writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams to create a television series about the survivors of a mysterious plane crash – Lost. After six years, a hundred and twenty episodes, and many unanswered mysteries, Damon finally left the island. Since then, he has worked as a writer and producer on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, World War Z, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Tomorrowland.

He is currently writing and producing the third and final season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama series The Leftovers, which he fiercely defends as “not as depressing as everyone says.” He also wrote this bio.


CINEMATOGRAPHIC MEETINGS – DIJON

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26TH EDITION 20 – 22 OCTOBER, 2016

As in previous years, the Franco-American Cultural Fund is happy to support these Cinematographic Meetings.

Organized by the ARP, the City of Dijon and the Bourgogne Region, the Cinematographic Meetings bring together each year around 600 French, European and American professionals.

Film-makers, producers, distributors, licensees, representatives of television channels, internet channels and public authorities, come to debate the major issues which confront cinema and the audio-visual sector.

The 26th edition of the Cinematographic Meetings of the ARP will be chaired by EMMANUELLE BERCOT.

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Explore the photo album of our 25 years: here

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WILLY 1st – D’ORNANO-VALENTI AWARD

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THIS YEAR’S PRIZE WAS AWARDED SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER TO

WILLY 1st

 Directed by: LUDOVIC BOUKHERMA, ZORAN BOUKHERMA, MARIELLE GAUTIER AND HUGO P. THOMAS

Produced by: PIERRE-LOUIS GARNON et FRÉDÉRIC JOUVE

AFFICHE WILLY 1ER

With Daniel Vannet, Noémie Lvovsky and Romain Léger

 

Synopsis:

On the death of his twin brother, 50-year-old Willy leaves his parents’ home for the first time to move to a nearby village, determined to realize his dreams: “I’m going to Caudebec. An apartment, I’m going to have one.  A scooter, I’ll have one. I will have friends. And you all can kiss my ass!”  Willy, a misfit, is looking for his place in a world with which he is not familiar.

Release Date, 19 October 2016 (82 min) – France

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The D’Ornano-Valenti Prize, until 2014 known as the Michel d’Ornano Prize, is a cinema award created in 1991 by member companies of the MPA, in memory of Michel d’Ornano (former minister, former Deputy Mayor of Deauville and founder of the Festival of American Cinema) and of Jack Valenti (President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1966 to 2004), awarded since 1992 to the best feature film scenario by a young French writer.

 

Since 2007, the Michel d’Ornano prize has been awarded for a first French film, to help its profile, promotion and wider distribution. It has been financed by the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FCFA involving the DGA, la MPA, the SACEM and the WGA) since 2009.

The winning film is awarded 3000 euros for its director and 3000 euros for its producer; to assist the promotion of the film, 10,000 euros is also awarded to the distributor. The winning film has the benefit of an advance screening at the Festival of American Cinema and is also selected for the Festival of French Film in Los Angeles City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA).

 

Awarded by a jury made up of English-speaking journalists, chaired by Jean-Guillaume d’Ornano, the D’Ornano-Valenti prize is awarded every year in Deauville during the Festival of American Cinema.


Series Mania Festival

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