Located on the Pantiero at the entrance to the International Village, and a stone's throw from the Palais des Festivals, the UniFrance Films Pavilion will serve as a base for the UniFrance Films teams, working alongside our president Jean-Paul Salomé, and Isabelle Giordano, our executive director. They will be hosting professional meetings, as well as interviews, cocktail receptions, dinners, and evening events in the company of crew members from the French films presented in the Official Selection and the festival's sidebar programs.
ON THE PROGRAM AT THIS YEAR'S CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
MEDIA BRIEFING: FRENCH CINEMA AROUND THE WORLD
At a media briefing held on the morning of May 15, UniFrance Films will present the results of a new study conducted for our association by the Opinion Way agency on "The Image of French Cinema Around the World." This wide-ranging study covers such aspects as consumer trends and perceptions, the importance of notoriety, types of audiences, film genres, formats, actors, and directors, and provides an updated view on our films from a global perspective.
65TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIFRANCE FILMS
Also on May 15, UniFrance Films will be joining forces with L’Oréal Paris to celebrate UniFrance Films's 65th anniversary at a special evening reception to be held on the L’Oréal Paris Terrace at the Hotel Martinez. This event will feature a preview screening of the short film 65 raisons d’aimer le cinéma français (65 Reasons to Love French Cinema). Produced by UniFrance Films and Beall Productions, this new clip was made with the participation of actors and directors from all around the world who kindly volunteered their time for this project, including Wes Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Martin Scorsese, Lou Ye, Spike Lee, Ken Loach, Leonardo di Caprio, and Julianne Moore.
COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS FOR SALES AGENTS & THE FRANCO-CHINESE DAY
Our traditional opening night cocktail party to be held at the UniFrance Films Pavilion on Thursday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. will welcome French sales agents and international distributors. In partnership with the CNC, UniFrance Films will also host a cocktail reception on Friday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the closing of the Franco-Chinese Day event, while on May 17, UniFrance Films will welcome all members of the French diplomatic corps and cultural services present at Cannes.
UNIFRANCE FILMS, PARTNER OF THE FRANCE CULTURE PRIZE
UniFrance Films is joining in partnership with France Culture radio for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to receive the jury and winner of the France Culture Cinema Prize, to be awarded Saturday, May 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the UniFrance Films Pavilion.
UNIFRANCE FILMS HONORS CHARLES COHEN
Also on May 17, UniFrance Films will welcome the producer and distributor Charles Cohen, president of Cohen Media, for a cocktail reception held at 6:00 p.m. in honor of the presentation of an Order of Merit to this distributor of numerous French films in the USA.
PRESENTATION OF THE UNIFRANCE FILMS SHORT FILM PRIZE
UniFrance Films continues its active support of the short film industry with the presentation of the 12th UniFrance Films Short Film Prize at Cannes on Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m.
The rooms at the UniFrance Films Pavilion will be the setting for an exhibition entitled RENDEZVOUS, from May 15 through 24. This inaugural exhibition presents photographs of French actors and directors taken by Emanuele Scorcelletti during the 16th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, held in Paris in January 2014. The exhibition is organized with support from our partners Parfums Givenchy and Madame Figaro. The opening will be held May 16 at 1:00 p.m.