On October 15, 2014, Unifrance's Short Film Department launched a new cycle of meetings between young French film producers and established industry professionals (exporters, programmers, distributors, etc.).
The concept of Du Court au Long (From Short to Feature), during an informal 90-minute breakfast, consists of bringing two renowned French cinema personalities together with a dozen producers of short films who have made (or will soon make) the move into features, so as to share and exchange their experience.
The first edition of this event took place at UniFrance films on October 15, 2014, in the presence of Isabelle Giordano. Sales agent Lise Zipci (Les Films du Losange) and producer Éric Névé (La Chauve-Souris) accepted UniFrance's invitation to "chaperone" budding feature producers.
Although these exchanges enabled an overview about the place French shorts hold in the international scene, they also prompted short film producers to modify their relationship with the international market.
The next From Short to Feature event will take place on December 10, 2014 with another two French film industry professionals, yet to be announced.