Playtime is a Paris-based hybrid international distribution, venture investment, production company active since 1997 and committed to bringing the best of world cinema to audiences around the world.
Playtime is known for the quality of its artistic choices and dedication to innovative content. Successes include SON OF SAUL (2016 Oscar Winner), 120 BPM (Grand Prix, Cannes 2018), BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Silver Bear, Berlin 2019).
As a director-driven entity we pride ourselves in working with directors such as Céline Sciamma, Jacques Audiard, François Ozon, Claire Denis, Robin Campillo, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Rithy Panh, Bertrand Bonello, László Nemes, Raoul Peck, Olivier Assayas, Naomi Kawase, Nanni Moretti, Brillante Mendoza, Katell Quillévéré and many more to be discovered.
We consider diversity to be an essential element of the stories we wish to see blossom and the enterprises we help to fund. Our approach reflects the wish of audiences, as well as elevating new diverse creative voices.
In addition to its Paris office, the Playtime Group includes three highly specialized sales/financing companies: Films Boutique in Berlin, Be For Films in Brussels and Film Constellation in London.
The Playtime Group is also an active producer, under the Playtime Production banner, (GOODNIGHT MOMMY - Matt Sobel, 2022, GUEST OF HONOUR - Atom Egoyan, 2019, SUNSET - László Nemes, 2018), as well as under independent labels such as Constellation Production, Parallel 45, 27 Tribe and Elementary.