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  En Route to France conference
Time: 14:30-16:00, Friday April 18th, 2014 Venue: MOMA, Broadway cinematheque, 1 Xiangheyuan Rd, Dongcheng, Beijing,

France has been the most powerful film industry in Europe for a long time, with also a thriving TV sector. In the past few years, it has also established itself as the key hub for international, seducing Hollywood as well as attracting many film and TV productions from all over the world. Do you know that DreamWorks, Warner, Disney, Marvel and almost every American studio recently came to France? That the Minions are actually created in Paris?

Dedicated to Chinese producers, filmmakers and film financiers, the En Route to France conference will explain how to access France world famous landmarks and landscapes, access the best crew and get the support of generous French incentives. Already Jackie Chan and Wong Kar-wai received the support of the French State for their movies. During the presentation, French and Chinese filmmakers will share their experiences of filming in France and with French crew.

With the support of France-China 50 committee, the French Embassy in China, and Alliance 3D.

  Film France at the AFCI Locations Show

Inception , 3 Days to Kill, The 100 FT Journey, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight & Midnight in Paris, Hugo Cabret, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Covert Affairs, Perception, Rosemary's Baby mini series... They all came to France!
France is the biggest film production hub in Europe, it has some of the world's most famous landmarks and a large pool of amazing talents. This year again, one French production got an Academy Award (Mr Hublot. Besides, French crew members have a true and rare dedication.

The French Delegation presents this year :
Film France's team: Franck Priot (COO), Melanie Chebance (head of producers relations) & Calvin Walker (head of IT, design and communication)

Alain Randresy - Agence Film Réunion (Reunion Island film commission)
Mia Baque - Aquitaine (Bordeaux region film commission)
Tony Coco-Villoin, Michel Morice, Thierry L'Etang - Guadeloupe (film commission)

As well as services providers & production services companies:
· Leonard Glowinski - 22h22
· Antoine Marbach & Damien Stumpf - Ateliervfx
· Richard Schlesinger - Axes Entertainment
· Thomas Buchwalder & Virginie Drouot - Cactus Films France
· Xavier Roy - Froggie Production
· David Atrakchi - FullDawa Films
· Myriam Rak - I Mediate Clearance
· Oliver Gauriat - Paris-Nice Productions
· John Bernard - Peninsula Film
· Mickael Bec - Purple Papaya Films
· Carla Diamond - The Bridge

  Le Week-end finally reaches French screens!
Directed by Roger Michell & written by Hanif Kureishi, the film unites Jim Broadbent & Lindsay Duncan in a funny yet romantic balade in Paris...

The pitch: Nick and Meg Burrows are a married academic couple from Birmingham (UK) advancing in age and tension. To mark their 30th wedding anniversary, the two embark on a trip to the place they honeymooned three decades ago: Paris, France.

The film was shot in emblematic places in Paris: Montmartre, Tuileries, Palace Plaza Athénée, Gare du Nord, etc. Production serviced by Le Bureau Films, the film was shot here entirely in 21 days. It received logistical support from Paris Film and benefited from the Tax Rebate for International Production (TRIP).

The film received positive reviews from all over the world at TIFF where it first premiered, but also upon its releases in the UK, Ireland, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and most lately in France. The film is to open in the US theaters on March 12th, it is distributed by Music Box Films. For more info on the US release, click here

  Mr Hublot from Lorraine gets the Oscar!
Up and coming French talents win an Oscar for their short

Mr Hublot, a joint French-Luxembourger production, took the prize for Best Animated Short Film. This little fiction inspired by the characters designed by sculptor Stéphane Halleux tells the story of Mr Hublot a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. The arrival of a robot dog turns his life upside down… Directed by French Laurent Witz and Luxembourger Alexandre Espigares the film is produced by Watt Frame (based in Lorraine) and Zeilt Productions (based in Luxembourg). This film is the result of creative work encouraged by the Lorraine Region that supported it with 30,000 euros.

The Best Foreign Language Film was attributed to La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy), a movie co-produced with France (Italy: Indigo Films, France: Babe Films, Pathé Production)