UniFrance will settle in Cannes International Film Festival from July 6 through 16 at two locations: the UniFrance Terrace and the UniFrance stand. For the third year, the Unifrance Terrace will be set up at 5 rue des Belges, a stone's throw from the Palais des Festivals, in a space spread over three floors, to welcome the crews of the French films presented at Cannes for their interviews with the international press.
Unifrance will also be present alongside professionals in a second location, a large 170 square meter space located within the Marché du Film (Riviera-L1), which will host six French sales companies: UDI - Urban Distribution International, Memento International, MPM Premium, Loco Films, WTFilms, and Celluloid Dreams, and includes a space dedicated to short films to allow short film distributors to meet with foreign buyers and festivals.
UniFrance is co organizing with the CNC, as part of Export Day, an international conference on the new challenges of international film promotion.
This year, UniFrance is reinforcing its support for animation and documentary films in Cannes by joining forces with Animation Days and Cannes Docs. Daniela Elstner will lead a panel on the challenges of international theatrical exhibition of documentaries, and UniFrance will offer its members privileged access to the Doc Days closing cocktail, the "Mixer Doc & Animation," of which UniFrance is a partner alongside EuroDoc.
UniFrance also supports the ACID program by jointly organizing a breakfast meeting with the filmmakers and producers of certain French documentaries in the selection.
Networking events on the impact of French cinema will also be proposed, on the one hand around the ephemeral selection of films on the environment, which includes six French films, and on the other hand in association with the We Build Change project, whose winners will be hosted in the Riviera space.
Lastly, UniFrance is once again a partner of the Short Film Corner and will be offering some thirty short film producers and distributors privileged access to the SFC professional breakfasts.