France to show its business potential at Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz

The market dedicated to French audiovisual programs will take place from September 3 to 7 and global buyers will have the chance to discover over 1,000 audiovisual programs.

28 AUG 2023


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Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz is around the corner. The market dedicated to French audiovisual programs will take place from September 3 to 7 and 200 buyers from 48 countries will be able to discover over 1,000 audiovisual programs covering all genres (fiction, animation, documentary, live performance, and entertainment), presented by 58 distributors of French audiovisual works.

For 16.5% of the accredited companies, this will be their first time at the Rendez-Vous, including HBO Max Nordic (Scandinavia), Talking Pictures TV (UK), Current Time TV (Czech Republic), Kino Polska TV (Poland), Nessma TV (Tunisia), POPS Worldwide (Vietnam), TV Monaco (Monaco), and inflight company Moment (France). The companies Al Jazeera (Qatar), NHK Enterprises for its Mystery Channel (Japan), and ZDF Studios (Germany) will also be present, with the first participation of buyers positioned in genres not represented at previous editions.

Of the companies present, 9.9% are VOD companies, such as Sooner / EYZ Media (Germany), Proximus (Belgium), SK Broadband (South Korea), Pluto TV South Hub (Spain), France Channel (USA), Olympusat (USA), OTTera (USA), United Media (Serbia), Blue Entertainment AG (Switzerland), and True Visions (Thailand).

In 2022, the Unifrance viewing platform was revamped to give buyers greater flexibility in discovering the plethora of programs offered by French distributors. This year, this platform will open to buyers on Thursday, August 24, and participants will also be able to view all the programs directly in the market, in Biarritz, in a dedicated video library area.

Accredited participants will be able to preview the first two episodes of Season 3 of "Parliament", sold by France tv distribution, in the presence of the series' creator and director Noé Debré, and actors Xavier Lacaille and Liz Kingsman.

The fiction series "All this I will give to you", sold by Film & Picture, will be accompanied by Dolores Redondo, author of the novel "Todo esto te daré", from which the series is adapted, screenwriter Pascal Fontanille, and actor Bruno Solo.

The creator and director of the "Athleticus" series, Nicolas Deveaux, will also be in Biarritz for the cocktail organized by Xilam Animation around its collection of sports-related programs.

And rounding off this update, director Benjamin Clavel will represent his documentary "The Matrix: Generation", sold by The Party Film Sales, during the Rendez-Vous closing ceremony.

On the other hand, on September 4, 2023, the CNC and Unifrance will jointly present the 2022 export figures for French audiovisual programs at a press conference to be held at the Bellevue, in the Salle Vagues, which will also be broadcast online in English.