Serge Toubiana, Daniela Elstner, and Hervé Michel
Unifrance will be in Cannes from May 17 to 28 at its two usual locations: the Unifrance Terrace, a stone's throw from the Croisette, where French film crews (across all selections), the international press, and numerous events will be hosted; and the Unifrance stand, located in the Marché du Film, which will be available to Unifrance member producers and exporters for their one-off meetings.
"Two venues designed to foster dialog, celebrate the works presented, and contribute to their careers and their exposure beyond our borders. The first, the Unifrance stand, is available for our member producers and distributors, while the second, the Unifrance Terrace, will welcome the teams from films presented at the festival for their interviews with international media, as well as hosting many other events aimed at bringing people together with a combination of conviviality and professionalism," Serge Toubiana, Daniela Elstner, and Hervé Michel, President, Executive Director, and Vice-President of Unifrance.
Unifrance will be hosting several events in Cannes. The traditional Unifrance gala will bring together French exporters and foreign distributors on Wednesday, May 18 on the Unifrance Terrace.
Unifrance will join forces with Cannes Docs and Eurodoc to host, on the Unifrance Terrace, the opening gala of Cannes Docs, which this year will focus on Portugal, as part of the France-Portugal Season.
On May 22, Unifrance, in partnership with ACID, will host a breakfast for the directors of the French documentaries in the selection, in the presence of foreign journalists and distributors.
Organized by the CNC and Unifrance on the CNC Beach, Export Day 2022, which will take place on May 19, will focus on an international conference (at 11:15 a.m.) on the international promotion of creation in all its diversity and the challenges of its distribution in a new global landscape.
On May 22, will join forces with the Marché du Film / Animation Day and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival to host, on the Unifrance Terrace, a cocktail party celebrating French animation.
On May 26, between 6 and 8 p.m., the 20th Unifrance Short Film Awards ceremony will take place, and the Short Film Distributor Award announced, in the presence of the winners.
On May 27, drinks will be organized for the teams of the French short films in official selection at Cannes. In addition, Unifrance will participate in the Short Film Corner breakfasts on Tuesday 05/24, Wednesday 05/25 and Thursday 05/26.
Initiated by Unifrance in 2014, the "10 to Watch" program aims to contribute to the emergence of new French film talent internationally, develop their reputation outside our borders and thus participate in the renewal of French film icons.
To highlight this young generation of artists on the occasion of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, a red-carpet walk bringing together talents from the classes of 2020–2021 and 2022 is planned on May 25, in the presence of Lucie Zhang, Rabah Nait Oufella, Karim Leklou, Anamaria Vartolomei, Déborah Lukumuena, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, Maïmouna Doucouré, Jérémy Trouilh, Fanny Liatard, Noée Abita, Hugo Sélignac, Anthony Bajon, Camélia Jordana, and Agathe Rousselle.