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1st Salon du Cinéma, Paris Porte de Versailles

Le Salon du Cinéma goes backstage and will offer 3 days of cinematic adventure (12-14 January 2007) to more than 50 000 expected visitors in one location (8 000 m2).
The Salon du Cinema offers cinema lovers of all kinds this unique occasion to discover cinema.

"Cinema has its festivals, premieres, gatherings and award shows. Meanwhile, there are Salons and Exhibitions in almost every field; from cars and chocolates, to plants and bathrooms. Suprisingly, however, there has never been a "Salon du Cinéma".

Indeed, a recent survey carried out by CRMMETRIX in July 2006 suggested that 87% of the 800 people questioned believe such a Salon would be a good idea.

It is with the vision of allowing audiences to make that journey into their screens, that we have the pleasure in announcing the launch of the first ever Salon du Cinema - a gathering between the world of cinema and its audiences.

The Salon du Cinema is the result of much effort through a panorama of french cinematic knowledge, diversity, learning and discovery along with the help of a number of institutions, associations, federations and professional organisations (FICAM, Film France, ARP, SRF, UCMF, UGS, Natonal Education Ministry), as well as the support of the French Culture and Communication Ministry.

Beyond the institutions and organisations, however, the Salon du Cinema has been made possible by the efforts of French cinema's most eminent -uniting for the first time audiences, directors, actors, costume designers, stuntmen, designers and the rest - making the Salon du Cinema a regular in the Cinema calendar.

It is pleasure that France welcomes along with this year's Country of Honour - Morocco - a country which shares France's passion and joy for cinema.

Wishing the Salon du Cinema a glittering and prosperous life - it is a Salon du Cinema for each and everyone of us"

Moïse Kissous, Gad Abitbol, Jonathan Bryant

Rendez-vous from 12th January, at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th January 2007, from 9 h - 19 h (18 h on Friday), the 1st Salon du Cinéma will be at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, hall 6, for an event of suprises, emotions and sensations.

A gathering of the cinema world and its audiences
The event is a first for France and the World has been created by the intiative of Moïse Kissous, Gad Abitbol et Jonathan Bryant, ex-groupe Publicis.

Le Salon du Cinéma goes backstage : more than 50 000 visitors expected in one location (8 000 m2) for 3 days. The Salon du Cinema offers cinema lovers of all kinds this unique occasion to discover cinema.

Numerous personalities including the most eminent of French and international cinema, representing a wide range of professions, will all be present to make this Salon a festival of cinema.

A live shooting of a film by Nils Tavernier with the help of the public in a specially created studio.

An attractive concept for everybody
The Salon du Cinéma is responding to public demand : CRMMetrix July 2006 survey of 800 people revealed :
90 % of people surveyed would be interested in seeing the shooting of a film.
85 % want to see the makings of an animated film.
70+% want to meet producers, directors and actors.
48 % will recommend the Salon du Cinéma to their friends.

One big rendez-vous

Conferences and teachings
Authors, Directors and Actors, most notably: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Patrick Braoudé, Lucas Belvaux, François Berléand, Elie Semoun, Sara Forestier, Marina Hands, Philippe Lioret, Tony Gatlif, Peter Lord (« Wallace & Gromit »), Christophe Barratier, Radu Mihaileanu, Chris Wedge (« Ice Age »), etc.
Univers Ciné (Grand Forum)

Professionals will share their experiences and answer the public’s questions: round tables with those working from the story-board, to production and to filming, including Olivier Dazat (« Astérix at the Olympics », 2008), Rémy Julienne (stuntman), Julien Kramer (« Miami Vice », « Ray »)(dubbing), Marie Masmonteil (producer), Stéphane Foenkinos (casting director), etc.
Univers Ciné (Forum des Métiers)

Director Nils Tavernier will film a short piece live in a real studio with the help of the public (extras, etc.). The event will also include special effects.
Silence on tourne

A selection of fims « Histoire tragique avec fin heureuse », Cristal du Festival du film d’animation d’Annecy), à « Imago », director Cédric Babouche amongst others.
Makings of coming films of 2007 « Ghost Rider » (with Nicolas Cage), « L’ennemi intime » (with Benoit Magimel), etc.
A l’affiche (Salle de cinéma)

Several exhibitions : « Wallace & Gromit », organised by Aardman Studios (creators of « Chicken Run », « Souris City »).
Le monde de l’animation.

Univers Ciné.

Live stunts directed by D-Thunder,: demonstrations and choreography involving a car.
Ciné Fan

Special Effects
Silence on tourne.

Animal Actors
Silence on tourne.

Sound Effects
Jean-Pierre Lelong (4 Oscars for Best Sound for James Bond)
Silence on tourne.

Country of Honour : Morocco
The entrance of the Salon du Cinéma will be set in the colours of Morocco, a country of international cinema (Humphrey Bogart « Casablanca ») to Jamel Debbouze (« Indigènes »).
Planète Ciné


«A complete programme of workshops for adults and children
Silence on tourne.

Les temps forts

Inaugural night : Friday 12 janvier, 19h30-23h
Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, French Minister for Culture and Communication will inaugurate the 1st Salon du Cinéma accompagnied by Mohammed Nabil Benabdallah, Moroccan Minister for Communication.
The CNC, Morocco, exhibitors, partners (Film France, Le Film français, Mediavision, Metrobus, Mairie de Paris, Forum des Images) are all involved in this evening.
Organised by Unifrance, this rendez-vous for French Cinema in Paris also brings together distributors, consumers, European and Latin American journalists.
The Orchestra of the Garde Républicaine will play extracts from film scores during the evening.
And many more surprises …

The Peoples’ Prize of the Salon du Cinéma
On Saturday 13 january the Salon du Cinema will award The Peoples’ Prize to the most preferred actor and actress in collaboration with Allo Ciné et CRMMetrix.
The Public can already vote online or on

Salon du Cinema in 7 villages
The Salon du Cinéma is divided into several villages.

Univers Ciné : toutes les rencontres (Cinema Unvierse)
Le grand Forum welcomes conferences and lessons with actors, directors and all the cinema team.
Le Forum des métiers : the place of exchange between over 20 professions.
As well as : castings.

Ciné Fan : toutes les passions (Cinema Fans)
Immerse yourself : Virgin shop, live stunts, exhibitions …

Le monde de l’animation : la magie de l’image (World of Animation)
Inside secrets of animation, design, images and 3D.

Silence on tourne : le tournage en direct (And….Action : Live filming)
Cinema studio - 3 days of filming with Nils Tavernier.

A l’affiche : 100 % images (Posters)
La salle de cinéma : a unique programme of projections, images, animations and films of 2007.

Planète Ciné : un pays à l’honneur (Cinema Planet)
Morocco…Country of Honour and also Bollywood…

Home Cinéma : comme à la maison (Home Cinema)
Your home cinema system.


Nearly 60 exhibitors will be present at the first ever Salon du Cinema.

Cinema Schools (Femis, Isart, Cifap, Cifacom, 3is, Esra, CLCF, Eicar…).

Industry (Titra Film, Def2Shoot…)

Film Distributors / Broadcast / Television Channels (Arte, SND, TV5 Monde …)

Institutions, federations, associations, local authporities (CNC, ANPE Spectacles, Mairie de Paris, Ficam, Film France, Forum des Images, Bibliothèque du Cinéma, UniFrance…)

International Cinema : Morocco, India

Publishers, software, Video Games, discs (France Loisirs, Larousse, Armand Colin, Nouveau Monde, Eyrolles…)

Shop / Boutique (Virgin)

Other Information

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th January, 9am – 7pm (6pm on Friday)

3 spécial days of Cinema
3 day pass: 23 euros
1 day pass: 10 euros
Reduced tarif : 6 euros (students, kids, unemployed)

Free for children under 6 years old.

Tickets are on sale on the Salon du Cinema website and in the following: Virgin, Fnac, Carrefour, Centre Leclerc, Casino, etc., official site of the Salon du Cinéma
Reserve your tickets now on-line.

Our Partners

Official Partners : SNCF, HP, Audi and Virgin are our official, technical, transport and boutique partners respectively of the Salon du Cinéma.

Institutional Partners : the CNC,FICAM, Film France, ARP, SRF, UCMF, UGS, French National Education and Higher Education Ministry, Mairie de Paris, l’ANPE Spectacle and the British Council.

Technical Partners : Showmax, (screen), Format numérique-Cinéprint (printing), Panavision (cameras), Def2Shoot (special effects).

And special thanks to…

Thank you to everybody who believed in the Salon du Cinema from the start and who helped make it what it is today with particular thanks to : Patrick and Guyla Braoudé, Marie-Claude Arbaudie, François Hurard, Thierry de Segonzac, Michel Gomez, Patrick Lamassoure, Franck Garbarz, Anne Seibel, Jacques Davidoci, Patrick Malakian, Patrick Poul, Patrick Puissant, Didier Borg, Anne Pinto, Michèle Sebbag, Patrick Bonnay, Myriam Ferville, Christophe Cordelle, Odile Giffard, Vanessa Perez, Samuel Kissous…


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