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The International Film Festival in Paris

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06/06/2012 - 06/12/2012
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The first edition of the Paris Film Festival, under the patronage of the French Minister of Culture, will take place in Paris from June 6th – 12th, 2012 on the Champs Elysées, Sophie Dulac, President and Isabelle Svanda, General Manager, announced today. The Champs Elysées is internationally well known, located centrally in the city and breathtakingly impressive, a natural choice for an important and exceptional event.

The Paris Film Festival aims to be both a celebration for the
general public as well as an industry event, and is poised to become an annual
fete of French and American film along the most beautiful avenue in the world.


During the Paris Film Festival, audiences will have access to independent
films as well as grand

Hollywood premieres, in the presence of the cast. The Festival aims
to highlight the diversity of American cinema.


The Festival headquarters will be located on the Champs Elysées in
the famous Publicis building,
133, Ave des Champs-Elysées.


The lineup of
this first edition will comprise 50 films including:


  • A selection of 15
    French and American films not yet released in France. 


  • A selection of 15 films
    submitted for Oscar consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film


  • A prestigious preview
    every night in collaboration with the U.S. studios and major distribution
  • A tribute to a key
    figure from the world of cinema. 


Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein
will be
honored by the Paris Film Festival during its first edition next year. The audience
will be able to discover or rediscover a selection of films that he has produced.  In addition, Weinstein will participate in a
master class during the Festival and several well-known personalities will
participate in this tribute.


Other special
events throughout the Festival include:


         Hollywood Conversations - A unique occasion for the public to meet
industry professionals to talk about film.


         The Industry Lounge - a place where producers as well as European
and international actors can meet informally to talk about their work and
screen the films they produce.  The
lounge will provide a welcoming environment for work, networking, conversation,
or just a place to relax.


         A partnership with Studio Harcourt – A photography studio revered
as a French institution, Studio Harcourt is well-known for its black and white
portraits of cinema celebrities.  Studio Harcourt
will shoot portraits of the Festival’s celebrity guests throughout the week. An
exhibition of Studio Harcourt’s most famous photographs will also take place
during the Festival.


         During the Festival, numerous street shows will be arranged to
take place along the Champs-Elysées.


A charitable dimension:


The Paris Film Festival is not like other film festivals.  Apart from celebrating the world of cinema, the
Festival aims to support an
Intergenerational House in France. This House intends to welcome foster children or children placed
by the child welfare department, alongside older retired people who prefer not
to live alone. These two very different sectors of the population would live harmoniously
side-by-side. The first House is set to open in 2014.

A percentage of each movie ticket sold
during the Festival will go to the Intergenerational House funding efforts.


The Team:

  • Sophie
    Dulac- President of the Paris Film Festival
  • Isabelle
    Svanda – General Manager
  • Béatrice
    Boursier – Director of Communications
  • Eric
    Vicente – Program Director
  • Yvan
    Hinnemann – Artistic Director
  • Lisa
    Giacchero – Production Assistant
  • Mathias
    Dulac – Communication’s assistant
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