Unifrance launches the second edition of the virtual My French Film Festival today, with SnagFilms as the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for cable, satellite and VOD.
Running January 12 to February 1 on MyFrenchFilmFestival.com and on video-on-demand in the U.S. via SnagFilms (parent company of Indiewire), the competitive festival includes 10 features and 10 shorts and a multitude of available languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
All features are first or second films that were released since January 2010 in France, and the shorts have all been produced since 2010. Actors include Léa Seydoux, Anaïs Demoustier and Pio Marmaï, and filmmakers include Louis Garrel, Xabi Molia and Katell Quillévéré.
Films will be selected to receive the Audience Prize, the International Press Prize and the Social Networks Prize, with the public voting for their favorite film. The jury for International Press Prize is composed of 10 journalists; the jury for the Social Networks Prize is represented by 100 influential people on blogs, Facebook and Twitter from 20 different countries. The winning films will be shown aboard Air France flights.
More information here. The selection follows:
Films in competition
– 8 Times Up (Huit Fois De Bout) directed by Xabi Molia
– Dear Prudence (Belle Epine), directed by Rebecca Zlotowski
– Back to Square One (Case Départ), directed by Thomas Ngijol, Fabrice Eboué,
– Living on Love Alone, (d’Amour et d’Eau Fraiche), directed by Isabelle Czajka
– Into Our Own Hands (Entre Les Mains), directed by Mariana Otero
– 18 Years Old and Rising (J’Aime Regarder Les Filles) directed by Frédéric Louf
– Memory Lane (Memory Lane), directed by Mikhael Hers
– Pauline and François (Pauline et Francois), directed by Renaud Fely
– Love Like Poison (Un Poison Violent), directed by Katell Quillevéré
– The Queen of Hearts (La Reine de Pommes), directed by Valerie Donzelli (not
available in U.S. video-on-demand)
– Aglaée, (Aglaée), directed by Rudi Rosenberg
– God’s the One to Tell (C’est á Dieu Qu’il Faut Le Dire), directed by Elsa Diringer
– Specky Four-Eyes (Cul de Bouteille), directed by Jean-Claude Rozec
– Dripped (Dripped), directed by Léo Verrier
– I Could’ve Been a Hooker (J’aurais Pu Etre Une Pute) directed by Baya Kasmi
– The Piano Tuner (L’Accordeur) directed by Olivier Treiner
– Man’s Best Friend (Le Meilleur Ami de L’Homme) directed by Vincent Mariette
– The Silence Beneath the Bark (The Silence Beneath the Bark), directed by Joanna
– Dear Abbot (Monsieur L’Abbe), directed by Blandine Lenoir
– The Little Tailor, (Petit Tallieur), directed by Louis Garrel
Films out of competition
Heritage film: The Trip Across Paris, (La Traversée de Paris), directed by Claude
Quebec feature film: Guilt (La Vérité), directed by Marc Bisaillon.