COLCOA the Long and Short(s) of it!

COLCOA the Long and Short(s) of it!

One week prior to the March 26th announcement of
the full line up of films in competition for the COL•COA Awards 2013, the
annual French film festival in Hollywood reveals a little more of its program
for the 17th edition, taking place from April 15-22 in the Directors
Guild of America complex.

 

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF DUO
NAKACHE/TOLEDANO’S NEW FILM AT COL•COA

One year after the success of Olivier Nakache and Eric
Toledano’s The Intouchables at COL•COA
(COL•COA Audience Award, COL•COA LAFCA Critics Award 2012), they produced the new short film Clean, directed by Benjamin Bouhana,

 starring
Laurent Lafitte, which will open the festival and the short films competition on April
15.

LINE UP CONFIRMED
FOR THE COL•COA SHORT FILM AWARD 2013 COMPETITION

Nineteen new short films will compete for the COL•COA Awards:

505G, written and
directed by Jérémy Azencott

75 Canaries, written
and directed by Philippe Prouff

À la française,
co-written and co-directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren-Hsien
Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton

Clay, written and
directed by Michaël Guerraz

Just Before Losing
Everything
, written and directed by from Xavier Legrand

Bella B., written
and directed by Jan-Luck Levasseur

Bet She’an, written
and directed by Julien Soler

Bad Toys II,
written and directed by Daniel Brunet et Nicolas Douste

Clean, co-written
and co-directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

Come What May,
co-written and co-directed by Maxime Feyers et Mathieu Bergeron

Fragments of a standstill
trip
, written and directed by Lionel Mougin

Fuck U.K., written
and directed by Benoît Forgeard

The Inn, written
and directed by Izú Troin

The Lizards,
written and directed by Vincent Mariette

Kiki of Montparnasse,
written and directed by Amélie Harrault

My Sweetheart,
written and directed by Daniel Metge

Leaving, written
and directed by Joanna Lurie

Time 2 Split,
written and directed by Fabrice Bracq

City of Light,
written and directed Pascal Tessaud

COL•COA.doc: FRENCH
DOCUMENTARY IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD

Three films will
round up the documentary section at COL•COA 2013:

The Sons of Wind (Les Fils du Vent)
directed by Bruno Le Blanc, produced by Les Films du Veyrier.  The documentary about the followers or
spiritual sons of guitarist Django Reinhardt will be presented at COL•COA as a
North American Premiere.

Becoming Traviata (La Traviata et nous)
written and directed by Philippe Béziat, produced by Les Films Pelléas. A mise en scene look at the modern staging
of Verdi’s opera La Traviata in Aix-en-Provence
with internationally acclaimed soprano Natalie Dessay will be showing at COL•COA
as a four-month tour of Natalie Dessay starts in the U.S. Distrib Films will distribute the film in the
U.S..

The Invisibles (Les Invisibles) directed
by Sébastien Lifshitz, produced by Zadig Films. 
Taking home the Best Documentary César for 2013, eight months after its
official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, The Invisibles traces the
evolution of French society from the post-war years to the present from the
perspective of homosexual men and women. 
It will be presented as a U.S. Premiere at COL•COA.  It will be released in the U.S. afterwards by
Distrib Films.

These three films
will be in competition along side 28 feature films for the COL•COA Awards 2013.

From April 15 to April 22, 2013, will be the 17th
edition of COL•COA  « A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM
PREMIERES IN HOLLYWOOD » in the prestigious theaters of the Directors
Guild of America.

COL•COA was created by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a
unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion
Picture Association, the Writers Guils of America West, and France’s Society of
Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COL•COA is also supported
by France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (L’ARP), the Film and
TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC and Unifrance.

For
more information
:
www.colcoa.org    

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