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FUNDING France

Public broadcasters bolster support for cinema

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Associations of French producers (APC, UPF) have something to smile about today with public television group France Télévisions’ announcement to increase investment funding from 2009–2012 in film co-production and pre-sales.

France 2 Cinéma and France 3 Cinéma will have invested €56.9m in film production in 2009, set to rise to €57.53m next year, €58.39m in 2011 and €59.27m in 2012.

France 2 Cinéma backed 29 features (among which seven debut films) for the sum of €32.71m last year, compared to France 3 Cinéma’s 23 (including six debut projects) for €22.2m. The list of supported titles in 2008 by public television feature Haneke’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
, Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
film profile
]
(Cannes Grand Prize winner) and Frears’ Chéri [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
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(Translated from French)

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