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MyFrenchFilmFestival unveils its 4th edition

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- An attractive programme for the online festival organized by Unifrance from January 17. Jeunet, Bellocchio and Ramsay on the jury of filmmakers

MyFrenchFilmFestival unveils its 4th edition
French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Isabelle Giordano, the General Director of Unifrance

Innovatively pursuing its work of promoting French cinema abroad, Unifrance unveiled the programme of the 4th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival which will take place online from January 17 to February 17, 2014 on the website myfrenchfilmfestival.com and 20 Internet platforms (notably iTunes which covers 80 territories). It is worth noting that the selected films which will be accessible online in 13 languages are also presented in 1000 cinemas around the world (via SpectiCast) and onboard flights of 400 airlines (thanks to Skeye). The previous edition had led to 750,000 viewings in 189 pays with an increase by 25% of pay viewings (the 2014 edition will be free on the event’s website and on partner platforms in China, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Latin America).

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Four Prizes will be awarded by critics, the public, and 100 film lovers who are active on social networks, but mostly by a spectacular jury of filmmakers presided by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who will be surrounded by Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, Belgium director Frédéric Fonteyne and Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Ten features will be competing, including four nominees from Cannes: The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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by Antonin Peretjatko (presented this year at the Directors’ Fortnight – read the interview) and a trio from the Critics’ Week: Augustine [+see also:
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by Alice Winocour (nominated for the César 2013 for Best First Film), Maddened by his Absence [+see also:
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by Sandrine Bonnaire and In a Rush [+see also:
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by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing. Also showcased, Welcome to Argentina [+see also:
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interview: Edouard Deluc
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by Edouard Deluc, Comme un lion [+see also:
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by Samuel Collardey, Pauline détective [+see also:
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by Marc Fitoussi and the Belgian-French-Luxembourg coproduction Mobile Home [+see also:
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by François Pirot. The selection is completed by the documentary La Vierge, les Coptes et moi by Namir Abdel Messeeh and the animated film Le jour des corneilles [+see also:
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by Jean-Christophe Dessaint.

The programme also includes a selection of 10 shorts and two titles from Quebec, as well as the classic Les Parapluies de Cherbourg by Jacques Demy, which will be available for free in a restored version throughout the world on the festival’s opening day.   

(Translated from French)

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