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Unifrance presents the 29th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz

Unifrance presents the 29th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz
Unifrance is meeting up once again with French sales companies and international buyers at the upcoming Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Biarritz, the world's largest market devoted to French television productions, which will be held in the Basque coast city from September 3 to 7, 2023.

As always, the opening ceremony of this year's Rendez-Vous event, on September 3, will take place at Les Halles de Biarritz. The market and the video library will be open for participants from September 4 at the Bellevue.

International buyers will have the chance to discover a diverse range of French productions, thanks to an optimized viewing platform that offers Unifrance members greater opportunities for content curation and showcasing their productions, along with an enhanced user experience for buyers.

As part of Unifrance's intensified international promotion strategy, artists are encouraged to participate actively in international markets and festivals, particularly those aimed at the television sector. Artists will thus be warmly welcomed this year to join in the high points of the market, with the goal of fostering quality exchanges with industry professionals from around the world.

Following the first gala evening organized in 2022, this year director/screenwriter Noé Debré and actor Xavier Lacaille will present an exclusive screening of the first two episodes of Season 3 of the series Parliament, distributed by France TV distribution and produced by Cinétévé, at Le Royal cinema in Biarritz.

The artistic teams from a number of eagerly-anticipated French TV productions will also take part in convivial lunch and dinner events, to be held at Biarritz's Municipal Casino.

At these events, accredited market participants will have the opportunity to discover:

  • The drama series All This I Will Give to You, an adaptation of the novel Todo Esto Te Daré by Dolores Redondo (in the presence of the writer), presented by Film & Picture;
  • The documentary series Lagerfeld: Ambitions, directed by Guillaume Perez, offering an insight into the secrets of the mastermind of fashion, presented by STUDIOCANAL;
  • A collection of animated programs for young audiences on the theme of sport: Athleticus, Karate Sheep and Zig & Sharko, presented by Xilam Animation;
  • The documentary production The Matrix: Inside & Out, directed by Benjamin Clavel, which revisits the cult saga from a new perspective, presented by The Party Film Sales.

Finally, on Monday, September 4, the Rendez-Vous event will once again host the unveiling of the Report on Export Figures for French Television Programs (2022) in partnership with the CNC, at the Salle des Vagues at the Bellevue.
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