The 26th edition of Le Rendez-Vous Biarritz, to be held from September 7 to 9, is to take a special hybrid format created with the agency PublicisLive

The 26th edition of Le Rendez-Vous Biarritz, to be held from September 7 to 9, is to take a
special hybrid format created with the agency PublicisLive.
As part of this event, TV France International is offering its members the opportunity to present international buyers with some of their new flagship programs in the form of real television programs and, for the first time, to present video pitches of documentary projects in the early stages of development.

Nine “highlighted” programs will be offered across the three days, with fiction on Monday 7,
documentaries on Tuesday 8, and animation series on Wednesday 9. They will be the subject
of nine programs filmed either in live conditions or actually live and then available to watch
again on the event’s dedicated digital platform: 

As of Monday September 7, 15 documentary projects presented via video will also be on the platform, which will be available until September 30.

Among the programs shown by members of TV France International, nine have been selected
by the TV France Board of Directors. They will be each be the subject of a 30-minute filmed
program hosted by two alternating moderators: Elsa Keslassy, journalist for Variety, and
François-Pier Pelinard Lambert, Editor-in-Chief of Le Film Français. Broadcasting from a
Biarritz-style set installed on the roof of the Publicis Groupe building on the Champs Elysées,
they will hear from distributors, producers, authors and actors. Conversation will be
interspersed with extracts about the origins of the programs and their unique qualities, as well as details of how they will attract audiences from across the globe.

The 3 programs in the Animation category
Esther's Notebooks - Studiocanal
Kid Lucky - Mediatoon Distribution
Pompon Little Bear - Dandelooo
The 3 programs in the Fiction category
About Last Night... - Studiocanal
Parliament - France tv distribution
Wonderland - Mediawan Rights
The 3 programs in the Documentary category
The Mad Adventures of Louis de Funès- Balanga
Iran from Above - Lucky You
Pierrefonds, the =Eternal Castle - INA

15 pitching sessions for ambitious French documentary projects

Taking advantage of this year’s unique digital offer, Le Rendez-Vous Biarritz has, for the first
time ever, invited its members to share pitches for new documentary projects with the buyers and commissioning editors set to attend the event (already 314 to date). 
Fifteen recorded  pitches of four minutes each will be available between September 7 and 9 on the Rendez-Vous Bi@rritz 2020 digital platform.

The 15 documentary projects chosen:

When Big Tech Targets Healthcare ARTE Distribution
Trump Almighty Kwanza
Agrochemicals vs Life – The Mass Extinction of
Tank Tech: Evolution of a War Machine Balanga
Animal Democracy Terranoa
Of Vaccinations and Science AndanaFilms
Charlie Parker Illégitime Défense
Europe Rebooted Point du Jour International
1942, the World at War Lucky You
Anti-Semitism, 2 000 Years of History ARTE Distribution
Genius Plants ZED
The Altruistic Enterprise: a Realistic Utopia? Beliane
The Zimov Experiment CLPB Rights
The Lost Ones - Season 2 INA
Virus Hunter Only Distrib
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