Over 10 million views worldwide – a new record edition for MyFrenchFilmFestival


Он-лайн кінофестиваль французького кіно MyFrenchFilmFestival–2018 зібрав рекордні 10 мільйонів переглядів і назвав переможців.

Over 10 million views worldwide.
A new record edition for MyFrenchFilmFestival.
Paris Prestige, Directors’ Jury Prize.
A Wedding, double-award winner!

This year, MyFrenchFilmFestival once again achieved record results with over 10 million views worldwide for the films of the selection.

The following five countries registered the most views on the MyFrenchFilmFestival.com platform (in descending order): Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Poland and Russia.

As a reminder, MyFrenchFilmFestival was also visible on over 50 partner platforms:

Worldwide platforms iTunes (in 91 territories), Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Dailymotion, YouTube, Facebook, Windows, Sony, MUBI, Pantaflix and FilmDoo, but also CableTV VOD (South Korea), Jia Screen (China), Filmin (Spain, Portugal, Mexico), Curzon Home Cinema (United Kingdom), MyMovies and IndieFilmChannel (Italy), Movistar+ (Spain), TriArt (Sweden), Proximus and UniversCiné (Belgium), VOD.lu and Post Telecom (Luxembourg), TV5 Monde Cinema on Demand, inDEMAND, Vubiquity, Vudu, FestPicks, Filmatique, FilmFestivalFlix and Le CiNéMa Club (United States), Orange (Romania and Ivory Coast), ivi and Megogo (Russia, CIS), Qubit.tv (Latin America), Cinepolis Klic and Morelia (Mexico), ONET.pl and TVP VoD (Poland), Aoyama, Videx, Digital Screen, Uplink Cloud, VideoMarket, Precine and Gyao (Japan), amongst others.

The winners were awarded on 19 February 2018 in Paris.

Isabelle Giordano (General Director of UniFrance) awarded the following prizes, in the presence of Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State under the Prime Minister, in charge of Digital Affairs.

  • The Directors’ Jury Prize

The Directors’ Jury, presided over by Paolo Sorrentino, and composed of Julia Ducournau, Kim Chapiron, Nabil Ayouch and Brillante Mendoza, granted the Directors’ Jury Prize to: Les Derniers Parisiens (“Paris Prestige”) by Hamé & Ekoué.

The film wins a prize of 15,000 euros (€5,000 for the director, €5,000 for the producer and €5,000 for the exporter).

The Jury also decided to honour a second film with a Special Mention to acknowledge the directors’ singular artistic vision:  Willy 1er (“Willy the 1st”) by Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas.

  • The International Press Prize

The International Press Jury, comprised of Fabio Ferzetti (Italy), Fernando Ganzo (Spain), Finn Halligan (United Kingdom), Sabine Mann (Germany) and Yana Labushkina (Russia), gave the International Press Prize to:

  • Noces (“A Wedding”) by Stephan Streker(Feature film).Film presented in partnership with Wallonie-Bruxelles Images
  • La Mort, Père & Fils (“The Death, Dad & Son”) by Winshluss and Denis Walgenwitz (Short film)
  • The Lacoste Audience Prize

MyFrenchFilmFestival audiences turned out in droves to vote this year (with more than 50,000 votes!).

The winning films will be shown on board Air France flights for a period of six months.

They awarded:

  • Noces (“A Wedding”) by Stephan Streker (Feature film). Film presented in partnership with Wallonie-Bruxelles Images
  • La Mort, Père & Fils (“The Death, Dad & Son”) by Winshluss and Denis Walgenwitz (Short film)

Once again this year, unifying social events were organised around the world to unite Francophone and French film fans.

The festival gave spectators a new opportunity to meet in person and attend screenings to watch the best of new-generation French and francophone cinema!

Screenings of the short films from the selection were organized in Paris at the Atelier Renault on “the most beautiful avenue in the world”: the Champs-Élysées. This was a chance for French directors to make direct contact with their audience and share an enjoyable moment in this iconic Parisian spot. Amongst others, Morgane Polanski came to present a preview screening of her second short film La Caresse (“The Stroke”).

Thanks to a partnership established with the AEFE (the Agency for French Education Abroad), screenings were also set up in 20 or so schools around the world, including Tokyo, Los Angeles, Warsaw and Dubai. Furthermore, with support from the international Institut Français network, films from the selection were shown on the big screen in Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Egypt and Italy.

Several thousand people also participated in the MyFrenchFilmFestival facebook contest to win a trip for 2 to Paris and 5 nights at the Hôtel Scribe, made possible thanks to support from Air France and the Hôtel Scribe.

Other new features this year included the Festival playlist and the Jury’s playlist, put together in collaboration with the Bureau Export (French Music Export Office), which are still available on many broadcast channels.

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