Organized within the framework of the Paris Cinema IFF, Paris Project is a development and financing platform for carefully selected worldwide feature projects destined for French and European coproduction. In addition to project meetings, Paris Project offers a series of specialized events like seminars and workshops.
In 2012, 350 professionals from 140 companies attended Paris Project, while more than 500 meetings were scheduled.
In short, Paris Project this is:
> An intense three-day meeting and networking event designed for filmmakers, producers, sales agents and financiers.
> Seminars and workshops by European leading film industry professionals.
Furthermore, Paris Project is launching this year a new program for French producers by organizing screenings of French documentary and feature films in late stage of production seeking financial completion and/or presales partners and international sales representatives. These screenings will also take place from 30 June to July 3 and be attended by distributors, sales agents, festival programmers and Industry professionals.
Paris Project Screenings is organized in collaboration with Unifrance.
“We have been to quite a few Asian project markets but this was our first time at a project market in Europe. It gave us the chance to learn about the European – and especially French – film market’s ecology, to see how it runs and how Asian subjects are viewed by the market.” Teresa Kwong / River Vision Production (Screen International, Aug./Sept. ‘12 issue)
“We highly value our partnership with other project markets including (…) Paris Project from France, which has effectively expanded our international network and in turn enriched the range of filmmakers we aim to support.” Roger Garcia, executive director of HKIFFS, HAF’s organizer (ScreenDaily, January 6 ’12)
> SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Projects in development (Paris Project Meetings): April 19
Registrations are closed
> SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROJECTS IN POST-PRODUCTION
Projects in post-production (Paris Project Screenings): May 28
Please note that only French films (Fiction, documentary, animation) or coproductions with a majority of French financing in late stage of post-production are eligible for Paris Project Screenings. Applications must be submitted by a production company.
Find the complete seminars of Paris Project 2012 here