(FR: Coming Out)
by Denis Parrot
English, French, German, Japanese, Russian
Not even a second. Just a few stammered words. Again I can feel this
long forgotten fear. Violent, tenacious. In front of my computer
screen, I have just discovered this video made by a young teenager.
He is filming himself, soon he will tell his grandmother he is gay. He
calls. The loudspeaker is on. One ring, two, three. The old lady picks
up, the teenager breaks down.
Through a montage of compelling and
breathtaking videos posted on the Internet by young gays, bis,
lesbians or transexuals, Out makes us experience from within the
groundbreaking moment of their coming out –after which their
intimate and social life shall be forever changed.
Theatrical distributor (France): KMBO
Co-producer: Upside Films (France)
International sales: Upside Distribution
With the support of Région Ile-de-France & CNC Avance sur recettes (finishing funds)
Broadcasters: Canal+ , Ciné+
Selected at the DOK Leipzig co-production market 2017
Festivals 2018/19 : Sheffield DocFest (UK),
Biografilm Festival Bologna (Italy),
Nice In & Out film festival closing film (France),
Atlantida FilmFest at Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Busan IFF (Korea), DOK Leipzig (Germany), Chéries-Chéris Paris LGBTQ+ film festival
Awards: “Free Spirit Award” at Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland), “Youth Prize” at Reus Memorimage Film Festival (Spain), “Impact Award” at Fipadoc Biarritz 2019 (France)
FRENCH THEATRICAL RELEASE: May 1, 2019
by Philippe Ayme
53’ - In postproduction
Kikongo, Lingala, French
DR Congo, 2018. The long awaited presidential elections trigger hopes and debates all over the country. In the countryside, community radios struggle to cover the turmoil despite increasing political unrest, censorship and depletion of energy resources. When in a village lost in the palm fields a forgotten palm oil Diesel engine is found, all the farmers are asked to unite to save their local radio. A resounding tale about freedom of expression, political awareness and the frailty of democracy.
Broadcasters: Public Sénat, Lyon Capitale TV (France)
In coproduction with Atelier Atlas
With the support of the CNC, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region,
Angoa, SCAM Brouillon d’un rêve grant, SACEM music grant
Selected at the 2017 Sheffield MeetMarket
Broadcast dates: Public Sénat on May 25, 2019 at 9pm + Aug 9 and 23 at 6pm & Lyon Capitale TV on July 26 at 9pm.
CINEMA SCREENINGS on Wed Aug 28, 2019 at 8:20pm / Fri Aug 30 at 3:10pm / Sun Sept 1 at 3:10pm / Tuesday Sept 3 at 8:20pm @ Espace St-Michel 75005 Paris, the whole program here and more info there.
by Mariette Auvray
10 x 10’ - In development
Arabic, Hebrew, English
From Jerusalem to Haifa, stopping by Acre, Bethleem, Hebron and
Ramallah, we travel across Israel and the West Bank to meet with
Palestinian women shaping the cultural landscape. These activists,
feminists, artists... tell us about their culture and identity in a war-
torn territory. The series offers a dive into the lives of these young
women and thus sheds light on this generation of girls, who are
striving to build a future in a divided and much disputed country.
With the development support of the CNC New Media fund,
Roberto Cimetta Fund
Tombée du ciel, chroniques d’une campagne
by Samuel Boujnah
50’ - Completed
In the wake of the presidential election, rages the battle for Congress. All
over the country, a new kind of candidates runs under the ‘En Marche !’
banner, the movement created only a year ago by new president-elect
Emmanuel Macron. Half of these wannabe representatives come from civil
society. The documentary focuses on the campaign of Marion Buchet, a
former fighter pilot running for MP in a forlorn industrial area, in the
East of France. The National Front scored locally in the first round of the
national vote. Is Marion going to win this new battle?
In co-production with VICE MEDIA FRANCE
Broadcasted on VICELAND TV on May 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm
Available on MyCanal replay until June 20, 2018
by Géraldine Millo
52’ - In development
Eléonore is a big mouth teenage girl attending vocational school in Fécamp, Normandy. She can follow the apprenticeship she likes in order to become a nurse, a caterer, a hairdresser or even a farmer… But does she really get to choose her professional future? While both the institution and her family are pushing opposite ways, is she going to lose track of her own path?
With the support of the Normandy Region