Shoot the Book! will take place on May 17, 2016, in the Salon des Ambassadeurs (Level 4 - Palais des Festivals), at 10:30 am. It will be followed by a cocktail from 11.30 am until 12.30 pm.
For the third time in Cannes, publishers join forces to pitch 10 books selected for their adaptation potential by a jury formed of audiovisual professionals. The selected books are the following:
Naughty little girl theory by Hubert Haddad, Editions Zulma
Madame Bâ by Erik Orsenna, Editions Fayard
Bilqiss by Saphia Azzeddine, Editions Stock
Shall we dance by Anne-Laure Bondoux and Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Fleuve Editions
Fantasies and realities fuelling child trafficking in Europe by Olivier Peyroux, Editions Non Lieu
Black Cocaïne by Laurent Guillaume, Editions Denoël
Mezek by André Juillard and Yann, Editions Le Lombard
The threads of the heart by Carole Martinez, Editions Gallimard
The honest people by Christian Durieux and Jean-Pierre Gibrat, Editions Dupuis
Once upon a time in the East by Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie, Editions Dargaud
The members of the jury were:
Corneliu Porumbiou, scriptwriter, (Roumania)
Helena Mackenzie from Film London (UK)
Jérôme Cornuau, director (France)
Marion Hänsel, producer, director (Belgium)
Olivier-René Veillon from Ile de France Film Commission (France)
Yalun Wang, producer (Taïwan)
Ilkka Matila, producer (Finlande)
Teresa Hoeffert de Turegano, Film Funding Medienboard Berlin Brandebourg (Germany)
Steve Gaydos scriptwriter, journalist at Variety, (USA)
Natacha Kucic, producer-scriptwriter, (Spain)
Jose Maria Riba, journalist, (Spain)
Christine de Bourbon Busset, producer, (France)
Sophie Venner, producer, (UK)
Ido Abram, Deputy Director at EYE Film Museum, Netherlands, will be the moderator of the pitch session.
The pitch session will be followed by a cocktail, an opportunity for producers and publishers to exchange information and discuss the books presented.
After this session, on the morning of May 18 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, B to B meetings between French publishers and foreign producers will take place at “Cinémas du Monde” (Village International n°110).
Organised by SCELF (Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française) and BIEF (Bureau International de l’Edition Française), in partnership with the Film Commission of Ile-de-France, MOTif, Observatoire du livre et de l’écrit in Ile-de-France and the Institut Français, and with the support of SOFIA and CFC, “Shoot the Book!” is an event whose vocation is to promote the adaptation of French fiction for the cinema by presenting it to international producers.
SCELF Nathalie Piaskowski (Directrice Générale)
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 01 53 34 97 11
BIEF Christine Karavias
Mail : email@example.com
Tel : 01 44 41 13 10