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Script Doctoring with Roland Nguyen

Village Off

Roland Nguyen funded Libre-Court, a France 3 television program dedicated to Short Film. He also was at the head of the France Télévisions short programs until 2011 and was part of many reading committees.

Dr Roland will once again share his expertise with authors, beginners or hardened professionals. Individual one hour sessions.

By reservation only – 50 euros to be paid on site

For all information, please contact :

Alexy Grzelak : marchedufilm@off-courts.com

Monday, September 5

10am

Short Film Market Opening

Village Off - Studio Off

11am

Casting situation with the ARDA

Maison des associations

Twenty-four student actors from the Cité Théâtre in Caen and the Arthur Honegger Conservatory in Le Havre will prepare a monologue to be played under the conditions of a casting, then will receive valuable advices from ARDA casting directors in order to understand best this exercise in the rest of their curriculum. *by invitation

2:30pm

Meeting with Eric Gravel

Village Off - Performance Room

It is the atypical path of a filmmaker who went directly from short films in Kino labs to feature films that we wish to discover by inviting Eric Gravel. Atypical also because this Quebecer has often made his kino films with French people or even in France before coming to settle here to make his two feature films. No doubt, Eric is a man that borders, whether physical or technological, do not concern.

4:30

Pro Round Table | Casting direction with the ARDA

Village Off - Performance Room

Presentation of their job by four casting directors from ARDA accompanied by directors talking about their experience of this exercise on their own films.

7pm

Opening Cocktail of the Market in partnership with Boostup

Blaise Factory

First cocktail of the week, in partnership with Boostup which for the third edition is developing a tailor-made video library. This moment of conviviality at the Blaisefactory, art gallery in the center of Trouville, will also be the occasion for the opening of the exhibition of Sacha Brodeur, a multidisciplinary artist from Trouville who will present his work as part of the Festival.

Tuesday, September 6

11am

Comedian / Casting directors Face to Face

Maison des association and Salle de la Rotonde

Quick interviews between actors from the region and our casting directors who will give them advice on how to optimize their way of presenting themselves and develop their career as well as possible. *by invitation

2pm

Authors / Producers Pitch Talents en court and Normand authors

Village Off - Performance Room

Public presentation of projects by Norman authors from the Talents en court training systems other training systems for emerging authors in front of an audience of professionals. *Within the limit of available seats

3pm

Authors / Producers Face to Face

Village Off - Performance Room

Following the pitches, authors from the Talents en court scheme and other support schemes for emerging authors will meet producers in order to discuss individualized meetings based on the speed-dating model to gather their advice and prints. *by invitation

3pm

Acquisition / Programming Presentation 1

Village Off - Conference Room

First session of this Activity in the form of successive presentations by acquisition managers (both television channels and VOD platforms) as well as programmers, followed by a brief Q&A session. *on reservation when applying for accreditation

6:30pm

France Télévisions Young Producer Award

Les Cures Marines

At the Trouville Cures Marines  – Presentation of the prize accompanied by a grant of 30,000 euros intended to help the development of a young production company which has a maximum of six years of activity and whose film has been selected for Off-Courts during the 2021 edition, followed by a cocktail. *by invitation

Wednesday, September 7

11am

Students Meeting : Cinema studies, and after?

Village Off - Performance Room

Moment of meetings and exchanges between students of Laniméa, La Sorbonne nouvelle, and Brassart. After discussing their various training in cinema, the students will then be able to collect the testimonies of established professionals and different universes on their own experience and transition from studies to professionalization.

12pm

Quebecers distributors pitch

Blaise Factory

Privileged exchange time between Quebecers distributors and acquisition / programming managers to present their catalog and the freshest titles, followed by a lunch cocktail. With the support of SODEC. *by invitation

2:30pm

Meeting with Gregory Montel

Village Off - Performance Room

Theater, short films, feature films, television and even a one-man show, Grégory Montel is an actor who needs no introduction since his strong and striking role in the successful series Call my agent!. It is thus especially about acting that we will talk about during the meeting that we propose to you with this actor who knew how to remain simple in his relationship with the other.

It is nevertheless interesting to know that Gregory is also the artistic director of a music festival organized with a group of friends in his hometown. We are dealing here with an open-minded artist who is attached to his territory.

No doubt, it is more than one point in common with the Off-Courts state of mind that will feed the exchange!

3pm

Acquisition / Programming Presentation 2

Village Off - Conference Room

Second and final session of this Activity in the form of successive presentations by acquisition managers (both television channels and VOD platforms) as well as programmers, followed by a brief Q&A session. *on reservation when applying for accreditation

4:30pm

UniFrance Pro Round Table | Francophone short film distribution

Village Off - Performance Room

At the initiative of UniFrance, this round table will be an opportunity to draw up an inventory of festival distribution as well as commercial distribution in various French-speaking countries.

5:15pm

OFF Interview | Meeting with the UniFrance Carte Blanche directors

Village Off - Performance Room

Dialogue between the directors of the Carte blanche UniFrance screening the same day at 2 pm.

7pm

Cocktail UniFrance

La Cabane Perchée

Cocktail dinner organized at the Cabane Perchée in partnership with UniFrance to celebrate the International promotion of French cinema. *by invitation

Thursday, September 8

10am

Regional Industry branch meeting with Normandie Images

Village Off - Performance Room

Actions to support writer-directors have been developing for several years and are now more intensively in France. In Normandy, professionals and future professionals in creation and production are offered various targeted and complementary actions allowing support for the development of projects and networking, of which this professional meeting is a part. At a time when a charter of “good practices for support structures for short film authors and filmmakers” has just been published by the ROC (Regroupement des organizations du court), with representatives of the Society of Film Directors ( SRF) and the Union of Independent Producers (SPI), we will ask ourselves the question of what this support produces and if it is in phase with the current situation of the production of short films.

Free meeting for Norman professionals by reservation, subject to availability > registration here with Normandie Images Followed by a convivial drink for networking.

2pm

Information meeting on the Normandie Images first short film mechanism

Village Off - Conference Room

This meeting will answer all questions about this support for directors residing in Normandy who have never made a film produced by a production company and who wish to become professional.

*Detailed information and registration: http://normandieimages.fr/bourse

*by reservation here

3:30pm

Meeting with Roland Menou

Village Off - Performance Room

In 2019, he was in Trouville to present the short film Amor Maman.  In the same year, the general public discovered him in Les crevettes pailletées. However, it was already many years that Roland Menou was part of the cultural landscape as a more than active member.

Author, actor, director, there are almost 30 years that he went up on the boards before, also, passing by the long, the short, the television… And even set photography!

Here is another meeting that promises to be rich in experience and enriching for the audience.

5pm

Pro Round Table | Kino's distribution

Village Off - Performance Room

“Do well with nothing, do better with little, but do it now.” the motto of the Kinos, perfectly sums up the manufacturing process of the latter. This round table will be an opportunity to address the distribution opportunities arising after the creation of this form of short films particularly appreciated at Off-Courts.

7pm

Norman Cocktail

Village Off

Cocktail organized as part of our Normandy day, at the festival village and open to all.

Friday, September 9

12pm

Market closure

Village Off - Studio Off

5:30pm

Prix de la Critique debate

Village Off - Performance Room

Public deliberation at the Festival Village of the Jury de la Critique, hosted by Claude Duty and awarded to a film in the France competition.

6:30pm

Closing Ceremony

Village Off - Performance Room

NB : The different Pro Round Tables panels will be announced in the next Market Newsletter.

23rd Off-Courts Trouville from September 2 to 10 2022

Useful information:

All festival activities are free and open to all.
The screenings are accessible free of charge on tickets
to be collected, on the day of the screening, at the reception of the festival locate next to the Casino Barrière.