The day before the pitch session, May 14, the Institut français and European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), the major association for European audiovisual producers, will be organizing a day about adaptation and international co-production ventures.
Thanks to the initiative of publishers who are part of the SCELF (Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française) and the BIEF (Bureau International de l’Edition Française), and in partnership with the Commission du Film d’Ile-de-France and the Institut français, and with the support of the SOFIA and the CFC (Centre Français de la Copie), this event aims to promote the cinematographic adaptation of French literary works of fiction to a group of international producers.
This year, Shoot the Book! continues to reach out to publishers from around the world and is pleased to feature in this year’s selection a publisher from Georgia, the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018.
Based on their potential for adaptation, the jury, made up of eleven cinema professionals* from all over the world, has selected ten works (novels, graphic novels) that will be pitched in English by their publishers on May 15.
This year’s selection is made up of the following works:
THE RULES OF FIRE, by Elisabetta RASY, Editions du SEUIL
THE APOCALYPSE ACCORDING TO MAGDA, by Chloé VOLLMER- Carole MAUREL, Editions DELCOURT
THE ART OF LOSING, by Alice ZENITER, Editions FLAMMARION
THE GODDESS OF SMALL VICTORIES, by Yannick GRANNEC, Editions ANNE CARRIERE
GUANTANAMO KID, by Jérôme TUBIANA- Alexandre FRANC- Mohamed EL GORANI, Editions DARGAUD
THE ISLAND OF MONDAY, by Philippe COLLAS and Eric VILLEDARY, Editions FRENCH PULP
MAX, by Sarah COHEN-SCALI, Editions GALLIMARD JEUNESSE
OPERATION CAESAR, by Garance LE CAISNE, Editions STOCK
OBOLÉ, by Aka MORCHILADZE, BAKUR SULAKARI PUBLISHING (Georgia)
THE GODFATHER AND THE RABBI, by Sam BERNETT, Editions du CHERCHE MIDI
The pitch session will be followed by a cocktail hour, during which producers and editors will be able to meet and discuss the works presented.
Anne Tallineau, Deputy Chief Executive of the Institut français, and Gilles Haéri, Chief Executive Officer of Flammarion and President of the SCELF, will open this 5th edition of Shoot the Book!.
* Bianca Balbuena, a producer from the Philippines; Fran Borgia, a producer from Singapore; Jean Bréhat, a French producer; Fanny Burdino, a French screenwriter; Stéphane Foenkinos, a French filmmaker; Lars Hubrich, a German producer; Josiane Morand, a script supervisor from Quebec; Marco Pettenello, an Italian screenwriter; Ewa Puszczynska, a Polish producer; Tamara Tatishvili, a Georgian producer; and Jessica Woodworth, an American filmmaker.
Contact: Nathalie Piaskowski
Contact: Didier Dutour