Scheduled immediately following the Discop Africa television market, these meetings brought together representatives from the movie industry from 15 French-speaking countries around the world, including European states (France, Belgium, Switzerland), Québec), the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco), and sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo).
Africa is a market of primary importance and a complexity that nowadays exceeds the scope of institutional analysis. This is demonstrated by the presence at the event of companies such as Orange and its cinema affiliate, represented by David Kessler), Canal+ (François Deplanck) and its African channel A+, Lagardère Entertainment (Takis Candilis), the Gaumont Pathé cinemas (Jean-Pierre Decrette, director of development), as well as the film producers Éric Névé (who has just completed production on a film in Senegal) and Laurent Lavolé (producer of the only African film presented in the Official Selection, of Un Certain Regard, at Cannes this year), film festivals (with the presence of Dominique Besnehard, who continues his search for films to present at the French-language film festival in Angoulême), Nicole Gillet (director of the Namur International French-Language Film Festival), Nathalie Barton (from Vues d’Afrique in Quebec), and an emblematic filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako.
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Source : Unifrance, June 24th, 2015