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Four titles selected for the second edition of « Shoot the Book » at the Toronto International Film Festival

July 12, 2016 | By francecanadaculture Toronto

During the next edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12 noon, in the prestigious Malaparte room at TIFF Bell Lightbox, four French publishers will be invited to present the gems of their catalogues to North American cinema professionals.

Shoot the Book! Toronto is an event created for film industry professionals, producers, directors, and screenwriters in search of original content. After the first and very successful edition of Shoot the Book! at TIFF in 2015, the Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française (SCELF), the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF), the Institut Français and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada are organizing its second edition with the
participation of Telefilm Canada at TIFF 2016.

Over the course of a pitching session, four French publishers will each present a book with great potential for film adaptation, and for which the film and TV rights are available. The presented titles have been handpicked by a jury from a total selection of twenty-seven works proposed by fifteen of the greatest French publishers. Canadian producers Jennifer Jonas and Tony Cianciotta, screenwriter and director Michael McGowan, Danish Vahidy, head of  marketing for Mongrel Media, Hayet Benkara, programmer for TIFF Studio and Selma Toprak, cultural attaché to the French Consulate in Toronto have selected the following books to be be pitched on the day of the event:

- Noah’s Child by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, published by Albin Michel
- French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain, published by Flammarion
- Little Grey Lies by Hedi Kaddour, published by Gallimard
- Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, published by Editions Viviane Hamy

After a short presentation of financing support possibilities by a representative of Telefilm Canada, Isabelle Fauvel, expert in film adaptation and head of Initiative Film, will be introducing and moderating the event.

From the page to the screen, Shoot the Book! takes an original approach to the relationship between the two industries and is an exclusive opportunity for professionals to be the first to discover the texts that will become the films of tomorrow.

RSVP before Friday, September 2nd 2016.

If you wish to schedule personalized BtoB meetings with the publishers on Monday 12th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, please register here.

Lucie Carette

Cinema and New Media Officer

Consulate General of France in Toronto

(416) 847-1908

Ella Waldmann

Book and Debates Officer

Consulate General of France in Toronto

 (416) 847-1905