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SHOOT THE BOOK! From Cannes to Toronto

May 19, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Canada

In Cannes, on May 19th 2015, publishers et motion picture professionals will be gathered in the Cinémas du Monde Pavillon of the French Institute to discuss adaptation projects of french collected works.

For this Second edition of SHOOT THE BOOK!, the French Institute will be in partnership with the SCELF (Société civile des éditeurs de langue française), the BIEF, and supported by the Film Commission of the Region Ile-de-France and the CNL.

A project to promote French literary works in anglo-saxon deals

from the assessment that some pieces of the French literary catalogue have a real internationally adaptive potential, SHOOT THE BOOK! is employed in promoting works presenting a peculiar interest for picture adaptation to foreign producers.

In Cannes, French publishers will endeavour to pitch ten works to a jury composed of audiovisual media professionals.

For some years, France distinguishes itself by a certain number of iniatives and international sucesses, as the adaptation of "Blue is the warmest colour" transformed into the 2014 Golden Palm laureate of the Cannes Festival.


For the first time, SHOOT THE BOOK! will be internationally exported with a first edition at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2015, directed by the Cultural Services of the French Ambassy in Canada. For this First Edition of SHOOT THE BOOK! at the TIFF, remarkable Nother American professionals, producers and actors will be gathered into a jury workinhg on a selection of 26 literary works proposed by French publishers.

The jury will be composed by:

- The Canadian producer and distributor Tony Cianciotta (Canada)
- The Candian actress Sarah Gadon (Canada)

- Thye American producer Rachael Horovitz (Etats-Unis)
- The producer Jennifer Kawaja
- Thye TIFF programmator Hayet Benkara (Canada)
- Didier Dutour, Responsable Pôle livres et traduction de l'Institut Français
- Catherine Briat, conseillère culturelle de l'Ambassade de France au Canada

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