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4th edition of "Shoot the book !" at Cannes film festival

Thursday 23 March 2017

Photo Lors de la 3ème édition de "Shoot The Book !"

The fourth edition of "Shoot the book !" will take place during the 70th Cannes Festival at the Salon des Ambassadeurs of the Palais des Festivals on May 23rd 2017.
On the initiative of the publishers gathered within the SCELF (Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française) and the BIEF (Bureau International de l’Edition Française), 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 film adaptation of French literary works of fiction to international producers.

This year, for the first time, Shoot the Book! enlarges its scope to the international publishing industry with two German publishers among the ten selected works.

A jury, composed of eleven international film industry professionals, has selected ten works (novels, comics, story) chosen for their potential as screen adaptation and will be pitched in English by their publishers on May 23rd.

These works are:


33 days by Léon Werth, Viviane Hamy
A woman in the polar night by Christiane Ritter, Propylaen Verlag

 Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes, Grasset Fasquelle

Cici’s journal by Joris Chamblain and Aurélie Neyret, Soleil

Guinea Pigs by Tonino Benacquista and Nicolas Barral,Dargaud

 L'été des lucioles by Gilles Paris, Heloise D’Ormesson

Georges’s wife by Véronique Bizot, Actes Sud
Liverpool Street by Anne C. Voorhoeve, Ravensburger
The Lord of the Barnyard by Tristan Egolf, Gallimard
Stupor Mundi by Néjib, Gallimard Jeunesse

The day before the pitches, on May 22nd, the Institut français and the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) will hold two Masterclasses on International film finance and distribution and International co-production and packaging.        

After this session, on May 24th, the Cinémas du Monde pavilion/ Institut français (Village International) will play host to 1 to 1 meetings between French publishers and producers.