THE HAPPY HOUR TALKS
If you are planning to see a film at COLCOA, come earlier and attend a Happy Hour Talk from Tuesday to Saturday.
The one hour panel series Happy Hour Talks, programmed at 4:00 pm (3:45 pm on Friday and 6:30 pm on Saturday), presents topics of interest to industry professionals and cinephiles.
From Tuesday to Friday, each panel is followed by a complimentary reception in the COLCOA lounge. (for panel attendees only) Panel attendees also have priority access to the theatres for the next screenings.
FREE ADMISSION – NO RESERVATION - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. You must be 21+ to attend. No late entry allowed in the panel after 4:30 pm (4:15 pm on Friday)
(Panelists subject to change)
Tuesday, April 21
Truffaut Theatre 4:00 pm
MEET THE TALENT!
French filmmakers and Actors are invited to talk about American Cinema and how it has influenced them.
Moderated by: Steve Chagollan, Senior Editor Features - Variety
Shirel Amitay – Atlit
Alix Delaporte – The Last Hammer Blow
Dante Desarthe – The Ponzi’s Scheme
Anne Fontaine – Gemma Bovery
Yann Gozlan – A Perfect Man
Michel Hazanavicius – The Search
Pierre Niney – A Perfect Man
Wednesday, April 22
Truffaut Theatre 4:00 pm
Foreign film distribution – How to market a foreign film in the US today?
American market for foreign films has deeply changed during the last decade mainly because of new forms of distribution. How about marketing ? Do we promote foreign films differently today? what are the tools to reach and extend audiences ? How specific is the American audience compared to foreign audiences on a marketing point of view?
Presented with the support of Unifrance,
Moderated by: Adeline Monzier, Unifrance US Representative
Pierre Alexandre Labelle - Under the Milky Way
Ed Arentz - Music Box Films (Gemma Bovery)
Margot Gerber - American Cinematheque
Sumyi Kong Antonson - Drafthouse Films (The Connection)
Vincent Paul-Boncour - Carlotta Film US (Will it Snow For Christmas?)
Francois Scippa-Kohn - Distrib Films (Chic!, Silenced Walls, Number One Fan, Hippocrates)
Thursday, April 23
Renoir Theatre 4:00 pm
Focus on a Filmmaker: Michel Hazanavicius
A discussion with the Academy Award winner writer-director of The Artist, following the screening of OSS 117, Nest of Spies and before the Premiere of his last film The Search.
Moderated by: Wade Major, BoxOffice Magazine
Friday, April 24
Renoir Theatre 3:45 pm
Films for Cinema, films for Television: Where is the frontier now?
Moderated by: Peter Caranicas, Deputy Editor, Variety
Jean-Philippe Amar - Director - Blue Pills
Mathieu Bejot - Executive Director -TV France International
Ulrich Lagriffoul - Vice President of Sales - AB International
Richard Lorber - President - Kino Lorber
Erick Zonka - Writer, director - White Soldier, The Dreamlife of Angels
Saturday, April 25
6:30 pm until 7:15 pm
Focus on two Producers: Maxime Delauney & Romain Rousseau (Nolita Films)
A 45-minute discussion with the producers of Memories, The Hitchhiker, Notre Faust in competition for the 2015 COLCOA Awards.