In continuity of the visit of the French President in Nigeria (July 2018), which outlined the strength of Nollywood, the French Embassy in Nigeria is dedicated to promote and develop collaboration between the cinema industries of our two countries.
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French-Nigerian Cinema Days 2019
Interview of Cécile GERARDIN

French-Nigerian Cinema Days 2019
Interview of Francis NEBOT

French-Nigerian Cinema Days 2019
Interview of David KESSLER

French-Nigerian Cinema Days 2019
Interview of François CATALA

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The French Embassy in Nigeria will organize in Lagos an event gathering French and Nigerian professionals from the cinema industry from 2-3 July 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Major French companies from the distribution and the exhibition sectors (including Vivendi and Studio Orange) will be attending these two days. One of the goal is to present to the French companies the possibilities of development of the Nigerian market.

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A French-Nigerian coproduction workshop will also be organized, with the presentation to French producers of 10 selected Nigerian movie projects.

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A gathering of French & Nigerian professionals...

Major French companies from the distribution and the exhibition sectors (including Vivendi and Studio Orange) will be attending these two days. One of the goal is to present to the French companies the possibilities of development of the Nigerian market.

A French-Nigerian coproduction workshop will also be organized, with the presentation to French producers of 10 selected Nigerian movie projects.

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Registration is Strictly for the Following

  • Nigerian Theatrical Distributors
  • Nigerian Cinema Exhibitors
  • Banks and financial institutions involved in film financing
  • Foreign delegates and film producers or distributors interested to participate.
  • Nigerian Independent Producers who have produced films with theatrical release in Nigeria.
  • Government agencies and film industry regulators.

Please note:
*Your complimentary badge is subject to eligibility and confirmation by email.
**Limited Seating Registration closes 30th May.

Speakers Include

Amb. Jérôme Pasquier

Amb. Jérôme Pasquier French Ambassador to Nigeria

Marianne Dumoulin
Marianne Dumoulin is a French movie Producer. She began her career as production assistant with at CDN Productions. She started working for JBA Production in 1992. In 1999, she became producer. She produced 22 feature films selected at Cannes, San Sebastian, Venise, Toronto and Locarno.

Marianne DumoulinProducer I JBA Production

Serge Noukoue
Serge Noukoue is the co-founder and Executive Director of NollywoodWeek, a unique film festival that showcases the best of Nollywood around the world and has taken place annually in Paris since 2013. He has worked in the Film & TV industry in Europe, Latin America and Africa. He has strong experience leading content sales and acquisitions as well as content development for both linear and digital platforms.

Serge NoukoueCo-founder and Executive Director of NollywoodWeek

Francois Catala
Francois Catala is the cofounder of LAFAAAC (October 2017), a start-up that provides digital training for the audiovisual, creative web and cinema professionals, in the developing countries. He is LAFAAAC’s head of Pedagogy and Partnerships.

Francois CatalaCo-Founder | LAFAAAC

Christophe Guignement
Christophe Guignement is showrunner specialized in animation. He began his career in the theater before turning, by the greatest chance, to the sector of youth animation series for television. Writer and then director of writing, he then worked at TF1 as artistic advisor for the youth unit and contributed to the editorial direction of series such as the Jungle Book, Lassie or even Miraculous. Now established as a show runner, he develops and accompanies the producers of the animation sector in their projects.

Christophe GuignementArtistic Advisor | TF1

Kemi Adetiba

Kemi AdetibaDirector

David Kessler
David Kessler is the Managing Director of Orange Studio and the Director of Orange Content, Orange Group entity for Media and Content Strategy. He previously served as served as Director General of the National Center of Cinema (2001 to 2004), Director of France Culture radio (2005-2008), was advisor in charge of culture, education, higher education, student life, new technologies and research with Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris (2009 to 2011), and Culture and Communication Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, with François Hollande (may 2012-june 2014).

David Kessler Managing Director | Orange Studio

Guillaume de Seille
Guillaume de Seille is a French movie producer. He worked ten years for Canal+ in the cinema department (presales of French and European films). He became independent producer in 2000. He produced or co-produced more than 40 non-French feature art-house films invited in every major festival and theatrically released in France. He is also mentoring several development platforms around the world – B’Est, Ties That Bind, Wroclaw Studio, Cannes Résidence & ArrasDays.

Guillaume de Seille French movie Producer

Francis Nebot
Francis Nebot is the President of iFind International, a company specialized in the distribution of Nollywood content in French-speaking countries. He holds a telecommunication Engineering Diploma from Institut National des Telecommunications. He has worked for Alcatel’s International Management for 25 years with various postings in Australia, India, Spain and France. In particular, he worked on the Globacom account Nigeria’s second National Operator from its inception in 2000 generating more than 1,5 billion worth of sales.

Francis Nebot President | iFind International

Sébastien Onomo
Sébastien Onomo is a French movie producer. After a six month experience with the Belgian company Entre Chien et Loup, he joined Les Films d'Ici as a producer. In 2015 he participated in the creation of the company Special Touch Studios, with Olivier Laouchez. In 2017, he was appointed co-President with Aïssa Maïga of the french-speaking group within Unifrance. He produced twenty TV and cinema movies.

Sébastien Onomo French Movie Producer

Eric Névé
Eric Névé is a French movie producer. In 1995, he created his own production company, La Chauve Souris. In 2011, he founded Astou Films, a production company based in Senegal. In 2013, with Nicolas Eschbach, he founded the co-production and international sales company INDIE SALES. Three years later, they created the production company, INDIE PROD, which aims at discovering and supporting nowadays’ talents, including internationally.

Eric NévéFrench Movie Producer

Jacques Bidou
Jacques Bidou is a French movie producer. In 1987, he created his production company, JBA Production, with which he produced more than 110 films, including many feature films selected at Cannes and other festivals. He produced among others films of Rithy Panh's, Merzak Allouache, Patricio Guzman, Tsai Ming-Liang, Pablo Aguero ... He is a member of Varan Ateliers since 1987, was administrator of the Fémis from 1995 to 2011, expert for the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs’s program, expert for European producers from 1990 to 1999, founder and director of EURODOC’ studies from 1999 to 2013 and DOCMED’ studies from 2011 to 2013.

Jacques BidouFrench Movie Producer

Simon Minkowski
Simon Minkowski is the Development and Strategy director for CanalOlympia (Vivendi Group). He was previously in charge of crisis management for Bolloré Group in Africa, then project manager in Bolloré group (Bluezone, the African Rail loop).

Simon MinkowskiDevelopment and Strategy Director, CanalOlympia

Adedayo Thomas

Adedayo Thomas Executive Director of the National Film And Video Censors Board

Uche Nwuka

Uche NwukaHead of the Creative Industry Group at Bank of Industry

Cécile Gerardin

Cécile GerardinHead of the fiction Department at Canal+ International

Chioma Ude

Chioma Ude Founder of the Africa International Film Festival

Alexandre Rideau

Alexandre RideauKeewu Production

Moses Babatope

Moses Babatope Managing Director of FilmOne

Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan Director/Producer

Eric Garandeau

Eric GarandeauFormer President of the National Center of Cinema (CNC)

Jared Murray-Bruce

Jared Murray-Bruce Executive Director of Silverbird Group

Ijeoma Onah

Ijeoma Onah Founder, Nigerian International Film Summit

Emad Ahmad

Emad Ahmad Director FilmLab Nigeria

Opeyemi Ajayi

Opeyemi Ajayi Executive vice president of Genesis Cinemas

Emilie Boucheteil

Emilie BoucheteilDirector of the Cinema Department at the French Institute

Chidia Madueke

Chidia MaduekeManaging Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation

Laurent Danielou

Laurent DanielouFounder Loco Films

Olivier Ayache-Vidal

Olivier Ayache-VidalColomafilms

Chijioke Uwaegbute

Chijioke UwaegbutePartner at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Laurent Sicouri

Laurent SicouriHead of Acquisitions at Canal+ International

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