The Gothenburg International Film Festival celebrates 40 years and French Quarter Film is present at the festival.
Friday February the 3rd producer Mathilde Dedye will be a part of a panel in an event concerning new media and the future of distribution. Other panelists is Svend Jensen from Norwegian Scope100 and distributor arthaus and Anna Harding from distributor Folkets Bio, responsible for their VOD and web. More info about the event here.
Producer Isabella Rodriguez and director Ahmed Abdullahi are both attending the festival for the one year program Nordic Film Lab, an exclusive networking forum for upcoming northern filmmakers, focusing on developing their creative and artistic processes in filmmaking.
A still from this weeks shoot of the short film Juliet, Juliet & Juliet. Directed by dancer and choreographer Giovanni Bucchieri, who with this film makes his fictional debut. Starring dance superstar Ana Laguna, acting legend Stina Ekblad and Giovanni Bucchieri.
A big thank you to the awesome team and everyone who made this film possible!
Director Ahmed Abdullahi, who’s project Sulie is in the pipeline at French Quarter Film, was selected for this year’s Future Frames – European Film Promotion’s cooperation with Karlovy Vary presenting the ten most promising European filmmakers straight out of film school. Congratulations!
French Quarter Films project Sulie by Ahmed Abdullahi has been selected to participate in STHLM Debut, the talent development program supported by Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Film Stockholm/Filmbasen and Stockholm International Film Festival. Main financier is Stockholm County Council.
Producer Mathilde Dedye and director Lina Mannheimer held a case study at Nordic Panorama about the strategy behind the launch of The Ceremony.
“A film’s impact and longevity is often defined by it’s distribution phase and for films traditionally seen as “niche”, including documentaries, filmmakers and producers are increasingly taking this into their own hands – in innovative and effective ways.”
Two of French Quarter Films projects have been selected to participate in STHLM Debut, a talent development program supported by Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Film Stockholm/Filmbasen and Stockholm International Film Festival. Main financier is Stockholm County Council.
Selected projects are Questan by Zanyar Adami and My French Revolution by Hanna Högstedt.
In an recent article Nordisk Film & TV Fond draws attention to French Quarter Film and Mathilde Dedye, who recently have made new business connections in the US.
The recent deal signed with Mousetrap Films in the US comes on top of previous sales to nearly 40 territories. “Mousetrap Films is specialised in ‘festival pearls’, mostly foreign arthouse films for US audiences, “explains Dedye. They have their own digital distribution platform, ‘Film Festival Flix’, and if a film gets a good buzz online, they use it as marketing tool to then launch the film in selected cinemas”.