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”.
Today, 13th of November at 19:15 Catherine Robbe-Grillet will attend the festival exclusively for the release of The Ceremony. We have therefore organised a longer Q&A after the screening. Interviews will also be possible in connection to the Q&A.
The Ceremony by Lina Mannheimer is in competition for the NORDIC:DOX. In an intimate, sensual film France’s most famous dominatrix, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship,dominance and submission.
Screening, Q&A and Interviews
13th of November, 19.15
Lina Mannheimer as well as Catherine Robbe-Grillet will be available for interviews on Friday the 14th of November.