Le Rendez-Vous in a nutshell

Le Rendez-Vous is the French TV screenings organized by TV France International. The 24th edition will take place in Biarritz, September 9-13, 2018. It is an opportunity for the 130 French exporters members of TV France International to introduce their latest slate of programs (series, TV movies, animation, documentaries, magazines…) to 250+ international acquisition executives from 60+ countries. The event targets television channels and content for other media: platforms, DVD, VoD, SVOD, IPTV, airlines, etc.

The event has two main assets:

A showcase for French Tv production:

A digital video library with over 160 screening stations, allowing buyers to watch via VoD the very best and latest French television production. This year, 1,100+ programs will be available for screening, most of them never being shown before. Each year, the library generates around 9,000 screenings. For the second year, some of the functions of the screening room powered by Screenopsis will be available online to enable live interaction between buyers and sellers or buyers and their team.

Before Le Rendez-Vous, buyers can short-list the programs they want to screen during the event. When Le Rendez-Vous ends, buyers are able to continue to screen and find their online notes on screenopsis.com 


Meetings with French distributors and producers of programs in fully-equipped professional meeting spaces.

“For 24 years, Le Rendez-Vous has proved to be a powerful lever for the development of our exporters relations with international buyers. It’s certainly a major asset for the increase of our int’l turnover. For 3 days, professionals from all regions of the world have a chance to screen the new French content offer for Tv and platforms in the enchanted decor of the city of Biarritz nested in the heart of the Basque country” says Hervé Michel, President of TV France International.

Le Rendez-Vous 2018: events

Several special events will take place during the 4 days in Biarritz:

  • Opening evening
    Sunday 9th at 7:30 pm at Les Halles, courtesy of the City of Biarritz
  • Conference
    Monday 10th at 9:00 am: A conference entitled «Made in France: An innovative offer for a global market » by Eurodata TV Worldwide.
  • Screening
    Monday 10th at 6:00 pm : the first episod of the series The Coroner, presented by distributor Film & Picture (3×90’, produced by Carma Films for France 3)
  • Special evenings
    • Monday 10th at 8:00 pm: around the documentary Golden Age of the Castle, presented by distributor Lukarn (70’, Produced by Peignoir Prod for RMC – Découverte)
    • Tuesday 11th at 8:00 pm: around the series Philharmonia presented by distributor Lagardère Studios Distribution (6×52’, Produced by Merlin Productions for France 2)
    • Closing reception Wednesday 12th at 8:00 pm: around Chronicles of the Sun presented by distributor France tv distribution (253×26’, Produced by France tv studio and Epeios Productions for France 2)

About TV France International:

TV France is an industry association comprising 140 French sales companies, producers, distributors, and the sales arms of broadcast groups. Its mission is to facilitate sales and international coproductions for French programs. It also operates Screenopsis, the most comprehensive site for B2B referencing and screening French output. It is funded by the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and the Procirep.

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