You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

French TV fest hosts 66 programs

Shows from 30 countries head for Biarritz

PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz.

Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s Portugal-set series “Connection,” about the world of drug trafficking.

Gallic director Benoit Jacquot will be treated to a tribute and a screening of his latest film, Melvil Poupaud starrer “Les Faux monnayeurs,” a 1925-set drama based on Andre Gide’s novel.

The fest also welcomes a new prexy, Olivier Mille, former head of the French Commission for Television Production (Procireb), and Teresa Cavina, who previously served as artistic director of the Locarno and Rome film festivals. Cavina replaces Pierre-Henri Deleau, one of the founding fathers of FIPA.

New this year is a showcase of interactive online drama skeins and documentaries from China, France, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. “The web is a fascinating arena to explore,” Mille said. “It’s a laboratory for innovation where different genres can merge and we’d like to encourage creators of traditional TV content to look into it.”

Mille also introduces a focus section highlighting a thriving national TV industry. This year’s focus will be on Germany, which is the most prolific producer of fiction in Europe.

More TV

  • Disney-ABC TV Chief on Weinstein's Victims,

    Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein's Victims, Shonda Rhimes' Exit

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • Bill OReilly Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment

    Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes Still Loom Over Fox's Business (Analysis)

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • Bill O'Reilly Scandal

    21st Century Fox Defends Renewing Bill O'Reilly Contract Despite New Sexual Harassment Settlement

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul Reveals the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • Donald Trump

    SAG-AFTRA Supports 'Unencumbered Press' After Trump's License Revocation Threat

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • Brent Briscoe Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and

    Brent Briscoe, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Parks and Recreation' Actor, Dies at 56

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

  • 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at

    'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at CBS From Peter Lenkov With Production Commitment

    PARIS — Gaul’s International Festival of Audiovisual Programs has attracted 66 programs from 30 countries to its 23rd edition, which kicks off Tuesday in Biarritz. Highlights include Ariane Ascaride’s drama “Ceux qui aiment la France,” which follows an 11-year-old girl of immigrant parents as she struggles with a crisis of identity, and helmer Leonel Vieira’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content