Shoot the Book! comes to Shanghai for the first time, to take place during the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).
Created in 2014 for the Cannes Film Festival, the event is meant to introduce cinema stakeholders to French literature for which audiovisual rights are available. The two main goals of Shoot the Book! are to raise awareness for the richness of French narratives, providing producers looking for storylines with promising books, and to create a producer/publisher network to facilitate further partnerships between literature and cinema.
The concept has since gone global, with events taking place in Toronto, Los Angeles, and now, Shanghai. However, the Shanghai version has been reinvented for the Chinese market, to showcase both French and Chinese literary works. Six Chinese books and 11 French books of varied genres have been selected to feature. They encompass a wide range of themes and settings, and have been chosen for their adaptation potential as well as potential interest they may garner in the Shanghai film market. The eight-member selection jury composed of Chinese cinema stakeholders include: heads of international co-productions at production companies, an investment department head at IQIYI Motion Pictures, filmmakers, and screenwriters.
During the event, the works will be introduced to an audience of international producers in short pitch sessions. Subsequently, producers and publishers will have the opportunity to further explore the works they are interested in, getting to touch with French publishers and Chinese content providers in B2B meetings.
What: Shoot The Book
When: 10am-5pm Monday June 12
Address: Shanghai Exhibition Center, 1000 Yan'an Zhong Lu (near Tongren Lu) 延安中路1000号 (近铜仁路)
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