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Shoot the book ! Shanghai : A first Chinese edition at Shanghai International Film Festival

Institut français

After Toronto and Los Angeles, Shoot the book! carries on its extension abroad and will take place for the first time in China, in Shanghai, on June 19th, 2017. The event is part of the film market of Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

11 French books and 6 Chinese books that have been selected by a jury composed of 8 audiovisual experts will be presented by their publishers to an audience of foreign producers. Selected for their potential for adaptation and for the interest they will raise among foreign producers, these books represent a wide range of literary genres, that goes from comic books to historical novels.

French books :

  • Timoté, by Emmanuelle Massonaud/Gründ
  • La vavache by Brab & Vertonghen/ Dupuis (Media Participations)
  • L’impératrice fatale, Tome 1 : La Fille-Orchidée, by Gerald Messadie/ L’Archipel
  • Clouds on the railway (La Voie Ferrée au-dessus des nuages) by Li Kunwu / Kana (Media Participations)
  • La saga des Reines by Jean des Cars/Perrin
  • Beast by Guerrero & Cheilan / Le Lombard (Media Participations)
  • Tell them of Battles, kings and elephants (Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d’éléphants) by Mathias Enard/Actes Sud
  • Kafka, l'éternel fiancé by Jacqueline Raoul-Duval/ Flammarion
  • Nanami by Nauriel (cartoonist) & Amélie Sarn, Eric Corbeyran (story writers)/Dargaud

(Media Participations)

  • So close, so far away (Si loin et si proche) by Xiao Bai / Kana (Media Participations)
  • La ballade de Cornebique by Jean-Claude Mourlevat / Gallimard Jeunesse

Chinese title :

  • La fin du Noël Noir (Harvest Magazine)
  • Concession (Harvest Magazine)
  • La chute de la galaxie (China Reading)
  • La Sonate du Diable (Harvest Magazine)
  • Les voyageurs chasseurs au pays des merveilles (China Reading)
  • La Frénésie du Combat (China Reading)

Shoot the book ! Shanghai will start with a morning dedicated to the presentation of the books selected to the foreign producers. Each book will be subjected to a pitch designed to arouse the producers’ curiosity. Following the pitches, during the B to B meetings, the producers will have the opportunity to get to know the books they are interested in and to have a first discussion with their publishers about a potential film adaptation.

With the help of the French cultural network, the Institut français organizes the operation Shoot the Book! in several major international audiovisual markets.

Shoot the Book! Is an initiative from the publishers gathered within the SCELF (Société civile des éditeurs de langue française) and the BIEF (Bureau international de l’édition française), in partnership with the Commission du Film d’Île-de-France and the Institut français, with the support of the SOFIA (Société Française des Intérêts des Auteurs de l’Ecrit) and the CFC (Centre Français de la Copie).