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Petit Films and Tripode Productions win France's IFCIC Prize

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- The firms steered by Jean des Forêts and by the duo composed of Delphine Schmit and Guillaume Dreyfus both walked away with the trophy for best fledgling independent production company

Petit Films and Tripode Productions win France's IFCIC Prize
Producers Jean des Forêts, Delphine Schmit and Guillaume Dreyfus

Honouring young, independent production companies, the IFCIC Prize awarded by the French Institute for the Funding of the Film and Cultural Industries was exceptionally bestowed upon two firms (on account of its cancellation for the duration of the pandemic), with the 16th trophy going to Petit Films (Jean des Forêts) and the 17th to Tripode Productions (Delphine Schmit and Guillaume Dreyfus).

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Founded in 2010, Petit Films’ repertoire notably includes Raw [+see also:
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by Julia Ducournau, A Family for 1640 Days [+see also:
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by Fabien Gorgeart, The Girl with a Bracelet [+see also:
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by Stéphane Demoustier and Earwig [+see also:
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by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (discovered in last year’s Toronto Platform line-up, awarded a Special Jury Prize in San Sebastián, and due for release in France on 18 January). That’s without forgetting Queens [+see also:
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by Yasmine Benkiran (which closed the most recent Critics’ Week in Venice) and Lê Bảo’s co-production Taste [+see also:
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(awarded the Special Jury Prize in the Berlinale’s 2021 Encounters line-up). There’s also 100,000 Light-Years by Virgil Vernier, which is soon to wrap filming (article), and Stéphane Demoustier’s new film in post-production (title yet to be confirmed).

Tripode Productions, meanwhile, which was founded in 2017 and turned heads this year by way of Emmanuelle Nicot’s Dalva [+see also:
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(Critics’ Week 2022) and Sylvie Audecoeur’s An Ordinary Mother [+see also:
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, is currently overseeing post-production on Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni’s co-production Le syndrome des amours passées (news), whilst also developing Mexico 86, the upcoming film by César Diaz (awarded Cannes’ Golden Camera in 2019 via Our Mothers [+see also:
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, which Delphine Schmit produced by way of Perspective Films), Our Wildest Days, which is Vasilis Kekatos’ first feature (awarded the 2019 Palme d'Or for Best Short Film), and Alex Lutz’s Connemara.

The awards see Petit Films and Tripode Productions joining the ranks of former IFCIC prize-winners, TS Productions (2004), Les Productions du Trésor (2005), Elia Films (2006), La Mouche du Coche (2007), Les Films du Poisson (2008), 2.4.7. Films (2009), The Film (2010), Origami Films (2011), Lionceau Films (2012), Dharamsala (2013), Lilies Films (2014), CG Cinéma (2015), Les Films du Bélier (2016), Maneki Films (2017) and TAT Productions (2019).

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(Translated from French)

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