Alliance Française: Pitching French Films to Hollywood

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Film — Share this via

To promote French cinema to a non-French audience who tend to prefer Hollywood blockbusters, Alliance Française, the leading network promoting French culture worldwide needed to demonstrate that great films can be made without following usual Hollywood formulas. To do so, we pitched three films to Hollywood heavyweights. What they didn’t know is that these films were existing French cinema masterpieces. They rejected the pitches as they thought these ideas didn’t match their criteria of what can make a successful film. The sessions were filmed and turned into a series of humorous videos showing there are great films Hollywood would never make.