“10 to Watch” at Cannes by Unifrance 2023
Unifrance presents ten rising talents to follow.
“10 to Watch” are the new faces of French cinema who have made a name for themselves in main international festivals in 2022 and will be on screens worldwide in 2023. They are selected for the excellence of their work by international journalists Rebecca Leffler (Screen International), Fabien Lemercier (Cineuropa), Elsa Keslassy (Variety), and Jordan Mintzer (The Hollywood Reporter). They embody the reinvigoration of French cinema through the freedom and singularity of their artistic choices, ambition, audacity, and openness to the world.
Unifrance honours the new generation of directors and actors for contributing to the enthusiasm of French cinematographic creation and enhancing the distribution of their works beyond French borders.
Unifrance inaugurated this initiative in 2014. The “10 to Watch” programme aims to contribute to the emergence of new French movie industry talents in the international area, as well as to raise their profile outside France and, in this way, to participate in the constant renewal of new icons of French cinema.
The 2023 selection is composed of Dali Benssalah, actor / Bastien Bouillon, actor / Davy Chou, director & producer / Céline Devaux, director / Lyna Khoudri, actress / Paul Kircher, actor / Charlotte Le Bon, director & actress / Annabelle Lengronne, actress / Rebecca Marder, actress / Nadia Tereszkiewicz, actress.
Invited by Unifrance, most of them will be part of a delegation at the Cannes Film Festival, allowing them to meet French and international media and industry professionals at a lunch and dinner held in their honour. A red carpet event will also be held on Wednesday, 23 May, in coordination with the Cannes Film Festival. These talents will also participate in original video content Unifrance will create on its social media channels during the Festival.
Founded in 1949, Unifrance is the organisation responsible for promoting French cinema and TV content worldwide. Located in Paris, Unifrance employs around 50 staff members and representatives from the U.S., China, and Japan. The organisation currently brings together more than 1,000 French cinema and TV content professionals (producers, talents, agents, sales companies, etc.) to promote French films and TV programmes among foreign audiences, industry executives, and media.
Unifrance is supported by the French Government, the CNC, the PROCIREP, and many public and private partners.