Publishers and agents invited to Cannes 'Rendez-Vous' as film adaptations boom

Publishers and agents invited to Cannes 'Rendez-Vous' as film adaptations boom

The Civil Society of French Language Editors (SCELF) and the Institut Français have teamed up to create a new event, 'Shoot the Book! Rendez-Vous', billed as "the first international meetings corner between publishing and audiovisual in Cannes".

It is being run in partnership with the Marché du film and the Cannes Film Festival and will take place from May 20th to 21st 2019, bolstering the 'Shoot the Book!' event which has run for five years, aimed at publishers and agents. The new strand is in response to an increase of films from books, according to organisers, "with international producers take a rising interest in screen adaptation”, bringing together the world literature catalogue, exploring international topics with producers from across the globe.

Organised by not-for-profit SCELF and French public industrial and commercial organization, Institut Français, each attendee will receive accreditation to the Marché du film, invitation to the masterclasses in the afternoon on 20th May, an invitation to deliver the pitching session on 21st May, access to online platform to schedule meetings and a networking lunch.

A catalogue will be published for the event and registered publishers and agents should select two "titles with a high potential for screen adaptations with an English synopsis”, whatever genre. 

'Shoot the Book!' is an opportunity for French publishers to present books with strong potential for film and TV adaptation at the Cannes Festival, which is held in the French city from 8th to 19th May.

For more information or to register, contact lisa.rozenblit@institutfranç or