ParisDOC Public Forum









ParisDOC Public Forum is an observatory of the transformations taking place in the industry (political, economical, legal, etc.) and a genuine training lab. ParisDOC Public Forum allows professionals to understand the structural changes and discuss them with others experts.

This year, ParisDOC Public Forum will question the financing process of documentary films, in connexion with the work of SCAM, SFR, ACID, SPI, among others.




At the outset, cinema was documentary. Today, documentaries are widely screened in film theatres and the general public is coming to watch them. Yet, writing and producing a documentary for cinema means facing a host of difficulties given that the system for funding filmmaking is mainly geared to fiction films: from writing to exhibition, what is the specific trajectory of a documentary film? What avenues should be explored for documentary filmmaking so that the place of the documentary can assert itself within a new landscape in the film industry?

10 a.m -13 p.m Round table facilitated by Rebecca Houzel (Petit à Petit) and Raphaël Pillosio (l’atelier documentaire).

From writing to exhibition, the trajectory of a documentary film, with authors, producers and distributors.

With Julie Bertuccelli (Scam), Aleksandra Chevreux (Dock66, SDI), Carine Chichkowski (Survivance, Nous sommes le documentaire), François Farellacci (SRF), Régis Sauder (Acid), Édouard Mauriat (Mille et une productions, SPI), Jean-Marie Barbe (Tënk).



14 p.m -16 p.m Case studies

Presented by Eugénie Michel-Villette (Les Films du Bilboquet) et Raphaël Pillosio (l’atelier documentaire).

– Avant la fin de l’été de Maryam Goormaghtigh (4à4, Shellac, Upside), avec Andrea Queralt

– Braguino de Clément Cogitore (Seppia/bluebird distribution), avec Cédric Bonin

– Demons in Paradise de Jude Ratnam (Sister productions, Survivance, Upside), avec Julie Paratian et Jude Ratnam

Premières solitudes de Claire Simon (Sophie Dulac productions/distribution), avec Claire Simon et Michel Zana


16 p.m -18 p.m Encounter with CNC

with Xavier Lardoux, head of cinema-CNC and Morad Kertobi, head of short films department
Presented by Dominique Barneaud (Bellota Films) et Julie Paratian (Sister productions).



ParisDOC Public Forum will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.