Vivendi and four of its subsidiaries have decided to support the French “Le Temps Presse” festival. It’s an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the Group’s commitment to positive impact content. The partnership was designed to be a collective multi-business project involving Vivendi, Canal+ Group, Editis, CanalOlympia and Dailymotion.
This tenth edition of the festival, being held from April 6 to 11, 2021, is 100 % digital. “Le Temps Presse” features a film festival for the general public, a professional marketplace for impact films (Vivendi and Canal+ Group are exclusive partners) and an educational program for young people, including the Prix Jeunesse (Young People Awards).
“Le Temps Presse” for the general public showcases films of all nationalities that address the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. No less than 10 films and 30 short films are shown during the festival and round table discussions will be organized. For this edition, the festival has chosen to program a majority of films released in 2020 and whose exploitation has been shortened by cinemas’ closure, in order to give them a spotlight. The films in selection are judged by a jury chaired by sailor Marie Tabarly, which includes directors, producers and screenwriters Wim Wenders and Jan Kounen.
“Cinema for Change”, the festival’s industry component, is the first european co-production market for social impact films. It takes place on April 7 and 8. An online platform allows participants to present their projects in development and their films in post-production and allows them to meet international professionals and investors. Pitch sessions, round tables and an interview with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus are on the program.
Canal+ Group is very involved in the festival and its industry component. It raises awareness among its audiences through advertising space, communication aimed at Canal+ subscribers, CNews readers and myCanal users, and features in Les Eclaireurs, Canal+’s positive initiative media. In addition, Laurent Weil and Laurie Cholewa, two Canal+ journalists, host the opening ceremony and the festival’s film meetings.
Editis, whose Nathan awards a prize to the best short film promoting gender equality, is particularly involved in the “Prix Jeunesse” (Young people Awards), especially the Children’s Award. Thanks to the Lea.fr community of teachers, Editis has mobilized more than 140 schools in the run-up to the festival and enabled more than 4,500 students from over 300 classes to view and vote for the Children’s Award. Editis also relies on its international network to promote the festival to teachers of French as a foreign language. The CanalOlympia network in Africa is also very engaged in the Children’s Choice Awards, organizing screenings of films in some of its theaters.
Dailymotion contributes to festival’s visibility, as its platform is hosting the festival’s official digital channel which offers the official selection of short films and all the highlights of the program: opening and closing ceremonies, film meetings and round tables.
Several Vivendi Group personalities have been invited to speak at these round table discussions. Karine Aubry, VP Human Resources at Dailymotion, takes part in the Gender Equality round table and Suyapa Hammje, Managing Director of Tana Editions, in the one on biodiversity. Christophe Bourgois-Costantini, author of First (Editis), contribute his views to the round table on health. Finally, Caroline Le Masne de Chermont, Vivendi’s Director of Legal Affairs, Compliance and CSR, shares the group’s vision on the importance of positive impact entertainment content during the “Cinema For Change” event.
The program of the festival, from April 6 to 11:
The Cinema For Change program, April 7-8:
The Dailymotion Channel (short films, Awards and highlights of the festival):
Trailer of the festival: