The 2022 edition of the TV Fiction Festival begins this evening in La Rochelle with the out-of-competition presentation of the Canal+ series “Marie-Antoinette”. Preview events, meetings with the stars of your favorite series, here is the program.
After great discoveries last year, like TV movies Nobody’s Child and To insanity (recently broadcast on M6) and series Blurred Love and Runawaythe TV Fiction Festival returns this year with a 2022 edition of unprecedented scale which opens today in La Rochelle.
“The period when French creation depended on a limited number of broadcasters is long gone. Now viewers can choose at any time between French or European television films, more or less long series, new formats, etc. and innovative and often surprising content. !”enthuses Marc Tessier, President of the Festival’s France Selection Committee.
“French creation is adapting well to this new environment. Audiences are there and new professionals are launching into competition at a sustained pace. It is the festival’s ambition to highlight the renewal of ‘a key sector of artistic creation and to chart the paths of our common future’.
In addition to honoring Quebec through several events and the presence of three Quebec series in the foreign French-speaking competition, the Festival de la Fiction TV will offer this year an ever richer selection of new works, which will wants more than ever to reflect the beautiful diversity that we find today on television and on streaming platforms.
In total, 41 works, including 25 French fictions, 10 European fictions and 6 foreign French-speaking works, will be screened over five days. At the end of the competition, the jury chaired by Sandrine Bonaire will award 15 Prizes during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday September 17, including those for Best Single, Best 52-minute Series, and Best 26-minute Series.
The fictions that will make the event this season to discover before everyone else
The opening ceremony, hosted by Loup-Denis Elion and marked by the presentation of the Canal+ series Marie Antoinettewill launch a competition that will give pride of place to touching societal fiction, comedies that go off the beaten track, and original dramas that dare to venture into fantasy and science fiction, for example.
On the unit side, the public, who will have free access to all the screenings, will be able to discover Affectedthe first realization ofAlexandra Lamy for TF1, The courtyardsign Hafsia Herzi, Dragon’s Breathrealized by Stephanie Pillonca and inspired by a true story, Anouk’s Storiesa romantic comedy carried by Berengere Kriefand The life ahead of youTV film France 2 on two homosexual high school girls confronted with the gaze of others.
As for the series, they will not be outdone since the competition will also be marked by the discovery of highly anticipated fictions such as Vortexwith Tomer Sisley, Prometheuscarried by Camille Lou, The man of our liveswith Odile Vuillemin and Elodie Frege, Darknet-sur-Mer with Arthur and Theo Fernandez, spirit of winter with Audrey Fleurotbut also season 2 of 3615 MoniqueOCS comedy that caused a sensation in 2020.
Previews out of competition and special screenings not to be missed
This new edition, which promises to be more than ever the unmissable back-to-school event, will obviously see the historical broadcasters TF1, France Télévisions, M6, Arte, and Canal+ each offer, as they do every year, a great preview. first out of competition within the framework of the event.
Festival-goers will thus have the opportunity to discover before anyone else The Fightersthe fresco event of TF1 with the actresses of the Bazaar of charity, Diana of Poitiersthe historical series of France Télévisions signed Josee Dayan and carried by Isabelle Adjani, The house oppositeM6 thriller with Julie de Bona, The Black Butterfliesthriller Arte with Nicolas Duvauchelle on the odyssey of a couple of serial killers, and the Canal+ event series Marie-Antoinette, shot in English.
But this year, two new partners, who are part of the evolution of a booming sector, are joining the event. Amazon Prime Video and Netflix will thus respectively offer La Rochelle audiences Miskina, the poorwritten, produced, and supported by Melha Bediaand Notre-Dame, the part of the firenew series of Herve Hadmar with Roschdy Zem and Caroline Proustwhich will be part of the fall fiction events on streaming platforms.
Finally, on the special screenings side, the public will also be able to discover the first episodes of season 3 of Criminal Tropics during an outdoor screening, the telefilm celebrating the 20th anniversary of coffee cameraan unprecedented investigation by Cassandraand E-syndrome with Vincent Elbazalready available on Salto and expected from September 29 on TF1.
Signings and special events for fans of Plus belle la vie and Tomorrow belongs to us
An unmissable event for viewers who love series and soap operas, the traditional book signings will also be back this year, with meetings dedicated to Criminal Tropics, tomorrow belongs to us, Here it all starts, More beautiful lifeand Such a Great Sunduring which the public will be able to exchange a few words with Sonia Rolland, Béatrice de la Boulaye, Ingrid Chauvin, Charlotte Gaccio, Xavier Deluc, Catherine Marchal, Khaled Alouach, Marwan Berreni, Sylvie Flepp, Michel Cordes, Laurent Kérusoré, Mélanie Maudran, Moïse Santamaria , or Aurore Delplace.
But that’s not all. The La Rochelle Festival will also offer two exceptional events for fans of Tomorrow belongs to us and Plus belle la vie.
Saturday September 17 at the Brasseries des Dames, TF1 will organize a great immersion game entitled “Tomorrow belongs to us: investigation in La Rochelle”, which will see the actors of the series and a handful of fans embark on an unprecedented investigation in the middle of the festival of La Rochelle to elucidate a disturbing disappearance.
Plus belle la vie, which will stop on France 3 on November 18, will have the honors of a major event entitled “Plus belle la vie & vous” which will be held on Saturday September 17 at 2 p.m. at La Coursive. With on the program: a meeting with the actors, exclusive video content, a contest… and many other surprises.
Find the complete program of the 2022 edition of the La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival on the event website.