J-Pitch@ Paris 2008

Date: July 1 – 4, 2008
Place: Paris Projects, Paris Film Festival, France

Paris Project is a co-production and development platform of the Paris Cinema IFF held in July. It has taken place from year 2003, which is the year festival started. The requirement of application is that project has no French partner attached.
Since Business meeting with French and other European film companies are arranged, the market is very valuable for the projects that aim to co-produce with Europe.




Officially selected project “DÉJÀ VU CITIES” had total of 24 meetings. That shows how much the project got the tension of sales agents and producers.
Producers from Japan, Philippines, Holland, and Germany attended the workshop and from various lectures, participants learned about the public fund system in France and that gave them a chance to re-acknowledge the conditions of production system in Japan. Producers who attended the workshop could grasp an understanding for conditions of co-production in Asia and Europe by exchanging opinions with highly motivated producers around the world.


  • Paris Project Meetings
    -3 days of meeting with co-producers, Investors and sales person.
    (Only the Paris Project Official selected producers can attend)
  • Side-bar Meetings – Meeting with potential partners
    Speed dating with French and Europe distribution, production, TV, sales companies.
  • Attending seminar
    ‘How to Co-Produce with France’Instructor:Patrick Lamassoure (Film France)
    ‘Networking in Europe’Instructor:Sophie Bourdon (ACE)
    ‘What do you need to know about your co-producer in Western Europe?’Instructor: LeanLuc Ormieres (OF2B Productions)
    ‘French Funding Systems’Instructor:Valerie Lepine-Karnik (CNC)
    ‘The Art of Pitching’Instructor:Karen Adler (Paramount Pictures France)

Paris Project Official Selection

Shozo Ichiyama  'DÉJÀ VU CITIES' Office Kitano Inc.

As a result of partnership bound between J-Pitch and Paris Project, the following four Japanese film producers are invited to participate.
  • Atsushi Sakahara, (Good People Inc.)
  • Riuko Tominaga, (Toei Company, Ltd.)
  • Yoshinari Natsumeda, (Gauguins International Inc.)
  • Miyuki Fukuma, (TV Man Union, Inc.)