In a few days, we will be getting together with our loved ones to wave goodbye to 2021, a year that really did not turn out the way we had hoped as we looked forward to it this time last year.

Despite the continuing uncertainty surrounding us all, we were able to remain very active this year and to build our strength – by the merger through which we became a single organization under the name of UniFrance.

We have also continued to promote French TV content both online and in person as, during the second half of the year, we were able to meet in person. It goes without saying that even masked up and socially distanced, that did a lot of good both for business and for morale!

During this time, French TV professionals have continued to produce creative, intelligent, entertaining programmes – exactly what people all over the world want to see on their screens.

We are planning to present these shows to you during the UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris from January 11 to 13, and also at Kidscreen Summit, Series Mania and MIPTV. And we are delighted to say we will soon start working on the Rendez-Vous de Biarritz, which will be back from September 4 to 8 this year!

All this fresh content will also be available via Screenopsis, of course.

In 2021, the reputation of French TV creation received a massive boost. From the Emmys to rankings in major national dailies like The New York Times and The Guardian, the world is praising the quality of our production and demand for it is growing. This trend is very encouraging, and we will of course reinforce it with new promotional activities.

So, even though the outlook for the next few weeks appears to be darkening as I write these lines, I hope that we will be able to see each other regularly in 2022 and watch French creativity extend its reach throughout the world.   

Above all, I wish you all well and hope that you maintain your desire and faith in the future. I hope you will recharge your batteries through time spent with your loved ones and that you will find strength through enjoyment.

We miss you, and we hope to see you all again soon.