Since 2004, TV France International, the organization for the promotion of French audiovisual content around the world, has shone the spotlight on the professionalism and expertise of French sales companies.
The International Export Awards are held annually to recognize distribution companies whose animation, documentary and fiction programs, entrusted to them by their producers, have proved themselves on the international marketplace for several years, with excellent sales records.

The nine nominees for the 2021 awards are:


ANIMATION EXPORT AWARD


PGS Entertainment for ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks – Season 3 (52 x 11’)
Production: Bagdasarian Productions, Technicolor Animation Productions
Directors: Frédéric Vilquin, Janice Karman
Original broadcaster: M6


Mediatoon Distribution for Bobby and Bill – Season 1 (52×12’)

Production: Dargaud Media, Belvision, Ellipsanime Productions, RTBF
Director: Philippe Vidal
Original broadcaster: France 3


Cyber Group Studios for Gigantosaurus – Season 1 (52×11’)

Production: Cyber Group Studios
Director: Olivier Lelardoux
Original broadcaster: France 5


DOCUMENTARY EXPORT AWARD


ARTE Distribution for 700 Sharks – (1 x 52′ UHD or 1 x 92’ UHD) Production: ARTE France, Le Cinquième Rêve, Andromède Océanologie, Les Gens bien Productions
Director: Luc Marescot
Original broadcaster: ARTE


Lucky You for Higher and Higher – (52’) (Collection: Masters of Engineering)

Production: 2P2L, France Télévisions
Directors: Emmanuelle Sudre, Alex Badin
Original broadcaster: France 5


ZED for The Secret Versailles of Marie Antoinette (52’ & 90’)
Production: ZED, ARTE France, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Directors: Sylvie Faiveley, Mark Daniels
Original broadcaster: ARTE


FICTION EXPORT AWARD

Newen Connect for Candice Renoir – Season 1 (8×52’)
Production: Boxeur 7
Directors: Christophe Douchand, Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss
Cast: Cécile Bois, Raphaël Lenglet, Gaya Verneuil…
Original broadcaster: France 2


Gaumont for The Art of Crime – Season 1 (6×60’)
Production : Gaumont Télévision
Directors: Charlotte Brandström, Eric Woreth
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Eléonore Bernheim, Philippe Duclos…
Original broadcaster: France 2


Mediawan pour Missions – Season 2 (10×26’)
Production : Empreinte Digitale
Director: Julien Lacombe
Cast: Hélène Vivies, Laurent Aubert, Mathias Mlekuz, Jean-Toussaint Bernard…
Original broadcaster: OCS

This year, the Export Awards will once again be presented during the Rendez-Vous Bi@rritz, TV France’s flagship event, which will take place online, as in 2020, in order to adapt to constraints caused by the Covid pandemic.


Save the date for September 6 – 8, to find out who will follow in the footsteps of the 2020 winners:
2020 Animation Export Award: Mediatoon Distribution for The Fox-Badger Family
2020 Documentary Export Award: The Party Film Sales for Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum
2020 Fiction Export Award: Federation Entertainment for The Bureau Season 1


About the TV France International Export Awards shortlist: The nominees have been determined according to a scale of points which ranks international sales by the number of sales achieved and their value. The winner in each category will be decided by vote made by a college chosen from 12,000 international buyers and trade journalists listed by TV France International.