The Salon du Cinéma 2009 – 16th – 18th January 2009 at the Grande Halle de la Villette

You are a star! A movie star! And that means that the Salon du Cinéma – with its workshops and meet ‘n’ greets – is for you! Here are all the details…

photo by Guillaume Lemoine used under cc licence


French cinema is one of the strongest in the world (thanks to what we call the ‘cultural exception’, our excuse for subsidies) and Paris is indisputably the world capital for seeing films, so hosting a whole fair based in movies seems entirely logical. Here’s what’s in store for you if you go down to the Grande Halle de la Villette beteen the 16th and 18th January 2009:

A script contest. If you are aged between 16 and 35 and have a great idea for a film, you can stand in front of a jury, tell them all about it and perhaps win the Salon du Cinéma Grand Prize for the best pitch!
Meet ‘n’ greets with scripwriters, producers, casting directors, set dressers and builders, assistant directors, cinematographers, editors, cameramen/women, script supervisors… Over 100 professionals will be there to answer your questions!
Events: have film make-up done, watch stunts, meet animal actors, real actors and stuntpeople, learn about sound effects and dubbing, discover how CG effect and special FX are made…
Workshops for all ages: sound creation, first steps in filmmaking, designing the poster for your film, lovers’ dialogue, magic lanterns, video, making animation, comic or digital films, first steps in acting…

80,000 visitors are expected at the Grande Halle de la Villette, recently renovated. If you love the world of cinema, go and take a look.

Here’s all the essential information for the Salon du Cinéma 2009 at the Grande Halle de la Villette

When: 16th – 18th January 2009
Where: La Grande Halle de la Villette, 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Métro Porte de Pantin (line 5)
Opening hours: from 9.30am – 7pm
Entrance fee: Adults (over 18 years old): 12€, 12-18 year olds, students, unemployed: 9€, kids : 6-11 years old: 6€, free for under 6 year-olds. Pre-sale tickets are cheaper if ordered on the official site
Official site: in French only unfortunately, here


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