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One week prior to the March 26th announcement of the full line up of films in competition for the COL•COA Awards 2013, the annual French film festival in Hollywood reveals a little more of its program for the 17th edition, taking place from April 15-22 in the Directors Guild of America complex.



Clean Co-director's Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Clean Co-director's Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

One year after the success of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s The Intouchables at COL•COA (COL•COA Audience Award, COL•COA LAFCA Critics Award 2012), they produced the new short film Clean, directed by Benjamin Bouhana,

 starring Laurent Lafitte, which will open the festival and the short films competition on April 15.


Nineteen new short films will compete for the COL•COA Awards:

505G, written and directed by Jérémy Azencott

75 Canaries, written and directed by Philippe Prouff

À la française, co-written and co-directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren-Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton

Clay, written and directed by Michaël Guerraz

Just Before Losing Everything, written and directed by from Xavier Legrand

Bella B., written and directed by Jan-Luck Levasseur

Bet She’an, written and directed by Julien Soler

Bad Toys II, written and directed by Daniel Brunet et Nicolas Douste

Clean, co-written and co-directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

Come What May, co-written and co-directed by Maxime Feyers et Mathieu Bergeron

Fragments of a standstill trip, written and directed by Lionel Mougin

Fuck U.K., written and directed by Benoît Forgeard

The Inn, written and directed by Izú Troin

The Lizards, written and directed by Vincent Mariette

Kiki of Montparnasse, written and directed by Amélie Harrault

My Sweetheart, written and directed by Daniel Metge

Leaving, written and directed by Joanna Lurie

Time 2 Split, written and directed by Fabrice Bracq

City of Light, written and directed Pascal Tessaud


Three films will round up the documentary section at COL•COA 2013:

- The Sons of Wind (Les Fils du Vent) directed by Bruno Le Blanc, produced by Les Films du Veyrier.  The documentary about the followers or spiritual sons of guitarist Django Reinhardt will be presented at COL•COA as a North American Premiere.

- Becoming Traviata (La Traviata et nous) written and directed by Philippe Béziat, produced by Les Films Pelléas. A mise en scene look at the modern staging of Verdi’s opera La Traviata in Aix-en-Provence with internationally acclaimed soprano Natalie Dessay will be showing at COL•COA as a four-month tour of Natalie Dessay starts in the U.S. Distrib Films will distribute the film in the U.S..

- The Invisibles (Les Invisibles) directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, produced by Zadig Films.  Taking home the Best Documentary César for 2013, eight months after its official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, The Invisibles traces the evolution of French society from the post-war years to the present from the perspective of homosexual men and women.  It will be presented as a U.S. Premiere at COL•COA.  It will be released in the U.S. afterwards by Distrib Films.

These three films will be in competition along side 28 feature films for the COL•COA Awards 2013.

From April 15 to April 22, 2013, will be the 17th edition of COL•COA  « A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM PREMIERES IN HOLLYWOOD » in the prestigious theaters of the Directors Guild of America.

COL•COA was created by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guils of America West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COL•COA is also supported by France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (L’ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC and Unifrance.

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