Festival 2016

AfficheFilms & Companies is an international Festival which puts in competition corporate films and gives the opportunity for corporate communication players to meet : directors, producers, heads of communication and executives of audiovisual department of organizations, institutions or communities.
In an increasingly connected world, digital video is the best media to communicate. By 2017, videos will represent 69% of the internet usage. Moving image is an innovative means of responding to the communication issues of companies, institutions or communities (information, reputation, prescription, tutorial, interactivity, virality, data collection and exploitation).




Because the film media is a key tool for communication strategies, Films & Companies is the rendez-vous for corporate communication players :
Producers, directors, heads of communication, people in charge of corporate communication and people in charge of audiovisual in corporations, institutions or communities.

FILMS & COMPANIES, the event which is at the cutting edge of innovation in the field of corporate film.



Films & Companies is an inspiring time for sharing and brainstorming thanks to keynote speeches, workshops and roundtables on innovation and creativity in contents, communication's strategies and new networks. These meetings will be led by experts in their field and will happen throughout the festival



The Innovation Village offers the opporturnity to our partners to expose their innovative solutions. Companies and start-ups will be able to have a stand to present innovative web solutions, multi-media, technologies, services and equipment. Voir les participants



Films & Companies offers convivial meetings for festival participants throughout the festival during lunches, dinners and cocktails. Networking tools will be available in order to meet, exchange and create opportunities within the corporate film ecosystem.


Denis Hamois DirecteurThe first edition of Film & Companies Festival was sucessfull, almost 300 excellents corporate films, inspiring round table discussions and a very promising Market Place.

This year, keywords are : INSPIRATION & INNOVATION. It will be our guideline along the event.

To notice : a bigger place will be offered to International films.
This year, competition will be tough in the 11 competition categories and the awards more prestigious.

Digital is part of usual language; drones are among us, which modify our 360° view. Social networks become essential for companies, virtual is more and more reality!

Communicators, decision makers, producers and directors, to better understand and exchange on these new changes, I invite you to join us from 2016, May 17th to 19th, in Palais des Congrès Atlantia, in this beautiful seaside city La Baule.

Films & Companies is becoming an international hub for audiovisual entrepreneurship. It is also a way to have a pleasant time together in the high quality Barriere Group's establishments.

Creatives, innovators and corporate & institutional communication's actors, may the e-force be with us!

Denis Harnois
Président du festival


The Corporate Film festival of Biarritz (later renamed the National Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication Festival) is still considered to have been the key corporate film festival. The festival was created in 1969 by Michel Fois and sponsored by the CNPF (MEDEF today). Over 4 days, 3000 participants attended the conferences, visited the stands and the screening rooms where 450 audiovisual programs were in competition (35mm, 16mm films, Multi-image slideshow, and CD rom)

In 1996, Saturne Communication took over the Biarritz festival and decided in 1998 to export it to Deauville with a new label “Communica”. The festival disappeared after two years.

At the same time in the city of Creusot, a training film festival created in 1987 was making a name for itself, and once it became the only one on the scene, the Creusot Festival opened to other categories and set itself as the new corporate and institutional film festival. In 2006, it opened up to the world. The FIMAC welcomed each year 500 participants and 300 films of 10 different nationalities.

In 2009, lacking space in Creusot, it was decided to change the city, however, once more it became clear that it was not viable to relocate a festival. Since 2011, France has not had a generalist corporate film festival. In 2015, the new Corporate Film Festival “Films and Companies” takes up the challenge with undeniable assets.

picto The Ambitions

The Films and Companies festival aims to:

  • Gather national and international corporate film players during an annual and durable meeting.
  • Promote the companies and offer them media exposure at home and abroad.
  • Be a new showcase to raise the awareness of audiovisual work.
  • Value the producers and requesters by rewarding the creativity and quality of their communication.
  • Allow professionals to develop their networks, to be on the lookout for new creative trends and find new partners.
  • Foster the enterprising spirit of young filmmakers, value and encourage the innovative training projects of the companies and local governments.
  • Benefit from an international vision, compare and share know-how, learn new marketing and corporate communication approaches.

JURY 2016

photo Jérôme BONALDI
Président du jury

 Jérôme Bonaldi will be Films & Companies 2016 jury’s Président  

Journalist, animator, speaker, chronicler, Jérôme knows about corporate communication, incentive, team building and brand content.

He’s also a writer, as for « the life – almost without oil ». He received in 1992, Roberval prize for the best work teaching technology.
We’re very pleased to receive such a various man as a President of our Jury !

photo Valentin BLANCHOT
Siècle Digital CEO

It is during specialized trainings on communication (Sup de Com) and on digital (ISCOM) that Valentin created Siècle Digital in 2013.

Thanks to his different experiences (community management within Vapiano, consultant in innovation within Group Casino, or web marketing at GL events), he has acquired a genuine culture of digital.

Siècle Digital is now a reference media for the professionals in the sector. More than a blog, Siècle Digital is, above all, a commitment for knowledge sharing and accessibility.

photo Charles CADIET
Communication, La Baule

Journaliste de formation, Il est depuis 2013, le directeur de la Communication de la ville de La Baule.
Auparavant, il a collaboré à différents titres en presse écrite avant d’exercer au Conseil général de la Vienne.

photo Sophie CHEVALLON
Communication Director

Sophie Chevallon is Director of Communication.

First journalist, she bacame Communication consultant within Ministerial cabinets. For nine years, she managed Saint-Gobain group's Communication, culmunating the 350 years of the Group's which had a strong international impact. 

photo Cécile DE MENIBUS

Cécile de Ménibus is a producer and presenter.

As the associate producer of Mistral production, she is currently responsible for the French and International development of “Intervilles”, a French TV program.

She has considerable experience in animation, including her duo with Sebastien Cauet (La méthode Cauet).

photo Marina DEL BIGIO
TV Channel Manager

Marina has graduated in Economy at University Cattolica del Sacro cuore in Milan with a thesis focused on Strategies in television programming.

After a Master CEE in Managing Direction, she joined the Mediaset Group as Marketing product Analyst focused on Italian Fiction : depth research from the moment of the conceiving (textual analysis, test and focus group on script and pilot) up to the evaluation of audience results.

In 2004 she becomes Marketing Analyst responsible for schedule area : qualitative and quantitative analysis (audience rating) and coordination of  the editorial proposal supporting  the broadcaster in the search of the most competitive products.

In 2008, she participates in the launch of pay tv Mediaset as editor in chief of Premium Mya (pay tv channel).

From 2014, she is the Channel manager of 2 Pay tv channels: Premium Stories and Premium Action. She is in charge for schedule strategy definition according to the editorial line and for tv products research (in particular tv series).

photo Maxime DELMAS
Creapills CEO

Originary from Agen, Maxime is passionate about digital and innovation.
Since 2011, he is blogging on his personal blog in which he shares creatives marketing concepts.

In 2014, he left south-west of Paris and created Creapills, a media and an ideas database focusing on marketing, business and artistic’s innovations.

With more than 200 000 unique users per month, his aims are to promote professionals inspiration for the development of new concepts and gather a community of creative people.

photo Magalie DOUARCHE

Magalie Douarche-Salaün was born and raised in Nantes.

After her telecoms & networking DUT, she began her career in telecommunications in Paris.
Then, she went to Rennes, where she created a start-up, in 1999 during the period of the « internet bubble ».
During 10 years, she developed communication tools for companies and communities.  In 2009, she created her first production company « Menthol Prod ». Then, in 2015, she created « m com’ marguerite » in which she is currently a producer.

Elected since 2001 in Chateaugiron, Magalie is passionate about democratic tool, citizenship and public communication.
Also member of the association « Bretagne ID Large » since 2011, she actively participates to the organisation of TEDx Rennes conference. Moreover, she is columnist at TVR.

photo Bernard EMSELLEM
Communication SNCF

After he obtained a degree in mathematics, Bernard Emsellem trained in humanities and social sciences.

Following up on this, he began his career in opinion quality studies and then in communication.
He comes to a conviction: our audience is more and more demonstrating fineness and requirement. It’d learned to comprehend brands and organisations’ messages, to face them to their promises and actions, to judge them in relation to their aspirations.

Bernard Emsellem has built a communication career: Consultant, Managing Director of the communication group Francom, President of TBWA/Corporate, and SNCF Communication Director.
At the AACC-Corporate and at the Association of Public Communication, he defended the special features of corporate communication, the rigour it needs and the creativity it allows.

photo Nicolas  LEWANDOWSKI

Journalist by training (IPJ), Nicolas Lewandowski has been a reporter for 15 years within editorial board in radio (RMC, Radio France), written press (Le Parisien, Actuel) and even television (Canal +, M6).

For more than 15 years, he brings his skills to companies’ communication.

After a few years in agency where he developed audio-visuals products (Renault TV for the group’s factories, video magazine for France Telecom agencies), he is now working independently as a journalist director and audio-visuals consultants, with agencies or directly with a number of his customers (ADP, Eurojuris, SNEC…).

Since 2009, Nicolas is a dissertation Director in a French communication school (EFAP), and also a speaker and a jury.

Since the beginning of 2015, Nicolas is responsible of the heading « Page de Pub » of the French magazine “Auto-Moto.”

photo Alain MAZELLE
TV5 monde AD

Alain Mazelle is the artistic director of the world first francophone chain, TV5Monde.

Thanks to his various experiences into different fields during his career (in charge of external communication at the advertising department of France 3, Director of “Bleuciel Production” a corporate communication agency, Associate Director at “French TV” a production society specialised in games and entertainment etc...), he has specific knowledge about production and corporate communication.

photo Olivier MOULIERAC
The Napoleons' founder

After studying Graphic Arts, Olivier Moulierac was discovered in 1970 by a French publicist: Jacques Seguela. Within RSCG agency, Olivier confirms his passion for images and how powerful it is for advertisements.

In 2014, with Mondher Abdennadher, he created a new event: “The Napoleons”. This summit is focusing on innovation. It was lauched in order to gather people around innovation and communication. Moreover, it is an opportunity for people to share their experiences and collaborate for better innovation.



photo Marianne PERRIN
Audiovisual - TOTAL

After a graduate of the EPSCI (Bachelor in Business Administration ESSEC), Marianne obtain a Master in Corporate Communication.     

She works since 2010 for Total Group, she is now responsible of Audiovisual Production for communication contents.

photo  PITOF
Director & Producer

Jean-Christophe Comar, aka Pitof, has been pioneering digital imaging in France for the past 25 years.
He started in 1986 by working on ads and videos clips with Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Marc Caro, Alain Chabat…

Thanks to the visual effects’ software for cinema that he’d initiated, he got the opportunity to cooperate with many films maker as the director of digital special effects.

Throughout his career, he had received several awards (Cannes Festival, 1994)

In 2001, he made “Vidocq” the world’s first HD movie, with Gérard Depardieu and Guillaume Canet.

It is with the realisation of “Catwoman”, a Hollywood production that his career took on an international dimension.

In 2014, he created Open House Films, a production company in Hollywood.

photo Christophe RAMAGE

Photographer by training, the fast director, Christophe Ramage is native of Rennes.

He migrated rather Young to Paris. In parallel of numerous reports for television and several documentaries of 52 ', he also provides companies his audiovisual skills.

Fascinated by the world of work and especially by the economic and social sector, that resonates with its associative commitments, Christophe conceives promotional films, educational or for events. Immersing himself in the culture of each institution for which he intervened, he often played an advisory role.

His curiosity led him to imagine and use interactive multimedia tools, dedicated Web.

Among the price received, there is the best film in health class at La Baule for the first edition of Festival Film & Companies, last year. SCAM Civil Society of Multimedia Authors, awarded him the 2015 Institutional Film Award.

photo Andy SMITH
Vice-President of EVCOM

Whatever the audio visual digital innovation Andrew has been at the forefront. Whether it be Film Video, Virals, Augmented Reality, 360 Filming mobile apps, projection to buildings, live event streaming etc.  

Championing such worldwide brands as McLaren, Vodafone, Sony, Blackberry, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Douwe Egbert’s and P&O, Nissan, PG Tips and IHG where Andrew oversaw the entire creative execution for the rebranding of Holiday Inn Hotels worldwide.  

Andrew’s work, which includes Apps, Augmented Reality, brand commercials, title sequences and product launches has seen him work across a myriad of mediums, from TV and cinema advertising to outdoor digital, radio commercials to internal corporate communications, Andrew has become a leader in creative communication, and an established heavy-weight in global through-the-line communications.  

On the way to picking up numerous awards, Andrew’s approach to visual communications involves gaining a thorough understanding of the client’s objectives and reaching the audience in new and exciting ways, whilst maintaining a strong adherence to the client’s creative brief.  

Andrew, is now Vice Chairman of EVCOM the film, video and live events industry body and the longest serving board member of the IVCA,  EVCOM and continues to make ground breaking visual communications for a host of worldwide brands.

photo Caroline SWIYSEN

photo Sophie THOMAS-GERARD

After a license in history at la Sorbonne, Sophie studied the history of cinema.  

She discovered a new universe with « Diaporamas » and started reports for french TV, with a particular taste for environmental subject, women causes in emergent countries and sustainable development.  

In 2014, simultaneously to reports and movies ordered, she’s chief editor for a crisis communication unit.

photo Claudie VOLAND-RIVET
Marketing Director UDA

Graduate from the Press French Institute, Claudie was marketing Director for online advertisement agencies .

Since 2012, she is Marketing Director for the Frrench Advertisers Association.


Best writing

Best production

Best photography

Best editing

Best original music

Best sound design

Best visual design

Best actor/actress

Partners 2016


Films and Companies is supported by sponsors who are convinced of the necessity of an event dedicated to institutional and corporate films.
Companies, institutions, organizations and professional associations, associate your image with the festival and support it: become an actor of this new corporate communication meeting, come to meet the actors of this ecosystem and get more visibilitiy with the communication and media professionals

Would you like to join our market place and develop your activity ?

Please contact us on partenariat@filmsandcompanies.com to imagine our future collaboration


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