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Playtime (formerly known as Films Distribution) is a Paris-based international sales agency active since 1997.
Founded by François Yon and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, quickly joined by Valéry Guibal and Sébastien Beffa, Playtime has become one of the industry leaders in international sales of independent cinema. Recent movies include Cannes’ favorite BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE), Oscar® winner SON OF SAUL, veteran director François Ozon’s FRANTZ, and Sundance hit THE INNOCENTS. Each year, Playtime launches approximately 25 new titles in the most prestigious festivals, and is dedicated to award winning and innovative art-house films from all over the world. We pride ourselves in discovering exciting new filmmakers and introducing them to audiences around the world. Playtime is also an active co-producer, under the Playtime Production banner, and is a partner in thriving French TV production company Empreinte Digitale (MISSIONS on AMC).
In addition to its Paris office, Playtime has set up in 2008, Films Boutique, a Berlin-based subsidiary, Brussels-based Be For Films in 2014, and Film Constellation in London in 2016.