Films & Companies becomes today the unmissable meeting dedicated to all corporate content (video, mini site, forums, news reports, internal competitions, periscope content ...).

Nowadays, video represents 70% of all internet consumption. The result is a whole serie of new formats that enrich this trend by offering agile information that is easy to integrate by all publics and on the move.

The relevance and the power of the videos content depend on their capacities to be amplified and diffused to the greatest number: actors of the company, customers, partners, suppliers... The Films & Companies festival will also deal with the subjects of sharing, diffusion, multiplication, interaction and enrichment of these contents...

The festival answers to the challenges of the sponsors, producers and directors of corporate films but also now to the designers of the other corporate contents and the actors that broadcast all of these contents.

In addition to the corporate film competition, this year's focus will be on testimonials from actors at the heart of this revolution and on demonstrations and experiences of leading companies and start-ups in the sector.

Films & Companies is the lab of innovations and solutions to develop, produce, disseminate, share and monitor the content of corporate communication at: contact@filmsandcompanies.com

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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. See participants/players



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 has been successful; as a matter of fact, almost 300 excellent corporate films were submitted, inspiring round table discussions and a very promising Innovation Village.

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

To notice : a bigger space will be offered to International films.
Once again this year, the competition will be fierce all through 13 film categories and so, the awards even 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 2017, May 30th to June 1st, 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 top of the range Barriere Group's establishments.

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

Denis Harnois
Président of the 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.



The Films & Companies Festival rewards the best corporate films, and values the talent of all actors in this area. The Films & Companies competition concerns all companies, organizations, institutions, authorities and agencies wishing to compete for one or more corporate films.

Movies registrations are closed. You can book your pass as of now for the festival.



Whether you are:
• communication professionals from companies, institutions, associations, locals
• audiovisual professionals: producers, authors, directors, communication agencies, production company, service providers, manufacturers and distributors of hardware and software, etc.
• students
You can register to come to the Festival Films & Companies in La Baule from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 1st June 2017.


We are looking forward to see you there!

Pass VIP

Enjoy unlimited access to Films & Companies, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017, and accommodation in a 5 stars hotel
at a preferential rate

• Access to the screening rooms of the COMPETITION
• Access to the INSPIRATION Rendez-Vous (conferences, keynotes, debates…)
• Access to the INNOVATION Village
• Access to the screening room area
• Access to NETWORKING : cocktail parties, buffet lunches, dinners, networking parties and inclusion of your name/contacts on the networking tools
• Access to the award ceremony (Thursday, June 1st)
• Accomodation in a superior room in a 5 stars hotel (Barriere l'Hermitage)

3 NIGHTS : €1300
2 NIGHTS : €1000
1 NIGHT : €500

Pass festival

Enjoy unlimited access to Films & Companies, from May 30th to June 1st, 2017, including:

• Access to the screening rooms of the COMPETITION for 3 days
• Access to the INSPIRATION Rendez-Vous (conferences, keynotes, debates…)
• Access to the INNOVATION Village
• Access to the screening room area
• Access to NETWORKING : cocktail parties, buffet lunches, dinners, networking parties and inclusion of your name/contacts on the networking tools
• Access to the award ceremony (Thursday, June 1st)


Pass journée

Enjoy full access to Films & Companies
on the day of your choice.

• Access to the screening rooms of the COMPETITION
• Access to the INSPIRATION Rendez-Vous (conferences, keynotes, debates…)
• Access to the INNOVATION Village
• Access to the screening room area
• Access to NETWORKING: one buffet lunch, one dinner, one networking party and inclusion of your name/contacts on the networking tools


Pass réalisateur

Independent filmmakers, enjoy full access at a discounted price.
Note, this offer is exclusively reserved for independent filmmakers who are not also producers. Any person not meeting with this requirement may be refused access.


Pass réalisateur journée

Independent filmmakers, enjoy full access for one day (of your choice) at a discounted price.
Note, this offer is exclusively reserved for independent filmmakers who are not also producers. Any person not meeting with this requirement may be refused access.



photo Robin LEPROUX
Président du jury

Previously Vice-president of the M6 Group, in which he set up the whole diversification into new activities; he became afterwards CEO of RTL in which he had the goal to straighten up the group when Philippe Bouvard left. He got into the films “Living together” that made the revival of RTL for instance.

He has a passion for football and he recently chaired the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

photo Sandra  BARANES
Head of Brand Strategy

After managing the Loto, Euro Millions and Illiko brands (ON and OFF line media), Sandra Baranès is from now on responsible of the FDJ advertising strategy. An ad story started 25 years ago in agency before joining the FDY in 2000.

photo Didier BEAUCLAIR
Director Media and Strategy

Didier Beauclair is a Director Media and Strategy for the UDA (French Union of Advertisers).
He represents the French announcers with their partner agencies, medias, interpersonal organizations in France and to the international, audience measurement companies, etc. On this basis, he is a member of the Media Forum of the WFA (World federation of advertisers), an administrator of the ACPM and the Affimétrie, serves on the CESP and on the board of Médiamétrie. He is also Vice-President of the CRTM. He presents the “medias and corporate” commissions of the UDA, as well as different working groups and organizes each year the Effie France Price of the advertising efficiency.  

After a commercial training in London (Middlesex Business School) and in Reims (Neoma), Didier Beauclair held various positions in advertising and in medias agencies. Then, he was responsible for the medias, and later responsible for the advertising in France for one of the first French announcers.

photo Laurence BELDOWSKI
Executive Director

After being for 10 years a temporary show business worker in the audiovisual production field, Laurence Beldowski is since almost 15 years very engaged within Communication & Entreprise, in which she is Executive Director. She has consistently putting the association in the middle of the main trends of the sector and of the society. To accompany every communicators in their careers and to put them at the heart of the companies ‘strategy is her main goal. She is also a founder and a manager of the C&E women network: “Toutes Femmes, Toutes Communicantes” (Fully Women, fully Communicators).

photo Agnès BENAYER
Communication Director

Agnès Benayer is a Corporate Communication and intercultural expert in multilateral contexts. Since 2008, she is the Communication Director of TV5MONDE, an international French-speaking channel since 2008.

Previously, she was a Communications and Partnerships manager for the Institut Français.
Agnès has also been Commissioner-General of the France-Korea Year 2015-2016. Frequently consulted by companies and organizations about their communication strategies, Agnès graduated from the CELSA and from the Provence University in contemporary history.
She has been a teacher in Reunion as well.  

Distinction: Commander of Rio Blanco Board (Brazil)  

photo Catherine BUCH FAURE
Brand and Advertising Manager

Currently Brand and Advertising Manager AXA France, Catherine Bush Faure has over 10 years experience in advertising agency and 3 years of experience in relationship marketing agency. She then joined the AXA group as a brand and image Coordinator of AXA DIRECT (launch of the brand in Japan…) and also AXA France.

photo Charles CADIET
Director of Communications

Journalist by training, Charles-Amaury Cadiet is director of communications for the city of La Baule since 2013. Formerly, he collaborated for various newspaper headlines before to practice to the General Council of Vienne.

photo Eric CHASTANG
Global Head of Internal & Corporate Communications

Eric help various management roles within agency network in France before carrying out audit missions, then taking charge the bank offer services through the internet at the Marketing department. He then was appointed responsible for the internet to the Communications department and deployed its function in France and to the International. Since 2013, Eric is the Global Head of the Internal & Corporate Communications for the Bnp Paribas Group.

photo Arnaud CHAUMONT
Audiovisual Services Manager

Currently responsible for the audiovisual communication hub of Enedis, Arnaud Chaumont works in communications within the EDF Group since almost 20 years. He exercised various positions, from print to digital, in different boards and subsidiaries of EDF, before specializing in audiovisual.

photo Christine CHEVALIER
Advertising and Events Manager

Currently Advertising and Events Manager, that has done since November 2015, Christine Chevalier has the opportunity to develop her interpersonal skills, her team spirit and her accuracy at work within the UNICEF France, on numerous events such as « FRIMOUSSES DE CREATEURS », « H2O Filter », « LA NUIT DE L’EAU » and also « LES KIDS UNITED ». Also in charge of the advertising campaigns, she recently launched a collection campaign which enabled to raise funding in a new and unprecedented way.

photo Sophie CHEVALLON
Director of Communications

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 Benoît CORNU
Director of Communications

Benoît Cornu is Director of Communications of the PMU since 2007.
Graduated from the Burgundy School of Business (previously ESC Dijon), Benoît Cornu started his career in the field of market research to the Poscop Institute, and later on to Chronopost. He joined in 1998 the Match supermarkets, in charge of the development projects of the company. In 2000, he was appointed Director Marketing and Coordination of Opéra, the purchasing office of Casino and Cora-Match Groups. In 2002, he became Director delegated in charge of the Communications and External Relations of the Casino Group. From 2006 to 2007, he took various missions of adviser in the field of communications.

photo Cyrille DELANLSSAYS
Management of Communication and CRS Department

Cyrille Delanlssays is Audiovisual Project Manager to the Communication & CRS department of Natixis since 8 years. Beforehand, he has teached  multimedia and interactive storytelling techniques to the Universities Paris 7 and Marne-la-Vallée. He is simultaneously founder and organizer of a blog called Amarok-Mag and participates in magazines dedicated to music and cinema as well as the screenwriting of projects.

photo Géraldine DELEFOSSE
Internal communications Director of the digital branch

Currently Internal communications Director of the digital branch of the La Poste Group; Géraldine Delefosse has furthered her experience mainly in agencies.
She started at DDB, then has quickly began oriented to the corporate from the creation of DDB&Co by integrating the new business department as a responsible for the development. After 8 years at Ligaris – today Babel – in which she held the position of Director of External Relations, she is now in the service of the digital transformation for the Laposte Group, first local company in France.

photo Anne-Laure DEMORY
Internal communications director

Anne-Laure Demory is in charge, since 2 years of the internal communication of SNCF Réseau, which has 53000 employees.

After a master’s degree in Political science from the Scholl of Journalism of Lille, a 4 years’ experience as a reporter for the TV news, Anne-Laure is hired in 2006 by the SNCF.  

Responsible for the SNCF’s internal information, she manage the whole internal media (print, video, digital, for the internal public of 150 000 employees and the managerial structure of 25 000 executives). Then, she joined the new company within the SNCF group, SNCF Réseau (that gather ex-RFF and the 50 000 employees of SNCF working on the network) in order to create the Internal Communication hub within the management Communication & Consultation.

photo Martine ESQUIROU
Executive Director

Currently at the head of her agency specilized in change managment and support, Air2, Martine Esquirou has been a communication manager  for more than 15 years with audiovisual groups or high technology (Canal+,Télé Images,Thomson) and more recently with a heath group (Ramsay Générale de Santé). Before, she has been an economic journalist (medias/telecoms/cultural industries) for L'Express, Libération and Les Échos..

photo Jean-Michel FOUQUE
Audiovisual Services Manager

With more than 25 years' experience, at once as a creative director and as an independent chief operator, Jean-Michel Fouque worked in several areas: cinema, documentary, tv, report, advertising, cartoon, corporate film, theatre. Armed with this expertise, both technical and artistic, he takes the responsibility of the audiovisual hub within the board of communication of Hermès International. In charge of the internal communication films, the trainings, the presentation of the new collaborations with directors and production companies working for Hermès.

photo Philippe  KASSE
Independent consultant in branding, media relations and events

Originally Jurist, Philippe Kasse become press officer of an opera singer for 2 years. Then, after having explored journalism, he held various positions of communications officer at Xerox and Alcatel. He became later and for 13 years a Communications Director of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique, before becoming during 10 years, an External Communications Director of the Alstom Group. Philippe Kasse is currently an Independent consultant in branding, media relations and events.

photo Nathalie LIS
Strategic management supervisor in digital projects

Currently, strategic manager NEO, Nathalie Lis is in charge of the digital transformation of practices & cultures of the management.

She has held her skills and expertise since 27 years in the commercial, marketing/advertising and customer relationships fields.

photo Marion MARGOT
Corporate Communications Vice-President

Marion Margot is the Corporate Communication Vice-President at ERAMET, a French mining and metallurgical Group and a world leader on its businesses.

Prior to taking up that position, she spent 10 years at Essilor International as Group Internal Communication Director. Previously, she worked as communication officer at Cogema, and, later, as a communication director for SeaFrance.

With more than 20-year experience in both internal and external communication reinforced by a Master in International Management Development at ESSEC Business School, Marion Margot has developed a strong expertise in strategy and corporate communication.

photo Nicolas PETTEAU
Responsible for the editorial contents and the internal communication

Currently Responsible for the editorial contents and the internal communication of Air France, Nicolas Petteau has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate communications.
From its humble beginnings as a freelance journalist at RLT Belgique, he joined Suez in 1998, then Pernot Ricard in 2002. He works for AirFrance since 2005, holding various positions in financial communications, press relations and internal communications.

photo Laura PHO DUC
Chief Marketing & Communications officer

Currently Chief Marketing & Communication officer at Alibaba Group in France, Laura Pho Duc has previously developed 18 years professional’ experience in large agency groups such as Young & Rubicam Brands/Wunderman, TBWA or even Fullsix (Havas) as well as among advertisers just as Disneyland Paris or Puig.

That is also at the international level, for global (64 countries), regional (22 countries) and local positions, that Laura has acquired a complete multicultural expertise.

Her skills in marketing and communication include a very strong knowledge of Digital, Social, Mobile, CRM, Data and other thanks to the functions she assumed as CRM & Digital manager, Global Business lead, COO or CDO.

photo Tonie PINEDA
Audiovisual Services Manager

Currently Audiovisual Services Manager within the management of the Communications of Bouygues, Tonie Pineda has more than 10 years’ experiences in Communications and in Audiovisual. Having developed her expertise in administrations and in TV and radio media, she joined the Bouygues Group. Firstly in charge of the editorial and web Communications, she later on develop the Audiovisual hub. Responsible for a coherent editorial line with the brand image of the Group, she supervises with her team, the conception and the production of films in collaboration with production companies and directors. She ensures the promotion of these realizations at both at the internal and the external, including social media.

photo Christelle POLICARD
Corporate Communications Manager

Christelle Policard is, since October 2014, a Corporate Communications Manager for the Compagnie des Alpes, with the task to guarantee the understanding of the company’s strategy and its support with external and internal publics.

After starting her career (1990-97) in communications agencies (Atlantique FCA !, Publicis Atlantique), she spent a few years to the Mail Marketing Department for the La Poste Group as a BtoB communications officer. In 2001, she joined the Grévin et Companie Group (Astérix Park, Grévin, Grand Aquarium of St Malo…) to accompany its Leisure Parks in their Marketing and Communications strategies.

In 2004, she is named Corporate Communications Manager of the Astérix Park, then she was given, in 2007, across the Compagnie des Alpes Group, the brand partnerships for Europe (Coca-Cola, Danone, Unilever…) and the media partnerships for the group subsidiaries (Leisure Parks and Ski areas).

photo Elisabeth RICHARD
Director for coordination, network animation at the Group’s Communications department

Elisabeth Richard is Director for coordination, network animation at the Engie’s Communications department. In her duties, Elisabeth directs the whole audiovisual production of the Group, with a constant concern of value-creation of the brand and of business value creation.  

Otherwise, Elisabeth is also in charge of the place of the woman at Engie. As part of her work about diversity, she developed and implemented an ambitious politic which has truly position her company as a main reference on the subject.

photo Carole SAULAY
Audiovisual Services Manager

Carole Saulay has made her career history in two steps: production of audiovisual documentaries for private companies, firstly; then head of audiovisual hub for the Onisep, a public institution of the National Education. Nowadays, she is in charge of the video content dedicated to the information to young people to help them in their course choices. Carole Saulay is in direct touch with the digital evolutions, influencing the writing, the production, the broadcast and the uses of the image.


Best writing

Best production

Best photography

Best editing

Best original music

Best sound design

Best visual design

Best actor/actress



Yves Métaireau

After 2 successful editions, which brought together each time more than 300 professionals and awarded 28 laureates among 280 films, La Baule is pleased to welcome Film & Companies from 30th May to 1st June at the Palais des Congrès Atlantia.
This third season, rich in developments, allows to position our station as THE meeting of corporate communication in France.

Attached and authentic, rich in incomparable quality of life, La Baule is an ideal destination for business, national, European and international.
With more than 25 years of experience in professional events organization, the Palais des Congrès is a reference in the Baule peninsula.

In addition to being an architectural and technical success, it is the first national site certified by the Quality and Sustainable Development Charter France Congress, obtaining in 2015 the ISO standard 20121.
This ideal setting, combining work and well-being, represents the beginnings of a long adventure for this festival where creativity and imagination are at the meeting.

Yves Métaireau
Mayor of La Baule-Escoublac
Président of Cap Atlantique



Films & 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 support the 3rd edition of the festival Films & Companies?

Contact us on: partenariat@filmsandcompanies.com or calling Laurence de Lignac on: +33 1 44 69 35 32


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