On the occasion of the 20th edition of the Rendez-vous du cinéma français in Paris and the launch of the 8th MyFrenchFilmFestival, the Minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen, welcomes the very good figures of French cinema export in 2017, unveiled by UniFrance.

For the fourth time in six years, French cinema generated more international admissions than in French cinemas. French cinema has 80.5 million admissions and 468 million euros in receipts. France is the second largestth film exporter to the world.

The success of large-budget productions such as auteur films shows the richness and diversity of French films that contribute to the influence of our country beyond our borders. It is also a sign of great cultural diversity.

For Françoise Nyssen, "France has established itself as one of the most attractive cinematographic centres in the world, thanks to its talents, the excellence of its training schools, and its financing system. The recent revaluation of tax credits, which has attracted several hundred million investments in filmmaking and production studios in France, as well as the export support plan set up within the CNC in 2017, have demonstrated their effectiveness in strengthening the international competitiveness of French cinema. The promotion of French films and talents, supported by UniFrance, is essential to the influence of French cinema in all its diversity."

Françoise Nyssen congratulates all film professionals.