ARTE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES - page 51

CINÉMA ACTUEL
AKTUELLES KINO
GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THE SLOT
This prime time slot is devoted to current feature films (the premiere should have taken place at
most ten years ago). Major films from contemporary world cinema which have gotten people
talking and received a good deal of attention, and which are characterised by artistic originality,
fantasy and sensitivity, will be presented here.
SELECTION CRITERIA
If possible, the film should be a television premiere. The films should have obtained a minimum
number of viewers in theatrical releases in Germany or France. Alternatively, the film may have
made a name for itself by winning awards at one of the larger film festivals.
Films shown in this time slot should not reflect the industry’s mainstream, but should feature the
director’s individual signature. As a general principle, however, when deciding upon the film
selection, the attractiveness and accessibility of the films should be geared toward the television
viewer in addition to considering the director’s perspective.
In other words, the films should not merely attract an audience of cinephiles. By offering the
possibility of identification, or through emotion, suspense and humour, the films are expected to
draw a level of viewers that is in keeping with this prime time slot.
ARTE co-productions that correspond to these criteria should be broadcast in this programming
slot.
There is no set limit in terms of the film’s origin: even if the focus is on European productions,
films from around the globe will always find a place here, if they are told in a strong way, are
universally comprehensible and examine the major questions in life.
The films must adhere to the French and German child protection regulations for the airtime.
LENGTH AND BROADCAST
Ca. 100 minutes
Prime time
In France, films will be broadcasted in French, with the option of viewing the original with
subtitles. In Germany, films will normally be dubbed for broadcast.
ARTE GEIE UNIT: FILMS, DRAMA & SERIES
SLOT CODE:
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