local films was founded in 1995 by Nicolas Brevière. The company company based in Paris has produced around 100 films (including shorts, features and TV documentaries), which have been selected and screened in a large number of international film festivals around the world or aired in France and abroad. Recent examples include “A German Youth” by Jean-Gabriel PERIOT (Berlin, Panorama section), “The Apostate” by Federico VEIROJ, (San Sebastian, Toronto), “Azor” by Andréas Fontana (Berlinale – Encounters, Sans Sebastian – Horizontes Latinos)…

The mission of local films has remained unchanged from inception: to foster, reveal and promote emerging art-house talents. To achieve this goal, local films works with a small number of directors, and for typically long periods of time: François Ozon, Blandine Lenoir, Pascal-Alex Vincent, Paul Aivanaa Manate or Jean-Gabriel Périot. Originally the focus of local films was on short films and documentaries. However, as the directors we work with are gradually reaching maturity and have started creating their own feature films, local films has almost naturally shifted to the production of feature films in order to accompany the creative process. Our work with Pascal-Alex Vincent, Blandine Lenoir and Jean-Gabriel Périot are typical examples of our cooperation: having started with producing their short films, local films is now actively involved in the development and production of these directors’ feature films.

International co-productions also represent an increasing part of our line-up; with projects such as “Summer Lights” with Japan, “Who’s afraid of Vagina Wolf” with the USA, “A German Youth” with Germany and Switzerland, “The Apostate” with Spain and Uruguay, “Nomads” with Morocco or “Azor” with Switzerland and Argentina.

Nicolas Brevière has directed a feature film, Higher Still premiered in Rotterdam (Tiger Award) in 2002.

He is member of ACE and UNIFRANCE.