Local films was founded by Nicolas Brevière in Paris in 1997. The company has produced around 100 films 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 Substitute by Vikash Dhorasoo and Fred Poulet (Berlin 2007, Forum section), and Candy Boy by Pascal-Alex Vincent, (Cannes 2007 Director’s Fortnight selection).

The mission of local films has remained unchanged from inception : to foster, reveal and promote emerging arthouse talents. To achieve this goal, local films works with a small number of directors, and for typically long periods of time : François Ozon, Thomas Salvador, Blandine Lenoir, Lucia Sanchez, Pascal-Alex Vincent, Paul Raoux, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Lorenzo Recio or Anna-Marganita Albelo.

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 full-length movies, local films has naturally shifted to the production of feature films in order to accompain the creative process. Our work with Pascal-Alex Vincent, Blandine Lenoir and Paul Raoux 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 Give me Your Hand by Pascal-Alex Vincent (Franco-german co-production), An Autumn in Germany by Jean-Gabriel Périot (Franco-german co-production) and The Papaya Factory a US-European co-production.

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

He is member of ACE and UNIFRANCE.