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Following its first successes such as Luc Jacquet’s THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and THE FOX AND THE CHILD, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA spearheads ambitious projects that fit into its editorial policy of unique family films touching and appealing a wide audience.

Productions

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Once Upon a Forest

A film by Luc Jacquet - 2013
  • CÉSAR 2014 (France) : Nominated in the category Best Documentary
  • 22nd Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (USA) : Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
  • Festival Cosmic Cine FilmFestival 2014 (Switzerland) : Jury Prize and Public Prize
  • Festival Deauville Green Award 2014 (France) : Grand Prix of Best Documentary
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A Song for Mama

A film by Joël Franka – 2013
  • Festival International du Film de Comédie de l’Alpe d’Huez 2013 (France) : Sélection Officielle
  • Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons 2013 (Belgium) : Public Prize and Prize of City of Mons
  • Magritte 2014 : Magritte of First Movie
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On Air

A film by Pierre Pinaud - 2012
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM DE LA RÉUINION (France – 2011) :
    Mascarin d’Or – Movie
    Best actress – Karin Viard
  • MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (France – 2013) – Network Prize
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Toscan, The French Touch

A film by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri - 2010
  • FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2010 (France) : HORS-COMPETITION Selection – Cannes Classics Category
  • COLCOA 2011 (Los Angeles) – Audience special prize
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Hollywood, I’m Sleeping Over Tonight

A film by Antoine de Maximy - 2008
  • CÉSAR 2009 (France) – Nominated for French Best Documentary
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE 2010 DE VIENNE (Austria) – Official Selection
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Being Jacques Chirac

A film by Karl Zéro & Michel Royer - 2006
  • CÉSAR 2006 (France) – Best Documentary
  • FESTIVAL CINÉFRANCO 2007 (Canada) – Official Selection
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2007 (USA) : Official Selection
  • FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA 2006 DE MONTRÉAL (Canada) – Official Selection
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM POLITIQUE 2006 DE BARCELONE (Spain) – Official Selection
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March of the Penguins

A film by Luc Jacquet - 2005
  • OSCAR 2006 (USA) – Best Documentary
  • CÉSAR 2006 (France) – Best sound design
  • VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE 2006 (France) – Best original Soundtrack
  • AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS 2006 (USA) – Best Documentary Editing
  • BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2006 (USA) – Best Documentary
  • GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS 2006 (USA) – Best Documentary
  • LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS 2005 (USA) – Best Documentary
  • NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW 2005 (USA) – Best Documentary
  • SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCATION AWARDS 2005 (USA) – Best Documentary
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Bonne Pioche Cinéma

Following its first successes such as Luc Jacquet’s THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and THE FOX AND THE CHILD (which together drew over 2 million viewers in France), BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA invests in ambitious projects that fit into its editorial policy of unique family films that speak to and touch a broad spectrum of viewers.

After the incredible story of Antarctica’s emperor penguins, seen in over 60 countries, was awarded an Oscar, BEING JACQUES CHIRAC by Karl Zero and Michel Royer won the Cesar for Best Documentary, the same category that Antoine de Maximy’s HOLLYWOOD, I’M SLEEPING OVER TONIGHT was nominated in two years later. BONNE PIOCHE then went on to produce TOSCAN, THE FRENCH TOUCH, Isabelle Partiot-Pieri’s portrait of the famous film producer which has been selected for Cannes Classics and won of the Audience Special Prize at the ColCoa Festival (Los Angeles).

In 2011, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA coproduced Pierre Pinaud’s ON AIR starring Karin Viard and Nicolas Duvauchelle and, in 2012, produced Joel Franka’s A SONG FOR MAMA with Sylvie Testud, Patrick Timsit and Dave.

In 2013, the company released Luc Jacquet’s ONCE UPON A FOREST. In 2015, it produced Christophe Lioud’s first film, TWISTING FATE and joined forces with ALOEST to co-produce the feature documentary LITTLE GEMS by Xavier de Lauzanne.

In 2016, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA released through UGC the French box office Summer hit WE ARE FAMILY, a family comedy directed by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière with Julie Gayet, Chantal Ladesou, Julie Depardieu, Thierry Neuvic, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Arié Elmaleh, Claudia Tagbo and Philippe Katerine.
In 2017, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA released in France through Disney Nature MARCH OF THE PENGUINS 2 – THE CALL by Luc Jacquet, which sold worldwide by Wild Bunch.

In 2019, WE ARE FAMILY 2 brought together more than 1 million spectators.

With thirteen films to date, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA has obtained seven Cesar Award nominations and one Bafta nomination, and has won one Oscar, two Cesars, a Victoire de la Musique, a Magritte and an Audience Special Prize at ColCoa.

the team

EP3
Emmanuel Priou
Producer - Partner