Playtime (formerly known as Films Distribution) is a Paris-based international sales agency active since 1997.
Founded by François Yon and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, quickly joined by Valéry Guibal and Sébastien Beffa, Playtime has become one of the industry leaders in international sales of independent cinema. Recent movies include Cannes' favorite BPM (Beats Per Minute), Oscar® winner Son of Saul, veteran director François Ozon's Frantz, and Sundance hit The Innocents. Each year, Playtime launches approximately 25 new titles in the most prestigious festivals, and is dedicated to award winning and innovative art-house films from all over the world. We pride ourselves in discovering exciting new filmmakers and introducing them to audiences around the world.
Playtime is also an active co-producer, under the Playtime Production banner, and is a partner in thriving French TV production company Empreinte Digitale (Mission on AMC).
For the past 20 years, the company has made a name for itself in the marketplace as a high end sales outfit selling feature films to international distributors and broadcasters. Playtime is known for the quality of its artistic choices and worldwide successes such as Merry Christmas, Live & Become, C.R.A.Z.Y., Lemon Tree, Coco Before Chanel, Cell 211, Monsieur Lazhar, War Witch, The Missing Picture, Son of Saul, Frantz, BPM (Beats Per Minute). Playtime is dedicated to award-winning directors and innovative art-house films from around the world, and to discovering new filmmakers.
Playtime handles an international library of approximately 400 features, and nearly 1,000 titles for its domestic market.
In addition to its Paris office, Playtime has set up in 2008, Films Boutique, a Berlin based subsidiary, Brussels-based Be For Films in 2014, and Film Constellation in London in 2016.