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Jack Webb of Entertainment Film Distributors

Results for London's Favourite French film 2012

By FranceInLondon

The Gala Evening, hosted at the Institut Français, under the patronage of the French Ambassador, saw ‘The Artist’ carry off the award as London’s Favourite French Film 2012. The Artist, distributed in the UK by Entertainment film distributors, had also received this year a string of major awards including the Academy Awards for both Best Film and Best Actor.


Laurent Burin des Roziers
Laurent Burin des Roziers

London’s Favourite French Film award is in its 9th year. It was in 2004 that FranceInLondon organised this on-line vote for the first time. It has now over 5,000 French film enthusiasts taking part in the vote each year.

The results of the vote are then announced at the Award Ceremony which is firmly established as a key event in the London calendar of major French film events.


Hugh Spearing of Studio Canal
Hugh Spearing of Studio Canal

The event kicked off in style with a champagne reception sponsored by Perrier Jouët. Representatives of the distributors of the winning films were present to accept their prizes, with ‘Potiche’ distributed by Studio Canal coming in second place and ‘Sarah’s Keys’ also distributed by Studio Canal in third place. Overall, 2012 was one of the most successful years ever for French films in the UK with more than 40 films being released this year alone.



The top 10 films were as follows



The Artist




Sarah's Key


The Kid with a Bike


Le Havre


Beautiful Lies




The Well Digger's Daughter


Romantics Anonymous




Rebecca Connell announcing the winners
Rebecca Connell announcing the winners

Many terrific prizes were won by people who had participated in the vote as well as for those who attended the evening. Prizes taken away by lucky winners included a night at a Relais & Châteaux hotel in the UK together with dinner and overnight stay, a one-night stay with dinner, breakfast and cookery course the following day, at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and a long-weekend stay in Paris with accommodation in a luxurious St Germain apartment offered by City Apartment Book and Eurostar.


Michael Wilde introducing Untouchable

Michael Wilde introducing Untouchable

FIL were also delighted to have ‘Untouchable’ as the film for the evening courtesy of Entertainment Film Distributors, prior to its general release in the UK. It had both French speakers and sub-title readers roaring with laughter which, hopefully, bodes well for its great success in the UK market as a whole.



The after party was attended by the French Ambassador Mr. Bernard Emié and his wife Isabelle as well as 240 guests who were able to enjoy some beautiful wines courtesy of Wine Story, cheeses by Androuët and desserts by Maison Blanc


Natacha Antolini, Bernard Emie, Patricia Connell, Eleonore de Mailly Nesle
Natacha Antolini, Bernard Emie, Patricia Connell, Eleonore de Mailly Nesle


We are very grateful to all our sponsors who made this great evening possible, including The City Apartment Book, Perrier Jouët, Eurostar, Androuët, Wine Story, Maison Blanc and Renault.

Make sure you vote next year and try to join us at the Gala Evening in 2013, which will be the 10th anniversary of the award and promises to be a very special event.

You could be one of our lucky winners!


This Year's Prize Winners

London's Favourite French Film Main Prize Winners
Prize Winner's Name
A long Weekend in Paris offered by the City Apartment Book and Eurostar Jeremy Hamand
An overnight stay in a Relais & Chateaux hotel in the UK with dinner and breakfast worth over £400 Laetitia Calligans
A Terry Gift Bag worth over £200
Fatou Dieye
A Terry Gift Bag worth over £200 Gilly Gulati
A Pair of Eurostar standard Tickets Bruno Alary
A Pair of Eurostar standard Tickets Myriam Le Fur
A Pair of Eurostar standard Tickets Amelie Mondon


17/01/2013 - leonard said :

Hello,A great place to stay and not expensive at all is the Lux Hotel. It is loatced between Place de La Nation and Bastille, facing the charming Courteline Garden, with easy metro access, metro line 6 direct to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. The metro is less than 100 meters away the hotel. Very safe location. Rooms are clean, fully equipped, with shower and free wi-fi. The price for 2 persons is between 50 and 59 euro.

12/10/2012 - s.pollock-hill said :

Who won the "French Film of the Year" prize?
All prize winners should be named!


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