Marie-France Brière

Marie-France Brière

Marie-France Brière is a producer and director.

She lived her early life in Argentina and arrived in France in the early 50s.

Marie-France began her career in the 60s at Europe 1 after introducing Digno Garcia’s big hit “Brigitte Bardot, Bardot” to Lucien Morisse and thus to France. In the 70s, she moved from radio to television. She produced a wide variety of very popular TV shows such as “Carnaval”, “Le Jeu de la Vérité”, “La Roue de la Fortune”, “Ambitions”. In the 80s she produced the very much acclaimed “Fort Boyard”. The setting of this show being a fort located 12 miles ashore…

In the 90s, she worked and settled in Charente thanks to her strong implication in the cartoon “Princesse Shéhérazade”.

In 2004 she created her own production company: “La Curiosité”.

The idea of The Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême was born a few years later when she attended the Outaouais Film Festival in Quebec. She then convinced Dominique Besnehard to embark on this aventure with her. 12 years ago, they founded the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême – Festival that was to become the 2nd Film Festival in France.

Most recently, she produced and directed a new documentary What if New York were called Angoulême which will premiere at French Cinema Week NYC.