Playtime (known as Films Distribution until September 2017) is a Paris-based international sales agency active since 1997.
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. Each year, Playtime launches approximately 25 new films in the most prestigious festivals. 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 three highly specialized sales companies: in 2008, Films Boutique, in Berlin, Brussels-based Be For Films in 2014, and Film Constellation in London in 2016.
Playtime is also an active co-producer, under the Playtime Production banner, of films such as Sunset (László Nemes, 2018), and BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo, and has recently set up a television sales arm for international series while strengthening its bound with French TV production company Empreinte Digitale.