Bellota Films is an independent production company, founded in 2009 by Hind Saïh and Dominique Barneaud, both driven by a strong desire to create.

With 20 years of production experience in France and abroad, we place innovative writing and committed approaches at the heart of our activity. Our films are "coups de coeur", motivated by the desire to share unique and surprising insights into the contemporary world and reality. At the center of our activity, a selection of projects for television and cinema, whose writing is sometimes mixed with animation, graphic arts or multimedia. Our core business is documentary, but we also develop fiction and feature films.

We are always looking to push back the boundaries between genres, with the desire to tell the story of reality in its plurality. The desire that presides over our choices is to accompany ambitious projects, until they reach their audiences.

Our editorial line is built around arthouse films and our mission is to bring them to the most coherent audience possible in France and abroad on the most appropriate media.

Bellota Films is a human-sized company with a very light structure, allowing us to devote all our funding to the creation itself. We are totally independent and work with very different partners. Thanks to the experience of the two associated producers, the company enjoys a great credibility and a good professional recognition. Over the years, Hind and Dominique have built up an important network of institutional partners, public and private broadcasters, co-producers and distributors in France and abroad. The career of the films produced by the company and the distinctions obtained in the festival circuit have notably contributed to its visibility.

ACTIVITIES

Documentaries

We produce documentaries for French and international television channels as well as for the cinema.

Fiction & Cinema

As delegated producers, we develop films for the cinema and accompany international filmmakers as minority co-producers.

New Medias

We also develop emerging formats for new media, notably in partnership with the company Red Corner.

Commitments

Because we have at heart the respect of the environment and the equality between men and women, we adhere to the EcoProd charters and the 50/50 Collective

Our Productions
  • In the 1960s and 1970s, Félix Mora criss-crossed southern Morocco in search of muscles to close down the mines in France at low cost. The Kingdom's town criers announced his arrival to cohorts of candidates for exile. A green stamp on the bare torsos: France,...
  • This is the tale of three artists who navigate the fashion world: from the front rows at shows to their tiny hotel rooms, constantly on the move, they struggle to thrive in social media culture in a decaying world which is now forced to reinvent itself.
  • Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Me Myself & Irene, Ace Ventura ... Jim Carrey ruled the 90s with an unconstrained and subversive style. Mutant body and actor of a digital revolution from which the last golden age of cartoon emerges, he was the grimacing face of the Clinton years, the link between...
IN PROGRESS
Our Projects
  • Pour lever le voile de la vie sauvage, il faut d'abord s'inviter, sur la pointe des pieds, dans les replis de territoires laissés à la nature. Puis, observer et écouter discrètement, tenter de lire et comprendre traces et habitudes des habitants des lieux. Enfin, rester humble et patient pour avoir...
  • Rêve d'après is a reference to Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's Joli Mai, an emblematic film that has become a figure of style showing Parisians in their daily lives and composing a striking political, social and cultural portrait of France in 1962. Sixty years later, Vanya Chokrollahi and Romain Rampillon, in a similar fashion...
  • In France and among our European neighbours, more and more people are being employed to take care of our sick or vulnerable parents, children, relatives and neighbours. They are called life assistants, but they occupy a strategic place in the organization of society....

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