• We are proud to announce that the series WILD PYRENEES has entered the Official Selection of the Le Grand Bivouac Festival 2022, Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival 2022 & The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022, as well as the out of competition selection of the Green Screen Festival 2022.

    This series is an immersion in the heart of the mountain wild fauna, from the lowest to the top, with the wild cat, the bear and the eagle !

  • We are happy to announce that the film NATURE EUROPA - THE BEATING WINGS has been awarded Grand Prize at the Bird and Nature Festival of Abbeville.

    In the light of global warming, this spectacular wildlife film makes us rethink the relationship between humans and wild animals.

  • In the light of current events in Russia, ARTE Distribution proposes a selection of in-depth documentaries to understand geopolitical stakes. Our films take a closer look at Russia's geopolitics, Poutine's strategy, territory disputes and everyday citizen life.



  • We are delighted to announce that LIVING IN GERMANY AT WAR has received the Best French Documentary Award at the 2021 SFCC Awards.

    This film, consisting entirely of archives, recounts the daily lives of both German civilians and soldiers during the six years of WW2, from its start in September 1939 up to the months following the German surrender. A dive into the private lives of a people on the path to self-destruction.

  • We are thrilled to announce that PARIS OPERA - A (VERY) UNUSUAL SEASON has won the Audience Award at the international documentary film festival FIPADOC Awards 2022.

    With this film, we invite you behind the closed doors of the famous Paris Opéra Garnier after the 2020 lockdown, when ballet dancers were rehearsing without an audience, until the reopening in June 2021.

  • We are thrilled and extremely proud to announce that ARTE Distribution has 2 documentaries selected among the 3 finalists for the 2022 TV Export Awards by UniFrance (DR. JACK AND MR. NICHOLSON & THE TRUE STORY OF KING TUT'S TREASURE). Your support is very important, so please vote for us until 25th January!

    2022 TV Export Awards - Documentary category 

    DR. JACK AND MR. NICHOLSON: No one can resist his killer smile. With his immediately recognizable physique, Jack Nicholson is a far cry from the Californian playboy, at once undeniably sexy, yet singularly scary... How did this common young man become the icon of counterculture overnight?


    Almost 100 years after the discovery of King's Tut's Tomb, it is time to tell the story in a new light. This film uses 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy, the funerary objects and the topography of the famous valley of the Kings. 

  • THE UNGEMACH EXPERIMENT, A STORY OF EUGENICS has been selected  in official competition at FIFAAC, FIGRA, FIPADOC and Pariscience !



    In 1924, a garden city was inaugurated in Strasbourg, called Ungemach, reserved for couples selected as being "healthy and fertile strains". This eugenic experiment was approved by both political and scientific authorities and continued until the 1980s! Discover the genesis of this project and revisit the history of eugenics in England, the United States, Switzerland, Japan and Nazi Germany to see how it still poses many ethical questions that are becoming increasingly complex.  

  • We are very proud to announce that Laurent Ballesta (700 SHARKS) is the first Frenchman to win the most prestigious prize in wildlife photography: Wildlife Photographer of the Year (NHM London) 

    700 SHARKS is a spectacular dive for the first time by night into a feeding frenzy of 700 sharks in Polynesia, the largest concentration of sharks in the world. Filmed with very ambitious camera gear, with the participation of world-famous Laurent Ballesta, Emmy Award nominated, Winner of the Unifrance Export prize & Wildlife Photographer of the Year.  

  • TONI MORRISON - BLACK MATTER(S) has been selected as a finalist in the Representation of Race and Ethnicity Non-Scripted at the fifth edition of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards.

    This documentary is a portrait of the first black female writer who won the Noble Prize in 2019, became a figurehead of African-American literature and gave a voice to the forgotten.

  • We are happy to announce that Arte Distribution won the TVFI EXPORT Documentary Prize with 700 Sharks ! 

    700 Sharks is a spectacular dive for the first time by night into a feeding frenzy of 700 sharks in Polynesia, the largest concentration of sharks in the world. Filmed with very ambitious camera gear, with the participation of world-famous Laurent Ballesta. Emmy Award nominated, Winner of the Unifrance Export prize.

  • We are happy to announce that our film NANOWORLD, THE KEY TO OUR SURVIVAL won the Grand Prize at the 2021 Deauville Green Awards.

    Nature is an inexhaustible source of knowledge. After 3 billion years of evolution, it has created amazing mechanisms, even at a microscopic level, that allow plants and animals around us to protect themselves, to grow, to move or to face the attacks of the elements. 

  • Sunny Side has just begun! Don't miss our LIVE INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY & WILDLIFE SHOWCASE on Tuesday, June 22th at 10:30 AM GMT+2.

    With Laurent Ballesta, wildlife photographer, FIRE UNDER THE FIRE, Roberto Rinaldi, director, FIRE UNDER THE SEA Thibaut Camurat, producer, VOLCANO STORIES, David Perrier, director, VOLCANO STORIES, Eric Ellena, director and producer, SAVING PARADISE, Guillaume de Ginestel, director, SAVING PARADISE, John JACKSON, director PLANET REEF, Hélène Ganichaud, COMMISONER ARTE France.