• 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.

  • We are happy to welcome Florence Sala: the new Head of ARTE DISTRIBUTION and MARKETING at ARTE France DEVELOPPEMENT since April 26th, 2021. 

    She began her career at ARTE France in 1998 as a project manager for international thematic channels. She then joined the Canal+ Group in 1999 where she worked for 18 years in various fields such international content acquisition et coproduction (feature films, series and documentaries), marketing, international business development, and international distribution at STUDIOCANAL.

    Before joining ARTE Development, she worked 3 years as a CEO and producer for the French-German production company Bleu Kobalt, where she produced international prime time feature documentaries, among which “Titanic, into the heart of the wreck” and “In search of Orient express”, sold in more than 80 countries to History Channel, Channel 4, ZDF, SBS…

  • We are really happy to announce that THE GOSPEL OF WEALTH - A STORY OF CAPITALISM (1870-2020) will be premiered at the Digital MIPTV’s Factual & Documentary Showcase

    In this series of 3 episodes covering 140 years of economic, political and cultural history, Cédric Tourbe and Romain Huret dissect the capitalist storytelling that has succeeded in perpetuating the American dream – from Rockefeller to the Koch family, or from Carnegie to Bezos, asking why such an injust system has not collapsed yet.

  • We are happy to announce that our team is going to pitch BRAVING THE TIDES at Le Rendez-Vous Docs 2021 on thursday, March 18th. 

    To the rhythm of the tides and for 24 hours, we will sneak into the secret and tumultuous life of the strange creatures of the shorelines, to discover their incredible way of life.

  • Our documentary "STALIN'S EXECUTIONERS - THE KATYN MASSACRE" is selected at the Lauriers de l'Audiovisuel

    This film tells for the first time the story of the Katyn massacre seen from both sides: That of the victims and that of the perpetrators. It reveals how this crime, attributed to the Nazis for 50 years, was in fact carried out by the Soviet secret police, the NKVD.

    Les Lauriers de l'Audiovisuel

  • Our documentary "THE UNGEMACH EXPERIMENT, A STORY OF EUGENICS" is selected at the festival FIPADOC 2021

    In 1924, a garden city, called “Ungemach”, was inaugurated in Strasbourg; it was restricted to couples who bore “healthy and fertile strains”. This officially eugenicist experience was endorsed by both political and scientific authorities, and the selection system lasted until the 1980s!