Honkytonk Films, France

Description of Organisation:

Since 2007, Honkytonk Films develop, produce and distribute interactive documentary films that give a unique, yet universal perspective on today’s most important trends and events. From entertainment to politics Honkytonk brings non-fiction stories to an international audience in partnership with leading broadcasters and news portals, using both creativity and technology to create compelling programs. More recently, we have been developing Klynt, an interactive editing tool dedicated to filmmakers, photographers and journalists willing to harness the power of the Internet, create and share their stories in the most open and creative way.

Main tasks in the project:

- Production and direction of the web-documentary that will show the activities and different operations taking place throughout the project Marlisco (WP 3)
- Technical expertise for the contest conception and production of the final video compilation, with the selected awarded videos from the Video Contest (WP 5)

Relevant experience:

At the forefront of new media storytelling, the company and its original approach to documentary filmmaking has been featured in some of the most cutting-edge documentary festivals and new media events (including IDFA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Prix Europa (Berlin, Germany), Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield, UK) and South by Soutwest (Austin, USA).
Latest productions include:
- Journey To The End of Coal (Samuel Bollendorff & Abel Ségrétin); Best Interactive Program (National Author Guild (SCAM– Paris, France)
- The Big Issue (Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo); Special Commendation – Emerging Media Award (2010 Prix Europa – Berlin, Germany), Special Commendation – Innovation Award (2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest – Sheffield, UK)


Arnaud Dressen

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