‘Unofficially European: Case Study of BAFTA-Winning I am not a Witch’—an interview with Juliette Grandmont
Juliette Grandmont was a French co-producer of the film I am not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (2017). This feature film was shot entirely in Africa, financed by four different territories (Britain, Wales, France, Holland, Germany), but remained outside of the ‘official co-production’ apparatus. I am not a Witch has won accolades worldwide—screening at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals and winning ‘Outstanding Debut’ feature at the 2018 BAFTAs. In this interview, Grandmont recounts the packaging and financing of the film and the opportunities and challenges inherent in this type of unofficial co-production.