Dolce Vita Films was founded in 2007 by Marc Irmer, co-creator and co-manager of 1001 productions between 1998 and 2006. Dolce Vita produces fiction and documentary arthouse films for the cinema with a keen interest for international coproductions (previous films were coproduced with or shot in: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, India, Lebanon, Spain, Switzerland). In the same time, Dolce Vita produces new french directors, of whom we have followed the works in documentaries and produced their debut features.

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The team


Marc IRMER (Producer and CEO)

Of German nationality, born in France September 18th 1969.


After studying international relations and finishing an MBA program between Paris, New York and Tokyo, I have entered the world of cinema by field work, line production and producing short films for various companies.


In 1998, I created on equal basis with Edouard Mauriat, 1001 productions in order to produce feature films.


Working reciproquely as delegate producer and associate producer, I have followed the production of 8 feature films, 8 TV documentaries and 10 short films. I also organized a festival event in Paris in 2003 (100% Colombie documentaire) and contributed between 1998 and 2003 to the Osaka European Film Festival.


In January 2007, I set up my own production outfit, Dolce Vita Films and produced since 10 feature films as delegate or co-delegate producer (Legal Aid, Unwanted Witness, Belleville Tokyo, Impunity, 9mm, The Quispe girls, The Notebook, Heritage, Sunrise, Slam).


Current films are co-productions with Chile (La Francisca by Rodrigo Litorriaga), with Switzerland (Red Jungle by Juan Lozano & Zoltan Horvath) and with Tunisia (A Son by Mehdi Barsaoui).


Over the years, I’ve coproduced with or shot films in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, India, Lebanon and Switzerland and accompanied our films in festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice, Toronto and Sundance.


Ace producer since 2008 and member of the French Independent Producers’ Union (SPI), I was president of the French PROCIREP development fund in 2017, member of the CNC Cinema du monde commission between 2014 and 2018 and member of the North of France Regional commission between 2014 and 2018, as well as Media Expert for the European Commission.

Of German nationality and French at heart, I fluently speak on top of the previous languages English, Spanish and Danish.

As I feel that the center of the world is everywhere, I wish to produce singular films from all horizons.



Claire CHASSAGNE (Producer)














Nathalie MUSSO (Head of development)

With over 10 years of experience in cinema production, Nathalie supervises all French developments of Dolce Vita Films.