Launched in January 2008, Focus Vif has rapidly imposed itself as the weekly cultural reference in Frenchspeaking circles.
Young and trendy, active on the Web and other social networks, it covers the whole range of modern leisure activities from cinema to music, taking in video games, TV series, literature, dance, theatre and exhibitions.
All of this in a dynamic, sexy layout built around three main sections:
- Close Up
A practical TV guide completes the picture; 40 pages of detailed schedules for the main cable channels plus the critics’ selections for each day. Films, reports, TV series, programmes and documentaries all pass before the critical eyes of the magazine’s specialists, who guide you through what you should watch or zap. Focus also brings out special dossiers throughout the year (summer festivals, Oscars, high-tech…) as well as extra editions (TV series anthologies, cinema guide…). And the world of events is not forgotten either with 5-star partnerships (Bozar, Cinematek…), media events across the musical spectrum (Focus Club, Brussels Tour…), cinema (Focus Night), and visual arts.
Focus Vif particularly targets a youthful audience and the thirty and forty somethings who love culture and want to stay up to date with all that is going on.
- Language: French
- Frequency: Weekly
Editor-in-chief: Laurent Raphaël
Day of issue: Wednesday
Year founded: 2000
- Circulation: 67,290 copies (Print run Cim Press Brand Report 2017)
Subscriptions: 89% (CIM 2015)
Bookshop sales: 11% (CIM 2015)