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Comedies, romances, dramas, documentaries, animation and virtual reality… MyFrenchFestival offers a selection of films to discover contemporary French-speaking cinema. And this, without moving from his sofa! A godsend for lovers of 7th art – young and old – confined for several months.

33 films are on the program for this eleventh edition. To discover them, two options. The first: connect directly to the dedicated platform, The second: choose a VOD platform among the 60 that relay the festival, such as Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video or Google Play. Short films are free and you have to pay € 1.99 per feature film or pay € 7.99 to attend all screenings.

Ten feature films and ten short films are also in competition. As a result, a Grand Jury Prize, an International Press Prize and an Audience Prize. Filmmakers and journalists were carefully chosen to determine the winners. As for the third, it is the vote of spectators-Internet users that will be taken into account. Results announced at the end of the festival on February 16, 2021.

A diverse themed selection

The 2021 vintage is organized around categories that reflect the diversity and liveliness of French-speaking cinema today. Here is the detail in order to make your choice in the sessions.

  1. Forever Young highlights initiatory journeys and the passage from adolescence to adulthood. We discover: “Adolescentes” by Sébastien Lifshitz, “You deserve a love” by Hafsia Herzi, “Entracte” by Anthony Lemaitre and “Un adieu” by Mathilde Profit.
  2. The section Crazy Loving Families brings together films focused on complex family situations: “Énorme” by Sophie Letourneur, “Felicità” by Bruno Merle, “Just Kids” by Christophe Blanc, “Nuclear Family” by Faustine Crespy and “Sole Moi” by Maxime Roy.
  3. True Heroines celebrates figures of women through their portraits. They include: “Camille” by Boris Lojkine, “Kuessipan” by Myriam Verreault, “Filles de joie” by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, “Blue girls, white fear” by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand and “Motus” by ‘Élodie Wallace.
  4. French Ghost Stories brings ghost stories up to date with “Orphée” by Jean Cocteau, “Quicksilver” by Stéphane Batut, “Empty Places” by Geoffroy de Crécy and “The Life of the Dead” by Arnaud Desplechin.
  5. In the category On the Road, “The Heroes never die” by Aude Léa Rapin, “Josep” by Aurel, and “Clebs” by Halima Ouardiri discuss the migrations of those fleeing international conflicts.
  6. Love is love puts in the spotlight a documentary and three short films that question love: “Madame” by Stéphane Riethauser, “Beauty Boys” by Florent Gouëlou, “Friend of a Friend” by Zachary Zezima and “Miss Chazelles” by Thomas Vernay.

Youth and virtual reality

Out of competition, the category Kids Corner also presents works for children in free access with “Un lynx dans la ville” by Nina Bisiarina, “Le monde de Dalia” by Javier Navarro Avilès, “Maestro” by Illogis, “Le Spectacle de Kindergarten” by Loïc Bruyère, and “ o28 ”by Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle and Fabien Meyran.

Finally, the last section, New Horizons, dedicates new forms of images and writing with “Odyssey 1.4.9”, “Saturnism” and “Recoding Entropia”.

The different films are shown all over the world. The Festival recorded more than 12 million views in 2020 and expects the pandemic to be at least as enthusiastic.

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Selection, Jury, previous awards, partners … Details here


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