The cosiest film festival is back in South Africa from 16 January to 16 February!
After 10 million streams recorded across 200 territories in 2019, MyFrenchFilmFestival, the first online French film festival will be back on 16 January for its 10th edition. Across the globe, and from the comfort of your own home, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the best that new generation French-language cinema has to offer. The films will be accessible from anywhere in the world with the use of any media device. In South Africa and in every country on the African continent, the festival is 100% free!
Throughout the month, internet users worldwide will be able to watch a selection of 10 feature films and 10 short films that are part of the competition, as well as several films presented out of competition. All films are subtitled in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.
With comedies, thrillers, rom-coms, dramas and classic, the selection will highlight the great diversity of French-language cinema. So pick a film, sit back, relax and enjoy the best of French cinema for free!
Internet users around the world are invited to vote by selecting their favourite feature film and short film on the festival platform.
To vote, go to MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, create a profile, watch the movies and select your favourite!
Several prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival: the Jury Award, with a jury composed of international film directors; the Lacoste Audience Awards, where web users around the world can vote for their favorite films via the festival platform; and the International Press Awards, selected by a jury composed of journalists from major international media outlets.
HOW ABOUT A TRIP TO PARIS?
Visit MyFrenchFilmFestival’s Facebook page and the French Institute of South Africa’s Facebook page to have a chance of winning a roundtrip Air France ticket to Paris for 2 people with 3 nights at the Hotel Collectionneur. And more prizes are to come! Best of luck!
THE 2020 FILM SELECTION
For the 2020 selection of MyFrenchFilmFestival, 31 films are organized around six thematic sections:
– Is this real?: stories that blur the line between dream and reality
– Say Cheese!: a large dose of humour and the absurd
– On the frontline: depictions of armed conflicts and geopolitics past and present
– All about women: a celebration of women in all their diversity
– Teen spirit: the emotional ups and downs of young people trying to find their bearings in the world
– My little zoo: a program of silent animated films aimed at young audiences
Discover the movies here!
MyFrenchFilmFestival is an initiative of uniFrance Films, the French government agency in charge of promoting French cinema overseas. http://en.unifrance.org/