2017 Contest

Focus on French Cinema Festival offers many opportunities for students to get involved and earn extra credit. One such way is through our BECOME A FILM CRITIC CONTEST. This is an engaging way for you to learn how to analyze of a film and be your own film critic.
A special educational screening for High School and Middle School students will take place in Greenwich, CT on Friday, March 31st 2017 at 11:00am.
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This year students will watch “Heaven Will Wait” (Le ciel attendra);  The film is directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (Once in a Lifetime, Les héritiers).

Synopsis and additional info, click HERE

After the screening students will attend a Q & A with Director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.

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2016 Contest

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2016 fantastic film was “Tomorrow” (DEMAIN) which won a Cesar award for best documentary in Feb. 2016.  The film is directed by the French actress Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion.
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Winners of the contest were:
Elizabeth Williams: Greenwich High School
Adrien Gordon: FASNY

2015 Contest

Once in a Lifetime (Les héritiers)

In 2015, middle and high School students and teachers were invited to watch Once in a Lifetime (Les Héritiers). They also took part in the “Become a Film Critic” contest sponsored by BNP Paribas.

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