2018 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.

Special School Screening on Friday April 27th at 11:00: The award winning film LE BRIO.

This year students will watch “Le Brio”;  The film is directed by Yvan Attal.

Synopsis: Neïla Salah a grandi à Créteil et rêve de devenir avocate. Inscrite à la grande université parisienne d’Assas, elle se confronte dès le premier jour à Pierre Mazard, professeur connu pour ses provocations et ses dérapages.

Pour se racheter une conduite, ce dernier accepte de préparer Neïla au prestigieux concours d’éloquence. À la fois cynique et exigeant, Pierre pourrait devenir le mentor dont elle a besoin… Encore faut-il qu’ils parviennent tous les deux à dépasser leurs préjugés.

How to submit your film review?

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

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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