“It gets better and better!”
“It was a fantastic festival. The selection was top-notch and so good to meet some of the actors, directors and producers.”
“Always an exciting, challenging experience! Positive and so vibrant”
“Great film festival!”
“Enjoyed a weekend of engaging films in French; three auditoriums/film repeats facilitates ability to see many films; Greenwich venue is perfect -proximity to a variety of eateries is a bonus; great “goodie” bag!”
“My sister comes down from Toronto to attend it”
“10 years living in the US = 10 times attended!”
“The selection this year was excellent”
“The best ever!”
“Excellent variety with good balance of drama and comedy”
Satisfaction rate: 99% | Likeliness to attend again: 100%
Likeliness to recommend to a friend: 97%
Focus on French Cinema 2017
Stamford, CT | March 27
New York, NY | March 28 – 30
Greenwich, CT | March 31 – April 2
A selection of the best Premiere French films from around the world:
FFC 2016 (past edition)
1 World, 10 US, 2 NY-area and 8 CT Premieres
18 César Awards
49 César & 1 Oscar Nominations
7 Belgian, 3 Canadian & 4 Swiss Award Nominations
Air France “Prix du Public” – Audience Awards: Come What May (En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît) and One Man and His Cow (La Vache)
Focus Award: Nathalie Baye
OPENING NIGHT GALA, SILENT AUCTION & CONCERT BY AVALON JAZZ BAND at Arch Street Teen Center, Greenwich, CT.
Supported by L’Academie Culinaire de France, New England Culinary Institute and Putnam & Vine.
Lead singer Tatiana Eva-Marie was acclaimed by Vanity Fair as a rising jazz vocalist.
ROUND TABLE AND Q&As WITH ALL OUR GUESTS
Moderator: Cinema Studies Professor Anne Kern of Purchase College.
> Tomorrow (Demain) at the United Nations, with Directors Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion and a panel of Scientists and U.N. Personnel.
The movie was also shown for 350 local students in Greenwich, CT, also with both directors and a panel.
> The Last Hammer Blow (Le Dernier coup de marteau) Master Class at Yale University, with Director Alix Delaporte
> The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre) at the Avon Theatre Film Center, Master Class with Actress Nathalie Baye and Casting Director Dominique Besnehard
> Belle and Sebastian – The Adventure Continues (Belle et Sébastien : l’aventure continue)
> Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil)
> One Man and His Cow (La Vache)
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY AT FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE – Tinker Auditorium & VIP Room
A special thank you to our longtime partners and sponsors
6,500 individual tickets
350 VIP passes
1 World Premiere, 10 US Premieres, 2 NY Premieres & 8 CT Premieres
46 César 2016 Nominations; 15 César Awards
1 Oscar Nomination
17 Swiss, Belgian, Canadian Film Awards & Nominations