The Focus on French Cinema educational initiative offers students of all ages the opportunity to connect to French and Francophone cultures. Multiple screenings are scheduled in partnership with Middle Schools, High Schools and local Universities throughout the NY/CT tri-state area.
In 2016 and 2017, 1,000+ students participated in the festival.

Contact us to organize a screening in your school.

In 2017

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Students of FASNY – French American School of NY, Choate Rosemary School and other local schools will watch at FFC 2018 LE BRIO by Yvan Attal starring Daniel Auteuil and Camélia Jordana, Most Promising Actress at the Césars. New York actress Hélène Godec will lead a session of Q&As following the educational screening.

At FFC 2017 and throughout the year students of Choate Rosemary School, The Masters and Greenwich High School watched SWAGGER by Olivier Babinet. Students also had a chance to take a master class with Director Olivier Babinet.

Among the films available for student screenings

Swagger
(FFC 2017)

Human
(Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

The Alliance Française of Greenwich, CT also has a great selection of DVDs (from France and French-speaking countries, with English subtitles), one of the very best tools to learn the French language and culture.  Learn More

Past screenings

During FFC 2017:

Multiple screening of SWAGGER, a documentary by Olivier Babinet at FFC and throughout the year and a masterclass with Film Director Olivier Babinet.

Special Screening of HEAVEN WILL WAIT (Le ciel attendra) in presence of Film Director Marion-Castille Mention-Schaar at LFNY – Lycée Français de New York.

During FFC 2016:

Special Middle and High School Screening of Tomorrow (Demain) for the “Become a Film Critic” Contest.

Master Class at Yale University with Alix Delaporte, director of The Last Hammer Blow (Le Dernier coup de marteau)

Screening of “Day for Night” (La Nuit Americaine) at the French-American School of New York (FASNY) before the workshop with Nathalie Baye & Dominique Besnehard.

“Day for Night” by François Truffaut -starring Nathalie Baye- won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974.

Thank you to the following Schools & Universities

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FASNY

Other Middle Schools and High Schools, which attended Focus On French Cinema: Brunswick School – Chappaqua High School – Eastern Middle School – Greenwich Academy – Greenwich High School – Katonah High School – Port Chester High School – Rye High School – Stamford High School

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