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The Tournées Festival

The Tournées Festival aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. The program distributes close to $200,000 in grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals. The Tournées Festival has partnered with more than 400 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000 students to discover French-language films.

Films on the Green Festival

An annual, free, outdoor French film festival organized by the French Embassy and the NYC Parks Department.

OPENING UP French Society

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and l’ACID, an association of filmmakers who support the distribution of independent films, in association with the Institut Français are thrilled to offer OPENING UP French Society, a list of French films, for American Universities.

Mediamerica

Created in 2004, Mediamerica.org is administered by the Film, Television and New Media Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. The website is a resource for French professionals in the industry.

The Discovery Selection

Unifrance Films International and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to offer a variety of recent French films not yet released in the United States to American colleges and universities. This selection, made by French sales agents and producers, represents the impressive diversity of contemporary French cinema.

Ciné2000

Ciné2000 is an initiative to foster interest in French cinema among future American film professionals. It is available to film departments at universities in the U.S. and 501 (c) 3 film institutions. Individuals may not apply for the program.