Curated by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, this program is composed of nine of the best French short animated films from the 2014 Festival.
YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance films, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.
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 450 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000 students to discover French-language films.
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.
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.