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.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in the US in one of the top US festivals, but do not currently have US distribution.

GUIDELINES
2016 FILM SELECTION

2015 FILM SELECTION


Download the complete program here:
2016 YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA brochure (pdf)

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AUGUST 2, 2016

Young French Cinema

By Laurence Geannopulos

From July 1 through August 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in partnership with UniFrance films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents Young French Cinema 2016, a series of ten films that showcases emerging French filmmakers. All films in the series are Chicago premieres.

JULY 20, 2016

Lumières Françaises

By Laurence Geannopulos

Lumières Françaises is a new series of contemporary French cinema, presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.

JULY 1, 2015

Young French Cinema

By Laurence Geannopulos

The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, in partnership with UniFrance Films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents “Young French Cinema,” a series of eight films showcasing an exciting new generation of French filmmakers. Sophie Letourneur, director/star of MACARONI AND CHEESE, will appear in person on June 26 & 27.

OCTOBER 27, 2015

YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA: double feature AGE OF PANIC / TONNERRE

By Adrien Sarre

Celebrate Young French Cinema with a double feature and join us at the pre-reception for wine and appetizers!

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA: Double Feature GRAND CENTRAL / DOMESTIC LIFE

By Adrien Sarre

Celebrate Young French Cinema with a double feature and join us at the pre-reception for wine and appetizers!