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Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Portland

After its 8th edition (June 18 – June 25), Champs-Elysées Film Festival, an essential event to discover the best of French and American independent cinema, now presents the program of its retrospective in North America: the US Tour. Since its inception in 2017, the US Tour of Champs-Elysées Film Festival offers the American public a retrospective of its French film selection with advanced screenings of the «New French Generation» in America.

As a result of the success of this project and the enthusiasm of audience members, the third edition of the US Tour will be held over one month, from October 10 to November 10, 2019, in six American cities: Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Portland, where shorts and features from the French selection will be screened. These films were part of the main competition last June during the 8th edition of the festival in Paris.

During the 3 days long stay of the Festival in Portland between November 8th and 10th, its schedule will be:

  • Friday, November 8 / 5th Avenue Cinema

Océan by Océan, documentary – screening in presence of the director, followed by a Q&A
A debate about «Transidentity and Feminism» with Ocean will take place at the Portland State University

  • Saturday, November 9 / 5th Avenue Cinema

Braquer Poitiers – Chapitres 1 & 2 by Claude Schmitz, Students Award for Best Feature Film
Followed by a discussion on independent cinema with Océan, Justine Lévêque and the School of Film of Portland

  • Sunday, November 10 / 5th Avenue Cinema

Je sors acheter des cigarettes by Osman Cerfon, Audience Award for Best Short Film
Ông Ngoai (Grand-Father) by Maximilian Badier Rosenthal, Jury Award for Best Short Film
Djo by Laura Henno,  Jury Award for Best Short Film
Le roi des démons du vent by Clémence Poésy, short film

“Our goal with the US Tour is to expand what we have achieved in France to the United States. During the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, we allow young independent American cinema to meet the French audience, and during the US Tour, young French artists meet an American audience. It is our vision and commitment to create a genuine cultural exchange between these two countries.”

Sophie Dulac, President of the Festival