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COLCOA French Film Festival 2018

The full line-up for the 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival is announced! 86 Films, Television and Digital Series, and VR Films at the 2018 COLCOA French Film Festival screening April 23-30 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, California,  Of these, 75 will be in competition for the COLCOA Awards, including several World, International, North American, and U.S. Premieres, making COLCOA the largest festivals dedicated to French films and series outside of France.


COLCOA CINEMA - An exclusive lineup of 37 new features and documentaries will compete for the COLCOA CINEMA AWARDS, beginning on Opening Night (Monday, April 23) with the North American Premiere of writer/director Eric Barbier’s PROMISE AT DAWN. This adaptation of French author Romain Gary’s autobiography and celebration of his mother gathers, in the title roles, Pierre Niney and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The cinema competition will close on Monday, April 30, with the North American Premiere of Cedric Kahn’s new drama, THE PRAYER.  The film recently had its triumphant world premiere at the Berlin Film festival where newcomer Anthony Bajon won the Best Actor Award.

Women Make History -  this year’s programming of COLCOA is dedicated to women, both in their role in the making of the films and series, and their central roles in the majority of the stories selected this year.

COLCOA Focus on a Filmmaker: Multi talented actress-turned-filmmaker Melanie Laurent will be honored at COLCOA 2018

COLCOA 2018 will feature:
• A new series at the festival called Women Make History, where we dedicate a day to first films made by female writers and directors
• Writer, director, and actor Mélanie Laurent as the subject of our annual Focus on a Filmmaker program, including a screening of her films THE ADOPTED/Les Adoptés (2011) and DIVING/Plonger (2017)
• A panel addressing the role of women in the French film industry

COLCOA Television selection: 12 new French programs (7 series and 5 TV movies) will be in competition for the COLCOA Awards and presented for the first time in North America

COLCOA Shorts Selection: An exclusive program of 23 films will be in competition for the 2018 COLCOA Awards.

COLCOA Documentaries Selection: Four High profile documentaries to premiere at COLCOA 2018

COLCOA Classics Series announced! Start your day at COLCOA with an exclusive program of digitally restored and cult French films. Free Screenings. No RSVP needed!


COLCOA DIGITAL SERIES & VIRTUAL REALITY - As a symbol of the production globalization and a new generation of producers and filmmakers, digital series has become a format in its own right for the industry, involving both independent and studio creators. For the second year, COLCOA is proud to introduce, in association with TITRAFILM, its competition of four programs presented as North American Premieres before being released by Studio+ in the U.S.

Also, for the second year at COLCOA, audience members will have the opportunity to explore the VR Corner at the festival during the weekend of April 28, supported by FRENCH IMMERSION, a new program launched by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing in Hollywood the vitality and the diversity of French cinema, television, shorts, web series and VR programs.

FULL PROGRAM annonced April 4th
BOX OFFICE open April 5th!