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Films on the Green Unveils Curated Recommendations Inspired by Previous Editions

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, along with partner institutions NYC Parks and the FACE Foundation, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks since 2008.

In an effort to keep the festival’s fans and communities entertained while at home, the Cultural Services will promote the previous editions of Films on the Green from May to the end of July and share curated film recommendations online based on each year’s theme.

Films on the Green is looking forward to returning to the city’s parks with renewed force in 2021!

Films on the Green Recommendations – Schedule:


Each week, the Films on the Green team will present curated recommendations of films to watch at home inspired by one of the festival’s past editions.


May 18-24: 2019 Festival “Women Behind the Camera

May 25-31: 2017 Festival “10th Anniversary


June 1-7: 2009 Festival “Environment

June 8-14: 2013 Festival “Love Stories

June 15-21: 2015 Festival “La Méditerranée

June 22-28: 2012 Festival “Literary Adaptations


June 29-July 5: 2014 Festival “Masculin/Masculin

July 6-12: 2010 Festival “Musicals

July 13-19 (Bastille Week): 2016 Festival “Paris, the City of Lights

July 20-26: 2011 Festival “French Summer Vacations

July 27-August 2: 2018 Festival “Gastronomy


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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks would like to thank the official sponsors who have committed to continuing support for the 2021 return of Films on the Green: BNP Paribas, JCDecaux, and TV5 Monde. The festival would also like to thank the friends and partners who will continue to make Films on the Green possible, Maman, agnès b., Columbia Maison Française, Summer on the Hudson, Washington Square Park Conservancy, North Brooklyn Park Alliance, P.S. 110 The Monitor School, WNYU, WHCS, Mexican Cultural Institute, Cinema Tropical, diptyque, Nora Coblence and Frederic Weiss. Their commitment to Films on the Green will ensure that a vibrant festival will bring neighborhood communities together again next year in the city’s beautiful parks.