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Tournées Film Festival

      We are glad to announce the call for applications for the 2021 edition of Tournées Film Festival!

      Due to the online teaching conditions and the closure of campuses during these unprecedented timesTournées Film Festival is now available for virtual screenings! 

      APPLY NOW HERE!

      Overview

      Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses.

      Founded in 1995, Tournées Film Festival has partnered with over 750 universities, reaching an audience of over half a million students and community members all across the United States. Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.

      Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres—fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films—giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.


      This year, Tournées presents an eclectic collection of films showcasing the range and talents of Francophone cinema. 

      The selection offers internationally acclaimed films from renowned filmmakers such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, Varda by Agnès by the eponymous late director, and By the Grace of God by François Ozon. Genre-defying works such as Cassandro, the Exotico!Don’t Think I’ll Scream, and The State Against Mandela and the Others, on the 1964 Rivonia Trial in apartheid South Africa, complete the program. 

      As for classics, we are proud to present two films in celebration of the Eric Rohmer Centennial, as well as major films of African cinema by filmmakers Paulin Soumnou Vieyra, Djibril Diop Mambety, and Med Hondo.

      Calendar & Application

      Call for Application opens on October 28, 2020
      Application deadline: November 10, 2020

      Universities will be notified by late November

      Information, guidelines and film selection can be found here

      Contact

      Amélie Garin Davet
      Program Officer
      tournees@face-foundation.org


      SPONSORS & PARTNERS

      Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the generous support of: Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image AniméeFlorence Gould Foundation; Campus France; highbrow entertainmentSACEM's Franco-American Cultural Fund.

      We would like to thank our selection committees for their commitment and terrific job in choosing the very best of the many French films released this year in the United States. We also extend our sincerest thanks to our committee in charge of distributing grant awards, tasked with the challenging job of selecting the best projects from an impressive applicant pool.

      Film Selection Committee:
      Florence Almozini, Harris Dew, Nicholas Elliott, and Delphine Selles-Alvarez

      Grant Award Committee:
      Jamie Berthe, Sam Di Iorio, Anne Kern

      We also thank you, the professors, staff, and students who work to bring French cinema to your peers and your greater communities.