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Bienne French Film Festival

Bienne French Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : French films
Location : Switzerland
Period : September

    Festival years (13)

    Event presentation

    The Bienne French Film Festival (Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie - FFFH) is now in its 13th edition, with this year's event to be held from September 13 through 17, 2017.

    Over 50 French and French-language productions will be showcased over the five-day event, including a large number of preview screenings. Films will be screened in their original versions with subtitles, with the majority subtitled into German.

    The films in this year's lineup are divided into four sections: French films and French-language films with distribution in Switzerland (the FFFH section); French productions and co-productions shot in languages other than French, screened in their original versions (Horizon Section); Swiss productions and co-productions (Clin d'Oeil section); and films that do not have distribution deals in Switzerland (Discovery Section). The program includes dramas, documentaries, and animated films.

    Short films will be presented in a competition section as part of the Discovery program, and includes only fiction productions.

    Every day, festival guests and members of the public will take part in informal meetings and round-table discussions, which will be simultaneously translated into German, since almost one half of audiences are German-speakers. Directors and actors particularly enjoy these moments of exchange with bilingual audiences, and are keen to observe the audience's reaction to the subtitled versions of their films.

    The team (4)

    For features filsm only

    Contact at UniFrance: Yann Raymond

    email: yann.raymond@unifrance.org

    Registration conditions for short films

    Films produced on or after : 1er juin 2016
    Maximum runtime : 24'
    Films produced on or after : 1er juin 2016
    Genres accepted : Fiction films only
    Conditions : Films not previously released (in the country) only
    Pre-selection format requirements : DVD, Short Film Gallery
    Screening format requirements : Blu-ray , DCP (Digital Cinema Package)

    Videos (11)

    30/01/2017

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2016

    Ariane Ascaride guest star of the Bienne Festival 2016 trailer / Ariane Ascaride invitée de l [...]

    Ariane Ascaride lends her silhouette and her style to the trailer of the 12th French Film Festival - Bienne, in Switzerland, which will take place from September 14 through 18.

    More info: http://en.unifrance.org/news/14693/ariane-ascaride-guest-star-of-the-bienne-festival-2016-trailer

    04/04/2016

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2015

    Bande annonce du 11e Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie (2015) - Trailer English Subs

    Interprétée par Patrick Bruel et Édith Le Merdy, cette bande-annonce illustre la 11e édition du Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie, qui se déroulera à Bienne du 16 au 20 septembre.

    More info: http://en.unifrance.org/news/14411/bande-annonce-du-11e-festival-du-film-francais-d-helvetie

    01/09/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2014

    Official Trailer (english subtitles)

    Carlo Brandt was last year's "star"; this year a nonchalent Jean-Paul Rouve participates in this genuine short film, directed by Sébastien Kühne.

    Sixty films (shorts and features) will be presented during the latest edition, including a few international premieres, such as Once in a Lifetime by Marie-Castille Mention-SchaarBodybuilder by Roschdy Zem, and Sex, Love & Therapy by Tonie Marshall.

    27/08/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2014

    Official Trailer (french version)

    Carlo Brandt was last year's "star"; this year a nonchalent Jean-Paul Rouve participates in this genuine short film, directed by Sébastien Kühne.

    Sixty films (shorts and features) will be presented during the latest edition, including a few international premieres, such as Once in a Lifetime by Marie-Castille Mention-SchaarBodybuilder by Roschdy Zem, and Sex, Love & Therapy by Tonie Marshall.

    11/09/2013

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Official Trailer - FFFH 2013

    28/10/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Interview with Valérie Bruni Tedeschi and Louis Garrel

    At the 9th French Film Festival - Bienne (September 18-22, 2013), Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Louis Garrel talk about A Castle in Italy.

    28/10/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Interview with Tristan Séguéla and Victor George

    After the presentation of The Adulteen at the 9th French Film Festival - Bienne (September 18-22, 2013), Tristan Séguéla, director, and Victor George, actor, respond to questions from Vincent Adatte.

    09/12/2013

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Interview Nicolas Marié

    On the occasion of the 9th French Film Festival - Bienne and the presentation of 9 Month Stretch, by Albert Dupontel, actor Nicolas Marié answers Vincent Adatte's questions.

    28/10/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Interview Fabienne Godet ("Une place sur la Terre")

    28/10/2014

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2013

    Interview Pippo Delbono ("Henri" de Yolande Moreau)

    02/09/2010

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2010

    2010 Trailer - Bienne French Film Festival