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17 January 2016 à 11:12

UniFrance announces the jury and lineup for the 6th MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, with Nicolas Winding Refn heading the jury

From January 18 through February 18, 2016, film lovers across the globe will have access to all of the films from the 6th edition of the world's leading online French film festival created by UniFrance.

Led for the first time by a non-French filmmaker, the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, the 2016 Filmmakers' Jury also includes Felix Van Groeningen, Marjane Satrapi, Valérie Donzelli, and David Robert Mitchell, who will choose their favorite French film alongside movie enthusiasts from all over the world.

10 feature films and 10 short films are included in the competition section. This year's lineup also features two Belgian films, three yet-to-be released documentaries, a French cinema classic, and two French-language films from Canada.

At the end of the festival, the jury will present the Chopard Filmmakers' Prize to the winning film. Two International Press Prizes, judged by five foreign journalists, will be given to a feature film and a short film. To top it off, web users around the world will vote for the winner of the Audience Prize.

Accessible on 37 broadcasting platforms across the globe, MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is the world's biggest online French film festival.

18 films will be available for viewing in France (including 11 shorts and 2 documentaries accessible free of charge).

A Thematic Lineup

FEATURE FILMS

  • French Kiss

All About Them by Jérôme Bonnell

Henri Henri by Martin Talbot (Canadian film, presented out of competition)

Summertime by Catherine Corsini

Sand Castles by Olivier Jahan
 

  • In Your Face

Alleluia by Fabrice du Welz (Belgian film)

French Blood by Diastème
 

  • Paris Comedy

It Boy by David Moreau

Caprice by Emmanuel Mouret

Blind Date by Clovis Cornillac
 

  • Crime Scene

Elevator To The Gallows by Louis Malle (cinema classic, presented out of competition)

Heatwave by Raphaël Jacoulot

SK1 by Frédéric Tellier
 

  • Cinema, Cinemas (documentaries, presented out of competition)

French Cinema mon amour produced by UniFrance and Beall Productions

Cinéast(e)s by Julie Gayet and Mathieu Busson

 

SHORT FILMS

  • Animation

Last Door South by Sacha Feiner (Belgian film)

M Seeking W by Marina Moshkova

Sunday Lunch by Céline Devaux

  • Lost Generation

Try to Die Young by Morgan Simon

The Wanderer by Peter Dourountzis

Life's a bitch by François Jaros (Canadian film, presented out of competition)

  • Women’s Tales

Grounded by Alexis Michalik

Summer of Sarah by Emma Benestan

Monsters Turn Into Lovers by Yann Delattre

The Dragon's Demise by Marina Diaby

Girls by Alice Douard

Filmmakers' Jury

Headed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark), Valérie Donzelli (France), David Robert Mitchell (USA), Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium), Marjane Satrapi (France, Iran).

 

Awards

The Chopard Filmmakers' Prize: Awarded by the jury, the Chopard Filmmakers' Prize comes with a cash prize of €15,000 for the winning film.

The Lacoste Audience Prize: Web users around the world can vote for their favorite films via the festival platforms.

 

How can you watch the films?

On the MyFrenchFilmFestival.com platform in all countries. The festival is also accessible via 37 partner platforms (whose availability varies depending on the country), including iTunes in over 90 countries. Short films are available for viewing free of charge in all countries. Feature films are available free of charge in certain countries and regions (Latin America, Poland, India, Russia, Africa) and are available for a fee via purchases of Festival Packs or individual viewings.

 

When?

All films are available for a period of one month (from January 18 through February 18, 2016), in 10 languages: German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

MyFrenchFilmFestival is organized by UniFrance with support from the CNC, the SACD, the French Institute, Téléfilm Canada, Wallonie Bruxelles Images, the Alliance Française, the Cavilam, as well as our partners: Renault, Chopard, Lacoste, Air France, Titra Films, France Médias Monde, TV5 Monde, Télérama, Eurochannel, Le Monde, So Film, and Variety Magazine. 

Author : Communications

Latest update : 05 October 2016 à 11:12 CEST

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Beall Productions

Activities :  Executive Producer

Recent filmography : French Cinema mon amour

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CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)

Activities external to film production :  Organization, Unifrance Partner

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SACD - Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques

Activities external to film production :  Organization

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UniFrance

Activities :  Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

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