Young French Cinema program in U.S. Theaters launches second edition

Young French Cinema program in U.S. Theaters launches second edition

Following a successful first edition in 2015, the Young French Cinema Program, which makes a selection of contemporary French films available for screening at American theaters and venues, is launching its second edition this month.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best films and filmmakers and focuses specifically on rising talent. The 2016 program includes independent works, high-profile documentaries, quirky discoveries, and exciting shorts. It showcases a young generation of filmmakers with a global vision and a superior capacity to combine cultural influences and create innovative styles and stories. Most of the films have premiered in the US in 2015 in one of the top North American festivals.

First launched in 2014 by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Unifrance in the United States, Young French Cinema has expanded this year: films will be available for screening in Canada, in addition to in the U.S., thanks to a partnership between Telefilm Canada and UniFrance. The 2016 selection will include an independent Quebecois film: Chorus by François Delisle.

Young French Cinema films are available for screening at all commercial theaters, universities and nonprofit organizations. Each feature film in the 2016 program is available for a $300 booking fee that covers up to two screenings per film. Shorts and are available to theaters free of charge. Theaters may organize Young French Cinema screenings at their convenience around existing programming and may set up recurring events or dedicate a specific period to Young French Cinema screenings. Thanks to our sponsor Ymagis Group, all films will be available in DCP quality on Ymagis’ CineConductor, an online platform for content management (Feature & Trailer DCPs, KDMs, Cinema Ads). This program has led to 53 projections at 11 different locations in North America since March 2015.

Grâce à la flexibilité et à la simplicité de ce dispositif, 53 projections de films du programme Young French Cinema ont été organisées, dans 11 lieux en Amérique du Nord depuis mars 2015.

Theaters wishing to organize a master class with a director or actor in one of the films can apply for a travel grant to fly the artist to the US by contacting UniFrance. In 2015, director Thierry de Peretti went to Puerto Rico to present his Apaches and led a master class at the University of San Juan. Director Sophie Letourneur went to Los Angeles and Chicago to present her film Macaroni and Cheese and led master classes in each city.

The 2016 Young French Cinema films available for screening :

In partnership with Téléfilm Canada :

  • Chorus, de François Delisle (Canada)

Short films :


Article by 

Media Gallery

In connection with this news