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 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
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
Alleluia by Fabrice du Welz (Belgian film)
French Blood by Diastème
It Boy by David Moreau
Caprice by Emmanuel Mouret
Blind Date by Clovis Cornillac
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
Last Door South by Sacha Feiner (Belgian film)
M Seeking W by Marina Moshkova
Sunday Lunch by Céline Devaux
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)
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
Headed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark), Valérie Donzelli (France), David Robert Mitchell (USA), Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium), Marjane Satrapi (France, Iran).
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.
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.