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Festivals & events

14 April 2016 à 13:38

French films included in the 2016 Cannes Official Selection

Two productions solely produced by France, three majority-French co-productions, and five minority-French co-productions: a total of ten films representing France feature among the twenty productions selected in the 2016 Official Competition for the Cannes International Film Festival. Without forgetting 7 films in Un Certain Regard section, and 5 films in Special Screenings.

1,869 feature films were considered for this selection, which was finalized at 2 a.m. on the eve of the official press conference. With 28 countries represented in the final selection, French productions, as is often the case, secured a substantial share of the lineup. This is not only because this is a French festival, it is also due to the fact that French cinema continues to represent a highly dynamic pool of expertise and talent in the movie industry, with 220 films produced annually, covering all film genres and, more than is the case in other countries, offering a special place to auteur directors.

France is also an active player in film production on the global stage through the large number of international co-productions in which it participates. Eight of these films, majority and minority co-produced by France, are included in the Cannes Official Competition.

French Films in the Official Competition:

100% French Productions

Majority-French Co-Productions

Minority-French Co-Productions

Short Films


French films in Un Certain Regard:


French films in Special Screenings:

The complete selection can be found on the attached press release, issued by the Cannes Film Festival.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 02 May 2016 à 13:38 CEST


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Cannes International Film Festival - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival