Created in 1995, the Geneva International Film and Television Festival continues to explore, under the title "Festival Tout Ecran" the connections between cinema, television, and digital media. The 2017 edition (November 3 through 11, 2017) features a strong line up of French films, many of which will be accompanied by their directors and actors.
Twenty French features have been announced on the program, of which four have a Highlight Screening: The Guardians by Xavier Beauvois, Jealous by David and Stéphane Foenkinos, Djam by Tony Gatlif, and A Season in France by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (along with several minority coproductions). All the aforementioned directors will be present, often accompanied by the films' actors.
Focused on arthouse cinema, the Official Competition will present Caniba by Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, Occidental by Neïl Beloufa, Rey by Niles Atallah, and the minority productions Sollers Point and Thirst Street.
The Starry Sky Above Me by Ilan Klipper and Paris Prestige will be presented in the Rien Que Pour Vos Yeux section, and Alive in France, the rock documentary by Abel Ferrara, will be shown in his presence in the Bande Originale section.
A selection of episodes of the documentary series "Cinéastes, de notre temps" (episodes devoted to Olivier Assayas, Danielle Arbid & Jean-Pierre Mocky) will be shown in the presence of André S. Labarthe, the great initiator of this mythical series, and of Jean-Pierre Mocky.
And in the Short Film Competition: Bodycam by Stéphane Myczkowski, Les Misérables by Ladj Ly, Martin Cries by Jonathan Vinel, andt Mon amour mon ami by Adriano Valerio.
We should also not forget a selection of video clips, VR films (8 French films!), and a web series competition.
The complete program can be found here.