The biggest French film streaming event is back on January 16!
From January 16 through February 16, 2020, film lovers around the world will be able to access films selected in the 10th edition of the world's first online French-language film festival.
MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with 28 features and shorts subtitled in English. The festival aims to shine a spotlight on new generation French-language filmmakers and to give internet users across the globe the chance to share their enthusiasm for French cinema.
All films will be available as of January 16 on the MyFrenchFilmFestival.com platform and some or all films will also be available on partner platforms including: TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, In Demand, Film Movement Plus, Kanopy, Kinoscope, Mubi, Huawei Video, Digiteka...
All of the short films are free of charge in all countries.
- Viewing fee for one feature film: $1.99
- Festival Pack: $7.99 for access to all available films
For the full list all of the available platforms, click here.
The line-up of MyFrenchFilmFestival
For the 10th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival, the films are organized around six thematic sections. You'll see stories that blur the line between dream and reality in Is This Real?; a large dose of humor and the absurd in the Say Cheese! program; and depictions of armed conflicts and geopolitics past and present in On the Frontline. All About Women celebrates women in all their diversity, while Teen Spirit explores the emotional ups and downs of young people trying to find their bearings in the world.
With Les Misérables by Ladj Ly representing France in the race for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, we look back at portrayals of French suburbia in the Special Screenings section. And, for the first time, a program of silent animated films aimed at young audiences with My Little Zoo, along with a selection of innovative works grouped together in New Horizons.
Is This Real?
A thriller set in Dordogne, a poetic fable centered around a gang of young social outcasts, a biopic about an urban legend, a descent into hell alongside a journalist, or a plunge into a techno night in Marseille, these five singular films play with spectators' expectations and blur the boundaries between dream and reality.
- Savage by Vincent Mariette
- Jessica Forever by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel
- The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin by Benjamin Crotty
- Diversion by Mathieu Mégemont
- The Night of the Plastic Bags by Gabriel Harel
Get up close and personal with genuine Tour de France supporters, become entangled in the whirlwind of a new genre romantic comedy, look for a model to go through the ordeal of epilation, or chase a pig that has disappeared; French-language cinema is determined to make you laugh!
- Holy Tour by Méryl Fortunat-Rossi and Valéry Rosier
- The Bare Necessity by Erwan Le Duc
- By a Hair by Lauriane Escaffre and Yvonnick Muller
- Magnetic Harvest by Marine Levéel
On the Frontline
Indochina in the aftermath of the Second World War, Algeria at the dawn of its independence, or Syria in the middle of civil war, three theaters of war provide sources of inspiration for today's cinema.
- To the Ends of the World by Guillaume Nicloux
- Escape from Raqqa by Emmanuel Hamon
- The Atomic Adventure by Loïc Barché
All About Women
Housewife, rebel, farmer, young adolescent, or sister for the duration of a telephone call, this strand celebrates women in all their diversity.
- Mothers' Instinct by Olivier Masset-Depasse
- The Swallows of Kabul by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
- With the Wind by Bettina Oberli
- Due West by Alice Douard
- A Sister by Delphine Girard
A panorama of the many questions concerning young people today, evolving in society where certainties no longer exist.
- School's Out by Sébastien Marnier
- Meteorites by Romain Laguna
- Ahmed’s Song by Foued Mansour
- Rain Rain Run Away by Clémentine Carrié
In the spirit of Les Misérables by Ladj Ly representing France at the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, here is a look back at the depiction of French high-rise suburbs with:
My Little Zoo
For the first time, MyFrenchFilmFestival shines a spotlight on animation films for younger audiences and offers five short films to watch as a family within its 10th edition.
- After the Rain by Valérian Desterne, Juan Olarte Zuñiga, Carlos Osmar Salazar Tornero, Lucile Palomino, Juan Pablo de la Rosa Zalamea, Céline Cllin and Rebecca Black
- Sam’s Dream by Nölwenn Roberts
- Stuffed by Édouard Heutte, Clotilde Bonnotte, Élise Simoulin, Anna Komaromi, Marisa Di Vora Peixoto, and Helena Bastioni
- A Tiger With No Stripes by Raùl Robin Morales Reyes
- Turbopéra by Fabien Meyran, Benoît de Geyer d’Orth, Antoine Marchand, and Paul-Eugène Dannaud
The 2020 International Jury of the festival will be:
- American director Ira Sachs, who directed Isabelle Huppert in Frankie, which was selected in the Official Competition at Cannes in 2019, will be president of the 10th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival
- French actress Agathe Bonitzer, who starred in 2019 in the series Osmosis, the film Blond Animals by Maxime Matray and Alexia Walther, and the film Isadora's Children by Damien Manivel, winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno
- Jayro Bustamante, Guatemalan filmmaker whose second feature Tremors was presented at the Berlin Film Festival and third feature, La Llorona, was presented at Venice
- American actor-director Brady Corbet, whose second feature Vox Lux was presented at Venice in 2018
- Judith Davis, French actor-director who works in film and theater. In 2018, she directed and starred in the film Whatever Happened to my Revolution.
- Czech animation film director Michaela Pavlatova, winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin in 1995 for her short film Repete