MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept the goal of which is to showcase the young generation of French filmmakers and enable Internet users all over the whole to share their love of French cinema. For its 5th edition, the festival returns with new films, new partner platforms, and launches in theatres in several territories.
From 16 January to 16 February 2015 film buffs all over the world will be able to access all the films proposed by the 5th edition of the on-line French film festival. As an avant-première, all the shorts can be seen free of charge on 21 December 2014 as part of the "Shortest Day", in celebration of short films.
Ten French features and ten French shorts are in competition. Internauts are invited to score all of the films and leave their comments on the website. The selection includes two Belgian films in competition, as well as, out of competition, one heritage film and two Canadian films in French.
Where to See the Films?
On the platform myFrenchFilmFestival.com for all countries. The festival is likewise available on nearly 30 other partner platforms, according to the territories, including iTunes in 90 countries.
- In Theatres:
Screenings of the films in theatres near you will take place during the festival. Information on where and when will be regularly posted on the website.
- On Flights:
MyFrenchFilmFestival will also be available on board flights. The films will be shown by several airline companies all year long. Once again, all relative information will be posted on the website.
Five prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival (three for features, two for shorts)
- The Chopard Directors Award
Its jury is made up of foreign filmmakers and is presided by a French director.
- The Lacoste Audience Award
Internauts all over the world can vote for their favourite films on the festival's platform.
- The International Press Award
Journalists from great foreign dailies vote for the winning films.
The Directors and International Press juries will meet in Paris during the festival to vote for the winning films which will then be shown aboard Air France flights for 6 months as of July 2015.
All of the shorts are free of charge, worldwide. Each year, the festival is free in certain territories. This year in: China, India, Latin America, Poland, Russia, Africa, Romania and Turkey.
For the rest of the territories:
- Rental of 1 feature: 1.99€
- Feature pack: 9.99€ for 1 access to the feature films (with the exception of geo-blocked films in certain territories in function of the granted exploitation rights)
In France, only the shorts are accessible.
Who are We?
Since 1949, uniFrance films has federated more than 900 professionals of the French motion picture industry (producers, artists, exporters) who have joined hands to promote their films to foreign audiences, professionals and media. The action of uniFrance films is structured along five axes:
I. Each year, the largest French cinema market: the "Rendez-vous with French Cinema", held in Paris; presence at the major international markets (Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong…), and support to foreign distributors for theatrical releases of French films.
II. Increasing awareness of foreign journalists to French cinema (with the organisation of regional press junkets with French artists, increasing awareness of foreign exhibitors to French cinema at exhibitor congresses in a dozen countries, as well as film buyers for the Web and connected-TV platforms.
III. Organisation of French film festivals in 10 strategic countries (Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom, USA…) and on the Internet (MyFrenchFilmFestival.com) worldwide; active support of French cinema at 60 international festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Pusan…)
IV. Organisation of master classes given by French directors in foreign film schools and universities in a dozen countries.
V. Promotion and subtitling of French shorts for festivals, markets, and on the Internet.