Lineup and jury for the 10th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival revealed at last!

After 10 million plays in 2019, MyFrenchFilmFestival, the world's first online French-language film festival, is back with 28 features and shorts, along with three VR works, subtitled in 10 languages and available all around the world from January 16 through February 16, 2020.

Check out the trailer, the jury of international filmmakers, and the film selection for the 10th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival!

The 2020 International Jury:

  • 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

The 2020 selection is organized around themes representing the diversity and vitality of French-language cinema.

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.

Say Cheese!

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!

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.

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.

Teen Spirit

A panorama of the many questions concerning young people today, evolving in society where certainties no longer exist.

Special Screenings

While Les Misérables by Ladj Ly represents France in the running for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, a look back at the depiction of French high-rise banlieues with:

My Little Zoo

For the first time, MyFrenchFilmFestival focuses 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

New Horizons

MyFrenchFilmFestival wishes to highlight the capacity of French creative works to constantly reinvent themselves... These new forms of images and screenwriting will move and disconcert you.

All films will be available as of January 16 on the MyFrenchFilmFestival.com platform and on sixty partner platforms worldwide.

While biding your time until January 16, watch the festival's official trailer and download the catalog for all the news about the selection and the 10th edition.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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