FFC 2014 Slate of 20 premiere films sweeps the 39th edition of the Césars in France
With 5 FFC films winning half of the awards - 10 in total, including the two “TOP” winners:
9 mois ferme (9 Month Stretch) - Opening Night film - César for Best Actress (Sandrine Kiberlain), Best Original Screenplay (Albert Dupontel).
Les Garcons et Guillaume, à table (Me Myself and Mum) - Closing Night Film at FIAF - 5 Césars including Best Film, Best Actor (Guillaume Gallienne), Best Adapted Screenplay (Guillaume Gallienne), Best Editing (Valerie Deseine) and Best First Film (Guillaume Gallienne).
Other films in the 2014 selection receiving Cesars:
• Quai d’Orsay (The French Minister)- Best Supporting Actor (Niels Arestrup).
• Sur le chemin de l'école (On the Way To School) - Best Documentary (Pascal Plisson).
10th Anniversary Focus on French Cinema festival (FFC) "rolls out the red carpet" in Greenwich, CT screening the best of French Cinema from around the world the weekend of April 4-6, 2014 in Greenwich, CT with closing night, April 8th at FIAF in Manhattan.
French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF): located in New York City, FIAF is the largest Alliance Francaise in the world with 10,000 members. www.fiaf.org
Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme : the largest francophone film festival in France with 50,000 attendees. Co-Founder, Dominique Besnehard will be our guest at this year's festival. www.filmfrancophone.fr
To close the festival in Greenwich, after the showing of "Talents Cannes 2013" Air France will present "Le Prix du Public" (Audience Award) with a chance to win a pair of Economy Class Tickets to Paris on Air France, our Official Airline and Festival Sponsor!
It's easy - Participate in "Le prix du Public" at Focus on French Cinema Festival in Greenwich, CT, April 4-6 and rate your movies at each screening on the survey given to you. The more movies you see, the better chance you have to win!
We can't wait to see you this weekend at the festival!
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Prix du Public Winner is On the Way to School
A Great Success!
Preliminary Numbers & Response
The festival was a great success thanks to you!
Here are some of the early reviews we've heard from our audience
"Kudos for not only a terrifically fun weekend, but also a chance to discover New French Cinema"
"It is a tribute to the team to transfer it so seamlessly to Greenwich"
- 30 screenings in 5 days (20 movies and 5 shorts, in Greenwich and Manhattan)
Focus on French Cinema Updates During Festival Weekend
The winner of Le Prix du Public - Audience Award is Sur le chemin de l'école (On the Way to School). Thank you for filling out our film surveys during the festival weekend. The lucky voter who won a pair of Economy Class Tickets to Paris on Air France, our Official Airline and Festival Sponsor, is Marjolaine McLachlin. Congratulations!
The Purchase College Students Workshop winner is The Flip, Directed by Mike Parrella, Written by Liam Walsh and Edited by M. Parrella, L. Walsh and Patrick Mitchell. It won both the Jury and Audience prizes. Three teams were asked to write, cast, shoot and edit a 5 minute movie, on the theme "The first time". An amazing achievement for these moviemakers - first timers themselves!
Purchase College Student Workshop
We have a few books leftover from the festival. If you would like to purchase one please contact Farah at the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich at 203-629-1430.