The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), which oversees the occasion (previously often called Colcoa), mentioned the pageant would return to the Administrators Guild Of America Theater from October 29 to November 3.
“It’s with nice pleasure that we are able to look ahead to internet hosting The American French Movie Competition this yr,” mentioned Cécile Rap-Veber, President of the Franco-American Cultural Fund and CEO of associate physique Sacem.
“2023 was a really difficult yr for the movie and tv enterprise due to the strikes, however now we are able to transfer ahead and have a good time the expertise and movies that this pageant showcases yearly.”
The occasion, which is billed as the most important pageant dedicated to French cinema happening within the U.S., was create in 1996.
Through the years, it has earned the repute for being a launchpad for French movies, filmmakers and actors in America.
In 2022, movies like Last Lower (Kino Lorber), A Household For 1640 Days (Distrib Movies US) and The Tremendous 8 Years (Kino Lorber) have been picked up for distribution after screening on the pageant, whereas 43 filmmakers had their movies’ US, worldwide or world premieres on the version.
5-time Oscar nominated movie Anatomy of a Fall was among the many 23 different movies, 10 collection, 4 TV motion pictures, and 17 brief movies chosen for the 2023 program previous to its cancellation.
“TAFFF has grow to be an more and more essential worldwide occasion for French filmmakers and expertise to realize publicity within the Hollywood movie group,” notes François Truffart, Government Producer and Programmer, TAFFF.
“By offering alternatives for worldwide gross sales corporations and US distributors – together with digital platforms – to convene and display French-language movies and collection earlier than the beginning of the Awards Season is pivotal to their general gross sales and advertising methods.”
TAFFF may even proceed its academic program which offers 3,000 highschool college students with the chance to attend a screening and dialogue with filmmakers on the DGA Theater.
“At a time when everyone seems to be on their telephones and in-person interactions are declining, The American French Movie Competition Schooling Program evokes college students to really have interaction,” mentioned Anouchka van Riel, Deputy Director of TAFFF.
“By way of our screenings and Q&As with French actors and filmmakers on the DGA Theater, in addition to the in-class supplies we develop with educators, this efficient annual program continues to encourage considerate dialogue and nurture a brand new technology of French movie lovers.”
The American French Movie Competition was created and is produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a collaboration between the Administrators Guild of America (DGA), the Movement Image Affiliation (MPA), France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW).
The occasion can be supported by Unifrance, the French Ministry of Overseas Affairs, France’s Society of Authors, Administrators and Producers (l’ARP), Air Tahiti Nui, ELMA, Champagne Fleur de Miraval, L’Oréal, TV5 Monde, and Selection. The American French Movie Competition Schooling Program is supported by ELMA.