The world’s first online francophone film festival kicked off this 15 January and will run until 15 February 2021, giving film-lovers across the globe access to its selection of short films, feature films and more. This year’s festival is also free to watch for audiences on the African continent.
All films are subtitled in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.
What to watch at this year’s festival
The 2021 film festival line-up includes comedies, documentaries, rom-coms, dramas, VR, animation, and short films across the scope of francophone cinema. This year’s film selection is also organised around themes that reflect the diversity and vitality of French-language cinema.
The Forever Young section showcases coming-of-age stories about young people and the transition from adolescence to adulthood, while the Crazy Loving Families section contains moments of humour, tenderness, and complicated family situations. Through heartrending, explosive, and unique portraits, True Heroines celebrates female figures – women and girls who take full control of their destiny – and French Ghost Stories offers a panorama of ghostly tales à la française. On the Road evokes the migration of women and men portrayed in the cinema, as they flee international conflicts. In the Love is Love section, you will discover a documentary and three short films that question love in all its shapes and forms, and with Kids Corner, audiences can share their love of French cinema with their youngest friends and family members in this program of animated shorts with no dialogue. Lastly, the New Horizons section invites viewers to discover new forms of images, new models of artistic creation and innovation in current French cinema.
Browse the full line-up on the MyFrenchFilmFestival website.