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Discover the jury and the selection of the 8th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival!

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Discover the jury and the selection of the 8th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival!

After a record 2017, with close to 7 million viewings, the cosiest film festival in the world, which will take place from January 19 through February 19, 2018, is back with 30 features and short films accessible across the globe! All of the films are subtitled in 10 languages (French, English, German, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Russian). In South Africa and in the whole African continent, the festival will be 100% free !Discover the trailer, the jury, and the selection of the world's first online French film festival, organized by UniFrance.

 

Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian director of The Great Beauty (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014), YouthIl Divo, and the HBO series The Young Pope, will preside over the jury for the 8th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.

He will be accompanied by renowned French and foreign film directors:

  • the French-Morrocan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch, director of Chevaux de Dieu and Much Loved, whose latest film, Razzia, will release in March;
  • the French filmmaker and video artist Kim Chapiron, director of SheitanDog Pound, and Smartass;
  • the French filmmaker Julia Ducournau, whose debut feature Rawgrabbed people's attention at film festivals worldwide;
  • the prolific and multi-award-winning Filipino director Brillante Mendoza (Golden Leopard - Video at Locarno in 2005 for Masahista, Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 for Kinatay, Best Actress for Jaclyn Jose for Ma’ Rosa at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016).

 


  

The 2018 selection is divided into themed and singular sections representative of the diversity of French cinema:

WTF…RENCH!?

Whether they're looking for love, recognition, freedom, or a ski resort deep in a tropical forest, our French heroes are sometimes right in the middle of the most absurd situations...

 

HIT THE ROAD!

Highways, gas stations, vacation clubs, ice-cream vendors, karaoke... Journeys, be they professional or during summer, often turn into an exploration of personal lives and a search for identity.

 

TEEN STORIES

"Only adults with faulty memory remember their adolescence with any fondness," François Truffaut said. It's the time when we become aware of ourselves, when everything is possible, even if this brings us into conflict with our families and friends.

 

FRENCH AND FURIOUS

A Belgian serial killer, a dad who resembles a psychopath, an ex-convict wandering at night in the streets of Pigalle... Although they may be tortured and withdrawn characters, they are above all trying to attract attention and find redemption.

 

LOVE “IN THE FRENCH STYLE”

What would French cinema be without love stories? Whether they're from yesterday, today, or tomorrow, they all share that je-ne-sais-quoi that makes them unique and... so French!

 

NEW HORIZONS

With this new section, MyFrenchFilmFestival wishes to emphasize the ability of new generation French artistic creation to reinvent itself... These new kinds of images and writing will move and disturb you.

 

 

The films will be accessible from January 19 on the MyFrenchFilmFestival.com platform and on 50 partner platforms across the globe.

>> Watch the festival's official trailer and download the catalog to learn about the selection and all the latest on the 8th edition!

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