My French Film Festival
From 16th January to 16th February 2015, movie lovers from all over the world will be able to discover the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival, an event organized by UniFrance films, through different digital platforms and through non-commercial public screenings organized by the French cultural network.
In India, HalfTicket.tv will be the partner platform for showcasing the festival films free of cost.
The films can also be viewed in HALFTICKET mobile app for Android and iOS devices.
MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept the goal of which is to showcase the young generation of French filmmakers and enable Internet users all over the whole to share their love of French cinema. For its 5th edition, the festival returns with new films, new partner platforms, and launches in theatres in several territories. As an avant-première, all the shorts can be seen free of charge on 21 December 2014 as part of the "Shortest Day", in celebration of short films.
In addition, the Institut Français in collaboration with UniFrance films, the AEFE (Agency for the teaching of French abroad) and the Alliances Françaises offer learning material for teachers of the French language. These kits, prepared by CAVILAM, can be accessed on line on http://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/newsitem?newsitem=10449 , in an effort to foster the learning of French abroad.
The 2015 official selection includes 10 feature films and 10 short films in competition, along with 2 feature films and 1 short film out of competition.
Feature Films In Competition
Une place sur la terre (A place on earth), directed by Fabienne Godet
Respire (Breathe), directed by Mélanie Laurent
Eastern Boys, directed by Robin Campillo
Tristesse Club (Fool Circle), directed by Vincent Mariette
Les Gazelles (Gazelles), directed by Mona Achache
Hippocrate (Hippocrates), directed by Thomas Lilti
Comment j’ai détesté les maths (How I came to hate Math), directed by Olivier Peyon
Tirez la langue, mademoiselle (Miss and the Doctors), directed by Axelle Ropert
L’Etrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange colour of your body’s tears),directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
Vandal, directed by Hélier Cisterne
Heritage film presented out of competition
Plein Soleil (Purple Noon), directed by René Clément
Short Films In Competition
La Virée à Paname (A day out in Paris), directed by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani
La Bûche de Noel (A town called Panic : The Christmas log), directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar
Aïssa, directed by Clément Tréhin-Lalanne
Les Insouciants (Carefree), directed by Louise de Prémonville
Dip N’ Dance, directed by Hugo Cierzniak
Extrasystole, directed by Alice Douard
Guy Moquet, directed by Demis Herenger
Molii, directed by Hakim Zouhani, Yassine Qnia, Carine May, Mourad Boudaoud
Shadow, directed by Lorenzo Recio
Le Retour (The Return), directed by Yohann Kouan
Films Out Of Competition
Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (An extraordinary person), directed by Monia Chokri
Chasse au Godard d’Abbittibbi (Hunting the Northern Godard), directed by Eric Morin
The filmmakers’ jury
Presided over by Michel Gondry, with Joachim Lafosse (Belgium), Nadav Lapid (Israel) and Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania).
The Prix Chopard filmmakers’ prize: Awarded by the jury, the Prix Chopard filmmakers’ prize is worth €15,000 for the winning film. Chopard is an official partner
of the 5th edition of the festival, and as such, is demonstrating its support for fresh French talents and helping boost their notoriety through this prize that is divided into
three, giving the film’s director, producer and international sales team the sum of €5,000 each.
The Prix Lacoste public prize: Film lovers around the world can vote online for their favorite films via the festival’s online platform.