The Champs-Elysées Film Festival is one of the most important events in Paris’ cultural calendar. The only in event in France showcasing independent French and American films, held annually since 2012, it offers a unique programme which takes place on and around ‘the most beautiful avenue in the world’. A week of screenings, ceremonies, red carpets and more – including evening events – make this festival an absolute must not just for film buffs but for everyone!
A rich panorama of today’s independent film sector …
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival programme comprises 80 film screenings, each one introduced by the film-makers’ teams. All the cinemas on Paris’s famous avenue (which has the highest number of cinemas in Paris over 1 km) are taking part. The official selection of nearly 60 films highlights films previously unreleased in France, and there are numerous premiers of French and American films. It offers a rich panorama of today’s independent cinema and its young talents, and a look ahead at what’s to come.
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival also has four official competitions, just like the Cannes Film Festival! Encouraged and supported by juries of directors, actors and writers who embody the present and future independent film sector, the films in competition are presented in four categories: independent American feature-length films, independent French feature-length films, independent American short films, and independent French short films. At the close of the competition, four jury’s awards and four audience awards are announced.
… as well as rooftop musical evenings!
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival is primarily a film event, but there are other festivities on offer too! Alongside the film screenings, the festival offers a week of evening events in some of the Champs-Elysées’ legendary venues.
Accreditation to the Festival (which can be purchased from the event’s online ticket office) covers entry to screenings of all the films in the official selection and to the audience awards’ ceremony. It also includes access to one of the most spectacular rooftops in Paris – of the Publicis building – with its unrivalled view over the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe! The rooftop is not usually open to the public, but festival-goers will be able to enjoy an intimate atmosphere created for the occasion and an opportunity to meet some of the talents of the French and American independent film sectors over a glass of champagne and experience exceptional showcases (Isild le Besco & Guests, Adam Naas, Hervé, Petit Fantôme, Irène Dresel, Corine, Sônge, Fishbach et Claire Laffut ...) … Some unforgettable moments in store!
Champs-Elysées Film Festival
Festival dates: from 18 to 25 June 2019
Dj set: Sônge and Fishbach
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