The Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2021

The 10th Champs-Elysées Film Festival - dedicated to the independent film sector (US / FR) - 14 to 21 September 2021

Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2021 - Affiche, Paris

This year again, for its 10th edition, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival is dedicated to the young creation of French and American independent cinema with an audacious programme open to all: 8 days of competition of feature films and shorts submitted to the votes of the public and the juries, as well as live concerts and some surprises.

In the most famous theatres on the Champs-Élysées...

The Festival takes place in four mythical cinemas on the very cinephile Champs-Élysées avenue: the Publicis, the Balzac, the Lincoln and the Gaumont Champs-Élysées. It is one of the must-see events in the Parisian calendar, and intends to mark the start of the 2021 season with an ambitious edition.

The official competitions, led by professional juries, are open to the public for a unique experience that rewards French and American independent features and shorts. The critics' prize will also be awarded to French and American feature films.

The guests of honour, director Susan Seidelman and writer/director Jim Cummings, will lead an original programme. Among the personalities making up the juries are directors Thomas Lilti (Hippocrate, Médecin de campagne...), Elie Wajeman (Médecin de nuit, Les Anarchistes...) and Naïla Guiguet, musicians Yael Naïm and Kiddy Smile and film critic Ava Cahen.

... for an exceptional panorama of current independent cinema!

The film screened at the opening ceremony is Joachim Lafosse's Les Intranquilles - starring Leïla Bekhti - at 7pm at PublicisCinémas. The ceremony begins with a piano-vocal performance by Yael Naïm. The closing ceremony, on 21 September, begins with the awards ceremony. It is followed by a preview screening of the film Rien à foutre - in which Adèle Exarchopoulos plays, among others - by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre in the presence of the film crew.

For this 2021 edition, the official selection includes 8 American feature films, 8 French feature films, 13 American short films and 11 French short films.

programme of retrospectives - 10 years of independence of feature films and shorts, Jim Cummings retrospective - and two new themes - Riot girls and Youth today - is available.

We expect a great musical programme around the festival again this year with DJ Sets on the festival Rooftop (133 avenue des Champs-Élysées)!

The ticketing is now open: 

The Festival Pass from 35€ to 46€: unlimited sessions and meetings, opening and closing ceremonies, reduced rate on the rooftop parties 

Film and rooftop package on 18 September from 20€ to 35€ (purchase of a Festival Pass)

Film and rooftop package on 19 September from 20€ to 35€ (purchase of a Festival Pass)

Film and rooftop package on 20 September from 20€ to 35€ (purchase of a Festival Pass)

Single screenings 7€ (10€ for the previews and the opening and closing ceremonies) on sale in participating cinemas (maximum 5 days before the start of the festival). The UGC unlimited card and the Gaumont Pathé Pass are accepted.

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