Florida universities can open their own French festival

The Tournées Festival was conceived to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals. Since its inception, the program has partnered with hundreds of universities and made it possible for more than 300,000 students to discover French-language films. The Tournées Festival distributes over $200,000 in grants annually.

Schools that show films in 35mm will continue to receive a grant of $2,300 to show their five films ($460 per film). We hope that this increased amount will be helpful to cover additional expenses incurred in presenting 35mm prints and that it will encourage more universities to show films in that format. Schools that show films on DVD will continue to receive a grant of $1,800 to show their five films ($360 per film).

Schools that show a combination of DVD and 35mm prints will receive a grant corresponding to each film’s format.

Please note the two application deadlines: June 30, 2009 for those who wish to program films in the fall semester, and October 1, 2009 for those scheduling their films in the spring semester.

We are delighted to be able to propose a varied selection of films, a wide array of genres, many French co-productions, and films by directors ranging from unique new voices to established figures. We hope you will be inspired by the selection of films and we look forward to receiving your application.

The program is made possible with the generous support of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Grand Marnier Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, highbrow entertainment and the Franco-American Cultural Fund (Directors Guild of America, Motion Picture Association, SACEM & Writers Guild of America).

For more info, visit facecouncil.org/tournees

Last modified on 18/02/2015

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