FESTiFRANCE 2023 reaches its 9th edition, with the main objective in the audiovisual segment and always with the premise of recognition of independent French-speaking cinema, with a focus on forming audiences and democratizing access to culture and offering diversities to the viewer, our mission is to be social multipliers; sharing, exchange, adventure, solidarity, emotion and love define our festival.
There will be a VIP listing, (in competition) of foreign language movies for this new edition of FestiFrance! So foreign language films are welcome!
Brief History of FESTiFRANCE
Created in 2015 by Roberto de Matos FESTiFRANCE is a French film festival, produced by SOKOL.M Compagny, a French company that operates in the production and dissemination of cultural events. The festival consists of feature films, mediums and short films, in the genres of fiction, animation and documentary. As a competitive show, it promotes contact between audiences, jury, professionals and young filmmakers. In addition, FESTiFRANCE brings workshops, debates and workshops on cinema. Among some of its objectives, the favoring, diffusion and promotion of French (and francophone) cinema in Brazil stands out, in addition to contributing to the development of the cities that host the event in a dynamic and cultural way. The team, composed of French and Brazilians, allows a rich exchange of experience and knowledge.
We have supported the fight for equality between men and women for many years, mainly in cinema, which, despite substantial progress, remains a world dominated by men. FESTiFRANCE, had its previous editions in partnership with Sesc Minas between the years 2015/16/17, and at MIS Santa Tereza 2018/2019. The idea of our event is to provide an appreciation of art in the cultural and social sphere between France-Brazil.
This year the festival will take place in November in the most beautiful movie theatre of Belo Horizonte!
The Palacio das Artes!
An iconic art place.
• 8 films selected out of competition
• 15 films from the international competition
• 7 animated films
• 5 documentary films
meetings, debates, workshops, exchange around the questions of cinema, filmmaking, producing, acting, scriptwriting...
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Brazil, the Institut Français, the Alliance Française...Some of the directors and/or producers will be invited to the Festival to present their film(s) and participate at the events.
(All depending on the health and government situation! Subject to change)
Best short narrative award
Best short animation award
Best Feature narrative award
Best Feature animation award
Best Feature Documentary award
Best director award
Best actress award
Best actor award
Best young director award
Best first film award
Best script award
Best music award
Films must be sent by 11 of September 2023. A committee made up of personalities from cinema, theater and various professions will select the films and projects.
The selected films should be with Portuguese subtitles. The selected films will be screened in several places of Brazil during and after the Festival. And on some local TV channels.
There will be a VIP listing, (in competition) of foreign language movies for this new edition of FestiFrance so foreign language films are welcome!