About the festival
With more than 157,000 admissions in 2015, the Alliance Française French Film Festival's 26th edition was its most successful.
The Festival has become a highly anticipated and extremely popular event on the Australian cultural calendar. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.
Each year the festival curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over nine weeks in seven cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart. The festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Q&As and special events with renowned figures of French film.
French culture, and in particular French cinema, has never been more popular in Australia than it is right now. The Alliance Française French Film Festival audience includes Australians, French, Francophiles and movie buffs – all keen to experience the latest sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France.
The annual festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises around the country. The Alliance Française is an independent, not-for-profit language and cultural organisation that has been actively promoting a Franco-Australian exchange for over 130 years.
Having entered its second quarter century, the Alliance Française French Film Festival proudly continues its international celebration of the best new cinema from France.
Merci to all of you who attend the Festival
This year, the Festival has so much on offer. If you’re planning on seeing many films, or if you’re running on a short budget, we’ve got you covered:
10 FILM PASS : $150 Full / $130 Alliance Française & Palace Movie Club Members
5 FILM PASS : $80 Full / $70 Alliance Française & Palace Movie Club Members
Don’t miss out on Microbe & Gasoline, Call My Agent!, Macadam Stories, Bang Gang, All About Then, My golden Days, The Student and Mr Henri and Lolo...
Conditions apply. Please see Ticketing Information PageAcknowledgements
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is the result of collaboration between the Alliances
Françaises of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and the cultural services of the French Embassy in Australia:
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SYDNEY: Jean-Baptiste Milcamps, General Manager l Laurie-Anne Pecqueux, Deputy General Manager l Morgane Blondel, National Festival Manager l Dominique Giovanangeli, Finance & Administration Manager l Agathe Zocco di Ruscio, Festival Coordinator l Max Clement and Jeremy Certa, Festival Assistants | Olivia Modesti, Marketing Manager
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE MELBOURNE: Michel Richard, Director, Françoise Libotte, Deputy Director & Festival Logistics Coordinator, Marion Nouvel, School Screenings, Mathieu Vendeville, Designer, Amélie Graux, Antoine Leroy-Souque and Astrid de Ramecourt, Festival Interns.
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CANBERRA: Isabelle Faure, Director and Chief Representative of Fondation Alliance Française in Australia | Jessica CHOQUET, Deputy Director
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BRISBANE: Jacques Bounin - Director | Mélanie Blanquine – Marketing, Communications and events Manager | Anaïs Rigaudeau – Marketing & Festival Assistant
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE D’ADELAIDE: Jean-Christophe Trentinella, Director | Céline Bernard, Events Coordinator | Charline Brainez, Events Assistant
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PERTH: Carine Bougnague, Managing Director | Valériane Mathieu, PR & Events Manager | Clotilde Lecoeur, Festival Assistant | Yann Le Flour, Education Coordinator FRENCH EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA: H.E. Mr Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia, Éric Soulier, Cooperation and Cultural Counsellor | Grégoire Pinson, Assistant | Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller, Cultural and Audiovisual Attachée and Artistic Director of the Festival
We would like to take this opportunity to say merci to our valued Festival partners!
TO ALL NATIONAL AND LOCAL SPONSORS: without your financial and in-kind support the Festival would not be possible.
AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTORS: Curious Film, Entertainment One, Hi Gloss Entertainment, Icon Film, Madman Entertainment, Palace Films, Potential Films, Rialto Distribution, Sharmill Films, StudioCanal, Transmission Films, Umbrella Entertainment, Vendetta Films
FRENCH DISTRIBUTORS: 100% Distribution, BAC Films Distribution, Federation Entertainment, , Gaumont, Kinology, , Nocturnes Productions, SND groupe M6, Studiocanal, TF1 International, The Festifval Agency, Versatile, Wild Bunch
EXHIBITION PARTNER PALACE CINEMAS: Antonio Zeccola, Benjamin Zeccola, Elysia Zeccola Hill, Antony Zeccola, Stephanie Zeccola, Genevieve Kelly, Paulette Arvizu, Kim Petalas, Ingrid van den Berghe, Lucy Gibson, Georgina Stegman, Charley Greaves, Kimberley Allan, Renato Fonti, Karen Karpinski, Joel Anderson and Yolanda Sulser.
FESTIVAL PARTNER EXHIBITORS: John Kelly, Paul Dravet, Rachell Baker, Robert Love, Michelle Kotevski, Elizabeth L Kleinberg, Kiersten Fishburn and Nikki Akbar
SPECIAL THANKS to Festival Patrons David Stratton, George Miller, Benjamin Winspear, Marta Dusseldorp, Raphaël Millet, Sébastien Donnadieu, FATS Digital, Big Words and Carbon8
Thanks to all Festival volunteers.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Catherine Spinks
PUBLICITY: Annette Smith (Ned & Co), Angela Tolley, Neil Ward, Felipe Benado and Adriana Bergovich