After four successful editions, Champs-Élysées Film Festival, created by the producer, distributor and exhibitor Sophie DULAC, celebrates its fifth anniversary from the 7th to the 14th of June, with the same will to bring the best of French and American cinema to the audience.
The stated ambition this year is to bring to the audience the best of French and American cinema, through a true festival experience: films, Q&As and masterclasses, but also events and special evenings entirely dedicated to festival-goers. Extending the cinema experience after the screening is the credo of this year’s selection.
For the first time, a jury made up of six personalities will attend the festival. Its six members embodies both the present and future of French cinema and litterature, the most beautiful medium for imagination, according to the President of the Jury: Déborah FRANÇOIS, Félix MOATI, Sophie LETOURNEUR, Vincent ROTTIERS, Zita HANROT and Philippe JAENADA.
Under the presidency of Nicole GARCIA and Alexandre AJA, the jury will be responsible for awarding the Jury Prize for Best American Independent Film.
Several guests will come meet with the audience:
– Director Mia HANSEN-LØVE, French Guest of Honor
– Writer-director Abel FERRARA, American Guest of Honor
– Actor-director Brady CORBET, American Independant Guest,
– Director Andrew DAVIS, Guest of Honor of the Chicago section.
And let’s not forget some major nights:
The festival offers an exclusive and attractive admission rate: regular screenings are 6 euros for all audience, previews and masterclasses are 10 euros. Passes are available and offer many advantages. Ages 26 and under: 35 euros / Premium Pass: 50 euros.
Passes are on sale from now on on the festival website and on Fnac.com and from the 7th of June at the Publicis Orange Wifi Café. In total, more than 80 films and about a hundred screenings will take place in all the cinemas of the Champs-Élysées: the Balzac, the Gaumont Champs-Élysées, the Lincoln, the Publicis Cinémas and the UGC George V.