The Champs-Elysées Film Festival brings the American audience French shorts and feature films with the objective of offering a preview screening of the “New French Generation” across the Atlantic. The goal is to showcase emerging talents and new voices of French independent creation.

“In this exceptional year in all aspects, the US tour of Champs-Elysées Film Festival is maintained 100% online and will take place between October and December 2020 in the cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
It is essential to continue our commitment and to maintain these strong links with the American cultural institutions and universities that promote and support the festival every year. It is, therefore, a desire more than ever, to provoke discussions, emotions, discoveries and encounters, both human and artistic, between our two countries “, declares Justine Lévêque – Artistic Director.

The US Tour will take place virtually in the presence of Justine Lévêque, and the various directors whose works were selected in official competitions this year.

The San Francisco edition will take place from November 7 to 14th 2020 with the support of the Theatre du Lycée Français.
A jury composed of 7 high school students will award various prizes at the end of the screenings:
Jury Prize – Screenplay Prize – Image Prize – Best Actress Prize – Male Actress Prize – Audience Prize

The complete program:

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Opening night
LE KIOSQUE by Alexandra Pianelli (out of competition)
In the presence of Zoom by the director and Justine Lévêque

Monday, November 9, 2020
ON FAIT SALON by Léa Forest and HUNTSVILLE STATION by Chris Filippone

Tuesday, November 10
BEAUTY BOYS by Florent Gouëlou and SIN CIELO by Jianna S. Maarten

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
WHAT IF THE BEASTS DIE by Sofia Alaoui and GRANDPA’S HANDS by Darren Colston

Thursday, November 12, 2020
MISS CHAZELLES by Thomas Vernay and GENIUS LOCI by Adrien Mérigeau

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Prizegiving on Zoom
with The Jury, the Principal, the Assistant Principal, all the supervising adults, as well as the students.

Registration required to receive the zoom link; simply send an email to and you will receive all the details.

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