FESTiFRANCE 2021 reaches its seventh 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.
• 40 films selected out of competition
• 30 films from the international competition
• 10 animated films
• 10 documentary films
meetings, debates, workshops, exchange around the questions of cinema, filmmaking, producing, acting, scriptwriting...
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Brasil, 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)