Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The 24th French Film Festival Opens this Week in the Philippines with English Sub-titles, Tickets at Php 150

A scene from the French movie "In Bed with Victoria". Photo credit: UniFrance.

The French Film Festival returns for its 24th edition in the Philippines to offer audiences an alternative form of cinema with a line-up of 15 contemporary French films that explore the depths of human relationships and the importance of family.


As it approaches its silver anniversary in 2020, the French Film Festival continues to expand its audience nationwide by organizing screenings in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and, for the first time ever, in Bacolod City.

June 12 to 18, 2019 – Metro Manila (Bonifacio High Street cinemas & Greenbelt 3 cinemas)
June 20 to 22, 2019 – Cebu City (Ayala Center Cebu)
June 28 to 30, 2019 – Davao City (Abreeza Mall Davao)
July 10 to 12, 2019 – Bacolod City (Ayala Capitol Central Mall)



“For nearly a quarter of a century, the French Film Festival has been attracting audiences to discover and rediscover films that offer a particular French aesthetic – those that tell stories that make you laugh, cry, or reflect on the human condition in our society,” French Ambassador Nicolas Galey stressed.

French Film Festival highlights franco-philippine audiovisual cooperation 

The audiovisual sector continues to be a dynamic sector of cooperation between France and the Philippines. The Embassy of France is working closely with the Film Development Council of the Philippines to bring French expertise to the Philippines, not only in making films but also in providing support to the industry. Experts from the French National Center for Cinema and the Annecy International Animation Festival and Market are already sharing their knowledge and best practices with Filipino professionals in the field.

Meanwhile, the Philippine government’s ratification of the UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity is an anticipated development that could potentially open doors for a film co-production agreement between France and the Philippines. 

The 24th French Film Festival in the Philippines is organized by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, Unifrance, the Alliance Française de Manille, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the SSI Group, Inc., and Central Square, and with the support of Lacoste, Peugeot Philippines, Air France, SPARK! Philippines, Pioneer Films, Cignal, TV5Monde, TeamApp, Marithé François Girbaud, Bizu, Don Papa, Le Cellier, and media partners Art Plus Magazine, Manilascope, and Spot.ph.


All 15 films has English sub-titles. Tickets for each screening are priced at PHP 150 to cover the operational costs of the cinema and may be purchased at the box office or through www.sureseats.com.


















For more information on the film-line-up, synopses, trailers, and screening schedule, visit www.ph.ambafrance.org or follow the Embassy of France to the Philippines on social media www.facebook.com/FrenchEmbassyManila or @FrenchEmbassyPH on Twitter and Instagram.

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