MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept the aim of which is to showcase French directors and enable Internauts all over the world to share their love of French cinema. For its fourth edition, the festival returned with new films, new foreign languages, new partner platforms and launches in cinemas in several territories.
Between 17 January and 17 February film lovers all over the world were able to access all the films proposed by the on-line French film festival. As an avant-première, the shorts could be viewed this year free of charge on 21 December within the framework of the Shortest Day, in celebration of short films.
Ten French features and ten French shorts were competition. Internauts were invited to score all the films and leave their comments on the website. The selection included two Belgian films in competition, as well as, out of competition, one heritage film and two Canadian films in French.
The festival, including both the website and films, was available worldwide in 13 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
As of 3 December 2013, Internauts could view free of charge exclusive interviews with directors and actors, as well as film trailers.
On the platform myFrenchFilmFestival.com for all countries, the festival being equally available on twenty other partner platforms, according to the territories, including iTunes in more than 80 countries.
All selected films were available from the French Institutes abroad via the platform IF Cinéma as of 17 January, with showings in the cultural network’s cinemas.
The films were also proposed to 400 airline companies via our partner Skeye for inflight projections, as well as more than 1,500 art houses worldwide, thanks to the network of our partner SpectiCast. The list of projections was available on the website myFrenchFilmFestival.com at the end of December.
Seven prizes were awarded at the end of the festival (four for features, three for shorts):
The Filmmakers Award
Jury composed of foreign directors and presided by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Audience Award
Internauts worldwide could vote for their favourite films on the festival’s website.
The Social Networks Award
100 film buffs from all over the world, influential on Facebook and Twitter, voted for their favourite films.
The International Press Award
11 journalists from major foreign dailies voted for the winning films.
The filmmakers and international press juries met together in Paris during the festival to vote on the winning films. The award-winning films will be shown on Air France flights for a duration of 6 months.