The American French Film Festival

The American French Film Festival

25 years after its inception, the COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels) French Film Festival has been renamed the American French Film Festival and will take place at the Director’s Guild Theater in Hollywood. The 26th edition of the festival and awards competition is set for October 10, 2022, running through to October 16.

COLCOA grew substantially over the past two plus decades, adding TV series before any other festivals in North America, a high school screenings program, a high-profile awards program and many more events.

Rebranded as the American French Film Festival, the new title truly reflects the partnership between the United States and France, which promotes creativity in film on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to encourage budding talent and fostering dialogue among peers.

“For the last 25 years, COLCOA was the festival to bring French film to the heart of Hollywood,” said Francois Truffart, Executive Producer and Programmer. “Looking ahead, we wanted to make our purpose and ongoing mission even more clear. The American French Film Festival is the first, largest and most exclusive showcase of emerging and established French filmmakers in America.”

The festival is produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a collaboration between the DGA, MPA, France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and WGAW. The American French Film Festival is also supported by Unifrance, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers, TVF1, Air Tahiti Nui, Bank of the West/BNP/ Paribas, L’OréalTV5 Monde/Sling and Variety. The American French Film Festival Education Program is supported by ELMA.

The 2022 program will be available three weeks before the festival starts.

For general inquiries:
[email protected]

Lead photo credit : COLCOA was created in 1997 © Léonard Cotte

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