Festinema is an annual nationwide French film festival and educational program for children and adolescents, created by the Alliance Française network in the U.S. Initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the FACE Foundation, and now in its 7th year, this complimentary event is an opportunity to inspire learning and understanding of international cultures through cinema. Students of all ages and socioeconomic status are invited to expand their international horizons through cinema and culture. The Festinema Junior program has four goals across the United States:

  1. Introduce young audiences to world cinema and international cultures.
  2. Integrate film as a teaching tool in the classroom.
  3. Offer children of all backgrounds, status, and origins an opportunity to see a foreign language film in a theater.
  4. Teach young people to think critically in their film analysis.
All the screenings scheduled are entirely FREE for the participating schools and the Alliance Francaise network provides them with educational portfolios for each film, which includes pre-screening and post-screening activities.

The Institut Français, the Fondation Alliance Française, the French Cultural Services of the Embassy of France, the Délégation Générale of the Alliance Française in the US, the FACE Foundation, the Délégation du Québec, TV5 Monde, and La Bulle Designs are the main sponsors of this Festival.

Be sure to check out Festinema Junior 2020 for updates about the festival!


 

Boston Screenings

Screening

Festinema Junior 2020: Griffes, plumes, poils et moustaches

Five Short films for Children ages 3 - 6

Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:30 AM To 10:30 AM
At The French Cultural Center Get Directions

A free screening of Griffes, plumes, poils et moustaches as part of the 7th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents. For ages 3 - 6.

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Festinema Junior 2020: La Guerre des Tuques

Animated Film for ages 7 - 12

Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:00 PM To 1:45 PM
At The French Cultural Center Get Directions

A free screening of La Guerre des Tuques as part of the 7th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents. For ages 7 - 12.

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Festinema Junior 2020: Rémi sans famille

For Ages 13 - 15

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:30 AM To 11:15 AM
At The French Cultural Center Get Directions

A free screening of Rémi sans famille as part of the 7th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents. For ages 13 - 15.

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Festinema Junior 2020: Comme des garçons

Film for ages 16 -18

Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:00 PM To 1:30 PM
At The French Cultural Center Get Directions

A free screening of Comme des garçons as part of the 7th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents. For ages 16 - 18.

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Sponsors

Un grand merci to all of our sponsors and partners without whom this festival couldn't exist!


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