Tournées Film Festival
The Tournées Film Festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015, is the oldest program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Reaching audiences of over 500,000 students, it is the best instrument to enable them to discover foreign and French cinema on American university campuses, even in rural and isolated areas, where young people have no access to such great films as Timbuktu, Stranger by the Lake and Hiroshima Mon Amour.
It also features a selection of film classics by Alain Resnais, Marcel Carné, Chris Marker, Marcel Pagnol, Jean Renoir, etc.
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The universities presenting the Tournées Festival
« My introduction to film happened when I was in my early twenties. I was studying at a small town university and working as a waitress. On my way home, I walked through the university campus and saw a flyer pasted on a tree advertising a French film called Entre Nous by Diane Kurys showing that night. I had never seen a French movie before so I decided to go. When the movie was over I couldn’t leave my seat. I had never seen such sensitivity and complexity expressed that way in a film; it opened up a door to me, it changed my life. »
Katherine Fugate, American screenwriter, WGAW Board Member, FACF Board Member