Festinema Junior - Youth Film Festival

Festinema is a film festival organized by the Alliance Française de Miami Metro with the support of the Coral Gables Art Cinema, The University of Miami School of Communication, the coordination of the Alliances Françaises of the United States (105 branches in the United States) and the Cultural Services of the    the French Embassy in the United States/Villa Albertine in the US

Presentation of Festinema

Festinema Junior is an annual festival of French-language films created by the network of Alliances Françaises in the United States for young audiences aged 4 to 18. This event provides an opportunity to encourage the understanding of cultures and social issues through images and cinema. This festival has 5 objectives:

The Alliances Françaises network provides educational kits for each film to schools, which include activities before and after their screening.

The 2023 program


Ages 4 to 6:


L'Odyssée de CHOUM

Year of release: 2020
 Directors: Claire Paoletti and Julien Bisaro Running time: 26 minutes

“Choum’s Odyssey” is a Franco-Belgian short film about Choum, a baby owl who is  hatched during a storm in a Louisiana bayou. The film follows the adventures of Choum and his little brother (who is still in his egg) as they cross the Louisiana mangrove.

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Vanille

 Year of release: 2020
 Director: Guillaume Lorin
Running time: 31 minutes

"Vanille" is a Franco-Swiss short film about a little Parisian girl who has just arrived for vacation in Guadeloupe, her mother’s island of origin. Vanille plunges into an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters and a magical flower. This is a vacation that promises to be full of twists and turns!

Ages 7 to 12:


Chien pourri, la vie à Paris

 Year of release: 2020
Directors:
Colas Gutman and Marc Boutavant
Running time:
60 min

“Rotten Dog, Life in Paris” follows the adventures of a naïve and passionate dog named “Rotten Dog” across the streets of Paris. No matter what disasters he causes, he always lands on his paws! To such an extent that other dogs begin to get suspicious…





Vanille  

 Year of release: 2020
 Director: Guillaume Lorin
Running time: 31 minutes

"Vanilla" is a Franco-Swiss short film about a little Parisian girl who has just arrived for vacation in Guadeloupe, her mother’s island of origin. Vanille plunges into an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters and a magical flower. This is a vacation that promises to be full of twists and turns!


Ages 13 to 15:


Mystère

 Year of release: 2020
 Director:
Denis Imbert
Running time:
72 minutes

“Mystery” is a French film about Victoria, an 8-year-old girl who moves to a little mountain village to live with her father after the death of mother. She recovers a taste for living when she adopts a puppy of unknown origin that she finds on a remote farm.

Ages 16 to 18:


La Traversée

The Crossing
Year of release: 2021
Director:
Florence Miailhe 
Running time:
84 minutes

“The Crossing” is a Franco-Czech-German animated film about two children lost on the road to exile after their village is destroyed and their family has fled. Kyona and Adriel attempt to get away from the people who are looking for them in order to get to a safer country. This is a voyage of discovery, at the same time fantastic and very realistic, as these children who have become adults search for their destination.

Educational booklets

Four educational booklets (in French, English and Spanish) will be available at the Alliance Française from March 1st, upon request.

Screening of the films

The films will be shown at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

The theater has 141 seats. 

The films will be shown every morning from March 27 to March 31 according to the following schedule:

Public

The festival is open to accredited schools, schools with bilingual education programs and schools offering French as a foreign language and FLAM classes in Miami Dade or other counties.

The suggested ages for the films are given as a guide. If the teacher or the class prefers to see another film (always appropriate for the age and maturity of the children), it is possible for them to view another film on the list above.

All films are offered in their original French version.   Depending on the level of the students and the teachers' recommendations, we can show the film with or without English subtitles.

How to participate?

The price to attend each film is $5 per student. The price includes a small package of popcorn and a  drink for each child.

To sign up, please contact the Alliance Française Miami Metro before February 24, 2023, with the following information:

Contacts at the Alliance Française Miami Metro :


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