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Breaking News ! The Franco-American Cultural Fund (a partnership of DGA, MPA, SACEM and WGA West), has just announced that the COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival. The 26th edition of the festival and its awards competition will take place October 10-16 as a live event held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

"As Honorary President of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, I am proud to have accompanied this festival for more than 25 years,” said writer/director Costa-Gavras. “Having seen it grow, evolve and become one of the most important events in the United States entirely dedicated to French cinema and television, I have absolutely no doubt that it is THE American French Film Festival, and I welcome this new name that suits the festival perfectly.”

COLCOA was originally launched in 1996 and grew considerably 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 more. Last year was the Festival’s 25th anniversary and, after the global pandemic shut down most live events, it made a triumphant return to the DGA Theater Complex. Over 14,000 people attended the week-long event.

“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 significant for French filmmakers as this is a unique opportunity to have their films or series watched and awarded by an audience mainly comprised of industry members in Hollywood at the beginning of the Awards season.

“As we celebrated our quarter century anniversary last year, we were moved by how our community of filmmakers, francophiles and film enthusiasts came out in force in one of the more challenging times we have ever experienced,” said Anouchka van Riel, Deputy Director. “Now, as we rebrand as The American French Film Festival, we are poised to move into an exciting era of cross-cultural exchanges and artistic development supported by incredible partners like BNP Paribas and L'Oréal, which adds to the dynamic range of our mission of Americans discovering French cinema, television, and culture.”

The American French Film Festival (formerly known as COLCOA French Film Festival) was created and is produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaboration between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW). COLCOA is also supported by Unifrance, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (l’ARP), by TVFI, Air Tahiti Nui, Bank of the West/BNP Paribas, L’Oréal, TV5 Monde/Sling and Variety. The American French Film Festival Education Program is supported by ELMA.

#sacem , #thefrenchamericanfrenchfilmfestival, #COLCOA, #DGA, #WGA, #mpaa, #frenchfilms, #frenchfilmfestival
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Breaking News !  The Franco-American Cultural Fund (a partnership of DGA, MPA, SACEM and WGA West), has just announced that the COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival. The 26th edition of the festival and its awards competition will take place October 10-16 as a live event held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

As Honorary President of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, I am proud to have accompanied this festival for more than 25 years,” said writer/director Costa-Gavras. “Having seen it grow, evolve and become one of the most important events in the United States entirely dedicated to French cinema and television, I have absolutely no doubt that it is THE American French Film Festival, and I welcome this new name that suits the festival perfectly.”

COLCOA was originally launched in 1996 and grew considerably 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 more. Last year was the Festival’s 25th anniversary and, after the global pandemic shut down most live events, it made a triumphant return to the DGA Theater Complex. Over 14,000 people attended the week-long event.

“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 significant for French filmmakers as this is a unique opportunity to have their films or series watched and awarded by an audience mainly comprised of industry members in Hollywood at the beginning of the Awards season. 

“As we celebrated our quarter century anniversary last year, we were moved by how our community of filmmakers, francophiles and film enthusiasts came out in force in one of the more challenging times we have ever experienced,” said Anouchka van Riel, Deputy Director. “Now, as we rebrand as The American French Film Festival, we are poised to move into an exciting era of cross-cultural exchanges and artistic development supported by incredible partners like BNP Paribas and LOréal, which adds to the dynamic range of our mission of Americans discovering French cinema, television, and culture.”

The American French Film Festival (formerly known as COLCOA French Film Festival) was created and is produced by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaboration between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW). COLCOA is also supported by Unifrance, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (l’ARP), by TVFI, Air Tahiti Nui, Bank of the West/BNP Paribas, L’Oréal, TV5 Monde/Sling and Variety. The American French Film Festival Education Program is supported by ELMA. 

#sacem , #thefrenchamericanfrenchfilmfestival, #COLCOA, #DGA, #WGA, #mpaa, #frenchfilms, #frenchfilmfestival

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Congratulations. I'm sad for the loss of the unique, romantic quality of the Los Angeles / Paris connection in the "City of Lights, City of Angels" name, but times change, and I'm sure the festival will only continue to prosper and grow.

I loved what COLCOA stood for. I am going to miss this name so much.

Very proud to have launched COLCOA French Film Festival in 1996 for SACEM as the former general delegate of the FCFA from 1996 to 2004 together with my colleagues from the L’Arp, DGA,WGA and the MPA. This was a milestone when we negotiated with Jack Valenti, Jay Roth and the director of the WGA the creation of the French Film Festival in the heart of Hollywood. Good luck for the future to COLCOA and the Franco-American friendship #sacem, #thefrenchamericanfilmfestival, #COLCOA, #DGA, #WGA, #MPA

We never missed going to the Week of COLCOA French Film Festival here, now we will be getting used to the new name, The American French Film Festival. Looking forward to October 10-16.

Yes Angelika Schouler ! You did an outstanding job launching this festival and also with Deauville and Andé. I was talking about you recently with Ron underwood and Brent Maddock in Santa Mo ! Great memories.

Can French movie goers buy tickets to see movies or is this just for industry people? Because I would love to go down to L.A. and see a bunch of French movies.

Whenever I hear somebody using the word "re-branding" in earnest, and not as a joke, I tune out.

Bravo quelle évolution depuis tout ce temps

Félicitations! On y serons! Stacy Tangren

👏👏👏👏

Wonderful!

Congratulations 🎉

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# theAmericanFrenchFilmFestival *** All you need to know about upcoming French Films and Series in the U.S. * Opening this Friday in U.S. theatres (5/6/2022) (on streaming on June 21): "HAPPENING", a drama written by Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano, Annie Ernaux and directed by Audrey Diwan, starring Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Pio Marmaï. Official Competition Venice International Film Festival 2021 (Winner Golden Lion), AFI International French Film Festival. A IFC Films release. Opening in select U.S. theaters on May 6 (on VOD on June 21). In French with English Subtitles.
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* Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGe_O7Ll3HY.
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(France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so...)
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More about upcoming French films and series in the US: like: colcoa.org/virtual-cinema/
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Visit COLCOA VIRTUAL CINEMA and see more than 200 recent and classic French films: colcoa.org/virtual-cinema/
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More about COLCOA French Film Cinema: www.colcoa.org
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COLCOA is presented by the Franco American Cultural Fund, A partnership of the DGA, the MPA, La SACEM and the WGA West.#COLCOA #COLCOA2021 #colcoafrenchfilmfestival #colcoa #colcoa25 #colcoa2017 #colcoafilmfestival #colcoafrenchfilmfestival
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# theAmericanFrenchFilmFestival *** All you need to know about upcoming French Films and Series in the U.S. * Opening this Friday in U.S. theatres  (5/6/2022) (on streaming on June 21): HAPPENING, a drama written by Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano, Annie Ernaux and directed by Audrey Diwan, starring Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Pio Marmaï. Official Competition Venice International Film Festival  2021 (Winner Golden Lion), AFI International French Film Festival. A IFC Films release. Opening in select U.S. theaters on May 6  (on VOD on June 21). In French with English Subtitles. 
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* Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGe_O7Ll3HY.
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(France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so...)
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More about upcoming French films and series in the US: like: https://colcoa.org/virtual-cinema/
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Visit COLCOA VIRTUAL CINEMA and see more than 200 recent and classic French films: https://colcoa.org/virtual-cinema/
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More about COLCOA French Film Cinema: www.colcoa.org
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COLCOA is presented by the Franco American Cultural Fund, A partnership of the DGA, the MPA, La SACEM and the WGA West.#COLCOA #COLCOA2021 #colcoafrenchfilmfestival #colcoa #colcoa25 #colcoa2017 #colcoafilmfestival #colcoafrenchfilmfestival

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Le livre m’avait beaucoup plu…

*** COLCOA Cinema *** COLCOA Fans in Los Angeles! You and a guest are invited to a special screening of THE WILL TO SEE, followed by a q/a with filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy in-person and journalist Zorianna Kit . This Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 pm at the Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Seats are limited. RSVP now at: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUaVicUdLVPjQ1rfU7QP26H_Rs2rH_8MfFuA4Yeu4Ian-DvA/viewform ... See MoreSee Less

*** COLCOA Cinema *** COLCOA Fans in Los Angeles! You and a guest are invited to a special screening of THE WILL TO SEE, followed by a q/a with filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy in-person and journalist Zorianna Kit . This Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 pm at the Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Seats are limited. RSVP now at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUaVicUdLVPjQ1rfU7QP26H_Rs2rH_8MfFuA4Yeu4Ian-DvA/viewform

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Happy for him to have found a welcoming audience 😂

A pretentious individual, in my opinion, bordering on fraud. This said, the topic of the film seems interesting.

J’y serai !

Un peu last minute

Please, keep him.

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COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival

 

On May 20, 2022, The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced that the COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival. The 26th edition of the festival and its awards competition will take place October 10-16 as a live event held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.


“As Honorary President of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, I am proud to have accompanied this festival for more than 25 years,” said Costa-Gavras. “Having seen it grow, evolve and become one of the most important events in the United States entirely dedicated to French cinema and television, I have absolutely no doubt that it is THE American French Film Festival, and I welcome this new name that suits the festival perfectly.”.

 

COLCOA was originally launched in 1996 and grew considerably 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 more. Last year was the Festival’s 25th anniversary and, after the global pandemic shut down most live events, it made a triumphant return to the DGA Theater Complex. Over 14,000 people attended the week-long event.

 

“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 significant for French filmmakers as this is a unique opportunity to have their films or series watched and awarded by an audience mainly comprised of industry members in Hollywood at the beginning of the Awards season.

 

“As we celebrated our quarter century anniversary last year, we were moved by how our community of filmmakers, francophiles and film enthusiasts came out in force in one of the more challenging times we have ever experienced,” said Anouchka van Riel, Deputy Director. “Now, as we rebrand as The American French Film Festival, we are poised to move into an exciting era of cross-cultural exchanges and artistic development supported by incredible partners like BNP Paribas and L’Oréal, which adds to the dynamic range of our mission of Americans discovering French cinema, television, and culture.”

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