Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. It aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. French Films on Campus is inspired by Tournées and developped in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the French Institute in Paris and the Premiers Plans Festival. The festival aims to bring French cinema to universities audiences in South Africa, Madagascar, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The program in the United States encourages Universities to create their own French film festivals. Now in its 19th year, the Tournées festival has partnered with more than 450 universities, enabling more than 500,000 students to discover French films.
Inspired by this success and this expertise, we have decided to customize the festival format to engage with a selection of Universities in Africa. The selected films and series of this first edition of French Films on Campus Africa cross generational and geographical boundaries, offer a wide range of genres and subjects, and present innovations in both style and storytelling. They include films by emerging directors as well as films by respected and renowned figures of French cinema.