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COLCOA French Film Festival Becomes the American French Film Festival


COLCOA French Film Festival renamed The American French Film Festival

DGA Theater Complex
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, US 90046

October 10-16, 2022

The Franco-American Cultural Fund recently announced that COLCOA French Film Festival has been renamed The American French Film Festival.

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 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 screening 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, with more than 14,000 attendees at 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.”

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