Albertine Cinémathèque

Film & TV
Albertine Cinémathèque

© Little Girl by Sébastien Lifshitz (Music Box Films)

ALBERTINE CINÉMATHÈQUE is a GRANT program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, with the support of the CNC and Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain, which aims to present recently released high profile independent French films on US campuses. By introducing college students to French films through their varied forms, our program is nurturing an enduring love for a very diverse and evolving cinema.

Faculty members of US universities or colleges can join our program for free and take advantage of our broad offering, of which our long-standing grant program, Tournées Film Festival, is now part. Each year, our program centers around a curated Film Selection highlighting some of the most captivating French films. Our members can: book those films for events on campus, organize a full festival and apply for our Festival Grant, access our extensive Educational Resources containing interviews with filmmakers to enhance discussions in the classroom, or simply invite their students to attend our free virtual Film Club screenings followed by Q&As with acclaimed French directors. 

Whichever way they choose, our members are championing French Cinema and inspiring the younger generation to be inquisitive about the world around them.   

Call for applications for the FESTIVAL GRANT open until November 5

Apply for the Festival Grant here


Sandrine Neveux, Albertine Cinémathèque program officer,

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FACE Foundation

The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation is a US non-profit organization that promotes French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects, in cooperation with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. It coordinates support for programs in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, music, film, translation, and secondary and higher education. 


FACE Foundation is Villa Albertine’s main partner in the US.   


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Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC)

Created in 1946, the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) is a public administrative organization, set up as a separate and financially independent entity which comes under the authority of the French ministry of culture and communication. Its principal missions are regulatory: support for the film, broadcast, video, video games, immersive productions and technical industries; promotion of film and television for distribution to all audiences and preservation and development of the film heritage. 


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Franco-American Cultural Fund
Franco-American Cultural Fund

Founded in 1996, the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) is a unique partnership between the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) in France and the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Pictures Association (MPA) & the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) overseas. The FACF is funded by revenue from private copying in France for the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between France and the United States around a common passion for cinematographic and television creation.