The program enters its second season and provides extensive resources to its members including a list of films handpicked by its committee for on campus festivals or events, a grant to support French film festivals on campus, semi-annual virtual film series for in class discussions and many opportunities to bring filmmakers into the conversation with students.
Membership is free for US higher education faculty. Become a member here
Albertine Cinémathèque Festivals 2022-2023
We are delighted to announce our Grantees who will be organizing a French film festival on their campus in 2022-2023 as part of Albertine Cinémathèque. We received many wonderful applications for festivals on campuses and it was again hard to choose between all those very interesting projects. Our Selection Committee has chosen to reward 50 French Film Festivals for their excellent program of events and the large support they will receive across many departments within the organizing university or college.
Albertine Cinematheque Grantees will be screening at least 6 films from our 2022-2023 Film Selection which includes We by Alice Diop, Gagarine by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh and Happening by Audrey Diwan, as well as classic films including The Antoine Doinel films series by François Truffaut and Mr Klein by Joseph Losey.
Congratulations to our Grantees and thank you to everyone who participated!
Our next call for application for Festivals in the academic year 2023-2024, will open on May 2023 with a new Film Selection which will be announced in early Spring. We would like to encourage all our Members to (re)apply and look forward to reading about your festival projects!
List of Grantees for 2022-2023:
Appalachian State University, North Carolina
Cape Fear Community College, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Wake Forest University, North Carolina
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Winthrop University, South Carolina
Emory University, Georgia
Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia
University of West Georgia, Georgia
University of Mississippi, Mississippi
University of North Alabama, Alabama
Boston University, Massachusetts
Bryant University, Rhode Island
Roger Williams University, Rhode Island
Salve Regina University, Rhode Island
Bowdoin College, Maine
Central Michigan University, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University, Michigan
Michigan State University, Michigan
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Minnesota
Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota
Carleton College, Minnesota
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Wabash College, Indiana
Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio
Missouri State University/Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters, Missouri
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
University of Northern Iowa, Iowa
Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky
WASHINGTON DC Region
American University, DC
Howard University, DC
Hollins University, Virginia
Virginia Military Institute, Virginia
Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania
St. Edward's University, Texas
LOS ANGELES Region:
Los Angeles Pierce College, California
Loyola Marymount University, California
San Diego State University, California
New Mexico State University, New Mexico
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
University of Tampa, Florida
NEW ORLEANS Region:
Xavier University of Louisiana
NEW YORK Region:
Columbia University, New York
Cornell University, New York
University of Rochester, New York
Connecticut College, Connecticut
Trinity College, Connecticut
Rider University, New Jersey
SAN FRANCISCO Region:
Hawai'i Pacific University, Hawai'i
Find the full 2022/2023 program below, and explore in more detail here.
Albertine Cinémathèque 2022-2023 Committee Picks:
Contemporary and classic films handpicked by renowned professional programmers and film critics Florence Almozini (Film at Lincoln Center), Dephine Selles-Alvarez (FIAF), Harris Dew (IFC Center) and Nicholas Elliott (Independent Film Critic). These committee picks, available for on-campus film festivals or events, highlight the multiplicity of vision and style that characterizes French cinema today.
Members can book those films with the distributors for on campus events or festivals.
CONTEMPORARY FILMS released in the US in 2021/2022:
Ahed's knee (Le genou d'Ahed) by Nadav Lapid (Kino Lorber)
Aline by Valérie Lemercier (Roadside Attractions)
Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven (IFC Films)
Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve (IFC Films)
France by Bruno Dumont (Kino Lorber)
Gagarine by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh (Cohen Media Group)
Gallantes Indies (Les Indes Gallantes) by Philippe Béziat (Distrib Films US)
Happening (L'Evénement) by Audrey Diwan (IFC Films)
Josep by Aurel (Distrib Films US)
Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Lingui, Les liens sacrés) by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (MUBI)
Lost Illusions (Les Illusions Perdues) by Xavier Giannoli (Music Box Films)
The Monopoly of Violence (Un pays qui se tient sage) by David Dufresne (Big World Pictures)
A Night of knowing nothing (Toute une nuit sans savoir) by Payal Kapadia (The Cinema Guild)
A Tale of Love and Desire (Une histoire d'amour et de désir) by Leyla Bouzid (Distrib Films US)
The Velvet queen (La Panthère des neiges) by Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier (Oscilloscope Films)
We (Nous) by Alice Diop (MUBI)
Last year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad) (1961) by Alain Resnais (Rialto Pictures)
Mr Klein (Monsieur Klein) (1976) by Joseph Losey (Rialto Pictures)
The Red Circle (Le cercle rouge) (1970) by Jean-Pierre Melville (Rialto Pictures)
The Antoine Doinel films by François Truffaut (4 feature films + 1 short) (Janus Films):
- 400 Blows (Les 400 coups) (1959)
- Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés) (1968)
- Bed and Board (Domicile Conjugal) (1970)
- Love on the Run (L'Amour en fuite) (1979)
- Antoine and Colette (From the short film collection: L'amour à 20 ans) (1962)
Albertine Cinémathèque Film Series 22/23:
The Film Series presents films exploring a different theme each semester, allowing Albertine Cinémathèque members to build discussion of the features into their curricula and encouraging students to dive deeper into key issues, using films as an inspiring educational tool. Through Albertine Cinémathèque, students also have the opportunity to reflect and exchange with various filmmakers virtually or in-person.
All films will be made available to members and their students on FestivalScope. Full lineup will be announced soon.
Fall Film Series: Solidarity and Resilience in French Cinema
This Film Series explores the works of a younger generation of filmmakers such as Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh, and Alice Diop, whose work follows the inhabitants of French urban peripheries, and the ways that they draw strength and resilience through solidarity.
Spring Film Series: Women's Voices in Francophone Cinema
This Film Series explores the work of women filmmakers including Leyla Bouzid and Aïssa Maïga, and considers their rising role in spotlighting issues of race, gender, climate and more.
Valérie Mouroux, Director of Film, TV & New Media, Villa Albertine
Sandrine Neveux, Albertine Cinémathèque Program Officer
In partnership with
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.
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.
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.