Launch of CinéSchool

Film & TV
© Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie | Gkids

© Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie | Gkids

CinéSchool is a new film program for young audiences that aims to broaden the availability of French and francophone cinema for young audiences in schools and students across the US.

We are thrilled to launch CinéSchool, a new film program for young audience produced by Villa Albertine, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation. It aims to broaden the availability of French and francophone cinema for young audiences in schools and students across the US.

With free screenings adapted for various age groups—from elementary to high school—CinéSchool seeks to offer young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to see curated French-language content and to become a dynamic resource for French speakers and French learners in the US.

Whether they study French as part of a dual-language program, learn French as a foreign language, or pursue French as their heritage language, CinéSchool aims to provide free, diverse cultural content to students.

Interactive talks on FlipGrid where children get a chance to engage with film professionals will offer opportunities to practice French language skills and learn more about cinema. The program is designed to engage children and teens in ways that complement and enhance their French-language education in the US.

With a selection of ten live-action movies, animated films, documentaries, and TV episodes offered during the 2021–22 school year—presented in French with English subtitles—CinéSchool aims to build greater awareness and understanding of French and French-speaking cinema among young students across the US.

Each online screening has a limited number of free tickets allowing the participation of an average of 20 classes across the United States.

– One film per month from September 2021 to June 2022
– Available online and nationwide
– Free screenings with educational materials
– Interactive talks on FlipGrid

Valérie Mouroux, Director of the Film, TV & New Media, and Nathalie Charles, Program Manager, CinéSchool.

We would like to thank the supporters and sponsors who helped us create and launch this new film program for kids in the US.: Kids Trail, National Coordination of the Alliances Françaises of the U.S.A., and Tivi5Monde.

Thank you also to the partners who offer a great diversity of French and francophone movies for this first edition: TAT Productions, Occitanie filmsWallonie-Bruxelles International aux Etats-Unis, le ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du QuébecWinds, and Sur le Chemin de l'Ecole.

Finally, thanks to the teachers, students, and parents who will hopefully discover and enjoy this new program!

Contact: Nathalie Charles, Program Manager, nathalie.charles@villa-albertine.org

In partnership with

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Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the technology community and the general public. Based in New York, Washington D.C. and eight other U.S. cities, the Cultural Services develop their activities in six priority areas: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, the French language and higher education. Their initiatives also extend to the promotion of cultural industries throughout the United States.

 

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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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TiVi5MONDE

America's first and only 24/7 French language kid's network, TiVi5MONDE offers a variety of cartoons, educational shows, animation, and teen series. Whether a native speaker or a language learner, TiVI5MONDE is the ideal destination for children and tweens ages 0-12.

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National coordination of the Alliances françaises of the USA

The National coordination of the Alliances Françaises of the US is in charge of animating, following and supporting the Alliance Française's network in the country. It also provides in collaboration with the Federation AF USA training as well as educational and cultural events.

 

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