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Launch of CinéSchool

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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,

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In partnership with

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, alongside Villa Albertine, promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals, and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.

FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language. 


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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Coordination nationale des Alliances Françaises aux États-Unis

The Coordination nationale des Alliances Françaises aux États-Unis is in charge of animating, following and supporting the Alliance Française’s network in the United States. It also provides in collaboration with the Federation AF USA training as well as educational and cultural events.


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