Outdoor French Film Festivals in the US

Film & TV
outdoor movie in a Brooklyn park

Films on the Green in Brooklyn ©Nathalie Charles

In 2008, Villa Albertine launched a free outdoor French film festival in New York City parks. Since then, Films on the Green has grown and expanded in other cities in the US, including Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston.
“Films on the Green is one of the most anticipated free public events of the year, and we are beyond delighted to bring it back with such diverse programming and partners across four different cities,” said Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the US and Director of Villa Albertine.

Films on the Green in New York City

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks. The festival was first launched in 2008 as a community-oriented festival that reaches out to audiences in the heart of their own neighborhoods—in parks and community gardens across New York City. Since then, the festival has expanded tremendously.

The 2022 edition of Films on the Green, with the theme From Page to Screen, spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to 9 different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3 to September 9. You can discover the film selection here.

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Films on the Lake in Chicago

Following the same mission of Films on the Green in NYC, Films on the Lake is a free outdoor film series produced since 2016 by Villa Albertine in partnership with the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks.

The 2022 edition features four French films about the beauty of the natural world and the environment that will be screened every Thursday at sunset in Chicago parks from June 16 to July 7. You can discover the film selection here


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Films on the Green in Washington, DC

First launched in 2021, Films on the Green DC is a free summer film festival produced by Villa Albertine in partnership with TV5 Monde.

The 2022 edition spotlights 10 French-speaking movies in eight different locations in Washington, DC from May 18 to July 13. You can discover the film selection here.

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Films on the Green in Boston

Villa Albertine launched Films on the Green in Boston in 2013 on university campuses to present French cinema for free to students. First at Harvard and MIT, the series is now organized with Tufts University in September.

The 2022 film series will present two French movies on the campus at Tufts University in Medford, MA in September. You can learn more here.