Film & TV
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 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 15th edition of Films on the Green is coming to NYC’s parks this summer from June 2 to September 8, 2023! This year’s theme is all about dance, with a lineup of 12 stunning features celebrating the beauty, rhythm, and emotion of the art form. You can discover the film selection here.
Films on the Green in Chicago
Following the same mission of Films on the Green in NYC, Films on the Green Chicago is a free outdoor film series produced since 2016 by Villa Albertine in partnership with the Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks.
With beloved classics such as French Cancan and The Young Girls of Rochefort, along with the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, The Artist, this year’s series offers timeless films that will enchant audiences of all ages and backgrounds in Chicago parks. Explore the series 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 2023 edition of Films on the Green focuses on the theme of dance, spotlighting several new cinematic works from around the French-speaking world at various public parks in and around Washington, DC. You can discover the film selection here.
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.
More information coming soon about the 2023 edition!