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Albertine Grants

Welcome to our French Film Educational & Grant Program
for American Universities & Colleges.

Designed to expand access to French cinema and support film programming at American colleges and universities, Albertine Cinémathèque’s annual film selection engages with the greatest issues of our time while nurturing an enduring love for this diverse and evolving art form. 

Albertine Cinémathèque provides extensive resources to its members, including a list of films handpicked by its committee for on-campus events, a semi-annual virtual film series for in-class discussions, and many opportunities to bring filmmakers into the conversation with students. 

Albertine Cinémathèque continues to support French film festivals on campus with its annual Festival Grant. Grantees will be selected by a committee of university faculty and will receive a grant of $2,400.

American Universities and Colleges faculty can Become a Member of Albertine Cinémathèque for free!



CinéSchool is 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 French-speaking cinema for young audiences to schools and students across the U.S.

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Albertine Cinémathèque Members can:

— Book films from our Film Selection for on-campus events or festivals.
— Apply for our Film Festival Grant to help fund their very own French film festival on campus.
— Access semi-annual virtual Film Series, available to members and their students online to build into in-class curriculum and discussions.
— Invite Filmmakers for post-screening conversations with students, whether in-person or virtually.

Film Festival Grant

Albertine Cinémathèque is excited to announce its Film Selection showcasing the best of French Cinema in the United States.

The 2023 selection includes two films by Villa Albertine residents, Saint Omer by Alice Diop and Rewind & Play by Alain Gomis, The Super 8 Years by Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux, as well as The Gravity by emerging filmmaker Cédric Edo. 

It highlights the dynamism, diversity and high quality of French films and productions, while celebrating at its forefront a young generation of extremely talented filmmakers who masters the art of storytelling whilst confronting the audience with the most pressing issues of our time.

The 2023 Film Selection is composed of three distinctive parts:


Film Club Agenda


Women’s Voices in French and Francophone Cinema

Albertine Cinémathèque’s second edition of the virtual Film Series will explore the works of women filmmakers in French and francophone cinema who capture issues related to feminism, racial discrimination, identity and climate change in all their social and human complexity.

Read more and register on the Film Club Agenda page.

From March 20 to April 23:

Above Water
by Aïssa Maïga

Nous, dehors
by Bahia Bencheikh El Fegoun

Les Sénégalaises et la Sénégauloise
by Alice Diop

She had a dream
by Raja Amari

DOUVAN JOU KA LEVE (The Sun Will Rise)
by Gessica Généus

Partners & Sponsors

Albertine Cinémathèque is made possible by:

Centre National du Cinema et de l’Image Animée (CNC)
SACEM – Fonds Culturel Franco-Americain


Sandrine Neveux
Program Officer