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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!

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 thrilled to announce its Film Selection for 2024/2025 showcasing the best of French Cinema in the United States! This year’s selection includes two films by former Villa Albertine residents, Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania, and Our Body by Claire Simon, as well as Palme d’Or and Academy Awards winner, Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, and France’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards, The Taste of Things by Trần Anh Hùng. 

The Film Selection is composed of three distinctive parts:


With 23 contemporary films, 6 classic films, 6 documentary films and 2 animation films, this new selection highlights the dynamism, diversity and high quality of French films and productions, and celebrates films by established filmmakers such as The Night of the 12 by Dominik Moll and The Beast by Bertrand Bonello, along with films by exciting newcomers like Banel & Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy and Coconut Head Generation by Alain Kassanda.

In honor of Jean-Luc Godard, the great pioneer of the French New Wave, we are offering a bundle including the fascinating documentary, Godard Cinema by Cyril Leuth, and Godard’s final work, a preparatory essay-trailer for his last project before he passed away in 2022, Trailer of a film that will never exist: Phony Wars.

Our classic selection features restorations of some of the most important French films, including this year, Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard and No Fear, No Die by Claire Denis, as well as films that are more rarely available such as Lumumba: Death of a Prophet by Raoul Peck and Messidor by Alain Tanner.

Calendar & Application


Application Deadline: MAY 29, 2024

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.

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