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FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, in partnership with the French Embassy in the US, launched the first edition of CinéSchool for the school year 21-22.

CinéSchool broadened the availability of French-speaking cinema for schools and students across the US by offering a selection of 11 free movies adapted for vairous age groups, and available on the streaming platform Festival Scope.

French teachers got access to educational resources for each movie, and thanks to digital tools like FlipGrid, students were able to share online their reviews in French about the films. Directors Eric Tosti, (Terra Willy), Arnaud Demuynck (Loups tendres et loufoques), Anne-Lise Koehler and Éric Serre (Hello World!), Vincent Tricon (Bernie Krause, a Life with the Great Animal Orchestra), and producers Barthélémy Fougea (Sur les chemins de l’école) pre-recorded short introduction videos and answered students’ questions on FlipGrid.

“Thank you for this enriching experience.”

Mrs. Annis, Fort Worth Country Day High School, Texas

21-22 Film Selection

CinéSchool aims to build greater awareness and understanding of French and French-speaking cinema among young students across the US.

Movies are presented online in French (with English subtitles when possible) on Festival Scope during a weekend and are accessible by invitation only to registered classes (limited number of free tickets available per movie). Students watch the film individually at home on their tablet or computer.

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  • Calamity by Rémi Chayé, France-Danemark
  • Terra Willy by Eric Tosti, France
  • Loups tendres et loufoques by Anaïs Sorrentino, Arnaud Demuynck, Pascale Hecquet, Rémi Durin, Hugo Frassetto, France-Belgium
  • La Guerre des Tuques by Jean-François Pouliot & François Brisson, Canada
  • Les Chemins de l’école by Yann L’Hénoret & Emmanuel Guionet, France
  • Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie, France-Belgium
  • The Prince’s Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) by Jean-François Laguionie & Xavier Picard, France-Canada-Luxembourg
  • Hello World! (Bonjour le monde !) by Anne-Lise Koehler & Eric Serre, France
  • Bernie Krause, A Life With the Great Animal Orchestra by Vincent Tricon, France
  • En Sortant de l’école – based on Jacques Prevert’s poems, France
  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot) by Jacques Tati, France

“We did a lot of work around the film and oral expression. The kids and I had a lot of fun.”

Mrs Payan, French American School of Chicago, Illinois

21-22 Participating Schools

CinéSchool is an initiative available for all French teachers in public and private elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the US, in Alliances Françaises or FLAM programs (French enrichment language programs).

“Thank you for this initiative; the educational impact is undeniable.”

M. Feujio, Dora Kennedy French Immersion, Greenbelt, Maryland

21-22 Sponsors and Partners

We sincerely thank all of our 2021-2022 sponsors and partners for making this first edition of CinéSchool possible. Merci !

Interested in sponsoring or partnering with CinéSchool?
Please contact Nathalie Charles, Program Manager,