The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in
partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring
contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. The program
distributes close to $200,000 in grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own
self-sustaining French film festivals. Now in its 18th year, The Tournées Festival has
partnered with more than 400 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000
students to discover French-language films.
We are pleased to offer a wide variety of films that represent the best of contemporary
French cinema. The films span generational and geographic borders, offer a range of
genres and subjects, and showcase innovations in both style and storytelling. There are
films by first-time directors alongside those from respected and revered figures in French
Please note the two application deadlines:
June 30th for those who wish to present the program in the fall semester, and
October 1st for those planning a spring program.
The Tournées Festival is made possible with the generous support of:
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, Centre National du
Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA, and highbrow entertainment.