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Celebrating Francophone cinema

The San Diego French Film Festival is an annual event held in June in San Diego, California, organized by the

Alliance Française San Diego, dedicated to showcasing contemporary francophone cinema.

The Festival celebrates francophone cultures, language, and the art of filmmaking by presenting a selection of films, in French, to the local community

Throughout the Festival, attendees have the opportunity to watch a diverse selection of films from various francophone countries (with English subtitles). These films have the power to move, enlighten, inspire, inform, and transform the audience. Watching these films in a theater setting add to the overall experience, as the collective atmosphere and shared emotions intensify the impact of the storytelling.

Overall, the Festival serves as a bridge between cultures, connecting people through the universal language of cinema. It creates a space where individuals can immerse themselves in the beauty and power of francophone films, fostering understanding, appreciation, and dialogue among attendees.

In addition to the Festival, the Alliance Française San Diego shares francophone movies each month through the

San Diego French Film Club. 

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Opening night

The Festival’s Red Carpet event is held at THE LOT in La Jolla. An occasion to meet movie professionals and gather the francophile community of San Diego and beyond 


Francophone movies

The festival offers short and feature films from different French-speaking countries such as France, Senegal, Canada, Tunisia, Belgium, Mali... 

San Diego French Film Festival

Bon appétit !

Delicious food made by renowned

San Diego Chefs, some champagne and nice wines et voilà !

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The San Diego French Film Festival is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors

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Founded in 2021, the SD French Film Festival grows every year!

Videos by DSideProd -  Photos by Diane Hamacher

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