Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2021 celebrating independent movies

Published by Anne-christine C. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 17 August 2021 at 10h50 · Published on 17 August 2021 at 09h00
For its 10th anniversary, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival returns to the world's most beautiful avenue from September 14 to 21, 2021. On the menu of this independent French and American film festival: feature and short films, premieres, masterclasses, and more!

In 2020, even though the 9th edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival has had to be held online because of the coronavirus epipdemic, in 2021, the festival hopes to take place on site.
2021 marks the 10th edition of this festival devoted independent French and American cinema. To be sure to get a life audience for this anniversary edition, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival has decided to be held in September and not in June as it usually does.
The 10th edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival is to be held from September 14 to 21, 2021 in Paris, on the world's most beautiful avenue.

As usual, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival offers a selection of six feature films made by independent French directors, and six American independent feature fims. The official competition includes several awards (Jury Prize, Best Directors, Public's Choice, Critic's Choice).

The jury panel include multi-talented artists, committeed for a long time to make independent cinema shine.

Presided by Thomas Lilti, the feature film jury brings together actress and photographer Agathe Rousselle discovered in Titane by Julia Ducournau - Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or 2021 - musician, director, plastic artist, movie score composer Yael Naim, director and press artist Aurel whose first movie Josep has been awarded the Cesar for Best Animated Movie 2021, and writer, director and scenarist Elie Wajeman whose lastes movie Médecin de Nuit was officially competing at the Cannes Film Festival 2020.

Moving on to short movies, the jury panel is presided by scenarist and director Naïla Guiguet, surrounded by actress Coralie Russier hailed in 2020 in Mandibules by Quentin Dupieux and expected this year in Mélanie Laurent's upcoming movie, directro Alexandra Pianelli whose first movie Le Kiosque has been awarded the Jury's Price of the 2020 Champs-Elysées Film Festival opening on October 6, 2021, singer, actor and DJ, icon of vogging Kiddy Smile, actor and director Yoann Zimmer hailed in Des Hommes by Lucas Belvaux officially competing at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.

We are looking forward to the detailed official selections unveiled this Monday August 23, 2021.

As for the Press Jury, they are entrusted with giving the 2021 Critic's Choice for French and American feature films. It brings together French Mania magazine editor in chief and Head of the Critic's Week Ava Cahen, journalist Antoine Guillot, France Culture Plan Large show producer, journalist and writer of the book Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! Mathile Carton, movie and series journalist for Le Parisien Renaud Baronian.

As usual, movie theaters set on Avenue des Champs-Elysées will play competiting movies for a week. They will also host premieresmasterclassesconferences, as well as showcases.

Save the date, this year's Champs-Elysées Film Festival takes place in September in Paris

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 14 September 2021 to 21 September 2021



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