FACE Foundation

- Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Albertine Cinémathèque

Welcome to our French Film Educational & Grant Program
for US 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, semi-annual virtual film series for in class discussions and many opportunities to bring filmmakers into the conversation with students. 

Albertine Cinematheque 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.

US 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 excited to announce its Film Selection showcasing the best of French Cinema in the US! This year’s selection includes two films by Villa Albertine residents, Saint Omer by Alice Diop and Rewind & Play by Alain Gomis, The Super 8 Years by Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux, as well as The Gravity by emerging filmmaker Cédric Edo. It highlights the dynamism, diversity and high quality of French films and productions, while celebrating at its forefront a young generation of extremely talented filmmakers who masters the art of storytelling whilst confronting the audience with the most pressing issues of our time.

Our members, higher education faculty, will be able to book those films for their events on campus and apply to the Festival Grant which is now open until June 6 DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Contemporary Films 

  • Casa Susanna 
    by Sébastien Lifshitz (PBS)
  • Casablanca Beats (Haut et Fort) 
    by Nabil Ayouch (Kino Lorber)
  • Colette and Justin (Colette et Justin) 
    by Alain Kassanda (Icarus Films)
  • Corsage 
    by Marie Kreutzer (IFC Films)
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica 
    by Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Grasshopper Film)
  • The Gravity (La Gravité) 
    by Cédric Ido (Dark Star Pictures)
  • Hold Me Tight (Serre-moi fort) 
    by Mathieu Amalric (Kino Lorber)
  • The Innocent (L’Innocent) 
    by Louis Garrel (Janus Films)
  • One Fine Morning (Un beau matin) 
    by Mia Hansen-Løve (Sony Pictures)
  • Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (Onoda, 10 000 nuits dans la jungle) 
    by Arthur Harari (Dark Star Pictures)
  • Other People’s Children (Les Enfants des Autres) 
    by Rebecca Zlotowski (Music Box Films)
  • Pacifiction 
    by Albert Serra (Grasshopper Film)
  • Return to Seoul (Retour à Séoul) 
    by Davy Chou (Sony Pictures)
  • Revoir Paris 
    by Alice Winocour (Music Box Films)
  • Rewind & Play 
    by Alain Gomis (Grasshopper Film)
  • Saint Omer 
    by Alice Diop (SUPER/Neon)
  • Saturn Bowling (Bowling Saturne) 
    by Patricia Mazuy (Dark Star Pictures)
  • The Super 8 Years (Les Années Super 8) 
    by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot (Kino Lorber)
  • Winter Boy (Le Lycéen) 
    by Christophe Honoré (MUBI)

Alternative List

  • Ahed’s knee (Le genou d’Ahed)
    by Nadav Lapid (Kino Lorber) 
  • Aline
    by Valérie Lemercier (Roadside Attractions) 
  • Benedetta
    by Paul Verhoeven (IFC Films) 
  • Bergman Island
    by Mia Hansen-Løve (IFC Films) 
  • France
    by Bruno Dumont (Kino Lorber) 
  • Gagarine
    by Fanny Liatard & Jérémy Trouilh (Cohen Media Group) 
  • Gallantes Indies (Les Indes Gallantes)
    by Philippe Béziat (Distrib Films US) 
  • Happening (L’Evénement)
    by Audrey Diwan (IFC Films) 
  • Josep
    by Aurel (Distrib Films US) 
  • Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Lingui, Les liens sacrés)
    by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (MUBI) 
  • Lost Illusions (Les Illusions Perdues)
    by Xavier Giannoli (Music Box Films) 
  • The Monopoly of Violence (Un pays qui se tient sage)
    by David Dufresne (Big World Pictures) 
  • A Night of knowing nothing (Toute une nuit sans savoir)
    by Payal Kapadia (The Cinema Guild) 
  • A Tale of Love and Desire (Une histoire d’amour et de désir)
    by Leyla Bouzid (Distrib Films US) 
  • The Velvet queen (La Panthère des neiges)
    by Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier (Oscilloscope Films) 
  • We (Nous)
    by Alice Diop (MUBI) 

Classic Films

  • Chocolat 
    by Claire Denis (Janus Films)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie) 
    by Luis Buñuel (Rialto)
  • The Gang of Four (La Bande des quatre) 
    by Jacques Rivette (Cohen Media)
  • A Married Woman (Une femme mariée) 
    by Jean-Luc Godard (Cohen Media)
  • Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) 
    by Patrice Chéreau (Cohen Media)
  • Secret Defense (Secret Défense) 
    by Jacques Rivette (Cohen Media)
  • Last year at Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad)
    by Alain Resnais (Rialto Pictures)
  • Mr Klein (Monsieur Klein)
    by Joseph Losey (Rialto Pictures)
  • Le Cercle rouge
    by Jean-Pierre Melville (Rialto Pictures)
  • The Antoine Doinel films by François Truffaut
    (package: 4 feature films + 1 short) (Janus Films)
  • 400 Blows (Les 400 coups)
  • Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés)
  • Bed and Board (Domicile Conjugal)
  • Love on the Run (L’Amour en fuite)

— Film Club Agenda

Spring Film Series

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.

From March 20 to April 23:

Above Water A good pick for Middle and High School as well as College students!
by Aïssa Maïga

Nous, dehors
by Bahia Bencheikh El Fegoun

Les Sénégalaises et la Sénégauloise
by Alice Diop

She had a dream
by Raja Amari

DOUVAN JOU KA LEVE (The Sun Will Rise)
by Gessica Généus


Albertine Cinémathèque is made possible by:

CNC – Centre National du Cinema et de l’Image Animée
SACEM – Fonds Culturel Franco-Americain


Sandrine Neveux
Program Officer
T (929) 505 0839