FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Tournées Film Festival

Special Announcement

We are glad to announce the call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Tournées Film Festival!

Due to the online teaching conditions and the closure of campuses during these unprecedented times, Tournées Film Festival is now available for virtual screenings.


Tournées Film Festival is a program which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.

Founded in 1995, Tournées Film Festival has partnered with over 700 universities, reaching an audience of over half a million students and community members all across the United States.

Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres—fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films—giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.

We are fortunate to partner again with the Franco-American Cultural Fund, whose support makes the addition of the Classics Selection and the corresponding increase in the Tournées Film Festival grant award possible.

This year, Tournées Film Festival presents an eclectic collection of films showcasing the range and talents of Francophone cinema. 

The selection offers internationally acclaimed films from renowned filmmakers such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, Varda by Agnès by the eponymous late director, and By the Grace of God by François Ozon.

Genre-defying works such as Cassandro, the Exotico!, Don’t Think I’ll Scream, and The State Against Mandela and the Others, on the 1964 Rivonia Trial in apartheid South Africa, complete the program. 

As for classics, we are proud to present two films in celebration of the Eric Rohmer Centennial, as well as major films of African cinema by filmmakers Paulin Soumnou Vieyra, Djibril Diop Mambety, and Med Hondo.

Calendar & Application

Call for Application opens on October 28, 2020.
Application deadline: November 10, 2020.

Universities will be notified by late November.


Amélie Garin Davet
Program Officer