FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Tournées Film Festival

Special Announcement

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that Tournées French film festivals will be able to take place in-person on campuses this fall.

We are committed to finding virtual solutions to support you in producing a successful festival or film event, with a possible in-person component. We will keep you updated on our progress as new tools and materials become available.

The call for applications planned for August has been pushed to a later date in the fall. Please stay tuned for additional announcements.


Tournées Film Festival is a program which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing nearly $200,000 in Tournées Film Festival grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.

Founded in 1995, this year in its 24th season, Tournées Film Festival has partnered with over 650 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.

Calendar & Application

Next call for application: Fall 2020. To Be Announced.


Amélie Garin Davet
Program Officer