FACE Foundation

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

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CinéSchool 22-23

FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine, in partnership with the French Embassy in the US, presented the second edition of CinéSchool for the school year 22-23.

CinéSchool broadened the availability of French-speaking cinema for schools and students across the US by offering a selection of 9 free movies adapted for vairous age groups, and available on the streaming platform Festival Scope.

French teachers got access to educational resources for each movie, and thanks to digital tools like Flip, students were able to share online their reviews in French about the films. Directors David Alaux, (Les As de la Jungle), Arnaud Demuynck (La Chouette en Toque), Olivier Babinet (Swagger), Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo (Minuscule 2, les mandibules du bout du monde), Marya Zarif (Dounia), author Colas Gutman and illustrator Marc Boutavant (Chien Pourri, la vie à Paris), and Fondation Tara Océan’s team (Océans, le mystère plastique) pre-recorded short introduction videos and answered students’ questions on Flip.

“This film and the activities helped me improve the unit on the arts, and the students really appreciated it.”

Mr. Boyo Diop, Davis High School, Houston, TX

22-23 Film Selection

CinéSchool aims to build greater awareness and understanding of French and French-speaking cinema among young students across the US.

Movies are presented online in French (with English subtitles when possible) on Festival Scope during a weekend and are accessible by invitation only to registered classes (limited number of free tickets available per movie). Students watch the film individually at home on their tablet or computer.

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  • Le Tableau by Jean-François Laguionie, France-Belgium
  • Les As de la jungle by David Alaux, France
  • La Chouette en Toque by Arnaud Demuynck, Célia Tocco, Célia Tisserant, Frits Standaert, Pascale Hecquet, France-Belgium
  • La Course des Tuques by Benoît Godbout et François Brisson, Canada
  • Minuscule 2, les mandibules du bout du monde by Hélène Giraud et Thomas Szabo, France
  • Swagger by Olivier Babinet, France
  • Dounia by Marya Zarif & André, (saison 1), Canada
  • Océans, le mystère plastique by Vincent Perazio, France
  • Chien Pourri, la Vie à Paris by Davy Durand, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier, France-Belgium

“It’s very stimulating to have such resources for teachers.”

Mrs. Anne-Victoire Bonnamour, Lead French Teacher, International School of San Antonio

22-23 Participating Schools

CinéSchool is an initiative available for all French teachers in public and private elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the US, in Alliances Françaises or FLAM programs (French enrichment language programs).

“My students loved the films and activities. They talk about it among themselves and continue to draw Chien Pourri and Chaplapla weeks after viewing! Thank you so much for this wonderful project that is cinéschool.”

Marine Froissard, French Teacher, Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, Florida

22-23 Sponsors and Partners

We sincerely thank all of our 2022-2023 sponsors and partners for making this second edition of CinéSchool possible. Merci !

Thanks also to our partners who offer a great diversity of French and French-speaking movies:

Interested in sponsoring or partnering with CinéSchool?
Please contact Nathalie Charles, Program Manager, nathalie.charles@villa-albertine.org