FACE Foundation

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

Films on the Green

Films on the Green is returning this summer to celebrate the art of dance in film with a captivating selection of French and international cinema. From June 2 to September 8, this year’s 15th edition will showcase 12 stunning features across nine beautiful parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn, connecting cultures and people through the magic of cinema.

Whether you’re a dance enthusiast or simply love a great film, there’s something for everyone in our captivating selection. So, put on your dancing shoes and join us for a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the world of dance in our beautiful New York City parks!

Check the 2023 Festival program below:

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, The French Embassy, NYC Parks, and FACE Foundation. Screenings are free and open to the public, and all films are shown with English subtitles.

Films on the Green’s mission is to provide free access to high-quality, diverse film programming —contemporary and classic French and Francophone cinema— for a young, diverse audience in beautiful green settings throughout New York City.

Films on the Green was first launched in 2008 as a community-oriented festival that reaches out to audiences in the heart of their own neighborhoods —in parks and community gardens across New York City. Since then, the festival has expanded tremendously. This summer, with the help of 20 sponsors and partners, Films on the Green will present 12 free screenings in 9 different parks across New York City: discover the 15th edition here.

Films on the Green is one of our favorite outdoor movie series, not only for its inherent Frenchiness but because it takes you on a summer-long tour of the city’s coolest parks.

Time Out New York

The Films on the Green Festival is like no other, offering extraordinary entertainment, and a taste of France itself in the very streets of New York.



With a dynamic and diverse following, the festival reached more than 5,000 people in 2022. Although Films on the Green’s target audience is New Yorkers ages 25-40, the festival attracts cinephiles (French cinema lovers) of all ages and appeals to French and francophone communities across New York City.

The festival enjoys a loyal and committed audience: most attend more than one screening per season and invite friends along throughout the summer.


Nathalie Charles
Festival Manager