FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Films on the Green

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, along with partner institutions NYC Parks and the FACE Foundation, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks since 2008.

In an effort to keep the festival’s fans and communities entertained while at home, the Cultural Services will promote the previous editions of Films on the Green from May to the end of July and share curated film recommendations online based on each year’s theme.

Films on the Green is looking forward to returning to the city’s parks with renewed force in 2021!

Films on the Green Recommendations



Each week, the Films on the Green team will present curated recommendations of films to watch at home inspired by one of the festival’s past editions.


May 18-24: 2019 Festival “Women Behind the Camera

May 25-31: 2017 Festival “10th Anniversary


June 1-7: 2009 Festival “Environment”

June 8-14: 2013 Festival “Love Stories”

June 15-21: 2015 Festival “La Méditerranée”

June 22-28: 2012 Festival “Literary Adaptations”


June 29-July 5: 2014 Festival “Masculin/Masculin”

July 6-12: 2010 Festival “Musicals”

July 13-19 (Bastille Week): 2016 Festival “Paris, the City of Lights”

July 20-26: 2011 Festival “French Summer Vacations”

July 27-August 2: 2018 Festival “Gastronomy”

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks would like to thank the official sponsors who have committed to continuing support for the 2021 return of Films on the Green: BNP ParibasJCDecaux, and TV5 Monde.

The festival would also like to thank the friends and partners who will continue to make Films on the Green possible, Mamanagnès b.Columbia Maison FrançaiseSummer on the HudsonWashington Square Park ConservancyNorth Brooklyn Park AllianceP.S. 110 The Monitor SchoolWNYUWHCSMexican Cultural InstituteCinema Tropicaldiptyque, Nora Coblence and Frederic Weiss. Their commitment to Films on the Green will ensure that a vibrant festival will bring neighborhood communities together again next year in the city’s beautiful parks.


Nathalie Charles
Program Officer

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