Alliance Française French Film Festival

In keeping with its reputation for showcasing the very best of French cinema, the 2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival is set to captivate Australian audiences with arguably the most intoxicating selection of films in its proud, 26-year history.  On offer will be 49 fantastic features, most of which will be screening for the first time in this territory.

Line-up and tickets are now available at

The annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises across Australia. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.

Each year, it curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in eight cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth and, for the first time this year, Hobart. The Festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Q&As and special events with renowned figures of French cinema.  



Our 2015 Patrons, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, have kindly decided to honour the Festival with their expertise by selecting the following 7 films from the line-up.


3 Hearts by Benoît Jacquot
Far From Men by David Oelhoffen
The Last Hammer Blow by Alix Delaporte



Diplomacy by Volker Schlöndorff
The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric
Tokyo Fiancée by Stefan Liberski
Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir


Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Short Film on the Festival’s website. The short films can be viewed up until 20 February 2015.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is about more than showcasing the best of contemporary French cinema. It is also about delivering memorable events: on the red carpet, great live entertainment, coupled with French food & wine - you will have plenty of nights to remember!


LE RENDEZ-VOUS will be the place to be during the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Come to the Alliance Française de Sydney CBD and attend talks, special events, enjoy French drinks and food, and visit our pop-up store.

For information on the full programme, click here

Festival Highlights

Opening Night Gala – GEMMA BOVERY

Tuesday 3 March: Showing at the National Art School. Please note tickets are now SOLD OUT

Opening Night Screenings – GEMMA BOVERY

Tuesday 3 March: Showing at Palace Norton Street and Hayden Orpheum. Tickets selling fast!

Special Event – FRENCH RIVIERA

Thursday 5 March: Showing at Palace Verona. Includes a glass of wine and a casino experience. Followed by film screening.

Special Event – SAINT LAURENT

Thursday 12 March: Showing at Chauvel Cinema. Glamorous red carpet event, followed by film screening.


Tuesday 17 March: Showing at Palace Norton Street. Includes cheese, wine and a singing competition.

Closing Night Event – PARIS, JE T’AIME

Sunday 22 March: Showing at Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street, and Hayden Orpheum

Sydney Dates:
Tuesday 3 March to Sunday 22 March

Sydney Venues: 
Palace Verona
Palace Norton Street
Chauvel Cinema
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

More info: HERE

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