FrankoFilm - Festival of French-Language Short Films
FrankoFilm-Zielona Góra is an International Festival of French-Language Short Films. Each edition has a theme – this year it’s “Opening”.
The festival is addressed primarily to school children and students who learn French, and treat film as a way of expression. It was initiated in 2002 by Laurent Vavon, currently the Festival director, president of the Artownia Association organizing it, academic French teacher at the University of Zielona Góra and coordinator of the Francophony Days in Zielona Góra. Over the past 15 years, numerous personalities associated with global cinematography have appeared with links to France and French culture, including directors Rafael Lewandowski and Kasia Adamik, actors Agata Buzek, Wojciech Pszoniak, Elisabeth Duda and other cinema names, such as cinematographer Yann Seweryn.
The FrankoFilm is open to everyone. Each edition apart from the screening of competition films also contains many other attractions as projection of a full-length film, meetings with famous personalities from the world of cinema, master classes conducted by renowned guests, exhibitions, shows and an integration evening.
The festival is also training for teachers and monitoring the development of their own and their students' achievements.
The aim of FrankoFilm - Zielona Góra is to awaken a passion for film art in young Poles, and their European colleagues, which will allow the organizers to discover future talent.