GSC Pavilion KL, MidValley, 1 Utama
4 May -17 June
Created in 2001, the French Art & Film Festival has become a highly anticipated annual event in the Malaysian cultural agenda. A privileged platform of expression for French arts and a momentum for cultural exchanges, the festival showcases various artistic fields encompassing cinema, performing arts, visual arts and gastronomy – each of them featuring both emerging and renowned artists such as Pockemon Crew, Melissa Laveaux, Pony Pony Run Run, Françoise Huguier and many others. The French Film Festival, the largest European film festival in Malaysia, presents each year a selection the best of contemporary releases in participating Golden Screen Cinemas halls.
This eclectic programing has allowed the festival to gather a wide audience of about 8,000 patrons each year.
Le French Festival 2017: Your immersive experience into French culture!
The 6-week long festival will reach 3 cities this year via an exciting programme of cinema, music, art & architecture, gastronomy, and more.
Entering its 16th edition, Le French Festival (LFF) 2017 (formerly named the French Art & Film Festival) is an eagerly anticipated event on the annual Malaysian cultural agenda. With a 15-year track record of providing audiences in Malaysia with an immersive experience into French culture, the festival continues to grow in both audience reach as well as programme variety.
Each year, the festival showcases a unique programme, highlighting current cultural trends and topics direct from France. And from 4th May to 17th June 2017, audiences in Malaysia can look forward to a selection of the latest French films, live shows with a number of visiting French artists, exhibitions, events in gastronomy, and more. With most of the events happening in the Klang Valley, the festival also hosts a number of events in its second home of Penang, with this year’s LFF even stretching east to reach Kota Kinabalu.
Organised by the Alliance Française and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, and supported by the Institut Français, the festival is, as it has been since its debut, presented by Martell. With the roots and cornerstone of the festival being the Film Festival in partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), this year marks the first time that the Film Festival will be presented in 3 cities (Klang Valley, Penang and KK). Besides celebrating French culture, the festival also aims to promote and support French trade and tourism.
Along with the carefully curated programme for LFF that always offers something for all ages, public interest in French culture in itself spans across various demographics. With an ever-growing audience, the 2016 festival attracted up to 12,500 spectators (an increase of 3,000 from the last edition), with up to 6,000 cinema goers also showing an increase of 11% in box office seats from the year before.
The festival’s diverse fan-base consists of Malaysians as well as locally-based French and international residents, tourists visiting Malaysia during the festival period, expats, tertiary students, children and general culture aficionados of all ages and backgrounds. Art-enthusiasts, cinema-buffs, music-lovers and foodies alike can expect to continue to have their senses stimulated by this year’s LFF, which will even extend to new and unique categories such as performance arts and architecture.
Such a programme has been made possible thanks to the constant support of sponsors, partner organisations, volunteers and of the audience whose commitment to stand beside the organisers shall be underlined.
Go and discover France through 15 events guaranteed to intrigue, inspire and delight you.
All movies are screened in French with English subtitles.
For the movies schedule, please refer to the end of the leaflet or visit the www.gsc.com.my