|COLCOA 23rd Anniversary - September 23-28 2019|
Presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, Colcoa celebrates its 23rd Anniversary with three important updates – 1. The DGA (Director Guild of America) theaters went thru a state-of-the-art renovation, and it will be projecting every single film to perfection. 2. Due to its official venue renovation, the French festival has moved from the Spring to the Fall. 3. Lastly, with the new dates, the organizers hope to bring French cinema to a spotlight during the Awards Season.
|Michael Mann. Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo ©2019 Festival in LA.|
At a press conference held at the French Consulate house in Beverly Hills, renowned director Michael Mann (“Heat,” “The Insider,” “Collateral”) introduced the DGA Theaters new features, which includes Dolby Vision projection system and Dolby Atmos System. Also, the DGA is upgrading its 35 and 70mm feature film projection systems.
The extensive DGA Theater renovation took about six months to complete. The upgrades were designed by film directors to make the audience feel as if they are inside the movie or behind the screen. The French Film Festival will be the first event hosted at the renovated DGA theaters and to offer this experience to the public who love foreign films.
|COLCOA Press Conference. Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo ©2019 Festival in LA.|
From Cannes to Los Angeles
For the first time, Angelenos will have the opportunity to view many films premiered in Cannes sooner, and in some cases, other exceptional projects not yet having distribution in US theaters. Plus, we will have the opportunity to meet and listen to the French filmmakers and some members of the cast.
|Champagne at Colcoa's Opening Night. Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo ©2019 Festival in LA.|
The Opening Night Gala is one of the French festival highlights were many European stars mingle with Hollywood celebrities. The guests can enjoy champagne and Hor d'oeuvres from some of the most excellent French restaurants in the city.
|“Les Misérables” U.S. Premiere, COLCOA Opening Film|
Costa-Gavras. © Pathé Distribution
|“Young Ahmed” COLCOA, North America Premiere|
|“Papicha” COLCOA, North America Premiere|
Many of the films showcased in Colcoa are written and directed by women such as “Papicha” by Mounia Meddour. “Papicha” is part of World cinema produced by France, and it is the Algerian Oscar© Submission in the category of Best International Feature Film.
The Festival Animated Features:
“I Lost My Body” COLCOA Special Presentation.
|“Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away” COLCOA Los Angeles Premiere|
|“La Belle Époque” COLCOA U.S. Premiere|
The French film festival with ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America) have significant community outreach. Both nonprofit organizations create a positive impact to hundreds of high school students, from different parts of the city, to get the full experience of the French cinema and to participate in what we call a World-Class Film Festival.
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