The VCU French Film Festival, which is recognized by the French government as the largest French film festival in the United States, returns for its 19th year March 24-27. This weekend of culture was created by two French professors at VCU and the University of Richmond and provides an opportunity for the public to view short, children’s and feature-length award-winning French films at Richmond’s historic Byrd Theater in Carytown.
Subtitled films are screened Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and each year a delegation of 30-35 French actors, directors and producers come to Richmond for question-and-answer sessions after some of the films. Check out the festival’s web page closer to the event to read about each of the films that will be shown.
Passes for the entire weekend cost $125 and can be purchased now on the film festival’s web site. For an additional $25, pass holders can attend a reception with the French delegation on March 27. Tickets to individual films cost $15 and can be purchased before each show. VIP passes sell out quickly, so get one soon if you’re interested!
Why not make a weekend of this fun cultural event? Plan a themed stay. We can suggest a French restaurant for dinner, bakeries with freshly baked croissants, and even some delicious bistros just steps from the festival.