A MESSAGE FROM MARCELLE
Dear film lovers of Francophone cinema, dear cinephiles,
Cinéfranco with its dedicated team aim at sharing their passion for Francophone cinema in its glory everywhere.
It felt good to huddle together, to stick closer when overwhelmed by a film. Together we heartily laughed, we cried, we shuddered and we exchanged ideas... It was a collective experience where strong emotions and ideas bonded us...
The intrusion of an invisible harmful enemy is not going to deprive us from the pleasure of continuing to feel the rich range of emotions and to communicate with one another.
We can imagine you curled up on your couch with Cinéfranco carrying you like Ali Baba’s magic carpet, from one Francophone country to another: Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Senegal, Lebanon, Morocco, Rwanda, Burundi... Each country brings its share of stories and History with its dramas, its tragedies, its heroic feats its comedies woven with the talents of a wide range of filmmakers and actors you may see for the first time or whom you will continue to enjoy and admire.
Cinéfranco Grand Public 2020, online and Canada-wide, very sincerely thanks all of the generous sponsors especially HAMPTON SECURITIES, our new platinum presenter of the Festival.
We are deeply grateful to TFS, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates and Power Corporation of Canada for their continuous support.
Many thanks to OLG, to the Quebec Government and to Glendon College for believing in Cinéfranco.
Founder and artistic & executive director