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CINÉFRANCO JEUNESSE EXCHANGES THE MOVIE THEATRE FOR THE CLASSROOM

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021

With the possibility of viewing in class or remotely, either with the teacher in split-screen mode or with the family, the organizers gave the 2021 film selection every chance to reach the widest possible audience beyond the Toronto metropolis. Schools in Northern Ontario even bought tickets to attend this festival, which usually screens its works in a Toronto theatre.

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Cinéfranco presents its youth festival

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2021

 

This year, in partnership with EducNation, Cinéfranco is presenting 12 films "to entertain and provoke reflection in young and old". From February 16 to March 3, the films will be available for rent across Canada, in classrooms and at home.

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Cinéfranco Jeunesse: mini-festivals in classrooms... and in homes

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2021

 

PHOTO: Nostalgia for 2018: young people enter a Toronto movie theatre at the Cinéfranco jeunesse festival.

The Cinéfranco Youth Festival 2021 will be held online from February 16 to March 3. Instead of going to the cinema by bus with their groups as in the past, teachers are invited to organize mini-festivals in their classrooms.

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QUÉBEXIT, A TRILINGUAL ONTARIO FILM STARRING ACTORS FROM THE FRANCO-TORONTO SCENE

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 24, 2020

As part of the online edition of the Cinéfranco 2020 festival in Toronto, we met with the team of the Ontario film Québexit. Trilingual feature film...

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Cinéfranco's discussion on the plural feminine cinema: a discussion at Cinéfranco Tuesday night

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2020

 

PHOTO: Claudia Hébert, Sonia Bonspille Boileau, Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay, Katia Café-Fébrissy

In addition to its 20 or so feature and short films, and conversations with filmmakers, the Toronto-based Cinéfranco festival features a panel discussion between three Canadian filmmakers moderated by cultural columnist Claudia Hébert.

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Cinéfranco 2020: conversations with filmmakers

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 18, 2020

The Toronto-based Cinéfranco festival, which begins this Friday, November 20, will broadcast "Conversations" with filmmakers and special guests at the end of each of its films.

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Franco-Ontarian productions are honored at Cinéfranco

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 10, 2020

Several Franco-Ontarian titles are playing at Cinéfranco 2020. Court Toujours, the short film festival, in partnership with the Labo and the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, is offering two new programs entirely of Canadian content, including 11 titles of Franco-Ontarian origin.

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Cinéfranco will take place online

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Several Franco-Ontarian titles are playing at Cinéfranco 2020. Court Toujours, the short film festival, in partnership with the Labo and the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, is offering two new programs entirely of Canadian content, including 11 titles of Franco-Ontarian origin.

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ARTISTS AT HOME: THIS MOROCCAN CINEMA SO DEAR TO MARCELLE LEAN

PUBLISHED ON APRIL 25, 2020

ONFR+ honors artists and gives them a voice on our social networks during the crisis. This week, Marcelle Lean, founder and director of Toronto's Francophone International Film Festival, Cinéfranco, had her program devoted to Moroccan women directors cancelled due to the pandemic. She recommends two little gems of contemporary Maghreb cinema directed by women.

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Cinéfranco gives you the floor

PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

On Sunday, September 13, at 11 a.m., Cinéfranco invites you to participate in a free webinar featuring director Nicolas Fay and two Toronto film buffs: pastry chef and writer Chantal Véchambre and philosophy professor Jean-Pierre Pilaprat. This virtual debate, moderated by Marcelle Lean, will allow participants to discuss the return to basics after confinement. For more information: cinefranco.com.

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Cinéfranco hopes to be back in November

PUBLISHED ON APRIL 20, 2020

Several Franco-Ontarian titles are playing at Cinéfranco 2020. Court Toujours, the short film festival, in partnership with the Labo and the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, is offering two new programs entirely of Canadian content, including 11 titles of Franco-Ontarian origin.

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Cinéfranco Youth Cinema "reduced": appeal to parents

Collateral victim of the teachers' strike

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020

It's a Cinéfranco Youth Festival "reduced" from 11 to 8 films, "collateral victim" of the teachers' strike, which will be presented at the Hot Docs cinema from February 18 to March 4.

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Cinéfranco: a story of passion

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 25, 2019

On Sunday, September 13, at 11 a.m., Cinéfranco invites you to participate in a free webinar featuring director Nicolas Fay and two Toronto film buffs: pastry chef and writer Chantal Véchambre and philosophy professor Jean-Pierre Pilaprat. This virtual debate, moderated by Marcelle Lean, will allow participants to discuss the return to basics after confinement. For more information: cinefranco.com.

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Audience record at Cinéfranco 2019

PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 5, 2019

This is a record in terms of audience over the last four years," says founder and director Marcelle Lean, "since it brought together around 1,600 spectators in 2017 and 1,810 in 2018.

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CINÉFRANCO: A FILM FESTIVAL THAT STANDS OUT!

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 25, 2019


Marcelle Lean founded the Cinéfranco festival in 1997. It is the most important international festival of francophone film in English Canada.

With thousands of participants each year, Cinéfranco has become a Francophone institution in Toronto's audiovisual landscape. 

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Family at the heart of Cinéfranco's programming

PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2019

For Marcelle Lean, founder and artistic director of the festival, the family is a subject that resonates with our contemporary societies. "The theme came by itself," she explains. "It's a subject that speaks to everyone. We all have a different relationship with this theme, and cinema reflects this complexity."

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Cinéfranco Returns to Hot Docs Cinema Ted Rogers

PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 8, 2019

The Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (formerly the Bloor Cinema, corner of Bathurst) will host the Toronto festivals Cinéfranco from November 22 to 30, and Human Rights Watch from January 30 to February 4, as well as the newly launched Art, Architecture and Design Film Festival from January 22 to 26.

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Young Directors Honoured by Cinéfranco's Perspective Québec

Six histoires de transition

PUBLISHED ON APRIL 15, 2019

For its fourth edition as part of Cinéfranco, Perspective Quebec hopes to play to a full house at Toronto's Hot Docs theatre on April 19 and 20.

This year, the five films and the short film proposed will invite reflection on transition and identity.

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A sense of optimism at Cinéfranco jeunesse

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Even before the start of the festival, just over 9,000 spectators are already expected at Famous Player place Canada for the 10th edition of the Cinéfranco jeunesse festival next week.

This year, the films chosen have a positive message that gives hope to youth and to the festival's creator, Marcelle Lean.

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An overview of the art of short film at Cinéfranco

PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 12, 2018

Year after year, the Cinéfranco festival allows Torontonians, francophones and francophiles, to approach the 7th art by going off the beaten track. French-language works from around the world are presented and the public has the opportunity to discover not only the most original stories and themes, but also a wide variety of styles and approaches.

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Cinéfranco Honours Canadian Achievements

PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER, 2018

Francophone film buffs will be able to meet from October 5 to 13 at the Carlton Cinema for the 21st edition of Cinéfranco's general public festival.

Marcelle Lean, the artistic director, is pleased to offer a larger selection of films this year, as well as a more local selection.

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Quebec at the top of Cinéfranco's billboard

PUBLISHED ON APRIL 9, 2018

The Special Quebec section of the Festival international du film francophone is back on April 14 and 15 at Toronto's Carlton Cinema. This 21st edition, co-presented with the Quebec Cinema Tour, features six feature films and a program of shorts by Aboriginal youth, with special guests including directors Bernard Émond, Pascal Plante and Mélissa Lefebvre.

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Founder of Cinéfranco, Marcelle Lean to be awarded the Ordre de la Pléiade

PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 4, 2018

The Ontario Chapter of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) has just announced the recipients of the Ordre de la Pléiade medal for 2018. These individuals were selected by a non-partisan committee of parliamentarians for their outstanding contributions to Ontario's Francophonie.

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