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  ÉDITION 2018

DECEMBER 15TH – 22ND 2018

This year, the Les Arcs Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and will highlight polish cinema.

For ten years the Les Arcs Film Festival has been screening more than 120 European films every season. The presence of actors and producers who come to present their own work and hold discussions with the audience make this Festival atypical and exceptional. Previews, workshops for professionals, concerts, gastronomic events and entertainment take place at a frenetic pace in Les Arcs over the first week of the winter season.

The President of our feature film Jury is the Swedish director Ruben Östlund.

Official Competition : :

- Aniara - Pella Kagerman / Hugo Lilja (SE)

- C’est ça l’amour - Claire Burger (FR)

- In Fabric - Peter Strickland (GB)

- Joy - Sudabeh Mortezai (AT)

- L’Animale - Katharina Muckstein (AT)

- Mug - Małgorzata Szumowska (PL)

- Son travail - Nikos Labot (GR)

- Smuggling Hendrix - Marios Piperides (CY)

- The Factory - Yuri Bykov (RU)

Find more about the competition here.


     120 films

    More than 20 000 visitors

     10 movies in the final competition

     A Coproductions Village to meet 350 professionals coming from Europ


Bons Plans Festival

Previous edition

Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs - Edition 2015


The Fool de Yurity Bykow remporte la flèche de cristal !

La 6e édition du Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs s'est clôturée vendredi 19 décembre.

Le jury, présidé par le réalisateur Cédric Kahn, avec à ses côtés les comédiennes Odile Vuillemin et Linh-Dan Pham, le compositeur Stephen Warbeck, la chef opérateur Agnès Godard, le comédien irlandais Jack Reynor et l’humoriste Gaspard Proust a salué une sélection engagée et cinéphile, vraie photographie de l’Europe.

Au terme d’une semaine consacrée au cinéma européen le jury a décerné 7 prix.
- La Flèche de Cristal,
en partenariat avec LVT Digimage, a été remise au long-métrage The Fool, film russe de Yuriy Bykov

- Le Grand Prix du Jury a été attribué à These are the rules, film croate de Ognjen Sviličić avec une Mention Spéciale du Jury  à Labyrinthe du silence, film allemand de Giulio Ricciarelli

- Le Prix d’interprétation féminine Métronews a été attribué à la comédienne Bianca Kronlöf pour son rôle dans le film suédois Underdog de Ronnie Sandhal

- Le prix d’interprétation masculine Métronews a récompensé le Comédien Peter Ferdinando pour son rôle dans le film anglais Hyena de Gerard Johnson

- Le prix de la meilleure musique a été attribué au compositeur Stephen Rennicks pour le film irlandais Frank de Lenny Abramson

- Le prix de la meilleure photographie a été décerné à James Mather pour le film Russe The Fool de Yuriy Bykov

- Le prix du Public, remis en partenariat avec France 4 a lui, récompensé Labyrinthe du silence de Giulio Ricciarelli

- Le prix de la Presse, décerné par un jury de 6 journalistes des rédactions de METRONEWS, PARIS MATCH, VSD, L’OBS, GALA et le DAUPHINÉ LIBÉRÉ  a été remis au film français Fidelio, L’odyssée d’Alice de Lucie Borleteau

- Le prix Cineuropa, attribué à un film produit ou co-produit par un pays participant au programme MEDIA ou membre du programme Eurimages, a été remis au film Belge  Wasteland de Pieter Van Heese

- Le prix du Meilleur court-métrage décerné par un jury composé de Eric Guirado, Grainne Humphreys, Maxime Musqua, Pascale Faure, Xavier Lambours et Elodie Legay a été attribué à Welkom de Pablo Munoz Gomez

Les lycéens de Bourg Saint Maurice, Albertville et Chambéry ont remis le prix du Jury Jeune au film The fool de Yuriy Bikov.

Le prix du Work in Progress a été décerné au film Pioneer Heroes de Natalia Kudryashova.

Le prix Arte – Village des Co-production a été remis au film The Voice de ​György Pálfi.

Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs

6th edition

For the 6th edition of the Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs (European Film festival in Les Arcs) they are honouring Ireland from the 13th to 20th of December 2014 in Les Arcs !

An unforgettable, cultural event for all film aficionados, the festival highlights the diversity of European cinema and lets you discover some of the amazing talent that Europe has to offer. All of this set to the backdrop of the first snows of winter and cinema viewings all the live long day, with attending directors and actors, there’s a wonderful festive atmosphere that continues on during the evening with parties, entertainment, concerts and must-see DJ sets!


During this week of festivities we will be combining:

>genre films
>film projections at an altitude of 3200m at the top of the Aiguille Rouge
>ski and snowboard movies
>projections of short films in the igloo at Arc 2000
>and for the first time at the film festival, musicals will be shown in the Music Village from the 12th to the 15th of December.


In the Music Village there will be: 3 days of concerts, DJ sets and showcases from 10pm until dawn for you to enjoy!


Are you itching to join us for this spectacular event in Les Arcs? Book now for special holiday packages and prices!



For more information about the film schedule, passes or holiday packs, visit the official film festival website at: http://www.lesarcs-filmfest.com/



See you soon!


© Mars Distributions - François Darmigny - Peter Rowen Photography - Renaud Monfourny - Rachid Bellak



Promoting the diversity of European cinema

The major event marking the beginning of the winter season, the Festival is an opportunity for our visitors to experience here in France an ambitious and original programme of more than 70 films and, above all, to mix the pleasure of snow  riding sports and the joys of the cinema. After each showing, the audience can chat with film crews (directors, actors) to make this gathering a moment of true sharing and an unforgettable experience.

Every year... a featured country!

This year, the countries of the former Yugoslavia are in the spotlight. Every year one or more European countries are highlighted. Apart from the individual attention they receive, a particular choice will enable devoted cinema fans as well as neophytes to enter the world of Yugoslav directors.

Through this promotion of the diversity of European cinema and its talents, every film shown brings cultural values to the les Arcs European Film Festival: novelty, quality, originality and diversity. Amongst the works shown, ten films are in pre -première, 12 films are official entries for the Flèche de Cristal (crystal arrow), 7 films that have won awards in their countries of origin are being shown in Panorama, 12 films highlight the featured country and 8 films are suitable for an educational programme.

A festival of multiple facets...

Apart from its broad appeal, the les Arcs European Film Festival has a Special place for those who are making the films of tomorrow and for those who will be watching them; our children...

Some high spots... for the professionals!

This truly professional gathering is attended by nearly 900 guests from the world of film (directors, film crews, European film schools, producers, directors etc) who meet every year to bring new projects to light. Thus, the co-production Village, the “Work in progress ", the DIRE days and numerous lectures are all special moments promoting the spread of European cinema.

Sessions... for school children!

Because our cherished blonde heads need to be made aware of culture as soon as possible, screenings have been set up specially for the pupils of the schools in our valley. A mini debate will take place after the showings to encourage discussion of the images they have seen and the subject tackled.



All offers for cinema and ski stay in les Arcs on > http://lesarcs-reservation.com/en/promo-festival-cinema.html#FCEA



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