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Edition 2016

Discover the Winners of the 2016 les Arcs European Film Festival!

At the end of a week dedicated to European film, the jury, presided over by the director Radu Mihaileanu with, at his side, the French actress Mélanie Doutey, the German director, producer and actor Sebastian Schipper, the French director Catherine Corsini, the Islandic actor Olafur Darri Olafsson, the French actress Mélanie Bernier and the French composer Bruno Coulais, awarded 6 prizes:

> The Crystal Arrow
The Crystal Arrow, sponsored by Hiventy, was awarded to Kristina Groseva and Petar Valchanov’s feature film, Glory distributed by Urban Distribution.

> The Jury’s Grand Prix
The Jury’s Grand Prix was awarded to Home by Fien Troch.

> The Audience Prize
The Audience Prize, awarded in conjunction with France 4, went to Layla M by Mijke de Jong.

> The Prize for the best female performance
The prize for the best female performance was awarded to Nora El Koussour in Mijke de Jong’s Layla M.

> The Prize for the best male performance
The prize for the best male performance went to the actor Tudor Istodor in The Fixer Fixer by Adrian Sitaru, which comes out on 1 March 2017, distributed by Damned Distribution.

> The prize for the best original score
The prize for the best original score, endowed by the SACEM, was awarded to Nicola Piovani for L’Indomptée by Caroline Deruas, which comes out on 1 February 2017 distributed by Les Films du Losange.

> The Prize for the best photography
The prize for the best photography was awarded to Gösta Reiland for Pyromaniac by Erik Skojblærg.

> The Press Prize
The Press Prize, awarded by a jury of 4 journalists from the editorial staff of Transfuge, Elle, La Repubblica and Le Journal des Femmes was awarded to the film Glory by Kristina Groseva and Petar Valchanov.

> The Prize for the Best Short Film
The prize for the best short film, endowed by Transfuge and awarded by a jury made up of the director Antonin Peretjatko, the actress Alice de Lencquesaing, the director Audrey Estrougo, the columnist François Theurel, alias Le Fossoyeur de film (the film gravedigger), the actress and director Lola Bessis and Grégory Audermatte, programme planner for Arte, was awarded to Rhapsody by Constance Meyer.

> The Young Jury’s Prize
High school students from Bourg Saint Maurice, Albertville and Chambéry awarded the Young Jury’s Prize to the film L’Indomptée by Caroline Deruas and gave a special mention to Zoology by Ivan Ivanovitch Tverdovskiy.

> The Cineuropa Prize
The Cineuropa prize, awarded to a film produced or co-produced by a country taking part in the MEDIA programme or which is a member of the Eurimages programme, was awarded to the film Lady Macbeth (The young lady) which comes out on 12 April 2017, distributed by KMBO

> The 20 Minutes of Daring Prize
The 20 Minutes of Daring Prize awarded by a jury of six journalists from the daily newspaper "20 Minutes" was awarded to Zoology by Ivan Ivanovitch Tverdovskiy, distributed by Arizona Distribution.

From 10 to 17 December 2016, the les Arcs European Film Festival will be back for its 8th appearance. A splendid opportunity for you to enjoy the first snow, quite simply some of the greatest talents of European cinema and the pleasures of the mountains!

The Franco-Rumanian director Radu Mihaileanu will be the chair of the jury at this the 8th festival. He will be supported by a jury of personalities from the world of cinema amongst whom are the French actresses Mélanie Doutey and Mélanie Bernier, the German director, producer and actor Sebastian Schipper, the French actress Catherine Corsini, the composer Bruno Coulais and to complete the group, the Islandic actor Olafur Darri Olafsson.

It is to them that falls the honour of handing over the festival’s big prize, la Flèche de Cristal (the Crystal Arrow), to one of the ten feature films in the competition. 



The 2016 les Arcs European Film Festival in a few figures :

120 films on the programme
More than 20,000 filmgoers
10 films in the official competition
20 film projects under development are offered to 350 professionals from all over Europe on the occasion of the Coproduction Village

The 2016 event, under the banner of the «New Women of Cinema», will put the spotlight on those women who represent the cinema of today and of the future!

For the occasion, 10 young European female directors, who epitomise this new generation, will be coming to introduce their films and their new visions of the world.

New Women in Film

This year there will once again be many surprises and exclusive events such as:

  • A «Top Level» section to introduce you to the greatest directors of the day;  
  • A « Playtime » programme to bring you, in a variety of genres, comedy, mystery and advance previews;
  • « Les Docs du Lodge » to bring you some superb documentaries even on the ski slopes; 
  • This year, the festival is offering ever more new features, to wit: exploring a « dronatic » world in the Mille8 centre and the Everest VR game in which festival-goers will be able to admire the view from the summit of Everest without the slightest effort and plenty of other surprises.
  • Discovery stage, artists such as Lilly Wood and the Prick, The Avener, “Jain” and many others have come to les Arcs! A date not to miss, then!


See the whole programme on the les Arcs European Film Festival web site: lesarcs-filmfest.com/programme/the-programme.html.

If you’re itching to come and join us for this unmissable les Arcs event, don’t hang about, take advantage of our packages at preferential rates!  

For full details of the pass and packages, go to the official festival site: lesarcs-filmfest.com/home/

Previous edition

Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs


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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