17th COL•COA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL WEEK – April 15- 22, 2013

We are happy to announce  that The 17th Annual COL•COA  –City of Lights and City of Angels  French Film Festival is almost here!  Bringing us year after year the best French film premieres in LA, the festival lasts a whole week from April 15 -22  and is held at the Director’s Guild in Beverly Hills. The  full COL•COA program schedule will be announced  in a few days on March 27th, stay-tuned! 

Don’t miss this exclusive series of 38 features and documentaries + 19 shorts films. The 17th COL•COA line up will include three International Premieres, 11 North American or U.S. Premieres, 16 West Coast Premiere. All Films presented with English subtitles or dubbed in English, at the Directors Guild of America Theater Complex from April 15 to April 22, 2013.

31 features & documentaries + 19 short films will compete for the 2013 COL•COA Awards, to be announced during the closing night (April 22).

The 2013 program will be released this Tuesday evening during a press conference at the Residence of France in Beverly Hills, CA. The line up will be available on www.colcoa.org at midnight.

COL•COA “A week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood” is presented by the French American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, the MPAA, the WGA West and La SACEM, with the support of The French Film and TV office of the French Embassy in the U.S., the CNC, the ARP and Unifrance.


City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) was created in 1996 by The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COL•COA is also supported by l’Association des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-Producteurs (ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles and UNIFRANCE.

COL•COA is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as main- stream films.

In 16 years, 260 new feature films and 160 new shorts have been selected. COL•COA has constantly developed to become a showcase of at least 50 films, with a capacity of 20,000 in 2012 and an occupancy rate of 94%.

Its exclusive program has made of COL•COA an anticipated date in the industry calendar and one of the largest French film festivals in the world. Scheduled a few weeks after the Academy Awards® and one month before the Cannes Film Festival, COL•COA has become a prestigious event in Los Angeles. Read the full COL•COA STORY here.

Want to be a part of the biggest event dedicated to French cinema in the US? COL•COA Volunteer Program is also now open!

COL•COA would simply not be possible without the dedicated volunteers’ efforts and invites you  to give a hand  during this wonderful experience! Volunteer tasks include: office work, mailings, providing information to patrons, taking tickets, VIP seating, guiding waiting lines, setting up catering events, ticket sales and help at the RSVP table. If you wish to volunteer, send  an email at: volunteers@colcoa.org

COL•COA Links &  Event Information:

Event Location: Directors Guild of America Theater Complex

Dates: from April 15 to April 22, 2013.

Address: 7920 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles CA,  90046

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More Info on website :  www.colcoa.org

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