Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

french Film Festival poster

 

Thanks to the work and determination of the GFA French Club, we are happy to present the inaugural (virtual) French film festival at Greens Farms Academy. We would have loved nothing more than to connect with our audience face to face, but we are determined to prove that despite the challenges of the current times, sharing cultural and human experiences virtually is possible and can be educational and gratifying. We know that fellow cinema lovers will connect anywhere and hope that you will be among kindred spirits. 

We are delighted to welcome all Connecticut French teachers and their students! 
Open to students Grades 8-12 and University students.

Connecticut French Teachers: The festival films are free of charge but registration and paid, active AATF membership are mandatory. Active 2021 members of the American Association of Teachers of French-Connecticut Chapter (AATF-CT) and their students as well as the GFA community are welcome to attend. 
(Need to join or renew your AATF membership?  Click HERE first, prior to registration.)

 

 

HOW THE FILM FESTIVAL WORKS

  • Participants may view any of five selected French films before the film discussions on April 3rd.
  • Film viewing is done online, individually, via links that will be shared.
  • Film Viewing Links will be emailed to registered attendees on April 1 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Participants choose whatever time of day they like for viewing the films for which they register. 
  • Registered participants are invited to join LIVE student-led discussions for the film(s) they watched, on April 3rd.
  • Each film has a set discussion time on that day, and lasts about 45 minutes.
  • At the designated time, participants use the WEBINAR LINK in the confirmation email to join a LIVE Film Discussion via Zoom on April 3 for their film.

GET REGISTERED

  • Choose a film you would like to see from the selections below (click on the thumbnails to view more films). Each film has a separate registration link. If you are going to see more than one film, you must register for each film by clicking on its corresponding registration link. All you need for registration is your name and email address. You’re done!
     
  • Upon submission of your name and email address, you will be registered and will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with a link for joining the discussion for that film on April 3. CT Teachers: After you have registered yourself, and your AATF membership has been verified, you will receive registration instructions for your students.
     
  • REMEMBER: You will have two days to watch your film - from April 1, 8 a.m. to the time of discussion for your film on April 3. If you sign up for more than one film, your VIEWING LINKS will be emailed to you on March 30 at 8 a.m.
     
  • IMPORTANT: You can only register for one film at a time by using its designated registration button. Each participant receives a unique join link from Zoom when they register. Each individual should only use the link they receive. 
     
  • TIP: While they view their film, participants are encouraged to take notes for discussion and jot down any questions they would like to ask the panelist on April 3rd. They may send questions and points for discussion to: GFAFRENCHFILMFESTIVAL@GFACADEMY.ORG with the subject line “NAME OF THE FILM WATCHED”. This will help the panelist pool questions ahead of time. However, they may also keep the questions handy for the live discussion when they’ll be able to copy/paste/type them into the Q&A or ask the panelist live themselves. 

Panelists

Our panelists are all French students keenly passionate about cinema. They will each be leading a discussion (in English) on one of the films through a Zoom webinar, in which they will pool your questions and explore the meaning of the movie you watched.

Important notice about film ratings

We'd like to make you aware that two films may contain some objectionable content for some parents. They are, "Bande de filles" and "La guerre des boutons." Although we believe that these films have great value for educational dialogue, we respect that you may not consider one or more of these appropriate for your children/students. We invite you to explore the linked information about the rating of these films to help you make informed decisions.

"An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so [that] parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously."  
— Filmratings.com


 

Saturday, April 3

New schedule of films and LIVE discussion times. Scroll down for more information and to register.

Film Live Zoom Discussion Panelists
La Cour de Babel (1h 33) 11–11:45 a.m. Avery
La Guerre des Boutons (1h 49) 12–12:45 p.m. Shealeigh
Demain (1h 58) 1–1:45 p.m. Jonathan
Bande de Filles (1h 43) 2–2:45 p.m. Nancy
Visages Villages (1h 34) 3–3:45 p.m. Jensen

 

 

Film Information