The Sunshine Coast French Film Festival first began in 2008 when the Alliance Francaise Sunshine Coast (link) began screening selections from the annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival so that film lovers and francophiles in this region could experience some of the delights of the Festival without having to travel to the capital cities.
Screenings began in Noosa and Nambour with an expansion into Caloundra in 2017. French and English speaking peoples as well as foreign language film lovers generally all enjoyed this initiative and partnerships were formed with the Noosa Film Society and the Caloundra Film Festival to bring film and french culture to the Sunshine Coast.
This year, 2021, the Sunshine Coast French Film Festival is reappearing after a short hiatus and is being presented by Sunshine Coast Film Festivals, a not-for-profit set up in 2017 to promote film culture in this region, and is bigger than ever.
10 screenings in 3 locations with the best of the 2021 French Film Festival on offer right here on the Sunny Coast.
Our major sponsor is the Alliance Francaise Sunshine Coast and we hope to continue in their tradition of making each screening a special experience.
Members of the Alliance will be at all the screenings to offer information about their activities and to introduce the film. In French!
Please enjoy this year's program and sign up for special screenings we will do throughout the year.
If you would like to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, suggest items for inclusion in the festival, would like to become involved as a volunteer or simply send us feedback, please contact us – we would love to hear from you.