The 32nd French Film Festival at Palace Byron Bay Cinemas


For over 32 years, the French Film Festival has brought us closer to the France we love, the France that captivates our imagination, but also the France that questions. Every year, the festival celebrates the growing friendship that unites our two countries, a window into France, the French-speaking world and beyond. The best screenwriters could not have imagined this coronavirus crisis, which has seen much of humanity confined over extended periods and whole industries put on-hold or shut-down. The audiovisual sector has been hard hit, and cinemas and theaters are still closed in most countries.

French Film Festival
24 March to 14 April 2021
Palace Byron Bay Cinemas

This year, thanks to the exceptional mobilisation of the Alliances Françaises, the services of our Embassy, our partner Palace and Australian distributors, this will be the Festival of the Renaissance. We have selected 37 extraordinary films from all horizons, to offer you a magnificent 2021 edition. It’s particularly satisfying to see a growing number of female Directors represented this year.

Cinema is in fact a permanent and universal travel ticket. Each one of you, each one of us, will undoubtedly remember the magical moments offered by the films in this edition. So, take a seat in this wonderful setting that is a movie theater and I wish you a good trip.