Les Arcs European Film Festival

The aim of the festival is to work for the promotion and distribution of European cinema with an exclusively European programming; to prove that European cinema is not necessarily elitist and that talented directors deserve wider distribution of their films beyond their national borders. Presenting a carefully selected and accessible range of films, the festival introduces audiences to the richness, diversity and major trends in European cinema, which suffers from a lack of visibility on the continent’s cinema screens despite the fact that it represents a powerful lever for action in terms of building European identities. Over the years, the festival has set up close working partnerships with French national and local education authorities, regional authorities for art and culture, Lycéens et Apprentis au Cinéma and local schools, This enables it to host an increasing number of young people from across France each year, audiences which, geographically, often have little access to or difficulties in accessing culture.