In 2014, the Reunion Film Festival continued its mission – to put on films for sharing. It celebrates the 7th art and those who make it. From eight projected films, six will compete to land the Golden Orchid for the Best Film, the Silver Orchid for the Young Jury prize, and the Bronze Orchid for the Public prize.
From the 7th to 11th October, the La Reunion Film Festival returns to the island. Director Claude Lelouch will preside over a jury made up of Camille Bessière-Mithra, Audrey Dana, Déborah François, Anne-Gaëlle Hoarau, Sonia Rolland, Élie Semoun, Zinedine Soualem, Amanda Sthers and Anne-Françoise Zattara-Gros.
An unmissable annual cultural event, the La Reunion Film Festival will receive national media coverage, with the arrival of journalists, funded by Île de La Réunion Tourisme (IRT): Canal +, Ciné +, Gala, Paris Match, Studio Cinélive, BFM Tv, Allociné and Marie France.
Indoor and outdoor projections, cinema workshops and professional encounters are on the programme of the 2014 edition. The La Reunion Film Festival has always focussed on two major approaches: firstly, promoting the first and second feature films by French directors, and secondly, developing La Réunion inhabitants’ interest in the 7th art.
This year, the festival will once again take up residence at the Ciné Cambaie cinema in Saint-Paul. The eight room multiplex opens its doors to official evening events, public meetings and projections – free of charge – for schoolchildren.
For the event, a giant screen installed on Boucan Canot beach, transforms this natural site into a real open air cinema. In this setting, the festival gives French director Claude Lelouch carte blanche, with three free projections of the 2014 president of the jury’s work on the programme. Three events where you are given the chance to spend the evenings with your feet in the sand and your head in the stars!
Six films, judged by the jury and the public, compete for the tenth edition of the festival. Three of them will be given awards at the end of the festival via the Golden Orchid for the Best Film, the Silver Orchid for the Public prize, and the Bronze Orchid for the Young Jury prize.
In addition to film projections, the La Reunion Film Festival aims to democratise the 7th art and educate people on the visual image. By means of cinema workshops, unusual encounters are organised for the general public, schoolchildren and film-lovers. A rich exchange in the form of masterclasses, with French cinema professionals coming to share their experience.