Festinema Junior 2019 @ Maple Theater



Information concerning the 2019 Festinema Junior Film Festival

WHEN? MARCH 7 @ 10:00 AM

Festinema Junior is an Annual National French Film Festival and educational outrich program for the youth. An opportunity to inspire learning and understanding of international cultures through cinema.

All screenings are free for participating schools, a small fee per student will apply for drinks and pop corns. The Alliance Française network provides them with FREE educational portfolios for each film, which include pre-screening and post-screening activities.

Check out the Festinema Junior website HERE!


  • Minga et la cuillère cassée (Audience: 7-12 years old)

Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. A adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

  • Le Brio (16 to 18 years old)

After an incident, a brilliant professor known for his outbursts is forced to mentor the student he wronged for a speech contest. Neïla, a girl of Algerian descent, lives in a housing project in the suburbs of Paris with her mother and her grandmother. Some students complain about Professor Mazard’s attitude, which urges the President to intervene. He firmly asks the prof that he do something to redeem himself. And to this end, why not train his victim for the prestigious speech contest Assas is associated with? Reluctant at first, Pierre is forced to accept the deal. But how will Neïla put up with working under the yoke of her torturer? And how will Mazard refrain from taking advantage of the situation to go on mistreating her?

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The Alliance Française network of French-speaking cultural centers presents the 5th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents, part of Kids Trail, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S and FACE Foundation.

This unique opportunity offers students of all ages and socioeconomic status to expand their international horizons through cinema and culture. The Festinema Junior program has four goals across the United States:

  1. Introduce young audiences to world cinema and international cultures.
  2. Integrate film as a teaching tool in the classroom.
  3. Offer children of all backgrounds, status and origins an opportunity to see a foreign language film in a theater.
  4. Teach young people to think critically in their film analysis.

Organized by the Alliance Française de Denver in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the US network of Alliance Française, the French cultural Services  of the Embassy in USA, Face Foundation and TV5 Monde.



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