As well as sharing guides for beginners and more information about skiing, we also want our blog to be a space where we spread word about the unique culture of the French Alps. For this blog, we’re focusing on the upcoming Les Arcs Film Festival gracing the Les Arcs ski resort from December 14th to 21st, 2019.
The Les Arcs Film Festival, according to the website, is “a rich and exclusive selection of over 120 films” shown across seven screening locations. In addition to cultural international films, the après lifestyle is here in spades with events, concerts and DJ sets. Of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without skiing events considering its home on one of the world’s biggest ski resorts.
Since the festival’s creation, its aim has been to dedicate time and exposure to the independent European film industry, showcasing upcoming talent to viewers and industry professionals. The Les Arcs Film Festival is one of the biggest networking events for European filmmakers allowing them to increase awareness of their work and secure producers and financiers to progress their projects.
The organisers attract around 550 professionals each year, from producers, sales agents and distributors and more attending the festival events. Each year the organisers sift through the thousands of applicants to select the most promising projects to screen to these professionals.
Screenings are also organised for the general audience and categorised in their ambitious programme with documentaries, films for younger audiences, genres and musical films. The festival has now become a “major cultural event” in the entirety of Europe, championing the continents diversity and exceptional creative talent.