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Every year, the Alliance Française de Hong Kong takes the challenge of bringing you the latest and the very best of French Cinema. 

For this 45th edition, it’s an exciting programme we would like to share with you!

Please sit back, relax and enjoy!

How did it start?

Alliance Française de Hong Kong is committed in the promotion of French cinema since its establishment in 1953. The same year it organised the first French film Festival. That edition was the pioneer in Hong Kong, and making it the oldest film festival in the city. The first festival presented at the Queen Theatre the “cult-to-be” film “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” by Jacques Tati, immediately after its release in France. Since then the festival has always brought the latest films to Hong Kong.

More than 45 editions of the festival

Since 1972 the festival has become a regular event each year, in collaboration with LCSD. Today we celebrate the 45th consecutive edition of the festival. The festival has screened hundreds of French films, attracted a wide range of audience from cinema lovers to the general public, including some Hong Kong artists and directors who had their first exposure to French cinema at the festival.

Dynamism, Diversity and Quality

The festival always promotes and accompanies the evolution of French cinema, from the prominent and influential new wave period until today. Each festival is a new challenge for the team to bring you the continuing renewal and invigorating diversity of French cinema, from first works to multi-awarded movies, making the programme accessible and truly representative of what French cinema is today.

The organisations behind the festival

The festival is passionately created and presented by Alliance Française de Hong Kong, the city’s French language and cultural center since 1953. Nonetheless, the festival wouldn’t be a success without the support of many other organisations, such as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, UniFrance, French Consulate, local theaters, film distributors, sponsors and many other partners.

The festival attracts the stars

Over the years, many French actors and directors have been joining the celebrations of the festival and met Hong Kong audience through Q&A or press conferences: from the recently invited guests Daniel & Emmanuel Leconte (Je suis Charlie), Nicolas Saada (Taj Mahal), Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent), Frédéric Chau, Phillipe de Chauveron (Serial Bad Weddings), Abdellatif Kechiche (Blue is the Warmest Colour – Palme d’Or to the iconic Pierre Richard, Miu Miu, Gérard Jugnot, Matthieu Kassovitz, Cédric Klapish, Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas and many mores.


The Alliance Française de Hong Kong proudly brings you the French Film Festival since its creation in 1953.
This self-financing, non-profit-making association is run by a committee formed by local personalities and is dedicated to foster French language and culture in the spirit of multicultural dialogue in the city.

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EXPERTISE pioneering in French teaching since 1953, with a workforce of qualified French teachers.

INNOVATION using the latest teaching methods and technologies

RECOGNITION as the offcial exam organiser for Diplomas of French as a foreign language awarded by the French Ministry of Education

IMMERSION employing native French speakers and introducing cultural insights integrated with our teaching methods, and offering cultural & arts de vivre events.

PRIVILEGES offering membership access to the AFHK Multimedia Library, discounts on cultural & arts de vivre activities, and discounts on selected French products and services

3 centres: Wan Chai, Jordan, and Shatin

60 years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language.

6,000 students that trust us

10,000 items are accessible at AF Library

120 cultural events and 21,300 spectators in 2015

12,000 fans on Facebook.

and last but not least 1 dedicated team ready to share with you their passion about the French language and culture.


Edouard Ettedgui


121 years of cinema since the first ever movie by the Freres Lumiere in March 1895, 70 years of Cannes Festival, and now the 45th edition of our Hong Kong French Film Festival.
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Eric Berti


This year, the Hong Kong French Film Festival is celebrating a historic milestone.
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