Robert French and French-Language Focus

Sponsored by Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation, with support by Centre Francophone at Webster University and TV5MONDE

Directed by Erwan Le Duc

“The Bare Necessity” — which debuted at Cannes last year — is an ebullient high point in the recent spate…

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

An anthology of films about the lives of musicians.

Directed by Anca Damian

This poetic and touching animated film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named…

Directed by Yvan Attal

In this adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novella by cult American author John Fante — found in the…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

Take a break from the weight of the world with this laugh-filled collection.

A second helping of hilarious shorts.

A collection of mind-bending, form-expanding work.

Shorts to make your skin crawl and your spine tingle.

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Animated tales from around the world.

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate…

These dramatic shorts transport you to a specific moment in time.

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Cam Cowan

In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer…

Directed by Charlotte Dauphin

“The Other” — the directorial debut of Charlotte Dauphin, producer of Mia Hansen Love’s “Bergman Island”…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

This program of family films will appeal to kids ages 8 to 13.

Directed by Marie-Sophie Chambon

Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois wants only one thing: to travel into space. But heavy-set people like…

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate…