The AFA Ciné-Club proudly partners with the Austin Film Society for LE CONCOURS, a completely engrossing and memorable documentary about college admissions at a unique institution. La Fémis, France’s premiere film academy, proposes a film education like no other—training direct from professionals in the industry instead of career educators, and almost a guarantee of entry into the production system after graduation. Gaining entrance into the school is another story, and that’s where the tragicomedy of LE CONCOURS is set. In this observational documentary, we go behind the scenes of the admissions process, revealing the triumphs and calamities of those who dream of getting into the world’s best film school.
LE CONCOURS screens as part of the AFS Cinema’s New French Cinema Week, a diverse program of narrative features, documentaries, animations and shorts by emerging Francophone artists. Buy tickets here, or get a Series Pass for all nine films screening as part of New French Cinema Week!