February 21, 2020

COLCOA Reception

I was thrilled to attend the reception last night for the upcoming COLCOA French Film Festival held at the French Consul Residence in Beverly Hills.  This elegant event introduced the upcoming COLCOA Film Festival coming up April 24th to May 2 to be held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.  COLCOA stands for City of Light, City of Angels and is a film festival highlighting French films, TV shows, web series and shorts.  They even have some short virtual reality productions available for the first time this year!

Francois Truffart, the COLCOA Executive Producer and Artistic Director, gave a fascinating talk about the upcoming festival, discussed some of the featured films and series, and how they go about making the final selections for the festival.

All screenings will be in French with English subtitles or English.  They also offer several screenings and events that are free on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets and more information on the festival are available at colcoa.org.

The setting for the reception was outside on a beautiful, cool evening, with elegant champagne, and delicious hors d’oeuvres were passed after the talks.  More photos from the event are available on my Flickr site here:  flickr.com/photos/joybennett/. Very much looking forward to the festival!  I will cover more of it here later on this month. 

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