The Sacramento French Film Festival is a unique cultural event that brings people together around films and French culture in a festive atmosphere. The SFFF celebrates the artistic, cultural, social and historical values of films. The SFFF fosters friendly relations between American and French people through the universal language of art. The SFFF organizes other events throughout the year, like a popular Winter Short Film Screening.
The SFFF is held every summer at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento. It is dedicated to celebrating the present and the rich history of French cinema by premiering new films, rediscovering classics, presenting French short films in exclusivity, and Sacramento shorts with a «French flavor» produced by Sacramento artists. By choosing the Crest Theatre, the only independent and locally owned movie theatre in Sacramento, the Festival plays an important part in the revitalization and cultural development of Downtown Sacramento.
The SFFF opens each year on a Friday night with an often sold-out catered reception followed by the opening film. Films continue all day long Saturday and Sunday for two consecutive weekends. Midnight movies are presented on Saturdays for mature audiences. The Festival concludes on a Sunday night with a champagne party following the closing film. All films are presented in French with English subtitles. Each film is shown either once or twice. Tickets are available for single films & passes are available for special events, one weekend, and for the whole festival.