French Film Festival
French students get the opportunity to attend the annual French Film Festival in Richmond, Va., which is sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond.
One of the largest festivals of its kind in the U.S., film directors, actors, and technical staff from France are invited to present new films.
The audience even gets the opportunity to meet some of the featured actors in a question-answer session after each film.
A unique workshop in 2010 was conducted by an expert technician in the latest 3-D technology. Our students viewed a series of short films that demonstrated the newest techniques.
The famous Byrd Theatre, host to the festival, is located on Cary Street in Richmond. This area is animated with its French Bakery, art shops, restaurants with international cuisine, and shops.