Bastille Day Celebration 2020

Saturday, July 11–Tuesday, July 14, 2020
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook

Join us for NYC’s biggest Bastille Day celebration, a fabulous four-day virtual fête, from Saturday, July 11 to Tuesday, July 14.

FIAF’s 25th annual Bastille Day celebration goes online this year with LIVE virtual performances, film screenings, Rosé and Champagne tastings, cooking events, kids activities, dance parties, our popular prize drawing, and much more!

This year, we are proud to partner with the Consulate General of France in New York as part of #United4BastilleDay.

Virtual CinéSalon

Burning Ghost


Tuesday, July 7–Monday, July 13, 2020

Stream on Kino Marquee

“A beautifully made minor-key tone poem about love, loss and death,” (Hollywood Reporter), this debut feature film by director Stéphane Batut centers around Juste, who can see dead people.

Free Virtual Tasting

Summer Rosé Tasting
Wines from Bordeaux, Occitanie, and Provence

Led by Hortense Bernard, Mathilde Bernard, and Alex Diard

Saturday, July 11, 2020
6:30pm ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

No Bastille Day celebration is complete without everyone’s favorite summer wine! Join us for a virtual rosé tasting featuring wines from three of France’s best-known rosé producing regions.

Free Virtual Masterclass

Baking Sweet Corn Brioche with Apollonia Poilâne

Hosted by Sudeep Rangi

Sunday, July 12, 2020
11am ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

Let them eat cake! In French, Marie-Antoinette was actually referring to brioche. Celebrate the Bastille Day holiday by making the buttery “viennoiserie” with Apollonia Poilâne, CEO of the famed Poilâne Bakeries in Paris.

Free Virtual Dance Party

Kids Afropeps Ball

US Premiere

Monday, July 13, 2020
12pm ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
All Ages

Join us for an exuberant virtual dance party celebrating the songs and steps of West Africa. Break out your best traditional and urban moves! Kids are invited to dress up in their favorite party clothes.

Free Virtual Talk

Summer Beauty
with Frédéric Fekkai

Moderated by Melissa Ceria

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5pm ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

Beauty innovator, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate Frédéric Fekkai will talk about how he reinvented the salon experience. Additionally, the famous stylist will share summer self-care tips and simple hair routines that you can do at home.

Free Virtual Tasting

Champagne & Caviar Tasting: Historic Houses of Bollinger, Ayala, and Petrossian

Led by Rafaella Fontes and Serguei Aver

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
6pm ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

Enjoy a truly sparking Bastille Day as Rafaella Fontes, US Brand Director of Champagne Bollinger, leads a special festive tasting of two distinguished Champagnes from Bollinger and Ayala. Sergeuei Aver, General Manager at Petrossian Boutique New York will present two of the maison’s favorite caviars to pair with the Champagnes.

Virtual CinéSalon

The Bare Necessity


US Premiere

Tuesday, July 14–Monday July 20, 2020

Stream on Kino Marquee

In Erwan Le Duc’s debut feature film, police officer Captain Pierre Perdrix’s buttoned-up life starts to unfurl when out-of-towner Juliette turns up in his idyllic village in the woods of the Vosges Mountains.

FIAF & French Wink Present

Bastille Day Celebration Boxes

Limited-Edition Collection

Available till Friday, July 31, 2020

FIAF and French Wink have collaborated to create exceptional celebration boxes to commemorate Bastille Day in the spirit of liberté, egalité, and fraternité! Adopt a French attitude with a C’est la Fête t-shirt, an exclusive FIAF tote bag, a marinière-design Twizz Mug, a gourmet selection of French foods, and more!

Virtual Screening

New French Shorts 2020

NYC Premiere

Available till Monday, August 3, 2020

Stream on Kino Marquee

FIAF presents the exclusive virtual theatrical release in New York City of New French Shorts 2020, a showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France. This program features seven delightful, funny, charming, provocative festival favorite Gallic shorts.



Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Tickets will go on sale July 3

Grand Prize — Luxury 2-night stay for two at the Sofitel New York !

FIAF annual Bastille Day prize drawing is the perfect way to win fabulous prizes and support FIAF’s arts and education programs too!