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.

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Past Events


Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Drawing held on July 15, 2020

Grand Prize: Luxury Two-Night Stay for Two at the Sofitel New York

Plus, win a 007-inspired Secret Agent Experience with Champagne Bollinger, an Atari Arcade Cabinet, and more than 30 other fabulous prizes!

All proceeds go to support FIAF’s arts and education programs.

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: Bordeaux, Occitanie, and Provence.

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 Masterclass

Perrier® Mocktail Class
with Nico de Soto

Make a Grapefruit Mint Splash

Sunday, July 12, 2020
11:50am ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

Following Apollonia Poilâne’s baking demonstration, mixologist Nico de Soto will show us how to make a Grapefruit Mint Splash, a refreshing summer drink made with Perrier®. The mocktail will pair perfectly with Poilâne’s sweet corn brioche!

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 Catherine Roggero-Lovisi

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 bottles from the Champagne maisons of Bollinger and Ayala. Serguei Aver, General Manager at Petrossian Boutique New York will present two of the maison’s favorite caviar 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

To commemorate Bastille Day, FIAF and French Wink have collaborated to create unique celebration boxes! Adopt a French attitude with a C’est la Fête t-shirt, an exclusive FIAF tote, a marinière-design Twizz Mug, a gourmet selection of French foods, and more!

Virtual Screening

New French Shorts 2020

NYC Premiere

Tuesday, June 16–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.