Virtual CinéSalon Series

Animation First REWIND 2021

August 3–August 30, 2021
Online Only


The latest edition of FIAF‘s Animation First festival proved so popular that we are launching an online REWIND this August for CinéSalon! Featuring best-of selections from our curators, most of these films are only available in the US exclusively through FIAF.

Each week from August 3–30, the series will highlight films by talented animators exploring a wide range of stories. Additional content on social media and conversations with the filmmakers will allow audiences to immerse themselves (again) in the transporting and magical world of French animation.

CinéSalon, FIAF’s year-round weekly French film series, is free for FIAF Members.

Please Note CinéSalon in August will be online only. In-person screenings will resume in FIAF Florence Gould Hall in September.





Past Screenings


Virtual CinéSalon

Calamity Jane

Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary

FIAF Exclusive! Online Only

Tuesday, August 3–Monday, August 9, 2021


Ages 6 & up
Dir. Rémi Chayé, 2020, 85 min
In French with English subtitles

An award-winning feminist western from director Rémi Chayé about the early life and adventures of legendary Wild West figure Martha Jane Cannary. The film won the the Crystal Award for best feature at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Free Talk: Making of Calamity Jane with director Rémi Chayé.

Virtual CinéSalon

The Animated World of Paul Grimault

FIAF Exclusive! Online Only

Tuesday, August 10–Monday, August 16, 2021


All audiences
79 min (8 shorts)
With English subtitles

A selection of newly restored shorts that open a window into the imagination of Paul Grimault, an icon of French animation. They showcase his trademark poetic style, exquisite colors, and wry wit.

Free Talk: Animator Kristof Serrand’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Serrand, now at Netflix after a long tenure DreamWorks, began his career in the studios of France’s most celebrated filmmakers, including Paul Grimault.

Virtual CinéSalon

Shooom’s Odyssey
Stinky Dog, Happy Life in Paris!

FIAF Exclusives! Online Only

Tuesday, August 17–Monday, August 23, 2021


Shooom’s Odyssey
Ages 4 & up
Dir. Julien Bisaro, 2019. Color. 26 min.
In French with English subtitles

A heart-melting tale about a baby owl’s search for her mother, the film is set in a seaside town inspired by a lush Louisiana bayou.

Free Talk: Conversation with writer-producer Claire Paoletti and director Julien Bisaro

Stinky Dog, Happy Life in Paris!
Ages 3 & up
Dir. Davy Durand, Vincent Patar, & Stéphane Aubier, 2019. Color. 60 min.
In English

Discover Paris anew from a dog’s eye level in this charming quadrupedal adventure featuring Chien Pourri, a naïve and filthy dog who lives in a trash can with Chaplapla, his faithful feline friend.

Virtual CinéSalon

Aya of Yop City

Aya de Yopougon

Online Only

Tuesday, August 24–Monday, August 30, 2021


Ages 10 & up
Dir. Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, 2013, 84 min
In French with English subtitles

Adapting her best-selling graphic novel series to film, Marguerite Abouet along with co-director Clément Oubrerie have brought to life the colorful scene of 1970s Yop City in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.