New Voices in French Cinema (previously known as Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers) is back for its seventh edition, showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging filmmakers who are making their mark in French cinema.
Over the years, New Voices has become a rendez-vous that not only introduces the next generation of visionary storytellers to a wider audience, but also recognizes their contributions to the art of filmmaking. New Voices has had the privilege of featuring the first works from such talented filmmakers as Bertrand Mandico, Audrey Diwan, Léa Mysius, Axelle Ropert, Mikhaël Hers, Clément Cogitore, Nicolas Pariser, and the 2023 Palme d’Or winner, Justine Triet.
This year’s lineup will highlight nine films by visionary storytellers and include the new season of Quartiers Lointains, a short film touring program which has highlighted Panafrican and French multicultural filmmakers since 2013. The series opens with a Happy Hour on September 5 and closes with a fun Halloween Party on October 31.