Become a published film critic!

Do you have strong opinions about France & French Cinema? Are you interested in watching films that will change your vision of France while embracing what you love most about French cinema ? Are you a Francophile at heart ready to discover France’s new and multiple identities? 

If so, you’re in luck.

During the 23rd edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema on March 8-18, UniFrance, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Frenchly invite any New Yorker under 40 years of age to play critic and write an original 800-words review for our first review contest: “Salut les Jeunes Critiques”.

The best critic will win a trip to Paris, offered by UniFrance, and a free TV5MONDE subscription for one year, plus their review will be published on three different websites: Frenchly, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and UniFrance.

What movie can you choose? Any film playing during the festival! Check out the complete Line-UpTickets go on sale Friday, February 16 and will sell out fast!

To help you narrow your choices, the festival will be hosting for the first time this year a “Salut les Jeunes” day, on Monday, March 12th, featuring four selections from the lineup that focus on the experiences of young people. Special Pass & Perks available for true French film lovers under 40 who watch all 4 films!

So, young New Yorkers, consider this your challenge! Share with us your best review of any Rendez-Vous with French Cinema film!



Salut les Jeunes Critiques guidelines

Target: anyone less than 40 years old
Format: Submit a 800 words review in English of one Rendez-Vous film
Deadline: Friday, March 16th at 12pm
Contact: please send your critic in the body of the email to

The winning review will be selected by a UniFrance & Film Society of Lincoln Center panel. The awarded review will be announced on March 17th, 2018

Grand Prize: One round trip flight NY-Paris offered by UniFrance, One yearly TV5MONDE subscription, Publication of the article on Frenchly, the UniFrance website, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s FilmLinc Daily

Tickets Information

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 16. Tickets are $17; $12 for members, students, and seniors; Opening Night tickets are $25; $20 for members, seniors, and students. New this year: a special $50 Student All-Access Pass + a special $40 All-Day film pass for March 12 for attendees 21-40 years of age. Learn more at
Complete Line-Up

Salut les Jeunes day Films schedule & Descriptions & Perks
All films are screened digitally at the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)

1:15pm: Montparnasse Bienvenüe / Jeune femme by Léonor Serraille
3:30pm: A Paris Education / Mes provinciales by Jean-Paul Civeyrac
6:30pm: The Workshop / L’atelier by Laurent Cantet with filmmaker in person for Q&A
9:30pm: July Tales / Contes de juillet by Guillaume Brac

Special Offer for true French film lovers under 40!

Purchase a $40 All-Day film pass for March 12 and receive 3 free months of Membership in the Film Society of Lincoln Center New Wave program for young cinephiles and a bottle of Champagne!
All-Day Pass will be available for pick-up at the Walter Reade Theater Box Office on March 12. Offer valid to attendees 21–40 years. Proof of age must be presented to the box office. All 4 screenings must be attended in order to receive the champagne, which will be distributed after the final screening of the day. Quantities are limited.

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