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Travelling Film Festival
Travelling Film Festival

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Travelling, Rennes Metropole Film Festival, has stuck to its original plan : exploring international filmmaking, discovering emerging talents, visiting behind the scenes, passing on knowledge and passion, immersing itself in foreign cultures... And pleasing audiences.

Cities-focus since 32 years...

City and cinema are closely linked. Indeed, when the Lumière Brothers held their first public film screenings, city planning was developping. More than a century later, exploring the filmmaking of a city is particularly relevant. Every day, the city asserts itself as the main framework of a changing society. Cultures are forged in the city. There are crossed destinies. Taking a look at the emerging cinema production means having a look in the cities. They inspire an unending source of scenarios. They are one of the best conveyors of observation of the contemporary world. As to cinema, it reinvents the city as a place for adventures, conflicts or meeting people... There is an array of potential universes shaped by filmmakers, decorators, directors of photography to tell remarkable stories.

With this Urba[Ciné] section, Travelling puts big cities of the world to the fore through the cinema production, like a voyage through the urban playground :

1990 > Londres - 1991 > Rome - 1992 > Berlin - 1993 > New York - 1994 > Madrid - 1995 > 100 Villes - 1996 > Montréal - 1997 > Banlieues - 1998 > Tokyo - 1999 > Villes imaginaires - 2000 > Le Caire - 2001 > Dublin - 2002 > Lisbonne - 2003 > Téhéran - 2004 > Marseille - 2005 > Helsinki - 2006 > Alger - 2007 > La Ville la nuit - 2008 > Buenos Aires - 2009 > Jérusalem - 2010 > Istanbul - 2011 > Mexico - 2012 > Bruxelles - 2013 > Edinburgh & Glasgow - 2014 > Rio - 2015 > Oslo - 2016 > Séoul - 2017 > Tanger - 2018 > Vienna - 2019 > World-cities - 2020 > Beyrouth - 2021 > Nouvelle Orléans

In parallel to the Urba[Ciné] section, Travelling film festival proposes other unavoidable appointments:

  • A French-language short film competition and a selection of feature films appearing on France’s screens for the first time with their creators in attendance have all been included to uncover both the young cinema scene and the latest works from today’s greatest film-makers;
  • Travelling is pleased to work with the inseparable duo Musique & Cinema and offers to its public every year new creations of cine-concerts;
  • Thanks to its short film program, the Junior competition will now be accessible to pre-schoolers. This Junior section proposes a lot of movies (long and short) for every children;
  • Clair Obscur, the non-profit organization of the festival, has always demonstrated a strong interest in new developments in cinema. Travelling, has also developed workshops, movies that examine issues in digital technology;
  • The Festival's segment Westward! presents a rich selection of film and audiovisual productions. Screenings, workshops, and meet-and-greets with professionals will be held throughout the festival. Professionals will have the opportunity to undergo training and exchange with the public, and audiences will be invited to discover a wide variety of creative productions.

The Liberté//L'Étage hall is the heart of the festival, where all festival-goers and all audiences meet.


Next Travelling film festival

16th > 23rd february 2021

The next Travelling festival, the adventurous Rennes Metropole Film festival (France), is going to focus its artistic programme on the city of New Orleans.
Travelling film festival is the most important cinematic event in Brittany, and has welcome more than 40 000 film-goers in 2020. It sticks to its original plan: to explore international filmmaking, to discover emerging talents, to pass on knowledge and passion, to immerse itself in foreign cultures, and to please audiences in a way that matters. For 30 years, Travelling has put big cities of the world to the fore through the cinema production, like a voyage through the urban playground.
For this 2021 edition, Travelling is planning the next trip of the Urba[Ciné] section of the festival to an unprecedented destination, to an effervescent and resilient city: New Orleans (NOLA) will be our guide, from the 16th to the 23rd of February 2021. An opportunity to discover the singularity of Louisiana's cinematography, the diversity of its artists and to promote Southern stories and American culture through cinema, music, art shows, conferences and audiovisual productions.
At the same time as this urban focus, and alongside the French-language short film competition dedicated to young creators, Travelling film festival proposes other unavoidable appointments

  • The Junior section, for young audiences;
  • Musique & cinéma (Music & film), a section bringing these two harmonious arts together;
  • Séances spéciales (Special Sessions) that feature national previews and first- time screenings, highlighting contemporary creation in film and new talents;
  • Mutations numériques (Digital Mutations), which explores new territories in terms of image and digital technology;
  • À l’Ouest! (Going West!) will shine a spotlight on ground-breaking regional creation.

Travelling film festival is a wide, transversal, multidisciplinary project that aims to celebrate cinema in its diversity, to open up people’s horizons and to please audiences in a way that matter. It allows all audiences to discover a city, a country and a culture through its artists, movies, music and art.

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