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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 33 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 > London - 1991 > Roma - 1992 > Berlin - 1993 > New York - 1994 > Madrid - 1995 > 100 Villes - 1996 > Montreal - 1997 > Suburbs - 1998 > Tokyo - 1999 > Imaginary Cities - 2000 > Cairo - 2001 > Dublin - 2002 > Lisbon - 2003 > Tehran - 2004 > Marseille - 2005 > Helsinki - 2006 > Alger - 2007 > The City at Night - 2008 > Buenos Aires - 2009 > Jerusalem - 2010 > Istanbul - 2011 > Mexico - 2012 > Bruxelles - 2013 > Edinburgh & Glasgow - 2014 > Rio de Janeiro - 2015 > Oslo - 2016 > Seoul - 2017 > Tangier - 2018 > Vienna - 2019 > World-cities - 2020 > beirut - 2021 > New Orleans - 2022 > Prague - 2023 > Santiogo in Chile

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 GoWest! 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

7th > 14th february 2023

For its 34th edition, the Travelling festival continues its explorations into distant cinematographic lands and promises to offer you a new artistic change from 7 to 14 February 2023.

Every year, Travelling endeavours to report on the inventiveness and creativity of the cinema through a varied programme, where arts and cultures combine, that is accessible to all. Projections, meetings, concerts, shows, exhibitions, cinema-concerts, etc. Beyond a film festival, Travelling defends openness and transversality. It transcends artistic boundaries by advocating the opening up of disciplines and mediums, conducive to bringing audiences and works together.

For over 30 years, Travelling has been portraying the world's major cities for film immersion in foreign cultural scenes. The Rennes Métropole film festival will take you to Santiago in Chile, where you will discover an exceptional city and a land with an overflowing imagination, nestled in the heart of South America between sea and mountains, bordered by the Andes Mountains.
With us, you will discover Chilean cinema, a guardian of the country’s history and its political upheavals, and a witness to the social upheavals and the struggles for democracy that punctuate its society. Neruda's "land of poets" has also long been the land of filmmakers. There, you can find the biggest names in Latin America (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Carmen Castillo, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, Andrés Wood, Dominga Sotomayor etc.) and the undisputed masters of the documentary (Patricio Guzmán, Ignacio Agüero). The festival will also showcase contemporary Chilean cinema, which is currently experiencing an unprecedented revival. Celebrated internationally and brilliantly led by a new generation of filmmakers, it is participating in a movement committed to leading Chile towards a more equitable society and determined to make the voice of the first peoples heard.

Alongside its international short film competition, Junior will accompany young people and their families to the summits of the four corners of the world, with a selection of To The Top films combined with a Chilean getaway.

Travelling will take audiences to other visual territories at the heart of its other themes:

  • Urba[Ciné] and its competition for French-language short films;
  • The Special Screenings, ever true to their quest to offer new gems and exclusive early releases;
  • Music & Cinema and its cinema-concert creations;
  • Digital Transformations, uncovering new digital forms;
  • Go West! invites the production company, À perte de vue, for a creative Breton escape.

From 7 to 14 February 2023, come and visit more than forty partner venues for a completely new festival!

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