Festival International du Film de La Rochelle

La Rochelle International Film Festival aims to screen 250 films (140 features) to an audience of 80 000 over 11 days. More than four fifths of the films are European. A total of 25 European countries are represented. This is a non-competitive festival. The programme includes tributes, screenings of films made by unknown directors, retrospectives and cine-concerts.
The highlights include a selection of recent EU short and feature films, a selection of rare, old or restored films, special screenings for children, documentaries, thematic all-night sessions followed by breakfast, special evenings, cinema and music classes, concerts, open air screenings and screenings in other French cities. During the year, the festival proposes workshops and projections for children, students, prisoners, patients...                                                          

The festival also coproduces short films.