San Diego French Film Festival Opening Ceremony


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 04:30 pm to 11:30 pm


THE LOT (La Jolla) | San Diego, CA

You are cordially invited to the opening ceremony of the San Diego French Film Festival 2023

Get your black tie attire and join us on the red carpet for a memorable event to celebrate francophone cinema.

After the films, head to The Lot Patio, with special guests from the movie industry including actress Laura Weissbecker patron of the 2023 edition, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. The party will be on, with music and merriment!

Feature film: L'ASTRONAUTE (France)

Synopsis: An aeronautical engineer at Ariane Espace, Jim has devoted himself for years to a secret project: building his own rocket and accomplishing the first manned space flight as an amateur. But to realize his dream, he must learn to share it.

Movie from and with Nicolas Giraud. Actors Mathieu Kassovitz, Hélène Vincent

Duration: 1h50 

French with English subtitles

Short Film: CENDRES (2021, Tunisia)

This powerful movie based on true events, directed by Lewis Martin Soucy and starring Mehdi Ajroudi, is a travel back in time for an ex-soldier with a dark past. This movie will also be available online for all tickets purchased. 

Duration: 20 min 

French with English subtitles

The Opening Ceremony ticket is 

$140 for members 

$185 for non-members

the ticket includes :

- photos by a professional photographer Diane Hamacher offered after the event 

- screening of the film, 

- the gastronomic event, including champagne, appetizers, and exquisite desserts by Desserts by Clement.

This event is organized by the Alliance Française San Diego,  a 501 (c) 3, community-based organization. 

Become a member here!

Where is it happening?

THE LOT (La Jolla), 7611 Fay Avenue,San Diego,CA,United States

USD 140.00 to USD 185.00

San Diego French Film Festival

Host or Publisher San Diego French Film Festival

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