Introduced in 2005, the COLCOA AWARDS is an annual competition of new French films selected for the festival. As 74% of our audience is affiliated with the U.S. Film Industry, the COLCOA AWARDS are a unique opportunity for Hollywood professionals to express their taste for contemporary French cinema and to celebrate it. Voters include American critics, film industry professionals, and general audience.
All films selected at the festival compete for the COLCOA AWARDS except films selected in the COLCOA Classics Series. COLCOA AWARDS winners will be officially announced during the last day of the festival on Tuesday April 28. Several awarded films may be part of the rerun program this day.
COLCOA is presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), a partnership of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music (SACEM) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).