The 25th edition of the film festival: take your seats!

The stars, performances, signing sessions and autographs will continue through Sunday. With one income: the “Ecran jeunesse” festival.

It is dressed in a white coat that the city bath hosts from Tuesday until Sunday, the 25th edition of the TV Luchon Film Festival. In the program, documentaries, fiction, but also news, a selection of game and entertainment broadcasts. Without forgetting the very new festival called “Youth screen”, which is placed with the big brother, from February 3 to 5. A look back at an edition in winter colors with Christian Cappe, general delegate of the Luchon festival.

Already the first stars and the first shows?

We are launching this new edition by spotlighting games, magazines and entertainment shows, a section that is being established for the first time in our festival, with Laurence Boccolini as president of the jury. At the same time, we will also have the installation of the fiction jury, placed under the presidency of Mathilda May. We will also have the launch of the documentary competition, with Bruno Solo, who will be kind enough to preside over this jury. Without forgetting the launch of dedications at the Thermes bookstore. For the first time, in the first moments of the festival, we will have all full juries.

With the first shows?

This year we will have four screening rooms, one in the Rex cinema, the other three in the casino complex. On Wednesday evening we will meet for the inaugural evening, with the presentation of the juries but also the first award ceremony, with the magazine and entertainment shows. It will all then follow with Thursday night’s documentary awards ceremony, Friday evening fiction will be honored with a spotlight on the career of Jean-Jacques Annaud.

With the children who are now invited?

Yes, with the arrival of Youth Screen, we will be able to offer a whole world of audiovisual discoveries to families in the area. Previously, the festival was aimed more at an adult, TV-watching audience. There we are going towards the young audience, who will be able to find their own mascots, such as Simon Superlapin, Yétili, Molang or even Smurf and Smurfette. There will be a host of image discovery workshops, not to mention Operation Les P’tits Aces du Casting. A wonderful opportunity for young people who dream of a career as an actor with the winner, ultimately, a role in the series Léo Mattéi.

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