Festival du Film Policier in Beaune

When famous people lead the enquiry…

01/04/2020 - 05/04/2020

Every year at the end of March, producers, actors and detective novel writers can be found at the Festival du Film Policier [Festival of Detective Films] at Beaune. On the programme: Screenings of the best films in the genre, as well as competitions, ceremonial events and prize-giving events. An internationally famous gathering that is unmissable!

Cinema, stars and the red carpet

The Festival du Film Policier [Festival of Detective Films] at Beaune is THE event that detective genre-lovers cannot miss. Every year, over a five day period during the spring, a comprehensive overview of the best films of today and yesteryear is presented. This is also an opportunity to rub shoulders with various industry figures : Scriptwriters, producers, actors, writers…

Since it was first held in 2009, audiences have enjoyed the chance to come across producers like Claude Chabrol, Bertrand Tavernier, James Gray and even the star actor Nick Cheung.

The best films recognised

The festival is also known worldwide for its many competitions and prize-giving events. Best feature-length film, best short film, and also ‘New Blood’: a section that recognises film-makers that shine a new light on the detective genre. Every year, it also pays tribute to a personality that has made a contribution to raising the awareness of the genre.

The various judging panels are made up of industry professionals, journalists or eminent members of the international police. The films that are competing are made known a week before the festival begins.

The thriller novel ‘Grand Prix’

Alongside the festival, the ‘Grand Prix’ for the best French thriller is awarded as well as the ‘Grand Prix’ for the best international thriller. Both of them are selected by a dozen or so informed thriller enthusiasts, major figures on the literary and cinema scene. The quality of the works is the only selection criteria used.

Without a doubt, this event underpins Beaune’s status as the international capital of the thriller.

12e Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune
CGR Beaune - 13 bis boulevard Maréchal Joffre - 21200 - BEAUNE -
01/04/2020 - 05/04/2020
03 80 24 58 51

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