Yes, FICANNES, 10 years already!
by Vesoul's Belin High scholars
"Once upon a time…there had been such an important dream for an entire high school that we decided to make a movie out of it!." This dream is the result of teaching film analysis in school, which allows to open up to the world through cinema. For the last ten years, the students of Vesoul’s Belin High School learn how to analyze a movie, join the High School Jury thanks to Martine Thérouanne, spend one whole day at Vesoul’s International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas and attend Cannes Film Festival for three full days. While attending those two festivals, the scholars meet cinema professionals, analyze and review movies, but act also as stars themselves by putting on a dress or a tuxedo and walk the red carpet – for the happy few lucky enough to gather an invitation...
The documentary follows the students of class 2016-2017 through their preparation at High School, interviews scholars of past 10 years, shares some funny stories from the teachers and ends at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival! Tears, laughter, grief, happiness, all emotions come together in this 26- minutes documentary about an unique educational experience which touched around 700 pupils in past 10 years.
We would like to thank our principal, Mr. Michoulier, who makes this beautiful experience possible, as well as all teachers involved every year.