Online French film fest available for free viewing in India

The fifth edition of My French Film Festival 2015, an online French film fest, will be available for free viewing in India on all connected devices on the web, mobiles and tablets from Jan 16 to Feb 16, 2015.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 06, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

New Delhi: The fifth edition of My French Film Festival 2015, an online French film fest, will be available for free viewing in India on all connected devices on the web, mobiles and tablets from Jan 16 to Feb 16, 2015.

Organised by UniFrance Films, the festival brings the best of French cinema to Indian moviegoers and filmmakers. Movies like "How I Came To Hate Math", "The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears” and “Hippocrate” will be shown.

The festival will be available to viewers in India on video on demand platform www.halfticket.tv. Indian users can also download the specialised app HALFTICKET TV from the Google Play stores for Android devices. Similarly, Apple device users can also get the app via iTunes from the date of the festival.

Isabelle Giordano, general director, Unifrance, said in a statement: “Between the first and fourth editions of the festival, we have seen a fair amount of traffic on from Indian users accessing the festivals site, underlining the interest in French Films among Indian cinema lovers. 

“This time, as we look forward to bringing another round of the best films from new French directors, we wanted to make the festival accessible to internet users across India, and hence tied up with HalfTicket.tv to stream the festival,” she added.

Jagdish Rajpurohit, founder of HalfTicket.tv said that the new-age Indian cinema lover wants to experience movies from across the globe. 

“This viewer would love to see new content from French cinema, but so far the movies never came to India. With our tie-up to get My French Film Festival to India free for Indian users, we aim to begin offering them international movies at their convenience,” he added.