The Sacramento French Film Festival is an annual event held the third and fourth weekends in June. It celebrates the present as well as the rich history of French cinema featuring new releases and rarely seen classics. It is the only festival dedicated to French cinema in Northern California and one of only two on the West coast. The Sacramento Bee described the Festival as “the Cinematic Highlight of Sacramento's Summer”.
The SFFF opens each year on a Friday night with a catered reception followed by the opening film. Films continue all day long Saturday and Sunday for two consecutive weekends. Midnight movies are presented on Saturdays for mature audiences. The Festival ends on a Sunday night with an informal champagne reception following the closing film. All films are presented in French with English subtitles. Each film is shown either once or twice. Tickets are available for single films & Passes are available for special events, one weekend, and for the whole festival.