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6.7 million viewings for MyFrenchFilmFestival

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- The previous record of the online festival organised by UniFrance has been broken once again; the filmmakers’ jury chaired by Pablo Trapero has crowned The New Kid

6.7 million viewings for MyFrenchFilmFestival
The New Kid by Rudi Rosenberg

The seventh edition of the MyFrenchFilmFestival took place from 13 January-13 February via the site myFrenchFilmFestival.com and on 37 partner platforms in 91 territories (see the news) – and the online event organised by UniFrance just keeps on growing. With 6.7 million viewings, last year’s record (of 6.5 million) has been broken. The top five countries that recorded the most visits this year were Russia, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and France, in that order. 

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The Foreign Filmmakers’ Jury Award (the jury was chaired by Pablo Trapero, and included Rebecca ZlotowskiShlomi ElkabetzFabrice du Welz and Bertrand Bonello) was given to the feature debut by Rudi RosenbergThe New Kid [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rudi Rosenberg
film profile
]
, which also took home the International Press Award. Meanwhile, the Audience Award for Best Feature Film was bestowed upon Ogres [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Léa Fehner.

Here is the full list of winners:

Filmmakers’ Jury Award
The New Kid [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rudi Rosenberg
film profile
]
 - Rudi Rosenberg
Exceptional Special Mention
Marguerite & Julien - Valérie Donzelli

Lacoste Audience Award – feature film 
Ogres [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Léa Fehner

Lacoste Audience Award – short film 
La rentrée des classes - Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar

International Press Award – feature film 
The New Kid - Rudi Rosenberg

International Press Award – short film 
La Convention de Genève - Benoît Martin

(Translated from French)

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