Essential Film Festivals, Cineffable: Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival

Celebrating its 26th edition, Cineffable, the Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, invites theatregoers to leave their troubles at the door and enjoy some spectacular works of fiction, animation, and documentary.  Featuring over 40 films from dozens of countries, this year’s festival is certain to present new and inspiring works of art, as well as vendors, traditional art, and plenty of opportunities for roundtable discussions and debates.

The 26th Cineffable festival begins Thursday, October 30th and concludes the following Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.  Highlights of this year’s festival include intellectual documentaries in which directors will present the challenges and atmosphere surrounding LGBT culture in each of their respective countries.  Choice directors include Pratibha Parmar, Therese Clerc, and Cassandra Rios.  The festival kicks off with an extraordinary documentary on one of the first significant writers of the 20th century, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth.

Other films focus on pop culture from various parts of the world, including the growing Roller Derby culture in Paris in Derby Crazy Love, an introspective titled The Punk Singer, which focuses on Kathleen Hanna, founder of Le Tigre, and a stirring look at the challenges facing LGBT lifestyle in Russia in the film Moonlight People.


Film Festival Location

One of the loveliest cities in the world, Paris welcomes all lifestyles and presents ample opportunities for entertainment, fashion, and dining.  No trip to Paris is complete without a visit by The Louvre.  Arguably the most spectacular art collection in the world, The Louvre is home to many of the world’s most famous works of art.  Take a moment to admire the vast collection of masterpieces and see if you can figure out what’s going on behind Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile.  After a day full of art, enjoy a pleasant stroll along Champs-Elysees.  As the most exquisite avenue in the world, this tree-lined lane is home to many high-end fashion retailers and fine restaurants.  And to top it all off, the famous Eiffel Tower is just moments away.

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Film Festival Accommodation

The gorgeous design hotel Le 20 Prieure Hotel welcomes guests with stylish surroundings and a trendy location.  After a refreshing night’s sleep in one of the cozy spaces, guests can simply walk outside to enjoy the Oberkampf, one of Paris’ most unique and popular quarters.  A more traditional and elegant hotel experience awaits at the Hotel California Champs Elysees.  Situated on Paris’ most famous avenue, this exquisite 4-star offers beautiful design and classic character.  For the ultimate in design, many travellers prefer the luxury 5-star Hotel Bel AmiFeaturing modern architecture with a traditional flair, each guest room offers ample light and extraordinary decor.  After a long day in the city, enjoy a relaxing break in the hotel spa.

Dave Croyle

Dave Croyle

Dave Croyle is an advertising and marketing professional with a knack for building ideas and getting things done. Throughout his career he has written and produced creative work for a variety of brands, big and small. As a history buff and art geek, Dave is passionate about exploring cultures and seeing the world. Dave resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two dogs.