16-23 dec 2023 D-77



More than 100 films, carefully selected from all over Europe by our artistic director Frédéric Boyer, will be offered for this 15th edition!

Official Competition

8 feature films will compete for the Crystal Arrow awarded by the festival’s jury. Every year, the Official Competition draws up a map of recognized European talents as well as young filmmakers and aims to promote the distribution of their works outside their country of origin.


This year, the spotlight will be on the Netherlands!


In collaboration with the French distributors, we offer previews accompanied by the film teams, for a festive and animated presentation of the films that will be released early next year. A unique opportunity to discover before everyone else the great successes of the cinema to come!


The Playtime selection is an exploration of the best of what european entertainment cinema has to offer. Action movies, road movie, thrillers and comedy... Genre that are poorly represented in festivals, and wich we belive, deserve a real spotlight.


Auteur cinema at its best! A selection of audacious films with contemporary and moving subjects and questions. Nothing can stop the cinema of Height!

Le Sommet des Arcs

14 films will be screened as part of the professional meetings between film distributors and cinema exhibitors, in the Salle des Festivals at Arc 2000.

Femme de cinéma

The "Femme de cinéma Sisley/Les Arcs" Award is a prize committed to the promotion of women who make European cinema today. This award aims to raise awareness among the media, professionals and the general public about the discrimination that women may still face in the world of cinema.

Guests of Honour

Each year, great names of the cinema are honored. Retrospectives on their work but also masterclasses are organized in their presence, giving the public the opportunity to share a moment with them.

Special Screenings

The films of our guests of honour and other surprises will be presented in this section.

Short Films

A selection of the best European short films of the year. This program, proposed within the framework of the competition dedicated to short films, is elaborated by Pascale Faure. 

Youth Screenings

A selection of films will be presented to the schoolchildren of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, from kindergarten to high school, in order to allow them to discover an original cinema and to initiate them to the pleasure of the cinephile.

For any information concerning the coming of your school group, please contact Pascaline Meunier (pmeunier@lesarcs-filmfest.com).

Oscar on Skis

Our selection of European films nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

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