15-22 december 2018 D-145


The Program

More than 120 films, selected across Europe by our Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer for this ninth edition!


Choose your screenings and add them directly to your calendar:

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Official competition

10 films are competing for the Crystal Arrow and will be awarded by the festival’s jury. 

The Official Competition draws each year the map of emerging and more established European talents, supporting the distribution of their films outside their countries.  

Frédéric Boyer, Artistic Director of the Festival, signs the selection. 

German Film Focus

This year, Germany is our guest of honour country. 10 feature films will be screened, alongside a short film program, revealing both renowned and young promising German directors to the public.


The Playtime section explores what European entertaining cinema has best to offer. Action films, road movies, thrillers and comedies ... proving that European cinema is thriving and curious about film genre.


Auteur cinema at its best! A selection of bold films tackling contemporary major subjects. Nothing is too difficult to grasp for these authors.

Snow fright

In the evenings, the last screening will make the resort shiver. Some gems of European genre cinema and the silver screens in Les Arcs will turn bloody. Beware of crossing paths with the Yeti on your way back to your hotel!


Each year, the festival puts Documentaries into the spotlight. With bold stand points, testimonies, unravelling unknown places, documentaries are original manners of seizing reality.

Femme de cinéma

The award "Femme de cinéma Sisley/Les Arcs"  is an award committed to the promotion of women who are making today’s European cinema. Its purpose is to increase the media, the professionals and the audience's awareness to the discriminations against women in the cinema industry.

Guest of honour

Every year, some of the greatest names of European cinema grace us with their presence and present a retrospect on their work. 

This year, 3 films directed by Noémie Lvovsky will be presented: Camille Rewinds, Tomorrow and Thereafter and Feelings.
The French director, screenwriter and actress will give a public masterclass.


Special Screenings

Films about extreme experiences, musicals and off-beat features are our "special screenings"!

LUX Film Days

This year, we will be honoured to welcome the "Lux Film Days" by the European Parliament. The first 3 shortlisted films for the Lux Prize 2017 BPM (Beats per minute) by Robin Campillo, Sami Blood by Amanda Kernell and Western by Valeska Grisebach will be screened in the presence of the film crews and European MPs who come to discuss with the audience.

Short films

A selection of the best short films of the year will be screened in the Igloo, a staple place of the festival. The entirely made of snow screening room is at 2,200 meters high and is accessible by sky. The program is selected by Jacques Kermabon, editor in chief at Bref magazine.

Youth Screenings

A selection of films will be presented to the pupils of the region, to all age targets, from kindergarten to high school. The young public will discover original films and introduce them to the fun of being a film buff.

For more information or to register your school, please contact Mélisse Hamon: mhamon@lesarcs-filmfest.com

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