Program 2021

More than 120 films, selected across Europe by our Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer for this 13th edition!

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.  

Alpine Focus

In 2021 and 2022, we will invite our neighbours, with whom we share the most beautiful mountains in Europe, to a section dedicated to Alpine cinema! Through a two-edition focus, we will present the cinematographies of Switzerland, Austria and the Alpine regions of Italy and France.


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 genre film.


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

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.

Guests of honour

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

Special Screenings

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

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 ski. The program is selected by Jacques Kermabon, former 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 be introduced to the fun of being a film buff.

For more information or to register your school, please contact Pascaline Meunier : pmeunier[at]


In collaboration with French distributors, we program Premieres accompanied by the casts and crews, for a festive and lively presentation of the films which will be released at the very beginning of next year. A unique occasion to discover the future great successes of the cinema before anyone else!

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