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Event Details

ALL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE COLCOA BOX OFFICE AT THE DGA THEATRE STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 11:00 AM. You will need to present a photo ID.  You do not need to bring a print out of your receipt/order confirmation.

If you encounter any issues, please email:


  • Invitations are for one guest + 1 per screening.
  • Invitation are non-transferable. Please bring your ID with you. Only COLCOA guests will be on our lists. Only tickets for the day can be picked up at the Will Call. If you have made reservations for different days, you will need to pick up your tickets every day at the festival.
  • During the festival, you may get tickets on site for sold out films on line as some tickets may become available 20 minutes before each screening. Take your chance: To pick up tickets bring your ID and a copy of your invitation with you. If you are a DGA or a WGA member, just bring your member ID.
  • New This year: Spend your entire evening at COLCOA! Evening screening in the Renoir theatre will start earlier. You will be able to RSVP for this screening and for after 10 pm screenings in Truffaut Theater or Melville Theater!


Please note that some screenings and events don’t require RSVP

During week days, no reservation is needed for all screenings and events before 4 pm and admission is on a first come, first served basis:

  • Blind date with a new French film, COLCOA Reruns (also on Saturday at 9 am),
  • COLCOA Classics series,
  • COLCOA Short Films competition,
  • Happy Hour Talk panels series.

COLCOA Television program in Melville theater is also free with no reservation during the whole festival.

Seating is First Come, First Served.  We recommend coming to films early to guarantee entry.

Film Synopses and additional festival info can be found at

COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, “A Week of  Premieres in Hollywood”,  was founded in 1997 by The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France’s Society of Authors Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also supported by l’Association des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-Producteurs (ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles (French Consulate), the CNC, TVFI, and UNIFRANCE.

COLCOA is the acronym of “City of Light, City of Angels” the original name of an event celebrating relationships between filmmakers from two capital cities of cinema. Since 2015, the festival’s name has officially become COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL.

Since the beginning, The festival has been taking place in April in the prestigious theaters of the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood (3 theaters (600, 160 and 37 seats), a 210 capacity lounge and a 1,500 capacity lobby).

COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL  is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing in Hollywood the vitality and the diversity of French cinema, television, shorts, web series and VR programs.

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Directors Guild of America

7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

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