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July 25, 2023 - Northern Kentucky University has received a grant from the Villa Albertine, a new French institution for arts and ideas in the United States, to host the Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival on NKU’s campus throughout the spring 2024 semester. 

“The Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival continues the commitment of NKU to foster international cinema education as part of the university’s ongoing efforts to internationalize and diversify our curriculum,” Dr. Caryn Connelly, chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures, said. “The Celebration of French Film provides our students and the greater community a chance to watch and discuss a range of both contemporary and classic French cinema as a means of raising awareness and understanding of the global community.”

During the film festival, a slate of films will be shown, followed by a discussion of the film, moderated by an NKU professor from the Departments of World Languages and Literatures and English. The showings are free and open to the public in the NKU Griffin Hall Digitorium. 

A full schedule of films and discussion moderators will be released at a later date.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit