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We found the ultimate French film addict – My French Life™ x Alliance Française French Film Festival Melbourne

Winners announced! Scroll to the base of this article for more.

Search for  a French film addict in Melbourne © My French Life™ - Alliance Française French film festival

For some people, there’s nothing worse than a French film. It’s in another language, it’s generally convoluted, too artsy, or incredibly depressing.

Jules et Jim - Truffaut - My French Life™ - French Film Festival

If you are seething in disagreement right now, then you’re just the person we’re looking for…

You’re the sort of French film lover who hasn’t just seen every Jean-Pierre Jeunet film, you devoured them. 10 times. Each.

You’re DYING to see Cédric Klapisch’s new film, and to you, François Truffaut is more than just a nice French name.

Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh and Audrey Tatou are your imaginary best friends, Gerard Depardieu is your crazy uncle, and Vanessa Paradis is your cool older sister.

You call yourself a French film aficionado, amoureux du cinéma français, obsessed with the cinematic triumphs (and perhaps failures) de l’hexagone.

Don’t we have a treat for you…

Together with the Alliance Française de Melbourne, Palace Films and Uber, My French Life™ is trop excited to present our inaugural:

‘Search for the ultimate French film addict’ for the Alliance Française French Film Festival!

What you’ll win – the grand prize

Firstly, you’ll become the official My French Life™ Film Festival correspondent. This means you’ll get to write about your experiences during the festival for our online magazine!

To make the month of March even more special, we’ll also be giving you:

  • VIP treatment to the Alliance Française French Film Festival opening night event for two people
  • Four double passes to selected screenings
  • The chance to dine with a friend at three of Melbourne’s best French restaurants: Bistro Thierry, French Brasserie and Chez Olivier. 
  • Private car services during the festival worth over $200 thanks to Uber.
  • The opportunity to meet and interview French celebrities!

Two lucky runners-up will receive…

  • A double pass to a festival screening of their choice.
  • A private car service to their film, valued up to $50 courtesy of Uber.

Just for entering, we’ll give everyone…

The chance to travel to the French Film Festival in style with Uber!

Each person who enters, downloads the Uber app and signs up (it’s super easy, we promise!) will receive $40 credit towards their very first ride.

French films and your own chauffeur to get you there? Très chic, n’est-ce pas ?

Find out how to enter below…

How to enter

It’s time to prove that you’re the French film addict we’ve been looking for.

©My French Life™ x Alliance Française French Film Festival - Search for the ultimate French film addict - Melbourne

In 300 words or less, please tell us why you’re the ultimate French film addict. Don’t forget to include your favourite French director, star or film!

We’re looking for buckets of creativity and originality, copious amounts of flair, and a generous serving of French film addiction. The most creative answer will win!

All you have to do is…

1. Sign-up as a member to My French Life™ by clicking the big red sign-up button above!

2. Be sure you’re eligible to enter, and are comfortable with the terms & conditions for the competition.

3. Email us at win@myfrenchlife.org with:

a. Your name
b. Your city of residence (If you’re not in Melbourne but would be willing to travel and stay here for the festival, please let us know)
c. Your 300 word response
d. Your My French Life™ username

And don’t forget: to be eligible for your free ride with Uber (a special thank you from us for entering!) be sure you’ve downloaded the app and signed up!

Bonne chance !

Click here to read the terms & conditions and eligibility requirements for this competition.

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Emily Arbuckle, who has been crowned our ultimate French Film Addict!

We also want to say félicitations to our two runners-up: Amanda Collins and Sarah Kamel.

Merci to all those who entered!

Our supporters

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3 Comments




  1. Judy MacMahon
    6 years ago

    Live the life of a Famous critic: opening nights, chauffeurs, dining & wining, interviewing celebrities etc. Wow DreamJob – it can be yours see how – Become our French Film correspondent for the Alliance French Film Festival in Melbourne throughout March.


  2. Emily Arbuckle
    5 years ago

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to start catching and reviewing these films – it’s going to be fantastique!


  3. Judy MacMahon
    5 years ago

    Congratulation Emily! How does it feel to be called The ultimate French Film addict? Wow what a March you’ll be having. Social high life film correspondent and social media maven! We’re excited for you!!