You know that person that shows up to everyone’s parties, monopolizes the conversations, hogs the karaoke mic, drinks all the liquor, eats all the food, but never reciprocates? Well, I’m not that person (okay, I might hog the karaoke mic)! But, I have so much fun participating in everyone’s else blogging events, I began feeling like that person.

So, I will host my very first blogathon!

It is my pleasure to invite you to take part in the France on Film Blogathon

January 8-9, 2016

Call for Posts, while this is a movie themed Blogathon, the event is open to all bloggers!

The Inspiration


France has an indelible mark on 20th-century cinema, from the pioneering Lumière Brothers to contemporary filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s graphic aesthetic, and everything in-between, I cannot imagine cinema without France’s contribution.

It inspires






Insane Chase Scenes




Basking in Artistic Splendor


And complaints about the wine!

The Event

Please join me for a two-day blogging event, and help pay tribute to France on Film!

Day One: French Cinema, French films for French audiences, the films do not have to take place in France.

For Example:

  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Breathless (À bout de souffle)
  • La Belle et la Bête
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • La Jetée
  • Le Samouraï
  • M. Hulot’s Holiday

Day Two: France as Subject, Films from any country, may take place in France or have French characters or French actors, French source material, or France is significant.

For Example:

  • An American in Paris
  • DuBarry Was a Lady
  • Funny Face
  • Love Me Tonight
  • My Dinner with Andre
  • Pink Panther Film Series
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Wild and Wonderful


  • The event is strictly for new material only, please do not send links to previously published posts.
  • 1999 is our cut-off year** If you have something you want to add past this year, let me know.
  • Make sure no one has your topic, check the roster as this is a no duplicates event.
  • Watch your deadline.

5d9ef61e5ac7fd383baf9f855594998dCan I submit more than one entry? Sure thing, but don’t commit to more work than you can accomplish. Since there are no duplicates, don’t request the complete works of Jean Cocteau if you can only cover one film.

Do I have to post on both days? No, of course not, but you are more than welcome to participate on both days.

Questions or want some film suggestions? Tweet me @kitschmeonce

Here are some suggested questions to get your mental juices flowing, not required in your post:

  • If you didn’t see the opening credits, and you could not hear the dialogue, would you know this film is French?
  • Does the film communicate “Frenchness” by other means?
  • How necessary is France to the plot?
  • Does this film work if the French signifier were from any other culture?

To submit your proposal, please respond in the comment section below with the following:

  • Subject or Proposed Topic
  • Blog Name
  • Blogger Name
  • Your Blog URL

To submit your post, as soon as you publish your post, send me the URL.

Other details, a recap of each day’s submissions will be blogged during the event, please get your posts to me by 10 pm Pacific Standard Time to make sure your post is listed in the recap.

  • Check the Roster (below)
  • Sign-Up (in comments, below)
  • Grab a Banner (below) add it to your blog and tell your friends!

And finally, a bit of music to get you in the mood:

Au revoir, mes amies!

Summer Reeves | Twitter: @kitschmeonce
Blogathon Coordinator

Event Roster

Day One French Cinema:

Day Two France as Subject: