THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH…
IS EARTH ITSELF
PARIS SINCE 1992 – LOS ANGELES SINCE 2006
“The Jules Verne Festival is unique. It helps celebrate the spirit of adventure and of exploration. This is what we need now and for the future.”
James Cameron (Terminator, Titanic, Avatar…) Filmmaker, Explorer, Member of JVA Honorary Board
“This is not just a film festival. It’s about bigger issues. It helps us broaden our imagination and think outside the box“.
George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Filmmaker, producer
Founded in 1992 by Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frédéric Dieudonné, The Jules Verne Festival, with events held in Los Angeles and Paris, entertains and enlightens audiences of some 60,000 at the sister cities’ most historically significant theaters, and hundreds of thousands more via the internet. A glittering international occasion in each of its venues, the Festival is where Science meets Fiction: where film aficionados have the opportunity to interact with explorers and filmmakers, artists and scientists, movie stars and environmental heroes.
The Festival’s signature events include movie premieres, documentary competitions, the prestigious Jules Verne Awards gala, and tributes to timeless films and filmmakers representing the Jules Verne traditions of adventure, exploration, and imaginative flights of fancy.