Online + Frankfurt am Main | 15 – 23 October 2022

Frédéric Boyer

Frédéric Boyer has been Artistic Director of Tribeca Film Festival since 2012, of Les Arcs European Film Festival since 2009 and of RIFF in Reykjavik since 2020. Prior to that he was Artistic Director and Head of Programming for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. As a youth, he loved to watch films at the Cinémathèque Française. He took master classes about the French New Wave cinema at La Sorbonne. Wanting to learn about film shooting, he assisted in diverse and small jobs on sets. He served on the jury of many festivals, i.e. Sarajevo, Karlovy Vary, Seattle. In 1994, he created a video library of some 60,000 titles including a wide range of arthouse films in Paris.


Personal Info

  • Artistic Director
  • Speaker
  • United States



Tribeca Film Festival
375 Greenwich Street, 10013, New York, New York, United States
+1 212 941 2344

Les Arcs Film Festival
10, Rue des Goncourt, 75011, Paris, France
+33 1 82 28 50 10

B3 Conference

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Talk: What is wanted?! What subject areas and what creative content does the market want? Experts discuss!
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Which content is the right one for the moving image markets?

Frédéric Boyer is one of the most experienced festival makers of our time. As artistic director, his expertise has enriched many festival programs from Cannes to Tribeca. In this moderated Master Class, he talks about the trends currently shaping festival programs and whether they will remain viable in the future. He will explain what to look for when submitting a film to a festival – and what to avoid at all costs. He will also shed light on what expectations one may have should the submitted film be selected by the festival, and at what point one can expect a career jump.

Guests of B3

Denique LeBlanc
Singer Canada
Sten-Kristian Saluveer
Speaker Estonia
Laura Karasek
Speaker Germany