Cinéfranco, Toronto's Francophone International Film Festival, is considered to be the most important International Francophone Film Festival in English Canada. Founded in 1997 by Marcelle Lean, it became an essential spring event for movie lovers and French film-enthusiasts. Cinéfranco promotes the diversity and richness of Francophone movies in order to increase their appreciation and give them more exposure in an English speaking environment. All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
Cinéfranco produces two main annual film festivals in Toronto: the Main Program, for all audiences and the Youth Program suitable for students and children.