Wagga's French Film Festival got underway on Wednesday evening with a Bastille Day opening night that was less fanfare and more face mask under strict COVID restrictions.
Alliance Francaise Wagga president Katy Travers said the group is delighted to bring the festival back after last year's cancellation.
"It's a shame that we can't be at full capacity but it's better than last year," Ms Travers said.
Held at Forum 6 Cinemas, the festival runs between the 14th and 21st of July and kicked off with a screening of comedy Antoinette dans les Cevennes (My Donkey, My Lover and I) and a scaled-back opening ceremony.
"We have the French choir singing, they're singing a couple of songs including the Marseillaise, and we're doing a lucky door prize," Ms Travers said ahead of opening night.
"We would usually have nibbles and make a bigger deal of Bastille Day but that's not happening.
"Obviously in regards to COVID, all the restrictions are all in place - you have to wear a mask, check in and be at a distance from other people."
Eight films will be shown for the festival over the next week and patrons are advised to get their tickets online or to use their Dine and Discover vouchers in person.
The full list of films and viewing times can be viewed here.
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