Screenings were held at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, The IFC Center Downtown, and the BAM in Brooklyn. The opening ceremony was held at the Paris cinema, with over 500 spectators flocking to see Populaire by Régis Roinsard.
The following actors and directors traveled to New York for the event: Audrey Tautou, Annie Miller (Thérése Desqueyroux), Déborah François, Romain Duris, Régis Roinsard (Populaire), François Ozon (In the House), Niels Arestrup, Gilles Legrand (Tu seras mon fils), Raphaël Personnaz, Catherine Corsini (Three Worlds), Patrick Mille (Bad Girl), Guillaume Nicloux (The Nun), Jacques Doillon (You, Me and Us), Ilmar Raag (A Lady in Paris), Alice Winocour (Augustine), Gilles Bourdos (Renoir), and Jean-Christophe Dessaint (Day of the Crows).
Several screenings were already sold out prior to the opening of the event, notably Populaire, Thérése Desqueyroux, In the House, and The Nun.
A special screening was held at the BAM in Brooklyn, at which Romain Duris presented Populaire as well as Persecution by Patrice Chéreau. James Toback, director of Fingers, a film that inspired Jacques Audiard for his adaptation of The Beat That My Heart Skipped, took the role of moderator, speaking about Romain Duris's career and his choices and inspirations.
For the second year, Emerging Pictures collaborated in the Rendez-vous event by screening nine films from the selection. Some of these screenings were held simultaneously in around thirty cities around America, and gave Audrey Tautou, Niels Arestrup, Gilles Legrand, Jacques Doillon, and Alice Winocour the opportunity to answer questions from spectators in these cities.