16th edition – From April 22 to May 1st in Pau, watch music, listen to the cinema!

International music film festival in Pau since 2007

Documentaries, fictions, clips, concerts, meet and greets, DJ sets, viewings, record fair, presentations…

Rock this Town of Pau is the first International Music Film Festival of its kind in France. It explores rock and current music at length. Documentaries, fictions, shorts films, biopics are shown on the big screen in an ever-changing festival open to all.

Top hits

A selection of never-before-seen movies: revival films, underground treasures, and regional movies. These movies all have a connection to current music: rock, electro, hip hop, jazz, world music… but is not limited to simple indie music. Behind the currents of the rock stories these movies tell, it is the culture, societies, way of life, history, struggles, utopias, dreams and revolutions that make them a hit

The place to be

Most of the showings take place at the Méliès cinema downtown. But Rock this Townis an interactive festival that takes their audience around different parts of the city: kiosks, shops, and cafés, music halls and media libraries are in the loop.


Concerts, DJ sets, meet and greets, showings, books & comics, record fair and presentations have become must see sites at this event. In 2021, Rock This Town will open up a competition by inviting an international jury to deliberate the selections. Students who study in art or language actively participate in this annual event and a number of schools turn-up for the showings.

Events to come