The 13th edition successfully ended on October 4th,
despite the difficult health conditions.
The 14th edition is in progress. It will take place April 27th through May 2, 2021

International music film festival in Pau since 2007

Documentaries, fictions, clips, concerts, meet-ups, DJ sets, showings, record fair, meets…

International Festival of musical films (one of the first of its kind in France), Rock this Town Festival of Pau since 2007 explores rock and current music at width and in length. Documentairies, fictions, shorts films, biopics are presented on the big screen in an ever-changing festival and open to all.

Music that hits the screen / Top hits

A selection of never-before-seen movies in competition but also repertoire films, underground treasures, or regional movies. These movies in all have a connection with current music: rock, electro, hip hop, jazz, world music… but not limited to a simple musical alibi music. Because behind these currents, these rock stories that these movies tell, it is the culture, societies, way of life, history, struggles, utopias, dreams and revolutions that hit the screen.

The place to be

Most of the showings take place at the Méliès cinema, in centre ville. But Rock this Town is nevertheless a touring festival that walks their audience around different part of the city: trading, music halls or media libraries in the loop.


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

Events to come