La Nuit des idées (Night of Ideas)

An open invitation to all institutions of culture and knowledge in France and around the world, the third Nuit des idées in 2018 will be a means of sharing knowledge and reflections, across nations, disciplines and generations.

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Themed Programmes

The Institut français is offering the cultural network a new call for proposals aimed at supporting the establishment of multidisciplinary and editorial programmes around themes of strategic importance for cultural diplomacy.

In 2019, these three themes are: the City, Europe and Young Audiences.

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La Fabrique Cinéma

La Fabrique Cinéma is a programme developed by the Institut Français with France Médias Monde - RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya - the International Organisation of la Francophonie and Sacem to promote the emergence of young creation from southern countries on the international market. Designed...

Updated on 02/03/2022

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Culturegamer.fr

The Institut français presents the website culturegamer.fr, dedicated to independent French video games, in the footsteps of culturevr.fr (focused on immersive realities), futurlivre.fr (for innovations in the field of books) and futurimage.fr (dedicated to transmedia projects and web creation).

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French cultural network's digital facilities

In Africa, Asia, America and Europe, Instituts français and Alliances Françaises are continuing to digitally equip their screening rooms with the support of the National Centre for Cinema and the Animated Image (CNC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UniFrance and the Institut français.

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The "Aide aux Cinémas du monde" fund

The Aide aux Cinémas du monde is a selective fund reserved for projects involving feature films, animated films and creative documentaries aiming to be screened for the first time in cinemas. It may be granted before filming (production aid). Projects not selected for pre-filming assistance may be...

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The Cinémathèque Afrique

Charged with preserving and disseminating African film heritage, the Institut français holds one of the largest collections of African films from the 1960s to the present day.

Created in 1961 by the Ministry of Cooperation, the Cinémathèque Afrique contributes to the preservation, restoration...

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Novembre Numérique

Across the world, from New Zealand to Colombia, Hong Kong to Togo, Spain to Brazil, Germany to the Comoro Islands, artists, philosophers, gamers, entrepreneurs, creators and makers will explore the digital revolution in all its forms, practices, uses and challenges.

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The night of all ideas

The Night of Ideas returns to more than 85 countries on 30th January 2020 with its 5th edition, based on the theme of ‘Being alive’.

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IFcinéma

The Institut français launches a brand new version of its film distribution platform developed by ARTE.

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2020, the year of the comic

The “9th art”, a new cultural frontier? From graphic novels to children’s comics, French manga and beyond, French comics are experiencing a renewed artistic energy driven by the diversity of forms and genres.

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The Night of Ideas

On 31st January 2019, in France and throughout the world, the Night of Ideas is returning for a fourth edition, "Facing the Present", with a focus on clarity and commitment.

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The women behind the camera

From the very beginning of cinema, women have directed films and thus contributed to the development of this art form. In 2020, the Institut français is devoting a film series to them, available to the French cultural network abroad and their partners.

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Des mots à la scène

"Des mots à la scène" (“From Words to the Stage”) is a support fund for the production of contemporary writing for the stage from Africa and the Caribbean launched by the Institut français. Funded by the Ministry of Culture, this fund aims to promote authors from the south who are little known or...

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Improved European action in aid of young people

The Institut français continues to strengthen its European partnerships and has received new co-financing for projects focused more specifically on supporting young people.

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