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The Institut français programmes and projects
With the theme of international development and relaunching the sector’s export, the Journée Export Industries Culturelles et Créatives (Creative and Cultural Industries’ Export Day), organised on 11 March 2021 by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Institut français and Business France aims to allow French companies to better understand what is in the supporting measures planned for by the State and its operators, to seize opportunities to export the French offer, to benefit from feedback from companies having branched out internationally and to meet international market experts.
Publication of a previously unseen novel (Les Inséparables, L'Herne), translation of a biographical burden (Becoming Beauvoir, by Kate Kirkpatrick): a wealth of editorial current topics surrounds Simone de Beauvoir. An interest that comes as much from the figure of the author – often misunderstood – as its founding notion on the questions of genre and feminism. The philosopher Manon Garcia, who looked to her work for her essay On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (2018) (You are not born submissive, you become it), throws light on the work of the author of Second Sex and her influence on contemporary movements.
With Culottées (Brazen), Pénélope Bagieu pays tribute to the women overlooked and forgotten by history. Like a kind of feminist directory, this animated series paints a portrait of thirty heroines left in the shadows.
On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8 2021, 5 episodes of the Culottées series are available for 24 hours.
Coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas is an annual event dedicated to the free circulation of ideas and knowledge. For its 6th edition, the event proposes to initiate a collective reflection, around the theme "Closer", on the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In order to fuel the debates on the proposed theme, the French Institute is offering, as it does every year, a selection of films via IFcinéma.
The Institut français and its European partners, the Goethe-Institut (in Belgium) and Izolyatsia (in Ukraine), are launching a call for applications for the Architecture sector. This call for applications is open to architects and cultural professionals active in the field of architecture (individuals and groups up to 5 people), aged 18+, of all educational qualifications and levels of experience, legally residing in one of the 41 countries of Creative Europe.
The i-Portunus program supports mobility projects for periods of 7 to 60 days and is aimed at creators and professionals in culture who want to develop international collaboration projects or who have a professional development project requiring mobility beyond their borders.