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November 2013

The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 
20 November - 1 December 2013
The French Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Film Institute are delighted to announce the 14th French Film Festival, which will take place from 20th November to 1st December 2013 at the IFI.
The 2013 programme brings you the very best of contemporary French cinema and the chance to rediscover the work of some of its great talents. The programme includes 21 Irish premieres and many standout films from this year’s Cannes film festival.
Among the special guests we will welcome Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuelle Devos, Jérôme BonnellNicolas Philibert. The Irish premieres include films by Bruno Dumont, Abdellatif Kechiche (La Vie d’Adèle, 2013 Canne’s Palme d’or), François Ozon, Xavier Dolan and Claude Lanzmann. The programme also features two retrospectives on Arnaud Desplechin and Abdellatif Kechiche. It also include this year’s Prix Jean Vigo winners, the wonderfully restored Lola (Jacques Demy) and Documenteur (Agnès Varda) and a section dedicated to promising first-time directors.

Not to be missed!

The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 
20 November - 1 December 2013 
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 
Bookings: 01 679 3477 
Download the full FESTIVAL PROGRAMME here!
Win Tickets
For a chance to WIN TICKETS for The Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival email your full contact details, the film and date you wish to attend and the code FFF2013 to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Visual Arts
New Living Art Exhibition IV - "Locked In/Lock Out - Dublin 2013
7 November - 8 December 2013
The New Living Art exhibition is a yearly event showcasing the best of emerging talents in visual and digital arts.
In 2013, curated by Emmanuelle Marion under the theme Locked-In/Locked-Out, it will showcase over 35 artists from Ireland, France, Portugal, Germany, the UK & USA to celebrate the centenary of the 1913 Lock Out and reflect on notions of justice, power and identity.
Among the International Artists attending, Félix Ramon (FR), just graduated from the prestigious Fresnoy school of digital arts in northern Francewill teach masterclasses during the course of the exhibition.
With the Support of the French Embassy, the Camoes Institute and the Goethe Institut.

New Living Art Exhibition IV 
Locked In / Locked Out - Dublin 2013 
Curator: Emmanuelle Marion
7 November – 8 December 2013
Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Lad Lane (Old OPW), Off Baggot Street, Dublin2
Félix Ramon:

For a chance to WIN TICKETS for Ballet Ireland's Carmen email your full contact details and the code Ballet Ireland to
Carmen will perform in 19 venues throughout Ireland, including the Gaiety Theatre 5, 6 November. Visit for more details.
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.

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Limerick - Exhibition: "Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life"
11 - 22 November 2013
The French Embassy in Ireland with Inserm, in partnership with the Alliance Française of Limerick and the Limerick School of Art & Design/LIT is delighted to present the exhibition Science/Fiction: a journey in the heart of life, from 11th until the 22nd November 2013. An exhibition that highlights interaction between Art, Science and Literature!
Realised by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, this exhibition is part of the events organised for “Science Week” and “Library Ireland Week” 2013
11 - 22 November 2013
Library, Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick

The world renowned French Opera and Ballet season 2013/2014 in Irish Cinemas at:
SCC. Dungarvan, Waterford, Movies @ Gorey  Wexford, Movies @ Dundrum, Movies @ Swords. Full details on the programme & season at

For a chance to WIN TICKETS for AIDA Verdi Live From the Opera de Paris
Thursday 14 Nov 18:30 in one of the above cinemas, email your full contact details and the code Opera Paris to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.

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The Junior Galway Film Fleadh 

13 - 16 November2013
The Junior Galway Film Fleadh French Film this year is “Untouchable” (Intouchables) based on a true story and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. This movie has also been chosen by the Irish Film Institute and the Cultural Service for the new pedagogical film guide. It is one of the most successful French films, in cinemas of all time. 

This film will be introduced by the Education Officer from the IFI.
Study Notes will be available on the day. 
With the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland

Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10.30am
@ Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Registration for January 2014 Delf Exam Session

Opening on 18 November 2013

Registration for next DELF Exam Session to be held in January 2014 will open on 18 November 2013. 
The exams available are DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 for adults, teenagers and children.

Further information: or
Visual Arts
"Après Paris" - A night dedicated to Contemporary Photography 
23 November 2013

PhotoIreland presents the third edition of 'Après Paris', a night dedicated to contemporary Photography with a special focus on Paris’ photographic events during November: Paris Photo, Nofound Photofair, Photo Off, Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Offprint Paris, Kiosk, Jeu de Paume, and more.
The highlight of the night will be a special guest speaker from France to be announced shortly online at
With the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland
Saturday 23 November 2013
The Library Project, in 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - 087 6856169

Cork: "1689 - 2013, The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military Relations"

Until December 2013
After its showing at the National Museum in Dublin and Castelbar, the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present  "1689 - 2013, The Irish France: Three Centuries of military relations" in Cork at the Military Museum, Collins Barracks.

This exhibition is produced by the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum, Paris) and shows Irish and French military cooperation since the 17th century. 

15 October - December 2013
The Military Museum, Collins Barracks, Old Youghal Road, Cork
Admission Free
Tel. 021 4514000
Teaching Assistant in France 2014/2015 

Deadline: 3 February 2014
This scheme is aimed at students who are aged between 20 and 35, who have completed at least two years of higher education in modern languages by the time they take up their post and who have a working knowledge of the French language. All eligible students will be entitled to a stipend.

The assistantship is a unique opportunity and a valuable life experience. As well as improving their language skills and confidence in speaking, gaining in-depth knowledge of French life and culture, a year abroad can also boost student future employability.

For those interested in taking part in this program, please visit

Deadline for Applications: 3rd February 2014
Digital Cinema
The Digital Platform of the Institut Français

Free Online Download Platform
The Institut Français, France’s International Agency for Cultural Policy affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers IFCINEMA, an Internet portal that enables to download films to organise NON-commercial film clubs easily across the nation (Universities, Cultural Centres, Associations,  Schools,…).
This exclusive service is free and allow access to movies in the most diverse areas, with or without ADSL and presents a varied selection French film and World cinema, thematic cycles and additional bonus such as video, photos, articles, and educational kits.

This platform is now also available to teachers.
If you wish to avail of this service, please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy with your project.
To see the online catalogue visit:

Education's easy! Discover the new website 'Parlons français, c'est facile!'

Free & Online
Parlons français, c’est facile is the French cultural network’s new website raising awareness of French. It has been financed by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Discover and learn French ... it’s easy! Let yourself be guided by the webdocs and discover life in France through the eyes of four characters. As you go, workshops and games will help you to understand, learn and practise French.
Click here to visit the website!
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