January 2016

Online Festival is back!
18 January  - 18 February 2016

From 18 January to 18 February 2016 film lovers from around the globe will have access to the complete selection from the world’s first online festival of French Cinema, created by UniFrance films.

Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be presented in competition during the 6th

The website and films showcased during the festival will be accessible in more than 13 languages!

Irish audiences can watch all of the films on Ireland's only independent Video On Demand platform.

Watch the Festival Trailer
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN a FREE Bundle to watch all the feature films at MyFFF, email your full contact details and the code MYFFF to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Courtesy of
French films on tour in Ireland!
January - April 2016
The French Embassy has worked closely with Access Cinema to present two French films to a wide audience in Ireland. 
Over 28 screenings are now scheduled across the country for you to enjoy!
"Dans la cour/In the Courtyard" (2014) 
Directed by Pierre Salvadory, featuring Catherine Deneuve 
Antoine quits his rock band, takes a job caring for an old building in Paris, and develops a close friendship with a recently retired woman.

Venue:                                     Dates:
Galway Film Society                17/01/16
Fermanagh Film For All           20/01/16
Sligo Film Society                     21/01/16
Tipperary Excel,                       26/01/16                        
TuarArd Theatre                       26/01/16
Mermaid Arts centre                 25/01/16
Clonakilty Film Club                  26/01/16
Gort Vibes                                04/02/16
Cinemax, Bantry                       09/02/16
Seamus Ennis Centre              11/02/16
Abbey Centre                           17/02/16
Droichead Arts centre               23/02/16
Ramor Theatre                         01/03/16
Riverbank Arts centre               07/03/16
Birr Theatre                              08/03/16
Rockabill                                   23/03/16
Club Scannan Sailearna           24/03/16
Dunamaise Arts Centre            06/04/16

 "Quay d'Orsay/The French Minister" (2013) 
Directed by 
Bertrand Tavernier 
A fast-paced political satire set within the titular offices of the French Foreign Ministry.

Venue:                                     Dates:
Sulan Film Society                   25/01/16
Club Scannan Sailearna          04/02/16
Waterfordfilmforall                   14/02/16

Bandon                                    15/02/16
Tipperary Excel                        23/02/16
Kenmare Film Society              25/02/16
Sligo Film Society                     25/02/16
Riverbank Arts centre               29/02/16
Galway Film Society                 06/03/16
Mermaid Arts centre                14/03/16
Fermanagh Film For All           06/04/16
Full screening details:

Inspired by the winning award movie " LA MÔME" which was a worldwide success ,PIAF! THE SHOW tells the amazing story of the life and career of Edith Piaf through all of her hit songs with the amazing voice of French singer Anne Carrere.

The show is part of the official celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of EDITH PIAF  held in December 2015 in Paris.

Saturday 30 January 2016, 7.30pm
@ Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Book your tickets now! 
Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN tickets for this show, email your full contact details and the code PIAF to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Become an English Language Assistant for 7 months in France!
Deadline for application: 30 January 2016
This scheme is aimed at students who are aged between 20 and 35, who have completed at least two years of higher education from any discipline by the time they take up their posting and who have a working knowledge of the French language. All eligible students will be entitled to a monthly stipend.
The assistantship is a unique opportunity and a valuable life experience. As well as improving your language skills, gaining in-depth knowledge of French life and culture, a year abroad can also boost your future employability.
If you are interested in taking part in this program, please visit

Deadline for Applications: 30th January 2015
Interested in Studying Art in France ? 
CampusArt is a network of French Higher education institutions to promote Art and Architecture programs taught in English or French to international students.

CampusArt is aimed at informing students and institutions about Art studies in France (Design, mine crafts, mode, music...) with an online catalogue of programs, offered by each institution (school of arts, school of architecture, university).

CampusArt provide Free Online assistance and personalised support to students who would like to apply.
Log on to CampusArt and find the right Art Program for you to study in France!
Online application now open
Closure on 11 February 2016

French teachers: spend a 2 weeks professional visit in a school in France
Developed in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills, the French / Irish Teacher Professional Visit Scheme allows up to 18 teachers from France to visit second-level schools in Ireland for two weeks, and up to 18 Irish teachers of French to visit second-level schools in France for two weeks on similar terms.
The objective of the scheme is to facilitate applicants in the area of professional development and also to develop school partnerships.

Applications for 2016/2017 are open until 12th February 2016.
Writing Contest
Call for the 32nd International Prize for young writer in French language
Deadline 1 March 2016
The International Prize for Young Writer in French Language is an annual prize for unpublished works of imagination in prose (news, stories, narratives), written in French by young authors aged 15 to 27 years.
Application deadline: 1 March 2016
For additional information: / 33 5 62 23 20 99
ARTE TV now available in English!
ARTE, the European culture channel, is now available in English on
Discover ARTE in English, a free service offering diversified quality programmes: documentaries on arts, society, geopolitics, history and science, magazine shows on culture and politics and the best of the performing arts.
Also available on et arte+7.

Twitter: @ARTEen
New route from Dublin to Montpellier, the South of France with Aer Lingus
Sea, Sun and Wine! 
From 20 May 2016
The treasures of Languedoc are only 2 hours away.
From 20th May 2016, Aer Lingus will connect Dublin to Montpellier with 2 flights a week on Fridays and Mondays at very attractive prices. Ideal if you are planning a weekend (or longer) away …
Under the Mediterranean sun, discover beautiful natural sites, France's oldest and biggest vineyard or the Canal du Midi. Enjoy everything from wines and oysters to long walks and don't forget to visit the vibrant city of Montpellier.

Book online now!
A look back on Science Week 2015

The Embassy of France supported the participation of three French researchers in the 20th anniversary of Science Week: they shared with us their experience.

French Artist Guillaume Cousson awarded 16x16 Next Generation 
The 16 x 16: Next Generation bursaries are awarded to innovative young artists, in a special initiative of the Arts Council and the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

French artist Guillaume Cousson was among the bursaries met by President Michael D. Higgins at a special event in Áras an Uachtaráin on December 16th 2015.
Guillaume Cousson is a self taught circus performer whose practice combines circus, dance, magic and technology
Ulysses Programme for Research Visits - Results for 2016
The Ulysses Programme provides support for short visits to partner institutions and covers travel and subsistence costs. This year, 14 projects have been selected, bringing together French and Irish researchers together. The list of the selected project is available online.
Cultural Service
Embassy of France in Ireland
66 Fitzwilliam Lane
Dublin 2,

Add us to your address book
Tel. 00353 (0)12775000
Update subscription preferences

Forward to a friend
Copyright © 2016 Cultural Service, All rights reserved.