December 2014

Be part of Goût de / Good France : “1000 chefs, 1000 menus, five continents”
15 December 2014 - Deadline for Registrations
In Partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Development, the Goût de/Good France event will gather 1000 chefs from all five continents to celebrate French cuisine and its values for sharing, on the eve of spring, March 19, 2015.

One day, one menu, served in many cities of the world, to as many guests as possible, Goût de/Good France will bring all categories of restaurants from all around the world together. This event will mark one of the first  demonstrations of French cuisine’s recent listing in the “world intangible heritage” by UNESCO.

From fine dining to quality bistro food, in an effort to bring diversity, all chefs are invited to participate to this great event, and register online, on the Goût de/Good France website, from 4 November to 15 December 2014.

Be part of Goût de / Good France
Restaurants Registrations close on 15 December 2014
Restaurant Registration - Click Here!
Media, Televeision and Global Studies
"Time, Space and Image in TV5 and TV5Monde" by Dr Valérie Hazette
5 December 2014
Back in 1985, TV5 was a French-speaking channel just born of the association of the three French public channels with their Belgian and Swiss counterparts. By 1999, it had reached almost every corner of the world, and it was catering to non-Francophone communities as TV5 Monde.

This paper looks at the geospatial growth of TV5 in relation to the diversification of television programs and series in the channel. It investigates the paradox of the deterritorialisation of a French global-mass media outlet, which results in the reaffirmation of a sense of Francophone – or in some cases Francophile identity.
The paper takes a closer look at two enormously popular television series produced by TV5 at different points in the development of the channel, to see how they articulate Francophone and/or Francophile identities.
This event is supported by the National University of Ireland

Friday 5 December 2014, 12.00
@ Phelan Room, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 
Admission Free
Registration for January 2015 Delf and Dalf Exam Session
Until 6 December 2014
Registration for next DELF and DALF Exam Session to be held in January 2015 will open from 10th November to 6th December 2014. 

The exams available are DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 for adults, teenagers and children and DALF C1 and C2 for adults.

Further information 
Disover France
Christmas lights and markets!

At this time of year, traditional Christmas markets are set up on the main squares of towns across France. What a nice way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of crowded shopping malls?
Cinema & Digital
16 January - 16 February 2015

From 16 January to 16 February 2015, 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 5th

Film lovers & Web users from around the world will join Michel Gondry,Joachim LafosseNadav Lapid and Abderrahmane Sissako to select their favorite French films on starting January 16th.

The website and the films showcased during the festival will be accessible in 13 languages!
Franco-Irish collaboration: two microbiologists and former Ulysses laureates just obtained a European funding
The network carried by two former Ulysses laureates, Dr Pascal Piveteau and Dr Cormac Grahan, just obtained an Innovative Training Network, one of European most competitive funding.

Let’s have a brief review on their collaboration at
Interested into enrolling in an Art school in France ? 
Online application now open!

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 22 January 2015
Film & Digital
Two major French filmmakers at Digital Biscuit 2015
28 - 30 January 2015
Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production.

The 3-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and get inspired.
Digital Biscuit explores the future of the moving image through workshops, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new digital filmmaking techniques.

We are delighted to have French director and Academy Award winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Mood Indigo) and four-time Oscar nominee cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amelie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Inside Llewyn Davis ) among the guest speakers for the event.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Unifrance films

@ Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2,
Further information & tickets:

Become an Englis Language Assistant in France!
Deadline: 30 January 2015
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 post 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
Cultural Service
Embassy of France in Ireland
66 Fitzwilliam Lane
Dublin 2,

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