February 2016

Online Film Festival
Until 18 February 2016

From 18 January to 18 February 2016 film lovers from around the globe can access 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  are presented in competition during the 6th
The website and films showcased during the festival are accessible in more than 13 languages!

Irish audiences can watch all of the films on Ireland's only independent Video On Demand platform.
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.
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French films on tour in Ireland!
February - April 2016
The French Embassy has worked closely with Access Cinema to present two French films to a wide audience in Ireland. 
Since January, over 28 screenings were 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:
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:
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:
Interested in Studying Art in France ? 
Deadline for application: 11 February 2016
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
Deadline for application: 12 February 2016
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.
French Films at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival
18-28 February 2016
Friday 19th - Evolution 
Director: Lucile Hadžihalilovic / 2015 / France
@ Light House 1 / 21:15 / 81 mins
Followed by a Q+A with Lucile Hadžihalilovic

Saturday 20th – Francofonia
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov / 2015 / France-Germany-Holland
@ Light House 1 / 14:00 / 88 mins

Monday 22th – Disorder/Maryland
Director: Alice Winocour / 2015 / France
@ Cineworld 8 / 20:30 / 98 mins
Nominated Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival
Filmmakers will attend

Wednesday 24th - Mon Roi 
Director: Maïwenn / 2015 / France
@ Cineworld 9 / 20:20 / 128 mins

Thursday 25th – Summertime/La Belle Saison
Director: Catherine Corsini / 2015 / France
@ Light House 1 / 18:15 / 105 mins

Saturday 27th - ADIFF Shorts 2 // The Way of Tea Writer
Director: Marc Fouchard / France / 20 mins
@ Light House 3 / 13:30 / 115 mins

Saturday 27th - Hitchcock/Truffaut
Director: Kent Jones / 2015 / France-USA
@ Light House 1 / 16:00 / 90 mins
Cast: Martin Scorcese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas

Saturday 27th 
Serge Bromberg: Retour de Flamme - The Keaton Project
Special Event
@ Light House Cinema / 20:30 / 120 mins
"Bromberg’s presentation of five of these films is not only an exhibition of Buster Keaton’s work, but also an insightful and humourous seminar from an expert on the silent-era. Bromberg’s infectious wit and enthusiastic storytelling provides a backdrop to these historic films from the master of physical comedy. Bromberg’s piano compositions add an additional layer of authenticity to the sparkle and magic of Keaton’s silent films. Allow yourself to be transported back to the golden age of silent-film, when actions spoke louder than words and timing and choreography meant everything."

Presented in partnership with the French Embassy

Info & Tickets: 01 687 7974
Continuing Professional Development for French teachers
15-20 February 2016
The first 2016’s CPD training session organised by the French Embassy for secondary school teachers will take place in Cork, Galway and Dublin from 15th to 19th February 2016.
This free session will be animated by Odile Ledru-Menot, French education expert, and will deal with "Innovation and motivation to develop oral and written skills in French".

Info &
Dublin International Piano Competition Winner returns for solo performance!
17 February 2016
The first ever female winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, 20 year old French pianist, Nathalia Milstein, returns to Ireland for her Dublin recital debut at the National Concert Hall on February 17th at 8pm.

From an original entry of 64 competitors, Nathalia emerged as the overall winner last year and is currently enjoying an active performing career and is undertaking a number of international engagements that winning this prestigious competition provides.

Wednesday 17th February, 8.00pm
@ National Concert Hall, Dulin 2 - Room: Main Auditorium 
Tickets01 417 0000 or
Chantons en français! Song contest for Secondary Schools
Deadline for application: 20 February 2016
In the context of the Month of Francophonie 2016 events and to celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the French Embassy in Ireland organizes a song contest for secondary schools.
Teachers are invited to let their students sing in French and create a video clip.

The theme of the contest is to discover Francophonie through the variety of expressions used in the different countries speaking French all around the world, via this years’ "10 words of the Francophonie".
Deadline for submitting projects is February 20th.

Further Information:
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Get ready, get set, get away... to the Guadeloupe Islands!
Leave the grey winter behind and travel to the very heart of the Caribbean where lie the picturesque Guadeloupe Islands basking in the sun: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante, five islands which summarize perfectly all the diversity and natural beauty to be found in the Caribbean. 
And for a chance to discover them for yourself, why not enter a competition to win a super holiday in the Caribbean!
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
Wexford: from Gaelic Kingdom to Norman Landship
12-13 March 2016
A two-day symposium exploring Wexford’s transformation from Gaelic kingdom to Norman lordship. Conferences on Saturday and field trips on Sunday. A unique opportunity to hear from some of Ireland’s foremost historians and archaeologists, all in the very special setting of Ferns Castle Visitor Centre.

Hosted by The Ferns Heritage Project supported by  Wexford County Council.
Reflecting on the links between France and Ireland in 1790s
27 May 2016
As Ireland commemorates the Centenary of the 1916 Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, what are the links between Revolutionary France and Ireland?
A study day is organised in the Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution Française in La Sorbonne, Paris on 27 May 2016.
France and Ireland together in agricultural research
Irish and French researchers continue strengthening their collaboration in agricultural research with their joint participation to a new European project, ERA-NET Susan.
Coming soon...
The Month of Francophonie
1 March - 6 April 2016
To celebrate French language and cultural diversitythe Month of Francophonie 2016 will showcase series of events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates and contests.

Presented by participating Francophone Embassies in Ireland, the Alliance Française and several Irish partners.
Full details will be announced soon on
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