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

Conference by Michel Gondry
Thursday 29 January, 2pm

Conference by Bruno Delbonnel
Friday 30 January, 12am

Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Full Programme & tickets:

Win a Gold Pass!
For a chance to WIN A GOLD PASS to Digital Biscuit 2015, email your full contact details and the code DB2015 to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
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 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!

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

The short films are free! The feature films can be purchased as a pack (€9.99) or singly (€1.99) elsewhere.
Win a Package!
For a chance to WIN A PACKAGE to watch Feature Films at MyFrenchFilmFestival, email your full contact details and the code VOLTA to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
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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
Ulysses Programme for Research Visits – results for 2015

The Embassy of France in Ireland, and its Irish scientific partner, the Irish Research Council are pleased to announce the selected projects of the 2015 Ulysses programme for research visits between Ireland and France. The complete listing of the 16 projects selected can be found here
Irish Premiere of Michel Gondry’s Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary
29 January 2015
Digital Biscuit and Animation Skillnet are delighted to present this exclusive screening following Michel Gondry’s talk at Digital Biscuit in the Science Gallery. Through a series of interviews, Michel Gondry illustrates Noam Chomsky’s theories in an animated documentary, where Gondry’s creativity and imagination serve Chomsky’s intellectual rigour.

"Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?"
by Michel Gondry
@ Irish Film Institute
Thursday 29 January 2015, 6.30pm
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Win Tickets!
For a chance to WIN TICKETS to "Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?" by Michel Gondry on Thu 29 Jan 2015, email your full contact details and the code GONDRYFILM to
Winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries.
Courtesy of the Irish Film Institute
Discover France
Lyon’s Musée des Confluences opens its doors

A new kind of museum for the 21st century!
Situated at the ‘confluence’ of the Saône and Rhône rivers, the Museum has just opened its doors. Exhibits ranging from the Earth to life, science and social sciences to technology are all housed under one roof!
Become an English Language Assistant in France!
Deadline: 20 February 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: 20 February 2015
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