The Institut français supports the creativity of developing countries, thus illustrating the openness of French diplomacy to cultural diversity and exchange.
The Institut français embodies the cultural dimension of France’s solidarity policy by supporting creators, artists and authors from Southern countries, particularly through the Afrique et Caraïbes en créations programme (“Creation in Africa and the Caribbean”). It also supports major artistic and cultural events in developing nations, as well as the establishment of local cultural and creative networks.
The Institut français also promotes filmmaking in Southern countries, supporting co-productions and promoting the emergence on the international market of young creatives from these countries.
Through its Cinémathèque Afrique, it also works on the conservation and promotion of African filmmaking heritage for an audience of industry professionals in France and abroad.