La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français is pleased to welcome Mira Nair, a prolific and socially conscious filmmaker, as the 2019 patron.
In order to carry on with their action of fostering the development of digital creation and cultural innovation, the Institut français and the French cultural network abroad have invited approximately fifteen foreign professionals, from June 24th to June 28th 2019 in Paris and La Rochelle, to meet French actors in the field of digital mediation and cultural innovation.
Gisèle Vienne’s work illuminates what lies in shadow, the hidden side buried in each of us. Constantly torn between perfection and horror, her creations explore violence, returning the full cathartic dimension to the performing arts.
At the request of its supervisory bodies, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, the Institut français is publishing a study to assess the system of Performing and Visual Arts Bureaux around the world.
The Institut francais and the French cultural network are fully committed to celebrate the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. On May 14th, the festival opens with a live broadcast of the opening ceremony on 8 screens of the Institut français worldwide, in Barcelona, London, Milano, Tunis, Marrakech, and in Africa in Libreville and Douala as well as in Andorre, with the support of Canal+.
During the festival, the numerous selections of the festival present a large range of films supported by the Fund Aide aux Cinémas du Monde.
Within the international village, the Pavilion Les Cinémas du monde hosts the 11th edition of the programme La Fabrique Cinéma, the key project operated by the Institut francais. With a new visual identity, the 2019 Pavilion remains a strong networking place hosting a rich programme of panels, as well as organizing several events outside the pavilion.
More than a century after its creation in 1895, the Venice International Art Biennial, a historic event and the oldest “biennial” in the world, enjoys an incredible dynamism. In fact, the previous edition, led by the French curator Christine Macel, curator at the Centre Pompidou National Modern Art Museum, saw its visitor numbers increase by more than 23% and as a result more than 615,000 visitors were able to visit the international exhibition and the French Pavilion. This figure confirms the importance of this unparalleled international event, which brings together more than 80 countries, and which also remains the major artistic event that accelerates or confirms the international scale of a career or the potential of an artist's oeuvre. During the professional days, more than 23,500 international professionals came to discover the offerings of more than 200 artists. In the unique context offered by the Biennial, each project becomes a window of visibility for the artists participating in it. And there are many projects that, within the Biennial or at the level of the city, bring together curators and artists from France or living in France.