In 2015, with CinEd, the European Commission gave its direct support for the first time to a film education project in the framework of the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme. The Institut français initiated and manages CinEd, which brings together 10 cooperation partners in 9 countries: Bulgaria, Italy, France, Spain, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, Finland and the Czech Republic. These partnerships work to implement film education actions for young Europeans, thanks to a multilingual digital platform enabling easy and free organisation of public film showings.
In 2021, the Institut français is handing over the heritage of five years’ coordination to the Cinemateca Portuguesa, now leader of a new phase in the project entitled “CinEd 2.0”.
The Institut français and its partners France Médias Monde, the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), and the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF) are presenting a hybrid programme for La Fabrique Cinéma 2021, with meetings set up between foreign participants and a number of cinema professionals since the end of May. They will then continue their mentor programme in Cannes, at the Cinémas du Monde pavilion, accompanied by director Danielle Arbid.
The 17th Venice International Biennale of Architecture is taking place from 22 May to 21 November 2021. On the occasion of its opening, the Institut français invites you to find out more about the French Pavilion’s curator, the architect Christophe Hutin, and his project Les communautés à l’œuvre (Communities at work), as well as other people involved with and projects related to the world of architecture.
For more than 20 years, Christophe Hutin has been critically reflecting on city construction and its rationale for exclusion. His wish is to help residents regain control of their built environment to better find their place in the city. The architect will represent France at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2021, placed by Hashim Sarkis under the theme of "How are we going to live together? ”.
The 2020 4th committee for the Aide aux cinémas du monde (CNC – Institut français) gathered on 30th April and May 4th May 2021.
The Villa Al Qamar is a multidisciplinary artistic residency programme run by the Institut français in Lebanon and supported by the Institut français’ "La Fabrique des résidences" programme. It aims to strengthen cultural exchanges between France and Lebanon.
The Villa is located within the branch of the Institut français in Lebanon which is overseeing the project in Deir El Qamar, within the walls of an old caravanserai and the adjoining old synagogue, in the historic village of Deir El Qamar and the mountainous Chouf region.
In 2021, starting in April, the Villa welcomes the three winning projects which will be invited to develop their creative work in relation to the Lebanese territory of the Chouf and engaging with the current social and political issues.