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Calgary International Film Festival

09/21/2016
Calgary International Film Festival
Between September 21 and October 2, 2016, up to 200 movies from Canada and over 40 other countries will be featured at CIFF, including 3 French movies.
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NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO - A window on the French contemporary creation

Saturday, October 1st 2016 sunset to sunrise
Toronto
On October 1st, Nuit Blanche Toronto puts the spotlight on French artists. Samuel Bianchini, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli and Jérôme Havre will be among the representatives of this dynamic and remarkable scene that visitors can discover from sunset to sunrise.
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TORONTO - Wang Ramirez Duo at Fall For Dance North Festival

From October 5 to October 7 2016
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
After a successful first season - selling out to an audience nearly 10,000 strong - Fall For Dance North Festival returns October 5-7, 2016. This year, the French duo Wang Ramirez will perform during two program, on October 5 at 7:30 pm, October 7 at 2:00 pm, and will teach a free masterclass.
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VANCOUVER - Spotlight on France - Vancouver International Film Festival

09/29/2016-10/14/2016
Vancouver International Film Theatre
"VIFF honours the rich cinematic culture that continues to flourish in France by highlighting the nation’s finest big-screen offerings." Huppert, Depardieu, Sy, Régnier, Zem, Ozon, Niney... Those names bode for a fantastic Spolight on French movies, once again.
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VANCOUVER- About the Neganthropocene and its Economy by Bernard STIEGLER

10/18/2016
western front

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has partnered with the Consulat général de France à Vancouver to bring Prof. Stiegler to UBC for their French Scho

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Alain Mabanckou @ Writers Fest in Vancouver

10/18/2016
Studio 1398
The Writers Fest Vancouver brings annually together writers from around the world, including French author Alain Mabanckou, for a week of readings, lectures, writing workshops and other performances.

Books & Ideas

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Lecture of Hervé Lemoine Director in charge of Archives de France “Archives, Privacy and the Digital Shift”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada presents:

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Alain Mabanckou @ Writers Fest in Vancouver

10/18/2016
Studio 1398
The Writers Fest Vancouver brings annually together writers from around the world, including French author Alain Mabanckou, for a week of readings, lectures, writing workshops and other performances.
events

VANCOUVER- About the Neganthropocene and its Economy by Bernard STIEGLER

10/18/2016
western front

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has partnered with the Consulat général de France à Vancouver to bring Prof. Stiegler to UBC for their French Scho

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In Other Words Book Club: Before the Feast, by Saša Stanišic

October 19, 2016 | 7 PM
Type Books
Our European book-club comes back this October at Type Books with a novel by the Bosian-German author Saša Stanišic, Before the Feast.
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Lola Lafon at the Alliance française

October 25, 2016 | 7 PM
Alliance française de Toronto
Celebrated French author Lola Lafon will be in Toronto by the end of October 2016, during the International Festival Of Authors (IFOA). She will take part in several events, including a talk at the Alliance française.
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Lola Lafon at Toronto's International Festival of Authors

October 24 & 26, 2016 | 8 & 6 PM
Harbourfront Centre
Celebrated French author Lola Lafon will be in Toronto by the end of October 2016, during the International Festival Of Authors (IFOA), where she will take part in several events.

Visual arts, Architecture & Design

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TORONTO - Ulla von Brandenburg's major exhibition at the Power Plant

25 JUNE - 5 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Power Plant

Ulla von Brandenburg's major exhibition will include a new film and installation, both responsive to the site where the film is shot, Théâtre des Amandiers, France, and the space of the exhibition at The Power Plant.

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NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO - A window on the French contemporary creation

Saturday, October 1st 2016 sunset to sunrise
Toronto
On October 1st, Nuit Blanche Toronto puts the spotlight on French artists. Samuel Bianchini, Jean-Christian Knaff, Claude Miceli and Jérôme Havre will be among the representatives of this dynamic and remarkable scene that visitors can discover from sunset to sunrise.
News

"Canada Canada" by the famous artist Rip Hopkins!

Based on an original idea from the Embassy of France, "Canada Canada" is THE exhibit of OTTAWA2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada! Intimate portraits of Canadian, by the famous phographer Rip Hopkins, exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Contests

Enter to win tickets for the Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada!

Last days to go and discover the work and incredible destiny of painter and portraitist Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun !To enter and win 2 tickets for the exhibit, answer the following question :
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The Edge of the Earth, Climate Change in Photography and Video

September 14 - December 4 2016
Ryerson Image Centre

Increasingly and forebodingly, artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways.

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VANCOUVER - UNTANGLED FIGURES, an exhibition from Guillaume Leblon

09/14/2016
Contemporary Art Gallery - Vancouver
Sculptor "new generation", Guillaume Leblon experiments diverse techniques and materials. UNTANGLED FIGURES is his first solo exhibition in Canada.

Performing Arts & Music

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TORONTO - French trio sensation Apollonia @ Electric Island 2016

July 1st
Hanlan's Point

The most anticipated underground concert + picnic series is back in its fourth season, and about to drop a heavy line up for music lovers in the true North.

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TORONTO - Wang Ramirez Duo at Fall For Dance North Festival

From October 5 to October 7 2016
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
After a successful first season - selling out to an audience nearly 10,000 strong - Fall For Dance North Festival returns October 5-7, 2016. This year, the French duo Wang Ramirez will perform during two program, on October 5 at 7:30 pm, October 7 at 2:00 pm, and will teach a free masterclass.
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TORONTO - Concert Jacques Bertin

Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 8:00 pm
Heliconian Hall
For his first concert in Toronto, the French songwriter Jacques Bertin will perform on Thursday, October 20th at the Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). With an excellent acoustics, this intimate room is located in the heart of Yorkville district.
News

Wajdi Mouawad named Director of the Théâtre National de la Colline

In reponse to the proposal put forward by Audrey Azoulay, Minister for Culture and Communication, President François Hollande has named Wajdi Mouawad the Director of the Théâtre National de la Colline. Mr.
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Alliance française of Ottawa - Nov-Dec 2015

Here, find the cultural events program of the Alliance française of Ottawa !

Film, TV & New Media

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Calgary International Film Festival

09/21/2016
Calgary International Film Festival
Between September 21 and October 2, 2016, up to 200 movies from Canada and over 40 other countries will be featured at CIFF, including 3 French movies.
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TORONTO - Forum Enterprising Culture

28 et 29 septembre 2016
Corus Quay
The Canadian Film Center’s (CFC) Media Lab, Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with Forum d’Avignon, invite you to participate in a major international forum to discuss the economic impact of culture and creative technologies. Enterprising Culture will feature debates, keynote speakers, networking opportunities and showcase 17 Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups. Enterprising Culture also marks the fifth IDEABOOST Launch Pad.
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TORONTO - Exceptional meeting with Agnès Varda

September 10, 2016 at 3:00pm
Alliance française de Toronto;

During the TIFF, Alliance Française, Unifrance, The Consulate General of France in Toronto and the Institut Français are pleased to invite you to a special meeting with Agnès Varda.

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TORONTO - TIFF 2016 opens the window wide to French cinema

September 8-18, 2016
TIFF Bell Lightbox

With more than 110 French films selected this year, including 42 (33 features and 9 shorts) of majority French production, the Tor

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TORONTO - Nightlife by Cyprien Gaillard at TIFF 2016

Friday, September 9 - 3:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
An immersive, psychedelic work whose sculptural properties are enhanced by 3D, Nightlife by Berlin-based French contemporary artist Cyprien Gaillard summons a hallucinatory rebellion of urban botany as it forges mysterious yet suggestive links of resistance and resolve across time and space.
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LOUISE EN HIVER WINS THE GRAND PRIZE FOR FEATURE ANIMATION AT 40th OIAF

The Grand Prize for Features of this year's Ottawa International Animation Festival (09.21-25) went to the French/Canadian coproduction LOUISE EN HIVER, directed by Jean-François Laguionie who had already won a Grand Priz

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