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On the occasion of International Francophonie Day, several organizations from Toronto's Francophone community gather each year to celebrate Francophonie, with a series of cultural events: from shows for kids and film screenings, to theater and even a twitterature contest!
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The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a Twitterature Contest, to take place during the Francophonie Week. Opened to everybody, the contest will focus on the French poet and artist Jacques Prévert, deceased just forty years ago.
French Choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang returns on tour in Québec and Ottawa to make elders and youth "Dance the Spring!"
After a remarkable passage in Québec City during the 2nd Cinédanse festival in September 2015, French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang will return to Québec this spring (from Montréal to St-Jean-Port-Joli, Paspébiac, Pikogan, Kitscisakik, Rouyn-Noranda) and in Ottawa to make elders dance with teenagers, from May 1st to June 18.read more
From March 15 to May 15, 2017, take part in Institut français’ Prix des Jeunes cinéphiles francophones contest! 1) Watch 10 Francophone films 2) Vote for your favourite film 3) Record your review for a chance to win a trip to France!read more
Anne Emond's movie Nelly will be screened on April 29, 2017 at the National Arts Gallery of Canada followed by a discussion with Brigitte Haentjens, Patricia Smart et Catherine Voyer-Léger. This tribute to the writer Nelly Arcan will continue from May 24 to 27 with the performance of La fureur de ce que je pense at the National Arts Center.
After its kick off in New York last fall, the French Comics Framed Exhibition is coming to Toronto in May 2017. From much-loved icons to sophisticated graphic novels; from masters of sci-fi to sociopolitical documentaries, this exhibition aims at showcasing the wonderful diversity of the Francophone bande-dessinée.
Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri, the French Institute of International Relations, will be in Toronto on March 17th for a discussion organized at the Munk School for Global Affairs, on the subject: "Geopolitical Risks : Russia, China and the United States".
The Man Booker International Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prize for books in translation, have selected two Francophone writers for their longlist: Mathias Enard for "Compass" and Alain Mabanckou for "Black Moses".read more
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