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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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Calgary International Film Festival

Until October 2, 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 - 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- Bernard STIEGLER: About the Neganthropocene and its Economy

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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French Historian Jean-Noël Jeanneney on The Role of Chance in History

October 18, 2016 | 7 PM
Alliance française de Toronto
French Historian Jean-Noël Jeanneney will be talking about the role of chance in History at the Alliance française. The conversation will be in French.
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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- Bernard STIEGLER: About the Neganthropocene and its Economy

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.

Visual arts, Architecture & Design

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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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"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.
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TORONTO - Yto Barrada's major exhibition at the Power Plant

From October 15 2016 to January 2 2017
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
From October 15 to January 2, The Power Plant will present a solo exhibition of Yto Barrada featuring her new body of work Faux Guide (2015-ongoing), in which the artist explores the Moroccan fossil and mineral trade.

Performing Arts & Music

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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.
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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 !
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French artists at the NAC - 2015-2016 season

Success story : MARCH 2016 : Ca ira (1) Fin de Louis, by Joël PommeratNAC Co-production

Film, TV & New Media

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Calgary International Film Festival

Until October 2, 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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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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Exclusive screening of the film Apnée, directed by Jean-Christophe Meurisse with les Chiens de Navarre

Saturday October 8 at 2pm
National Gallery of Canada
Les Chiens de Navarre, the most crazy French theater collective is coming to Ottawa! To celebrate their arrival with the presentation of their show Les Armoires normandes at the National Arts Centre (from 5 to 8 October at 7:30pm), a screening of Apnée, the first movie of the director Jean- Christophe Meurisse, will be presented exclusively Saturday, October 8 at 2pm in the auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada.
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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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TORONTO - GameON Ventures 2016

October 20-21, 2016
Mars Discovery District

GameON: Ventures is a conference that connects business leaders in the video game industry.

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TORONTO - The Girl on the Bridge introduced by Patrice Leconte

Thursday, October 13th at 9pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox

The award-winning director of such acclaimed films as Monsieur Hire, The Hairdresser's Husband, Ridicule and The Man on the Train joins us to introduce his lovely 1999 romantic fantasy.

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