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French Comics Framed Exhibition at the Toronto Reference Library

May 2-31, 2017
Toronto Reference Library
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.
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CANADA - Festiv'all - May 2017

05/01/2017
Canada
All May film festivals with something French at a glance!
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TORONTO - Phoenix to headline the 2017 Field Trip Festival

06/04/2017
Fort York National Historic Site

After three years of radio silence, French band from Versailles Phoenix is about to come back with a brand new album, Ti Amo. They have chosen Toronto for their only Canadian show and will headline Field Trip festival on June 4 at the Fort York National Historic Site.

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TORONTO - Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains at the Alliance française

Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto;

On the occasion of "Solide Mirage" release , Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains is stopping by the Alliance française of Toronto on June 15, 2017 for a unique performance.

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TORONTO - Caravan Palace at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017, 9 pm
Phoenix Concert Theatre

Caravan Palace, a self-described electro-swing group from Paris, brings the feel-good vibes to Toronto! They will perform on June 26, 2017 at Phoenix Concert Theatre on the occasion of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

News

Guy Delisle: an Exhibition, in Moncton, Québec and Toronto

In partnership with French publisher Delcourt and the Institut français, the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada presents an exhibition about the Québécois author and illustrator Guy Delisle, in three Canadian cities throughout April and May: Moncton, Québec and Toronto.

Books & Ideas

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French Comics Framed Exhibition at the Toronto Reference Library

May 2-31, 2017
Toronto Reference Library
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.
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TORONTO - 150th Years of Stories: A European Book Club

May 25, 2017 | 7 PM
Full of Beans Coffee
The Toronto European Book Club is coming back in 2017 this February to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its contemporary aftermath in today’s publishing, on the occasion of Canada's 150th Anniversary.
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Poet Abdellatif Laâbi in Toronto for the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings

June 7, 2017 | 7.30 PM
Koerner Hall
Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi is shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize – the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English, which may include works in translation. The seven finalists will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory, on Wednesday, June 7, at 7.30pm.
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Panel Discussion : "Muslim Integration in France and Canada Compared"

June 8, 2017 | 4 PM
Munk School of Global Affairs

A panel discussion will gather French and Canadian experts to discuss recent survey research assessing the integration of Muslim minorities in France, Québec and Canada. This discussion aims at looking beyond media controversies and at broadening the current public debate on migration and integration, by bringing academic analyses from different national perspectives.

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Comic Book Artist Sandrine Revel Nominated for an Eisner Award

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the 2017 Eisner Awards - the Oscars of the comic world - and the comic book French artist Sandrine Revel is shortlisted for the category Best Reality-Based Work, for her graphic novel about Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo.
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Poet Abdellatif Laâbi Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize!

Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi is shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize – the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English, which may include works in translation. He will be invited to read in Toronto, with the six other finalists, on June 7.

Visual arts, Architecture & Design

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VANCOUVER - Caroline Mesquita: The Ballad @ 221A

April 4 to June 3, 2017
221A gallery
After a one-month residency in Vancouver, Caroline Mesquita will open her new show "The Ballad" in 221A on April 1, 2017. Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, the first chapter of the project was hosted at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, earlier this year.
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TORONTO - 2Fik Exhibition at the Koffler Gallery

From April 6th to June 4th, 2017
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Come to discover 2Fik’s work at the Koffler Gallery, from April 6th to June 4th, 2017. Assuming the multiple roles of artistic director, photographer, and performer, the franco-quebecois artist stages elaborate tableaux that often re-enact familiar compositions derived from famous paintings.
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OTTAWA - Exhibition "Canada Canada" by Rip Hopkins until June 11

OPENING RECEPTION ON APRIL 27 AT 7PM. Based on an original idea from the Embassy of France, "Canada Canada" is THE exhibit of OTTAWA2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada! Come and discover the 150 intimate portraits of Canadian, by the famous phographer Rip Hopkins, exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery Out There.
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TORONTO - First solo exhibition by Paris-based artist Katinka Bock in Canada

From June 24 to August 12 2017
Mercer Union

Following her residency at Mercer Union centre for contemporary art in 2016, Katinka Bock is coming back to Toronto for a brand-new exhibition, _o_o__o, from June 24 to August 12 2017, her first solo exhibition in Canada.

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Rock Art, a living culture in British Columbia

Discover a unique scientific and cultural project about Rock art in British Columbia. This short documentary showcases the depth of First Nations heritage and a dynamic French-canadian cooperation in sciences and culture.
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The Spider and the Horse-Dragon of the Machines de l'île will be in Ottawa in 2017 !

It's official, the Machines de l'île, extraordinarily huge, will be in Ottawa for summer 2017! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Performing Arts & Music

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CALGARY - Slam Poetry

06/31/2017
Alliance française de Calgary

Discover what slam poetry is and let your creativity flow at the Alliance Française of Calgary!

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VANCOUVER - Café des Arts: Music

June 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Alliance française de Vancouver

Le Café des Arts, co-organized by the Alliance Française of Vancouver and the cultural services of the French Embassy in Canada, with the participation of Aurelia Bizouard, is a new event that gives local artists a chance to speak

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TORONTO - Phoenix to headline the 2017 Field Trip Festival

06/04/2017
Fort York National Historic Site

After three years of radio silence, French band from Versailles Phoenix is about to come back with a brand new album, Ti Amo. They have chosen Toronto for their only Canadian show and will headline Field Trip festival on June 4 at the Fort York National Historic Site.

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MONTREAL - TransAmérique Festival 2017

From May 25 to June 8, 2017
Montréal
Événement international de création contemporaine, le Festival TransAmériques mêle disciplines et courants artistiques dans une programmation unifiée. Le Festival donne à voir et à entendre la représentation de l’art de notre époque, à travers les œuvres de chorégraphes, d’auteurs et de metteurs en scènes.
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TORONTO - Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains at the Alliance française

Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto;

On the occasion of "Solide Mirage" release , Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains is stopping by the Alliance française of Toronto on June 15, 2017 for a unique performance.

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TORONTO - Fishbach to perform at the Alliance française

Monday, June 19, 2017, at 8:00 pm
Alliance française de Toronto;

Since the release of her first album "A ta merci", Fishbach has her name on everyone’s lips, fascinating and troubling all who come across her. On June 19th, she will put a spell on Toronto during an exclusive performance at the Alliance française.

Film, TV & New Media

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CANADA - Festiv'all - May 2017

05/01/2017
Canada
All May film festivals with something French at a glance!
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VANCOUVER - MOVIE-CLUB - CHOCOLAT

05/31/2017
Alliance française de Vancouver

"CHOCOLAT" - 2016
By Roschdy Zem
With: Omar Sy, James Thierrée
Genre: Biopic

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Canadian filmmaker Claudia Hébert, winner of the 2017 Cité internationale des arts program

Each year, the Cité internationale des arts program is open to foreign creators, who wish to develop a project of research in Paris during a period of three or six consecutive months.
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OTTAWA - 4th Annual EU Short Film Festival and Tastes of Europe

June 2nd to 4th, 2017
Théâtre de la Cour des Arts

 

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VANCOUVER - French filmmakers awarded at DOXA Festival

After ten days of screening the DOXA Documentary Film Festival jury gave its verdict and French filmmakers are well represented.
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VANCOUVER - Olivier Godest @ CVR

In Vancouver for the Consumer Virtual Reality Expo (CVR)  Olivier Godest, CEO of Virtuality in Paris has been interviewed by Radio Canada (in French).

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