Contests

Call for entries: Design Competition - 12th Hyères International Festival of Design

Designers, take part in the competition organized by the Villa Noailles at the occasion of the Hyères International Festival of Design to win researches’ residencies in prestigious institutions, a creation grant and exhibitions of your work. Submission by email on March 1st, 2017 at the latest.
News

CALGARY - French Secondary-School Students

Branton School in Calgary is welcoming students from the Collège de Saint-Vit of the Academy of Besançon for a dozen days.
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TORONTO - Alina Ibragimova with Cédric Tiberghien duo at the Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Koerner Hall
The violinist Alina Ibragimova, recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award and the French pianist Cédric Tiberghien will perform sonatas by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann, as well as Six Melodies by John Cage in the prestigious Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music on March 31st 2017 at 8:00pm.
Contests

Writing contest: « Send your stories on a journey into space"

The writing contest "Send your stories on a journer into space" is a chance for Francophone children, teenagers and young adults to imagine a sequel to the Little Prince's journey. In the famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, he travels from planet to planet to meet different characters. For the contest, participants are invited to imagine an eighth planet, as well as its inhabitant.
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Video Contest "My Experience in France"

“My experience in France” contest is intended to celebrate life-changing experiences, and inspire Canadian students interested in studying in France. This contest is developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Canada, represented by Campus France Canada.
News

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.

Books & Ideas

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150th Years of Stories: A European Book Club

March 30, 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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« À vos plumes ! »: the Twitterature Contest on French poet Jacques Prévert

March 16-23
Toronto
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.
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Toronto's 2017 Francophonie Week

15-25 March
Toronto
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!
News

Cultural diplomacy platform

The Institut français and its five partners will be launching a Cultural Diplomacy Platform f
Contests

Writing contest: « Send your stories on a journey into space"

The writing contest "Send your stories on a journer into space" is a chance for Francophone children, teenagers and young adults to imagine a sequel to the Little Prince's journey. In the famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, he travels from planet to planet to meet different characters. For the contest, participants are invited to imagine an eighth planet, as well as its inhabitant.
News

Dominique Fabre at the Toronto French Book Fair 2016: Media Reviews

The Toronto French Book Fair welcomed last December 2nd and 3rd French writer Dominique Fabre.

Visual arts, Architecture & Design

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VANCOUVER - Jérôme Baco: invisible @ le centre culturel

From January 19 to March 3, 2017
Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver is pleased to host the exhibition "Invisible" by painter Jérôme Baco (Jérôme Bacconnier).

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TORONTO - Julien Prévieux's exhibition & performances at the Blackwood Gallery

From January 18th to March 4th 2017
Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto Mississauga
From January 18 to March 4 2017, explore Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, who looks into issues related to the economy, politics and technology, through criticism, humor and diversion.
Contests

Call for entries: Design Competition - 12th Hyères International Festival of Design

Designers, take part in the competition organized by the Villa Noailles at the occasion of the Hyères International Festival of Design to win researches’ residencies in prestigious institutions, a creation grant and exhibitions of your work. Submission by email on March 1st, 2017 at the latest.
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TORONTO - Exhibition ATTICA, USA 1971: Images and sounds of a Rebellion at Ryerson Image Centre

From January 18th to April 9th, 2017
Ryerson Image Centre, School of Image Arts, IMA 307
Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition, presented at Ryerson Image Centre from January 18 to April 9 2017, recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed.
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SURREY - Scenocosme @ Surrey Art Gallery

Through May 7, 2017
Chuck Bailey Rec Centre

Come and insert yourself into the frame in this series of video works.

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TORONTO - A wall is just a wall : Kapwani Kiwanga at the Power Plant

From January 28 to May 14 2017
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Kapwangi Kiwanga’s exhibition questions the architecture of control and its spaces designed to shape and regulate our behaviour throughout our daily lives.

Performing Arts & Music

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CALGARY - Cabaret Contemporain: Transistor @ Theatre Junction

February 22 to 25, 2017
Theatre Junction
Theatre Junction in Calgary will host the French Group Cabaret Contemporain for 4 outstanding concerts.
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TORONTO - Julien Prévieux's exhibition & performances at the Blackwood Gallery

From January 18th to March 4th 2017
Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto Mississauga
From January 18 to March 4 2017, explore Julien Prévieux's exhibition, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, who looks into issues related to the economy, politics and technology, through criticism, humor and diversion.
events

TORONTO - Alina Ibragimova with Cédric Tiberghien duo at the Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Koerner Hall
The violinist Alina Ibragimova, recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award and the French pianist Cédric Tiberghien will perform sonatas by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann, as well as Six Melodies by John Cage in the prestigious Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music on March 31st 2017 at 8:00pm.
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TORONTO - Concert Nouvelle Vague

Sunday, March 26 - 7PM
The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave.

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VANCOUVER - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet @ Playhouse

April 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Vancouver Playhouse

The Vancouver Chopin Society is pleased to  welcome the French Pianist Mr. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for an exceptionnal concert.

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GATINEAU - Patrick Bruel pays tribute to Barbara

Tuesday April 18th - 8PM
Maison de la culture de Gatineau - Salle Odyssée

French singer Patrick Bruel performs during a show in tribute to late French singer Barbara.

Film, TV & New Media

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VANCOUVER - My Life as a Zucchini @ Spark GC

February 24 to March 19, 2017
Vancity Theatre

Claude Barras' My Life as a Zucchini is not the average animated film.

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TORONTO - 4 French films to (re)discover at TIFF Next Wave 2017

February 17-19
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Running from February 17 to 19, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, young audiences will delve into current and relatable topics through a slate of international films spanning all genres, and participate in a variety of engaging film-related events, incl

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CANADA - My French Film Festival 2017

From January 13 through February 13, 2017
Canada

MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept aiming to throw the spotlight on new generation French filmmakers, allowing web users across the globe to share their enthusiasm for French cinema.

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TORONTO - Discussion with Irène Jacob

Thursday, February 23 - 6:30PM
Alliance française de Toronto;

Exceptional screening of the movie Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski for the venue of Irène Jacob on February 23.

Irène Jacob will be performing at the Jazz Bistro at 9 pm.

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"Women and Men" Screening for International Women's Day 2017

March 9th, 2017 | 6 PM
Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall
In conjunction with International Women's Day 2017, the documentary "Women and Men" by French journalist and film maker Frédérique Bedos will be shown at Toronto Reference Library's Beeton Hall on March 9th.
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"Staying vertical" @ The cinematheque

From January 26 to February 2, 2017
The Cinematheque

Filmmaker Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child.

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