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The Art of Comics: French bandes dessinées and…

The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of South Africa are pleased to present The Art of Comics, an exciting new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of South African comics and French…

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Celebrating the French Touch at the Cape Town…

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is proud to announce its participation in this year's Cape Town International Animation Festival, which is to be held from 8 to 10 March at The River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. The festival promotes…



Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - July to December

July - December 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities…

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Programme des assistants internationaux en France

La campagne de recrutement d’assistants d’anglais en France pour l’année scolaire 2019-2020 est désormais ouverte jusqu’au 20 janvier 2019. Introduction : Un maximum de 50 postes d’assistants d’anglais en France métropolitaine et les Collectivités d’Outre-mer…


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    Reading in Digital - New Interactive Literary Experiences

    The Reading in Digital exhibition displays new forms of literary creations through apps on tablets, computers, and illustrated books. Digital literary creations have been booming, in recent years, showing an unprecedented creative dynamism. Authors, editors,…
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    Phoka Nyokong wins 2019 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award

    ©Phoka Nyokong - Collector-Gatherer IIPhotographic Digital print on aluminium On 3 September 2019, Phoka Nyokong walked away with the esteemed Absa L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, which is bestowed on the most promising emerging South African artist aged 25 to…
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    Calls for applications

    Call for application 2019 - Artist residency Cité Internationale des Arts

    Call For ApplicationResidency programme at the Cité Internationale des ArtsParis, France ©Aisling McCoy The Institut Français in collaboration with the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) is launching its 2020 call for applications for the residency…
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    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - July to December

    July - December 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities…
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    We are looking for a new University Cooperation Officer

    University Cooperation Officer Embassy of France in South AfricaFrench Insitute of South Africa The Embassy of France and the French Institute of South Africa are seeking to appoint an Officer in charge of the Espace Campus France whose main objective will be…

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South African cinema at Paris Cinema 2013

South African focus at Paris Cinema International Film Festival

As part of the South  African season in France, the 11th edition of the Paris cinema festival (28 June-9 July 2013) will present a special South African program of films and workshops, including a tribute to William Kentridge, the screening of four South African films as part of the official selection and a French/South African co-production workshop.



Tribute to William Kentridge

Paris Cinema will pay an exceptionnal tribute to the South African artist William Kentridge by screening 13 of his movies, including the series "10 Drawing for Projections" and "Journey to the Moon". "A cine-concert" will be organised on a composition written by Philip Miller, played at piano by the Italian musician Vincenzo Pasquariello. In addition to this tribute, the festival will give "carte blanche" to William Kentridge with the screening of a dozen films selected by him (movies by Georges Méliès, Luis Bunuel and François Truffaut).


South African movies in the Official selection

Find below the South African movies that will be screened as part of the official selection of Paris Cinema 2013 edition: 

1.Layla Fourie, by Pia Marais (South Africa, 2012 / 1h48)

2.Sleeper’s Wakem, by Barry Berk (South Africa, 2012 / 1h34) / In presence of the director

3.I Fink U Freeky, by Roger Ballen (South Africa 2012 / 4 min) / 

4.Dirty Laundry, by Stephen Abbott (Afrique du Sud, 2010) / 16 min / 


Paris Project South African workshop 

Organised as part of the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, Paris Project is a development and financing platform for carefully selected worldwide feature projects destined for French and European co-production. In the context of the South African focus organised by the festival, Paris Project will host a 2 day workshop with selected South African film projects seeking for French co-producers. 

One of this project will be proposed by the Durban FilmMart as a first step of a long term cooperation agreement recently signed between the market event of the Durban International Film Festival and Paris Project/Paris Cinema. The other projects will be selected by Paris Project by end May. 33 submissions have been received following the call for submissions launched in April.

The workshop program will include coaching sessions, case studies and presentations centred on co-production opportunities between France and South Africa. Participants will also have access to all the events organized within Paris Project including one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings and seminars taught by European leading film industry professionals.

The workshop will be an unique opportunity for South African producers to meet the French industry and pitch their projects. It will also be an ideal occasion to gain better understanding of coproduction and collaboration opportunities with France and Europe.


Paris Cinema International Film Festival: http://www.pariscinema.org/uk/programmes-2012/competition1.html?&PHPSESSID=po4teuetsv68n99uskhqc7k391


Paris Project : http://www.pariscinema.org/uk/industry/parisproject1.html?


French-South African Season 2012 - 2013: http://france-southafrica.com/


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