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The Night of Ideas 2020

ABOUT THE NIGHT OF IDEAS A night of debate to share and express our ideas The Night of Ideas is a global initiative from the French Institute in Paris that will bring a diverse group of voices together to discuss a contemporary issue. This year, the event…

Cinema & Media


MyFrenchFilmFestival 10th edition

The cosiest film festival is back in South Africa from 16 January to 16 February! After 10 million streams recorded across 200 territories in 2019, MyFrenchFilmFestival, the first online French film festival will be back on 16 January for its 10th edition.…



Reading in Digital - New Interactive Literary…

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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Programme des assistants internationaux en France

La campagne de recrutement d’assistants d’anglais en France pour l’année scolaire 2020-2021 est désormais ouverte jusqu’au 20 janvier 2020. Introduction : Un maximum de 26 postes d’assistants d’anglais en France métropolitaine et les Collectivités d’Outre-mer…


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    French film Les Misérables to premiere at the European Film Festival

    The French Institute of South Africa is pleased to announce that Les Misérables, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will be opening the European Film Festival on Friday 29 November. The film won Best International Feature Film at the Durban…
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    Events & News

    Novembre Numérique in Johannesburg

    In 2019, with his one-year partner Tshimologong Digital Precinct, the Audiovisual department of IFAS seizes the opportunity of the French Institute's international program "November Numérique" (Digital November) to create his "French Lab for Creative…
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    So Chef! 2019 - A taste of France in South Africa

    So Chef! 2019 - A Taste of France in South Africa05 - 20 October 2019 Your favorite culinary rendez-vous with some of the crème de la crème of France's top chefs is back in South Africa and Lesotho this October. Four talented French chefs are flying in to…
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    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros debuts at the Market Theatre

    The French Institute of South Africa and the Market Theatre Laboratory, with the support of Mazars, are pleased to present Kwasha! Theatre Company's latest production, Rhinoceros, written by celebrated French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco, and directed…
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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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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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