Dedicated to the celebration and growth of South African arts and culture, the French Institute’s strong relationships with various partners encourages cultural diversity and exchanges between South Africa, France and the rest of the African continent. Our projects range from visual arts to animation, poetry to gaming, and fashion to music. Notable projects in the audiovisual and creative industries have developed long-term partnerships between our respective cultural sectors to exchange knowledge, experience and ideas.

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Arts and Creative Industries

Live-Stream Fête de la Musique Joburg

After much postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) took place in Johannesburg on 18 September at four venues for the first time, […]

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Calls for Applications
Arts and Creative Industries

Novembre Numérique Animation Jam 2022

Sign yourself or a team of friends up to participate from 18 to 20 November...

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The DEENTAL Series Call for applications

The DEENTAL Series Workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries...

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The call for entries for La Fabrique Cinéma 2022 is online!

La Fabrique Cinéma has been created by the Institut français, in partnership with France Médias...

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Arts and Creative Industries

The Writers Campus launches its fifth call for applications!

This immersive week-long workshop will gather 20 upcoming writers who have had at least...

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Friends of the French Institute

Friends of the French Institute

In 2014, Ambassador Elisabeth Barbier created the Friends of the French Institute Committee to offer strategic advice to the French Institute of South Africa regarding mainly arts and culture, as well as creative industries and research. The committee meets quarterly with representatives from the French Embassy and the French Institute. Read more about the committee members here
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The French Institute has a range of successful partnerships with educational and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, governmental organisations, cultural organisations and esteemed multinational organisations. We are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with partners who provide a vital mutual transfer of ideas and support to help us reach our shared cooperation goals between France, South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi. Partner with us today.

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This one is for the African Animators!The annual 48-hour November Numerique Animation Jam is back for the 2022 edition Be a part of this pan-African event that will take place from 18 - 20 November 2022. Apply NOW before 12 November 2022 & get access to coaching from industry experts as you create a short film Register here: bit.ly/3T9RGNs For more info email: animation@tshimologong.joburgTshimologong Precinct Embassy of France in South Africa Gobelins, l'école de l'image - Page officielle ... See MoreSee Less
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As a film lover, anticipation is the most important skill - not where the action takes place, but when it is going to take place.

One day remains until the most anticipated event of the year - The 2023 #JoburgFilmFestival

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Joburgers can look forward to the upcoming @JoburgFilmFest in various parts of the city from 31 Jan-5 Feb!

Join a rich & diverse program of screenings, masterclasses, panel discussions & workshops facilitated by industry and subject matter experts.

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