JULY 2020
Cultural Agenda

During this unprecedented period with the rapid spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, we saw the amplifying of digital practices. Artists, Cultural and Academic institutions have begun to explore more deeply the medium and invented new artistic forms and public relations.

Here are some great resources.

Send us your projects during this period at culture@consulfrance-atlanta.org

Above all, stay safe, stay curious, and stay in touch!

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Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States


The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are launching What’s Next?, a series of interviews with personalities from the cultural and creative industries based in the United States. In the words of Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor: “What’s Next? is not a newsletter, but a window on the best of America's culture and ideas, one that reflects on our present situation and imagines a future that still gives some reasons to hope and dream. ”

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Listen again to the SEGAL TALKS! Among them: Artistide Tarnagda, Author/Director (Burkina Faso), Arthur Nauzyciel, Director/Actor, Keren Ann, Musician/Singer, Guy Regis Jr., Author/Director (Haiti), Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Director (France),  Jean-Luc Nancy, Philosopher (France), Daniely Francisque (Martinique)...

Launched by Martin E Segal Theater Center (MESTC) end of March 2020, the SEGAL TALKS are daily conversations with American and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics and Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the time of the pandemic.

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Bestseller Histoire mondiale de la France (France in the World), edited by Patrick Boucheron and Stéphane Gerson, history of France, newly available in English, has shocked some readers by what it omits, as much as what it includes. Patrick Boucheron, a French specialist of medieval Italian history, organized the project after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. These shook a country already riven by xenophobia and anti-Semitism after the kidnapping and murder of Ilan Halimi, a young Frenchman of Moroccan Jewish ancestry in 2006, and related events. Amidst the turmoil four years ago, right-wing French presidential candidates called for a return to a sense of national identity through a teaching curriculum reflecting an insular France.

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With the aim of making contemporary plays written in French available to Anglophone audiences, ARTCENA has joined the French Ministry of Culture, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques) and a network of French cultural services abroad, including l'Institut français in the UK and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, to launch the CONTXTO Network.

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July 14-16

The 17th annual Games For Change Festival will be virtual! From July 14-16, developers, educators, policymakers, funders, researchers, non-profits from all over the world are invited to share and learn how they can leverage the power of games and immersive media for positive social impact. Attendees will engage in three full days of thought-provoking conversations, workshops, networking events and in an interactive virtual marketplace showcasing new games, tech, products, and services.

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As large scale protests have unfolded throughout the world since the death of George Floyd, we thought it would be useful to point you to some major works that could shed light on these questions.

This is by no means a complete list. It is, as our festivals, the start of a conversation. Feel free to point us to books and media that have shaped your experience. (#readbetter)

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, along with partner institutions NYC Parks and the FACE Foundation, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks since 2008. In an effort to keep the festival’s fans and communities entertained while at home, the Cultural Services will promote the previous editions of Films on the Green from May to the end of July and share curated film recommendations online based on each year’s theme.

June 29-July 5: 2014 Festival “Masculin/Masculin”

July 6-12: 2010 Festival “Musicals”

July 13-19 (Bastille Week): 2016 Festival “Paris, the City of Lights”

July 20-26: 2011 Festival “French Summer Vacations”

July 27-August 2: 2018 Festival “Gastronomy”

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July 2020

TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment.

This month, immerse yourself in French culture with the TV5MONDE programming. In addition to offering premium films, including several heartwarming comedies, the program presents a chance to discover new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries.

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from June 12 to July 14

The Institut Français is delighted to present an exceptional francophone film festival: IFcinéma à la carte! Discover 6 feature films and 11 short films carefully curated by the Institut Français, available online for free, from June 12 to July 13.

IFcinéma à la carte is exceptionally extended until July 14 for the American audience.

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US release: July 3, 2020

Lucien loves Nicole, Roger loves Thérèse, and Pierrot loves a laugh, but conflicting relationships and ambitions threaten to derail this group of jazz-crazy young Parisians as they try to build their lives following the catastrophe of World War II.


Rendez-vous in July  | 1949 | France

Directed by: Jacques Becker
Cast: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel
French with English subtitles
Runtime: 99 min
Distributor: Rialto Pictures

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Now until July 12

A recording of the virtual performance of Tartuffe is now online until July 12th on Moliere in the Park YouTube channel.

On June 27, Tartuffe, the iconic play by Molière directed by Lucie Tiberghien and translated by Pulitzer Price winner Richard Wilbur had two virtual runs, attracted thousands of people, and benefited from a great review in The New York Times.

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FIAF’s mission is to create and offer innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. We seek to generate new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression.

FIAF presents the exclusive virtual theatrical release of New French Shorts 2020, free virtual screening, talks and more.

Click here to discover their upcoming events

Call for proposals | from July 1st to October 30th

The French Embassy in the United States and the Face Foundation are collaborating closely to support Franco-American higher education partnerships. While in-person study abroad is disrupted, we aim at helping you develop collaboratively remote learning and virtual exchange opportunities. Many formats exist and have been tested throughout the last decade.
You are encouraged to submit a project to the call for proposals open from July 1st to October 30th with a selection on a rolling basis. Share your Franco-American project that will allow students to connect online to ideas, peers and methods from the partner country in order to obtain funding of up to 7500$. Details and the application form are available on the website of the Face Foundation.
If you are looking for a partner, join our LinkedIn group and share your partner search with peers.

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