The nation’s most captivating film event, is now returning for its 28th annual season. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.
Proudly presented by the six main Alliances Françaises and in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, the Festival will be once again hosted by its long-term exhibition partner, Palace Cinemas.
The Festival will present you with the best of contemporary French Cinema which has never been more popular in Australia than it is right now. The Alliance Française French Film Festival is displaying a dynamic calendar of events and remains a leading multi-cultural film celebration in Australia.
Olivier Weber is a French international journalist, war correspondent and writer, winner
of the Albert Londres prize - the highest French journalism award - and the Joseph-Kessel
prize - a French literary award.The network of Alliance Française in Australia is honoured
to welcome Olivier Weber for a series of talks and Q&As around the country as well as in
New-Zealand to discuss his experiences of war coverage in Timor, Vietnam, Syria, Irak...
and present his views on the situation of France today in the context of immigration,
terrorism, djihadism and Daesch. He will also be introducing his new book "Frontières" in
which he explores these contemporary topics further.
Perth 16 November 2016
Canberra 18 November 2016
Sydney 23 November 2016
Brisbane 24 November 2016
Melbourne 25 November 2016
Auckland 27 November 2016
Palmerstone North 29 November 2016
Wellington 1 December 2016
Nelson 3 December 2016
Christchurch 5 December 2016
Trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the Conservatoire de Lyon, Denis Plassard begins choreographing his own works in 1990 with a solo performance called Propos before founding his own eponymous dance company. Both as a dancer and a choreographer, Denis Plassard has developed a keen interest in exploring the dynamic links between movement, text and speech. Whether in the form of songs, theatre recitation, or even just as a combination of sounds, the tool of language is a key element of his work on stage. In each of his productions, Denis Plassard endeavours to confront and absorb new aesthetics and universes of artistic creation, always with the use of humour and derision to emphasise the connection with his audience.
Perth 2-3 September 2016
Canberra 5-6 September 2016
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015 on the Paris-Le Bourget site, bringing together around 40,000 participants in total - delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members. It is the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organised. The stakes are high: the aim is to reach, for the first time, a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to counter climate change effectively and boost the transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies.
Melbourne 15 October 2015
Pr. Bruce Wilson - EU centre at RMIT University
Turning up the heat: why the world must reach an agreement in Paris
Canberra 27 November 2015
Simon Corbell - Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT and Minister for the Environment:
Climate change science and policy: a difficult romance
10 December 2015 - 16 January 2016
105 Alliances françaises from 43 countries took part in this photography contest sponsored by French photographer and ecologist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The jury met in Paris on 22 June 2015 and selected 44 photographs to be exhibited worldwide in the network of Alliances françaises before a final display at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris.
The list of winners and finalists, which includes two photographers from the Alliances françaises in Melbourne and Adelaide, can be found online on the website of the Fondation Alliance Française.
Canberra 27 November - 17 December 2015
Sydney 30 November - 11 December 2015
Melbourne 15 December 2015 - 15 January 2016
Brisbane 6 January - 6 February 2016
Perth 25 January - 12 February 2016
Adelaide 14 March - 15 April 2016
Perth 1-19 September 2015 "14-18" & 19-31 October 2015 "Allies forever"
A series of talks around the special edition of the French magazine L'Histoire to explore Anzac.
published January 2015
Adelaide June 2015
Dr. Philip Jones - Senior Curator at the Museum of South Australia
Sydney 6 June 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Rechniewski - University of Sydney
Brisbane June 2015
Romain Fathi - Sciences-Po Paris and the University of Queensland
Additional French History Friday talks: 4 September - 23 October - 4 December 2015
Melbourne 22 October 2015
Pr. Bruce Scates - Chair of History and Australian Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University
2012 Debut Novel Goncourt Prize
A discussion with French author François Garde on his novel set in 19th century Australia.
Perth 12 September 2015
Melbourne 14 September 2015
Sydney 16 September 2015
An introduction to Baroness Nadine de Rotschild's best-selling lifestyle guide à la française.
Adelaide 18 September 2015
Brisbane 25 September 2015