Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

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.

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Read the Alliance Française French Film Festival Report  for 2016


Tournée : Olivier Weber

  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


Tournée : Denis Plassard

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

Sydney 8 September 2016

Melbourne 9-10 September 2016

©Cie Propos


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.

Cafés Scientifiques

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

Exhibition "Climat : Etat d'urgence"

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

WW1 Commemorations

Exhibitions "14-18" & "Allies forever"

 Canberra 13 May - 6 June 2015

Perth 1-19 September 2015 "14-18" & 19-31 October 2015 "Allies forever"


Cafés Histoire

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


Cafés Littéraires

Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc

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

Savoir-vivre in the 21st century

An introduction to Baroness Nadine de Rotschild's best-selling lifestyle guide à la française.

Canberra 7 August 2015

Adelaide 18 September 2015

Brisbane 25 September 2015

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