Alliance Française is so much more than a language school. We offer hundreds of cultural events and celebrations across the country, all of which operate with a passion for French culture at their heart. Our flagship event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival operates in eight cities across the country, and brings the best of French cinema to Australian shores year after year. To tie in with the festival, we also offer many masterclasses, film clubs, and workshops that help you fully appreciate the festival line-up each year.

When the festival is not in session, Alliance Française hosts many other events throughout the year. In partnership with the French Embassy in Australia and many other partners in the fields of science, technology and culture, the Alliance Françaises around Australia offer a wide selection of conferences, debates and conversations with experts to broaden your horizons. 

Literature lovers can attend our book clubs, various author events and book signings, while food and wine lovers can take advantage of Bastille Day and Beaujolais Nouveau celebrations, cooking workshops, wine tastings, and seasonal French markets. We also host various exhibitions and concerts throughout the year, and we make the most of our space with our quiz and games nights.

We also don't forget our younger learners regular story times in French and holiday workshops, and with many poetry competitions to challenge themselves (Berthe Mouchette competition in Melbourne,  Song and poetry competition in Brisbane).

If you want to know more about what Alliance Française can do for you, get in touch, or come visit us on site!

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is the biggest festival of French cinema outside of France and has been running for 32 years in Australia.

Bastille Day Celebrations

The French national holiday celebrated on 14th of July every year, Bastille Day or Fête Nationale, is celebrated in France with fireworks festivities, fun and… food!

Month of documentary

Le mois du film documentaire is always a milestone in the AF calendar.  Discover ground-breaking documentaries to stream at home for free thanks to the Institut Francais and its platform, IFCinéma.