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Institut Français du Nigéria’s main goal is to provide access to French language, and to French and French-speaking cultures. All year long, various cultural programs and festivals in collaboration with Nigerian, French-speaking and French partners encourage this cross-cultural dialogue. Cinema, music, literature and visual arts events are an important part of Institut Français’ work in providing access to French culture. Some of our regular events are: a French movie every Wednesday at 7pm, in French with English subtitles, Free entry A yearly exhibition for the International Women’s Day on March 8 in partnership with the Female Artists Association of Nigeria The Quinzaine de la Francophonie in March The European Film Festival in May The World Music Day on June 21 French Animated Movies Festival in October Documentary Film Festival in November The Institute is part of a well established network of cultural centers in Nigeria, the Alliances françaises, and organizes events throughout the country with them (e.g. “Life in my City Art Festival” in Enugu, French Poetry Competition in Ibadan…). Don’t miss any event!Stay up-to-date with all our events by subscribing to our newsletter (see on the left of the page), and don’t forget to follow us on all social networks.

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In January 2019, the Institut français du Nigéria launched a year-long project titled Garden After Work. Every third Thursday of the month from 5 PM to 7 PM, the Institut’s garden has been opening its doors to creative people who want to meet up. This program aims to be a free platform for artists and…Continue Reading >

The Taurus Prize for Visual Arts is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist, by a selection committee of professionals. Dedicated to a geographical area instead of a theme, the prize rejects the imposition of exterior narratives onto territories and promotes relevance and accuracy. For its inaugural edition, the area chosen for the Taurus…Continue Reading >

04 Jul / 31 Jul - Dakar

[CALL FOR FILMS] Dakar Court

DAKAR COURT / International Short Film Festival The call for films for the 2019 edition of the Festival is open until July 31, 2019. The official competition is reserved for African fiction and diaspora films. Interested parties can register their short film (duration 30 min max) by sending their application (presentation sheet and download link) at:…Continue Reading >

The Institut français (headquarters in Paris) is launching the 2020 call for applications for its residency programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts. This programme is intended for foreign artists wishing to develop a research and creation project in Paris, for a period of 3 or 6 months. Since its creation in 1965, the Cité Internationale…Continue Reading >

06 Aug / 19:00 - Abuja

MOVIE NIGHT

The Institut français du Nigéria is back with its Ciné-club ! Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM. STRUGGLE FOR LIFE / LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE directed by Antonin PERETJATKO (2016) 109 min | Comedy | France Marc, a trainee of the Ministry of the Standard, is entrusted with a…Continue Reading >

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