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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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20 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Afro-electro concert: Pulo NDJ

🔴 We regret to inform you that circumstances force us to change the way we operate. All cultural activities are cancelled until further notice. The program for Francophonie Week, including the Afro-electro concert, is postponed to a later date. French classes are still ongoing. Merci de votre compréhension. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Francophonie Week concert Friday 20th of March…Continue Reading >

03 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Movie Night

🎥🍿 Once a month, the Institut français du Nigéria welcomes you for its Ciné-Club! Admission is always free and English subtitles are available. It takes place every 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM (subject to exceptions). In March, the movie night is scheduled on Tuesday, the 3rd. We will screen the French drama…Continue Reading >

26 Feb / 10 Mar - Abuja

[OPEN CALL] Electronic music workshop

The Institut français du Nigéria and the Chadian afro-electro band PULO NDJ organize an electronic music workshop that will be held in Abuja, from March 17 to 19, 2020. Singers, emerging musicians and producers with a strong interest to develop their skills in electronic music are invited to apply! The workshop will be composed of…Continue Reading >

21 Feb / 18:00 - Abuja

Book presentation

Histories of Borno by Vincent HIRIBARREN, author In his book “Un manguier au Nigéria”, Vincent Hiribarren takes us to the shores of Lake Chad, in the Borno region of Nigeria, to discover one of the oldest states in Africa. A book that gives voice to Nigerians who are often caricatured or become mere stereotypes in…Continue Reading >

04 Feb / 19:00 - Abuja

Movie Night

🎥🍿 Once a month, the Institut français du Nigéria welcomes you for its Ciné-Club! Admission is always free and English subtitles are available. It takes place every 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM (subject to exceptions). In February, the movie night is scheduled on Tuesday, the 4th. We will screen the French comedy…Continue Reading >

30 Jan / 19:00 - Abuja

The Night of Ideas

The Institut français du Nigéria and Alliance Francaise Lagos are thrilled to announce the second edition of “The Night of Ideas” (in French: Nuit des Idées) in Nigeria. About this event Under the theme “Being Alive”, this free event will take place at Alliance Française Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre, on Thursday, 30th of January,…Continue Reading >

14 Jan / 19:00 - Abuja

Movie night

🎥🍿 Once a month, the Institut français du Nigéria welcomes you for its Ciné-Club! Admission is always free and English subtitles are available. It takes place every 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM (subject to exceptions). In January 2020, the movie night is scheduled on Tuesday, the 14th… just one day after our…Continue Reading >

13 Jan / 01 Mar - Abuja

[CALL FOR PROJECTS] Digital Lab Africa

AN INCUBATION PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN NEXT-GEN CONTENT Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is the first platform dedicated to creative content (immersive realities, video game, animation, music, digital art) linked with innovation in Africa. The very idea of DLA is to incubate emerging talent by offering them a springboard to fast track their projects development with the…Continue Reading >

The French Embassy in Nigeria is organizing the second French-Nigerian Cinema Co-production meeting. It will take place in Lagos on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2020 at Alliance Française – Mike Adenuga Centre. This event aims at connecting Nigerian professionals with French producers who are interested in developing French-Nigerian co-productions (feature films…Continue Reading >

10 Dec / 18:00 - Abuja

Human Rights Day

The global 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of GBV. It takes place every year between November 25 and December 10, culminating on Human Rights Day. To mark 2019 Human Rights Day, the Institut français du Nigéria and the Ambassade de France au Nigéria, in…Continue Reading >

03 Dec / 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. Wùlu Directed by Daouda Coulibaly (2016) 95 min | Drama | Senegalese-French Ladji is 20 years old. He works really hard as a driver apprentice in Bamako. When he is denied a promotion,…Continue Reading >

28 Nov / 01 Dec - Abuja

French Connexion

FRENCH CONNEXION is a week-long program, organized by the Institut français du Nigéria, the Embassy of France in Nigeria and Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre, for Digital November / Novembre Numérique. It will feature animated movies screenings, a monumental video-mapping, an immersive show, e-library activities, DJ sets, panel talk & workshops for…Continue Reading >

07 Nov / 09 Nov - Abuja

Go Digital!

Go digital is an event organized Institut français du Nigéria and Ventures Platform for Digital November / Novembre Numérique. In Abuja, we will organise a 3-day program focusing on knowledge, culture and digital technology. It will feature debates and discussions, documentary screenings, activities for kids & teenagers, professional meetings, and much more. An art exhibition…Continue Reading >

05 Nov / 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. A ROUNDABOUT IN MY HEAD / Dans ma tête un rond-point Directed by Hassen Ferhani 100 min | Documentary | Algerian-French In the largest slaughterhouse in Algiers, men live and work behind closed…Continue Reading >

15 Oct / 9:00 - Abuja

Breakfast debate

DEVELOPING A READING CULTURE IN NIGERIAN SOCIETY Overview of the reading culture in the Nigerian society, the role of public libraries, the initiatives of the civil society (NGOs and artistic communities) to enhance reading habits and support the creation of literary works. With Abuja Literary Society, the NGO Ace Charity, the librarian Chijioke Okwuoma and…Continue Reading >

08 Oct / 19:00 - Abuja

MOVIE NIGHT

The Institut français du Nigéria is back with its Ciné-club ! Because of October 1st – Independence day, this month movie night will take place on Tuesday, the 8th of October 2019. TALES OF AFRICA / CONTES D’AFRIQUE Collection of 6 animated short-films 78 min | Animation | Central and Western Africa A collection of…Continue Reading >

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