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One key component of the Institut français du Nigeria cultural strategy is towards animated cinema. For the third consecutive year, the Institut français du Nigeria and the Japanese Embassy has joined together for the 2017 edition of the French and Japanese animated film festival. Japanese, French and Nigerian movies will be screened. This event takes…Continue Reading >

06 Oct / 07 Oct - Abuja


This year, as part of the Franco-German Cultural Fund, the cultural missions of Germany and France in Nigeria are organising two parallel workshops on film animation in Lagos and Abuja. This focus is in response to the boom in Nigeria’s Animation sector.In fact, a number of small structures and companies have been created within the…Continue Reading >

25 Sep / 05 Oct - Abuja

Animated film workshop

24/09 to 05/10: Animated film workshop The Goethe-Institut and the Institut français du Nigeria as part of the Franco-German Cultural Fund organise ten-day film animated workshop. Samuel Weikopf, a German animation film professional in Abuja, and Sabine Hitier, a French animation film professional in Lagos, will work with participants to improve their skills in film…Continue Reading >

  Félicité by Alain Gomis In Lingala with English subtitles  In the frame of the first edition of the Jos ‘Cross Cultural Dialogue Festival’ The Award-Winning French-Senegalese Filmmaker Alain Gomis will be touring in Nigeria in June 2017 to present his last film, a musical drama titled ‘Félicité’. This film is the Gomis’s fourth feature…Continue Reading >

06 Jun / 27 Jun - Abuja

Cross cultural dialogue Festival

Cross Cultural Dialogue Festival Program ! This festival is created for facilitating the dialogue between different stakeholders, communities or simply individuals through different means: arts, conferences, round-tables… The topic of this year is “How can humiliation lead to resistance”. Tuesday, 6th of June: The venue of the Award-Winning French Senegalese Filmmaker Alain Gomis National Film…Continue Reading >

Dans le cadre du Fonds culturel franco-allemand, les missions diplomatiques et culturelles de la France et de l’Allemagne au Nigéria ont décidé d’organiser deux ateliers à Lagos et à Abuja dans le domaine du cinéma d’animation afin d’accompagner l’essor de ce secteur au Nigeria. L’Institut français du Nigéria est à la recherche de professionnels pouvant…Continue Reading >

The Painting Le Tableau Animated fantasy, 2011, 1h16 Free entry. English Subtitles.  A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who…Continue Reading >

Wednesday 7 December 2016 @ 7pm The screening of “The First Lady”, winner of the Nollywood Week festival in Paris, is cancelled and replaced by: AdamaAnimation, fiction, 2015, 1h25 In 1914, 12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies “the land of breaths”, the kingdom…Continue Reading >

Documentary, 2014, 52 min Nollywood is one of the greatest cinema producers in the world, before the north American Hollywood. Haitan actor Jimmy Jean-Louis takes us into this contemporary genre of cinema, at the heart of a proud and straight-forward Africa.  

Wednesday 16 November  As I open my eyes  Fiction, 2014, 1h42 English subtitles, free entry Linked with the Quarterly Talk “New shapes of feminism”, and the two dance shows performed by Tunisian dancers, As I open my eyes raises the issue of the role of women in contemporary Tunisian society. Tunis, summer 2010, a few…Continue Reading >

Séraphine Fiction, 2008, 2h06 Followed by a discussion with environmental artist Ifesinachi Nwanyanwu English subtitles. Free entry. Though being a housekeeper, in her off-hours Séraphine turned to natural elements of the outdoor world, with which she felt a tremendous degree of emotional and spiritual communion. Séraphine channeled these undying passions through painting. Her life took…Continue Reading >

2 – 5 November Opening ceremony on Wednesday 2 November at 6pm Every week day at 7pm, Saturday 5 at 3pm and 7pm In partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria. The animated film festival was created in France in 2001 with the aim of promoting this genre of cinema as well as its creators…Continue Reading >

By Jean-Paul Jaud France – documentary – 2008 – 1h47 In the frame of Goût de France English subtitles 7pm – Free Entry A brave initiative by a French village to serve organic meals in schools. A no-holds-barred picture of the environmental tragedy facing this young generation.  

09 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Yema

Yema By Djamila Sahraoui France, Algeria – fiction – 2012 – 1h30. In the frame of the international women’s day English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry In a small abandoned house isolated in the Algerian countryside, Ouardia has buried her son Tarik. She suspects her other son Ali, leader of an armed group, to be…Continue Reading >

02 Mar / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Timbuktu

  By Abderrahmane Sissako France, Mali – fiction – 2014 – 1h37min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully with his wife, his daughter and their shepherd. In town, people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. But their destiny…Continue Reading >

By David-Pierre Fila France – documentary – 2015 – 2h06min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry The film makes us travel through the African coasts, the basin of the Congo, Cuba, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, in a journey tempered with familiar notes, all eager to blend the essence of this African musical art. The result is harmony…Continue Reading >

By Michel K. Zongo.   France – documentary – 2015 – 1h30min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry The Faso Fani textile factory in Koudougou, Burkina Faso was an economic success story until it fell victim to a neo-liberal economic policy in 2001. The filmmaker goes to meet the ex-workers 10 years later…

03 Feb / 19:00 - Abuja

Wednesday French movie // Hope

By Boris Lojkine. With Justin Wang and Endurance Newton. France – drama – 2013 – 1h26min. English subtitles.  7pm – Free Entry. On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who’s following the same dream. Léonard fuit le Cameroun, Hope le Nigéria. Rapprochés par le hasard après avoir traversé le…Continue Reading >

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