This year, the Institut français du Nigéria and the French Embassy invited 2 Nigerian artists to take part in Itinéraire culture program, in France. This 10-day program took place in June and was all about the question of art in the public space. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture, the seminar (round tables, visits…Continue Reading >
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.
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 >
La Fabrique Cinéma is a programme of the Institut français (headquarters in Paris) dedicated to new talented filmmakers from Southern and emerging countries. Each year, 10 projects in development (first or second feature films) are selected and invited to Cannes Film Festival. The aim is to create concrete opportunities for these projects by providing access…Continue Reading >