Francophonie Festival is back in 2018! [fr]

Francophones of Singapore, this one is for you! This March, come celebrate the French language in all its diversity with a mix & match of fun events and gatherings. Award-winning and Oscar-nominated movie, iconic comics, world music and topical conferences… You name it!

This year again, Alliance Française of Singapore is teaming up with the Embassies of France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland along with the Lycée Français to bring you the best of Francophone culture: promising talents as well as established artists will contribute further to the unique and vibrant local cultural scene. With no less than 4 conferences, 9 premiere movies, 2 workshops, 1 exhibition and 1 concert there is definitely something for everyone during the Francophonie Festival.


You can find the complete programme on Alliance Française website. Here is a selection of some upcoming events!

From 1st March to 31 March 2018: Médiathèque at Alliance Française Singapore


Dis-moi dix mots

This year, join the library team to celebrate the French language and take part in our free “Dis-moi dix mots” competition. The 2018 edition is entitled “Dis-moi dix mots sur tous les tons” and explores the theme of orality. The words shortlisted for this year’s edition are: Accent, Bagou, Griot, Griotte, Jactance, Ohé, Placoter, Susurrer, Truculent/ente, Voix, Volubile.
From 1 - 31 March, all French students, from beginner to advanced levels, can participate in la médiathèque’s grand competition. The quiz must be completed and submitted by 31 March.
Class or individual participations are welcome! The grand prize winner will get a free general course session (24 hours). Winners will be notifi ed personally at the beginning of April.

Saturday 10 March - 10.30AM: Bilingual French/English Storytelling with Roger & Alice

Storytelling is an interactive activity allowing little ones to nurture their creative mind. It boosts memory and increases listening skills in a joyful and fun atmosphere.
Roger Jenkins is a Singaporean storyteller whose warm, spontaneous and comedic
style makes him a popular choice in schools, libraries and festivals here and in the region. Italian by nationality and upbringing, Alice Bianchi-Clark has a penchant for
European fairytales and music.

Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour, la médiathèque
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From 5 to 9 March: Musical Theatre Workshop


Immerse yourself in the world of Starmania and be part of the “Black Stars” rebellion. The workshop will be conducted by Sing’theatre’s Artistic Director, Nathalie Ribette and TJ Taylor, Head of Sing’theatre Academy and Vocal Coach at LaSalle. Students will learn singing, breathing techniques, body coordination, improvisation theatre before presenting a 20min performance at the AF Theatre during the Francophonie Day.

Date: Monday, 5 March – Friday, 9 March 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm (15 hours)
Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour
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From 6 March to 27 March : Find out more about Francophonie with Alliance Française’s Ciné-Club!


6 March - 8pm: Paris La Blanche
At the age of 70, Rekia decides to leave her village in Kabylie to go to Paris to bring her husband home. But her hero, has become a stranger.

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20 March - 8pm: Cessez le feu (Ceasefire)
In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont leaves his life behind and travels to West Africa. Things do not go as planned and he decides to return whereupon he is confronted
with complications with his family.

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27 March - 8pm: M
Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Opposites attract, and they fall in love but Mo carries a secret burden.

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10 March - Francophonie Day

Venue: Alliance Française Lobby

3pm - 6pm: The Francophone world in Singapore will gather on the 10th of March at Alliance Française to celebrate the Day of La Francophonie. The Alliance will again welcome booths featuring games and food from the participating Francophone countries. La médiathèque will be under the spotlight, driving the game “Dis-moi dix mots”. In collaboration with French Teachers in Singapore, the embassies of Belgium, Switzerland and France and the High Commission of Canada, and thanksto the dedication of individuals from different francophone communities, the event will bring together the most festive elements of the Francophonie culture. It promises to be a unique opportunity to see how rich and varied the members of La Francophonie are!

3pm - 5 pm: The AF will hold a special quiz for students in its Theatre.

6pm - 8pm: We will hold the Prize Giving Ceremony of the Tan Sri Dr Runme Shaw Challenge Cup – a traditional rendezvous for Alliance Française’s best Singaporean students, and the 27th French Alumni French Language Award. We bring the celebration to a close with a series of performances and French songs.

11 March - 7 pm: Premiere of the movie Félécité .


Synopsis: Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son, Samo, gets into a terrible car accident. Samo needs to be quickly operated on, otherwise he risks a leg amputation. But in order for the surgeon to consent to operate on it, Félicité must collect a substantial sum of money. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa – a world of music and dreams, where she crosses paths with Tabu.

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17 March 2018: Ink and Writing Workshop


Participate in unique creative workshops related to “Dis-moi dix mots”. After guiding you to select your favourite French word, sentence or quote, the French artist ADAME will show you how to write it down with invisible ink on rice paper strips. You will be able to write down your personal creation and get your own gift .

Time: 10am – 12pm | 2.30pm – 4.30am
Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour
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21 March - 7.30pm: Talk with Laure Adler and Yannick Haenel


From Sully Prudhomme, fi rst Nobel in 1901, to Patrick Modiano in 2014, France has pocketed 15 Nobel Prizes for literature, a world record. Contemporary French literature is oft en decried by French critics whom they consider to be self centered, snobbish or elitist. How can French literature, despite its peculiarities, be considered a world-literature? Come to this debate with journalist and writer Laure Adler and writer annick Haenel, laureate of the Prix Médicis 2017.

Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour, la médiathèque
Free Talk conducted in French
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24 March - 11am to 6pm: Study in France Education Fair


More than 20 renowned French universities and institutions focused on Business, Engineering or Social Sciences will be gathered under one roof. You will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from French participating institutions and universisities. It’s the perfect chance to get all your questions answered.

Open hours: 11am to 6pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Convention Centre, Begonia Ballroom
Admission: Free
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For more information, please contact :
Facebook: Campus France Singapore / Website :

24 March - 7.30pm – 9pm: Tinariwen Concert


Tinariwen is an iconic desert blues band originally from northern Mali, a country which has given the world Toumani Diabaté and the great Ali Farka Touré, among others. Rooted in traditional Tuareg music but infl uenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley, their music addresses political awakening, problems of exile, repression, and sovereignty. The band has become a rallying point for the disenfranchised nation, while helping to garner global interest in desert blues, a hypnotic and danceable combination of blues, Tuareg folk, rock and more.

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Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
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28 March - 8pm: Talk with Florence Aubenas


Florence Aubenas has covered numerous events in Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as several major trials in France. She is particularly known for her coverage of the trial of Outreau, having been one of the first to express, in particular in her book La Méprise, her doubts on the guilt of the defendants finally cleared, as well as for the taking of hostages, of which she and her Iraqi guide were the subject in 2005.
What is the job of a great reporter, both in everyday life in drama and emotion? The life of Florence Aubenas merges with this profession and refl ects its requirements, its joys and its dangers, from Baghdad to Kabul.

Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour, la médiathèque
Free Talk conducted in English
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Dernière modification : 27/02/2018

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