• Events
Feb 19
A Discussion on Leïla Slimani's New Book Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Isabelle Huppert in The Mother ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY LINDA GROSS THEATER 336 West 20th Street
Feb 20
Bouchra Khalili The Art Institute of Chicago Rubloff Auditorium 230 S. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

Press Room

  • 2019 Night of Philosophy and Ideas in Brooklyn
    For the third consecutive year, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will present the hallmark edition of A Night of Philosophy and Ideas, bringing philosophers, authors, artists, and musicians from around the world together with the New York community through a series of intellectual and thought-provoking conversations and performances from February 2 at 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on February 3, 2019, at the historic Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.
  • Fourth Edition of Tilt Kids Festival Unveiled
    The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the fourth annual TILT (March 2–31), a festival for kids, families, and adults showcasing lyrical and thought-provoking multidisciplinary international projects and new commissions from musicians, theater makers, visual artists, and philosophers. Co-curated for the first time by Laurent Clavel, Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy, and FIAF Artistic Director Courtney Geraghty, this year’s TILT engages leading French, Francophone, and American artists. Their works—many of which emphasize the theme of acceptance—nurture both imagination and social consciousness as they speak to the next generation of engaged citizens. Most of the events are free; for ticketed events, please visit www.tiltkidsfestival.org.
  • The Young French Cinema Program Announces its 2019 “A La Carte” Selection Available for Screenings in the U.S.
    The fifth edition of the Young French Cinema program, which will be available for booking from January 2019 through the rest of the year, will offer American theaters, universities, film societies, art house cinemas, the Alliance Française network and other organizations the opportunity to easily screen contemporary French films.
  • Community College in France Program Returns for the Third Edition
    The Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the third edition of the program “Community College in France”, in partnership with Community Colleges for International Development and the n+i network (50 top engineering schools network in France). The Community College in France program includes two components: a non-degree-granting short summer bootcamp, for which students will have four options this year, and a four-year degree-granting program starting in the July.
  • A Series of Nightly Intellectual Marathons For the First Time Ever in Five U.S. Cities
    The Cultural Services of the French Embassy announces the U.S. A Night of Philosophy & Ideas/Night of Ideas programming (from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2) for the global La Nuit des idées 2019, a series of intellectual marathon events coordinated worldwide (65 cities in 2019) by the Institut français, generating a stream of ideas between cities, countries, cultures, topics, and generations. The Cultural Services brought the global interdisciplinary event to New York City in 2015. In 2017, they joined forces with the Brooklyn Public Library to broaden the concept and create Night of Philosophy & Ideas. This kind of intellectual marathon is now being expanded around the country, taking different shapes and names depending on regional partners and local expectations.
  • Anne Kern and Jake Perlin Awarded of the Insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters
    Anne Kern, Dean for Global Strategy and International Programs at Purchase College, and Jake Perlin, Artistic and Programming Director of Metrograph, were both awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, on Wednesday, December 5 in New York at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.  
  • Five Leaders In Education & School Administration Awarded Insigna Of The Order Of Academic Palms
    Anne-Sophie Guéguen, Corinne Günger (officers), and Vannina Boussouf, Nicolas L’Hotellier and Evelyn Lolis (chevaliers) will be awarded the awarded the insignia of the Order of Academic Palms by Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of National Education on Monday, September 24 in New York at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
  • Eight Startups Chosen for Le Créative Lab, This Year in New York and Montréal
    Le Créative Lab North America has just announced the selection of the eight innovative French startups that will participate in the fourth edition of this development and incubation program in New York City and Montreal from November 6-13, 2018. Le Créative Lab North America program is co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France, and supported by the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Québec. This annual French Tech program is designed to give innovative French startups working in the cultural, entertainment, creative, leisure, and travel industries a comprehensive overview of the North American market.