San Francisco

The French Cultural Service office in San Francisco develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Northern Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.



37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

July 20, 2017 - August 6, 2017
San Francisco
French films are part of the program!

"Melville 100"

June 8, 2017 - August 12, 2017
A tribute to legendary filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville

French summer programs at BAMPFA

June 29, 2017 - August, 17 2017

Band of Outsiders: Women Crime Writers
June 29- August 17


Jean Dessirier: Mythologies at Modernism

July 15, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Modernism is pleased to present the first U.S.


Sophie Calle: Missing

June 29, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Fort Mason Center
Conceived as a journey, Missing gathers five of Sophie Calle’s major projects

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

June 24, 2017 - September, 17 2017
Legion of Honor
The exhibition focuses on the intersection between the historical context of the Parisian millinery trade and the contemporaneous, avant-garde art of Degas and the Impressionists.

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

TV5 Monde channels now on Sling TV

TV5MONDE has entered into an agreement with one of the leading streaming providers in the United States: Sling TV.

Winners of our Call for Artists announced!

The French Consulate in San Francisco and The French American Cultural Society are pround to announce the winners of their Call for Artists, which offered the possibility for artists from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their art

Discours du Dr. Ronald W. Tobin

Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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