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.



40th Portland International Film Festival

February 9, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Various Locations (Portland)
Many French films are part of the program

22nd Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

March 2, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Multiple locations

This year, The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 22nd year and is happy to announce that the following French films will be presented during the festival:


From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art

November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Contemporary Jewish Museum
An exhibition including French artist Christian Boltanski

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

January 29, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Legion of Honor

Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 191


Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

January 26, 2017 - May 14, 2017
A retrospective of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's work

Monet: The Early Years

February 25, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Legion of Honor
The first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet's career.

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.

Formation continue : La France en mouvement

30 heures de formation, du 8 mars au 30 mai 2015 Spécialement conçue pour les enseignants de français aux États-Unis, cette formation en ligne vous permettra de découvrir ou d'actualiser vos connaissances sur la France d'aujourd'hui dans ses composantes sociales et culturelles. Elle vous permettra également de pratiquer votre français, à l’oral comme à l’écrit, et de réunir des documents authentiques utilisables dans votre classe. Le groupe est limité à huit participants. Inscrivez-vous vite !

Professor Judith Butler Decorated by Consul General of France in San Francisco

On January 26th, 2015, Consul General of France Pauline Carmona decorated Professor Judith Butler with the insigna of Chevalier in the Order of Arts et Lettres for her contributions in philosophy, ethics, political and literary theories. The Consul General Pauline Carmona recognized the strength of her links with French scholars and intellectuals and the profound impact her work has had on France’s society, especially in the field of Feminism and gender studies.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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