FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Special Discount New York International Children's Film Festival

By Fabrice Jaumont

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival - March 1-24, 2013! Tickets are now available for NYICFF 2013, featuring a lineup of AMAZING new films from around the world, with premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking camps for kids, globe-spanning short film programs, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards & Best of Fest celebration. New York in French Members can receive a reduced price of $3 per ticket by entering code FRNY2013

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

French Kids Don't Get Fat: Why?

By Karen Le Billon

France has one of the lowest rates of child obesity in the developed world, and is the only country in which child obesity rates have remained stable in the past decade, in stark contrast to the rapidly rising rates elsewhere. In fact, American kids are three times more likely to be overweight than French children. And child obesity rates in France have also remained stable over the past decade (whereas they are increasing rapidly in most other countries). Why?

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

2012 Translated Titles List

By Rachael Small

As 2013’s new batch of books starts appearing on the shelves, we take a look back at the astonishing number and quality of French books in translation published last year in the United States. French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s anticipated The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir and Michel Houellebecq’s newest novel The Map and the Territory are two of the most revealing examples from a long list of exciting new literature.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Maurice Pialat at the French Cinémathèque in Paris

By French Culture

Starting 18 February 2013, the Maurice Pialat collection, which Sylvie Pialat recently entrusted to La Cinémathèque française, will be on exhibit in Paris. Comprising posters, archives, costumes, photographs, films and, above all, drawings and paintings, this exhibition accompanies the complete retrospective of the director who passed away ten years ago, on 11 January 2003.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Concours d'écriture French Heritage-Aimé Césaire

By Benoît Le Dévédec

This year marks the 100th birthday of French writer Aimé Césaire, the famous author of "Cahier d'un Retour au Pays Natal" and creator with Leopold Sédar Senghor of the Negritude literary movement. In partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the Bureau de la Martinique, the French Heritage Language Program organizes a writing contest to pay tribute to the great poet during the Month of Francophonie-March 2013.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Le Petit Sénégal: Senegal in New York City

By Earlene Cruz

Traditional meat and fish dishes, soccer, industrious film-making, and Tam Tam music are all things that categorize the cultural richness of the Senegalese population, but you don’t have to go all the way to Senegal in order to experience this culture. You can discover all of this between Lenox/Malcolm X Avenue on the east and Fredrick Douglas Avenue to the west and notice the numerous Senegalese stores, restaurants, and cafes that are represented in the area, advertised in English, French, and oftentimes, Walof.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

France Honors Gary Tinterow

By French Culture

On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Danser Sa Vie Exhibiting the Ephemeral

By French Culture

In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Teacher's Workshops in Boston & Providence in March

By French Culture

6-hour workshop: Fun activities for teaching grammar and vocabulary in the classroom PDP certificates will be given at the end of the workshop. These free trainings are offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Coffee and viennoiseries will be provided by the Consulate General of France in Boston.

FEBRUARY 9, 2013

Cultural Attaché Fabrice Rozie on Milwaukee Public Radio

By French Culture

Playwright, book critic and former Cultural Attaché and Head of the Book Office at the French Cultural Services in New York, Fabrice Rozie has recently taken a post in Chicago as French Cultural Attaché to the Midwest.

FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Canapé Nominated at the 2013 New York Emmy® Awards

By French Culture

CUNY TV received 8 nominations for the 2013 New York Emmy Awards in categories featuring the station’s signature series, among them Canapé, a show focusing on French topics.

FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Outstanding Success for French Animation

By Laura Pertuy

The French animated film The Jungle Bunch was awarded the Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie 2013 award on February 6th, 2013.