JUNE 23, 2016

TV5MONDE Voyage and TV5MONDE Cinema Now Available


TV5MONDE Cinema--providing travelers with the best in recently released French films.

JUNE 14, 2016

Opening of France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By French Culture

On June 14, 2016, Michele Amar, Head of the Music Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, opened the first annual France Rocks Summerfest—the largest French music festival in the United States, which includes 30 concerts across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx—with the following remarks. Part of the Paris-New York Tandem transatlantic cultural exchange initiative, France Rocks Summerfest takes place at Lincoln Center Atrium, LPR, MoMA PS1, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Drom, National Sawdust Factory, Knitting Factory, Matte Projects, and Baby's All Right and many other venues.

JUNE 13, 2016

Introducing Blind Spot: French Science Fiction in Translation


By Julien Wacquez, editor of Angle Mort and Blind Spot« Science Fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity »

JUNE 13, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

The passing of Maurice Pons; rhythmic reviews for Tram 83; annual Queer Issue of Words Without Borders; an interview with translator Christiana Hills; 2016 French-American Foundation Translation Awards; a Blutch classic now available.

JUNE 13, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 Opening Night

By French Culture

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur welcomed guests to the opening night cocktail reception for the 9th annual Films on the Green Festival which coincided with the launch of the first Paris-New York Tandem at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. The reception was followed by a screening of Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" in Central Park.

JUNE 10, 2016

Philosophy for Kids

By Suzanne Buracas

On March 19, 2016, as part the Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York initiated a one-of-a-kind event for children, inspired by the French books "Les Goûters Philo". Under the starry ceiling of Albertine Books, 80 children gathered in small groups to deep dive into philosophy and express their thoughts on subjects such as friendship and the infinite. The workshops were led by Critchley’s PhD students, who shared their experiences with us following this first-time event.

JUNE 10, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

By French Culture

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).

JUNE 9, 2016

APPLICATIONS CLOSED for French-American Digital Lab Session 2: New York

By French Culture

The French-American Digital Lab—a creative and an economic development program for startups and content creators of the cultural sector—is now accepting applications from French start ups and entrepreneurs wishing to take part in its second edition this fall.

JUNE 6, 2016

Interview with ICP Curator Pauline Vermare

By French Culture Arts

Pauline Vermare is an Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York, where she has worked since 2010. We asked her about the new ICP Museum and the inaugural show, Public, Private, Secret, opening June 23.

JUNE 4, 2016

Interview with Art-Act


French artists Gaspard and Sandra Bébié-Valérian, laureates of the 2015 American Residencies program of the Institut Français, were invited to Centraltrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, in November and December 2015.

MAY 31, 2016

France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By Francerocks

An international festival of music from Paris presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export with support from Institut Français and la Ville de Paris, France Rocks Summerfest 2016 is the first event of its kind, taking place as part of Tandem Paris-New York, a transatlantic cultural partnership celebrating these two cities. France Rocks Summerfest highlights the rich diversity of music from Paris with concerts from the most cutting edge French electro, jazz, world, contemporary, pop and rock artists across multiple venues and parks in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The festival culminates June 21 with a concert featuring CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme for Fête de la Musique in Central Park.

MAY 31, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Prix Littérature-monde awarded to Haitian Makenzy Orcel and Angolan Ondjaki at Étonnants Voyageurs, the Saint-Malo International Literature and Film Festival; How to Talk About Places You’ve Never Been; The Style of Max de Radiguès; Antoine Volodine’s Bardo or Not Bardo; Ladivine Reviews Abound