Winner of 2021 Albertine Prize Announced

Winner of 2021 Albertine Prize Announced

December 8, 2021

‘And Their Children After Them’ by Nicolas Mathieu, translated by William Rodarmor wins annual reader's choice award.

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Five Nominees Unveiled for the 2021 Albertine Prize

Five Nominees Unveiled for the 2021 Albertine Prize

October 13, 2021

Nominated titles bring diverse and cutting-edge Francophone literature to the United States...

French American Foundation Donates Venetian Room to the French State

French American Foundation Donates Venetian Room to the French State

June 30, 2021

Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Allan Chapin, Chairman of the French American Foundation, signed an agreement marking the foundation’s donation of the restored Venetian Room to the French state. A ceremony was held in the Venetian Room at the Payne Whitney Mansion, headquarters of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States....

Announcing Villa Albertine

Announcing Villa Albertine

October 14, 2021

Announcing Villa Albertine, a new cultural institution reinventing artists’ residencies across the United States...

French and American Partners Launch a New French T.V. Series Writers’ Residency Program in Los Angeles

French and American Partners Launch a New French T.V. Series Writers’ Residency Program in Los Angeles

October 29, 2021

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Centre National du Cinema et de l’image animée (National Center for Cinema, TV, and the Moving Image, CNC), the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers, SACD) and the Writers Guild Foundation will support a residency for French T.V. series writers in Los Angeles–– the heart of the film and T.V. industries in the United States....

Official release of “FR//XR: A Handbook for Immersive Producers” 

Official release of “FR//XR: A Handbook for Immersive Producers” 

June 14, 2021

Following a 10-month piloting period, French Immersion partners and Kaleidoscope are pleased to present “FR//XR: A Handbook for Immersive Producers”, highlighting insights from some of the most influential voices of the XR industry....

The French Embassy’s Night of Ideas Featuring Keynote Speaker Patti Smith Goes Virtual for its 6th Edition

The French Embassy’s Night of Ideas Featuring Keynote Speaker Patti Smith Goes Virtual for its 6th Edition

January 13, 2021

A 24-hour marathon of talks and performances with cultural figures streaming in live from around the world, this year’s Night of Ideas includes a hefty U.S. segment and guests as diverse as astronaut Thomas Pesquet, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Sterling Ruby, Huma Bhabha, Jeanne Gang, and Barbara Cassin, among others....

Announcing the 2020 Young French Cinema Program Selection

Announcing the 2020 Young French Cinema Program Selection

December 18, 2020

The fifth edition of the Young French Cinema program, which will be available for booking from January 2020 through the rest of the year, offers American theaters, universities, film societies, art-house cinemas, the Alliance Française network and other organizations the opportunity to easily screen contemporary French films....

Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel Wins 2020 Albertine Prize

Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel Wins 2020 Albertine Prize

December 9, 2020

Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel, which follows a young Kabylian woman immersing herself in her memories and questioning her identity, was named winner of the 2020 Albertine Prize, presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels....

Announcing the 2020 Nominees for the Albertine Prize

Announcing the 2020 Nominees for the Albertine Prize

November 25, 2020

“Marguerite Duras once said that one of a hundred novels make it to publication. I’m keen to celebrate those that do, and of those, that even smaller number that make it into English” Rachel Kushner, Honorary Chair...

Release of “Empowering Culture in Our Cities”, a Documentary on Oakland and Saint-Denis

Release of “Empowering Culture in Our Cities”, a Documentary on Oakland and Saint-Denis

November 14, 2020

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to announce the release of Empowering Culture in Our Cities, a 14-minute documentary in French and English (with subtitles in both languages) produced by California Humanities and directed by Camille Servan-Schreiber, now available on oaklandsaintdenis.org....

Announcing the 2020 Étant Donnés Contemporary Art Grantees

Announcing the 2020 Étant Donnés Contemporary Art Grantees

November 14, 2020

Étant donnés Contemporary Art seeks to reinforce the links between France and the United States in the domain of contemporary art by lending financial support to and encouraging collaborations and partnerships between French and American institutions and, notably, between American curators and French artists....