APRIL 18, 2014

Cannes Announces 2014 Official Film Selection

By Romain Rancurel

The official film selection for the 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was unveiled on April 17th during a press conference held by Gilles Jacob (President) and Thierry Frémaux (Executive Director). Out of 1,800 submissions, 49 films representing 28 countries were selected for this year’s slate, with 18 titles competing for the Palme d’Or and 19 for the Un Certain Regard section.

APRIL 10, 2014

Help young immigrants put on stage a musical to support French in the US

By Benoît Le Dévédec

Students in the French Heritage Language Program at the International High School at Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, are putting on stage a musical to support the creation of free French classes in underserved schools and communities across the United States. The musical is called Amidou & Toya and is an original piece by composer Yacine Boulares, who is the teacher of the French class, with dialogues, choreography and staging arranged by the students themselves.

APRIL 10, 2014

Cannes Film Festival 2014: A Look Ahead

By Romain Rancurel

The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is set to take place May 14-25, 2014. One month before its opening, let’s take a look at what we know so far.

APRIL 9, 2014

Ron Agam - Living Among Lines: Video by a French Artist in NYC

By French Culture

Ron Agam, a New York City based abstract artist of diverse, innovative works characterized by geometric shapes, pure color, and lucid design, sees the city as an inspiration for his work.

APRIL 8, 2014

Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014 Gathers 15,000 Spectators


This year’s edition of the French film festival organized by UniFrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center met with an unprecedented success.

APRIL 7, 2014

A Salute to Street Artist Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project

By French Culture

It is with tremendous sadness that we have learned of the death of young artist Bilal Berreni in Detroit this past summer due to tragic circumstances that have not been fully elucidated.

APRIL 4, 2014

A Meeting of Cultures at MoMA

By Charles Fawell

A group of French Heritage students from Bronx International High School set out for the Museum of Modern Art last Thursday, where they found more than the works of legendary modern artists. Also visiting the MoMA that day was a large class of seniors from the Lycée Français de Bamako, in Mali.

APRIL 2, 2014

École du Samedi will Start Accepting Registrations for the 2014-15 School Year

By Aurelie Surble

École du Samedi will start accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

APRIL 2, 2014

The Little Prince and the Struggle for Children’s Rights

By Mahashraya Sundararaman

This past March was dedicated to Francophonie in the United States and looking into the various ways it has impacted Americans and the rest of the world. In honor of the occasion, the New York Public Library invited a number of esteemed panelists from various United Nations organizations to participate in The Little Prince Day Conference on Friday 28 March.

MARCH 31, 2014

Congratulations to Student Mary Catherine Thomson from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (GA)

By Aurelie Surble

The American Society of the French Academic Palms has selected Mary Catherine Thomson from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (GA) as their 2014 Summer Scholarship recipient.

MARCH 31, 2014

French Youth Author, Yaël Hassan, Visited Schools in Atlanta, March 23-27, 2014

By Aurelie Surble

As part of the Atlanta Francophonie Festival, French children’s and young adult author Yaël Hassan gave presentations in Metro Atlanta High Schools from March 23-27, 2014.

MARCH 31, 2014

"Les Timbrés de l'orthographe" is going global - 60 countries - 150 cities - 30,000 participants...

By Aurelie Surble

Les Editions de l'Opportun is organizing a national spelling competition titled "Les Timbrés de l'orthographe" whose objective is to promote the correct usage of the french language with a competition open to all.