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We are a non-profit ACT association and a registered charity which promotes the French language and cultural exchange since 1943. We are part of a network of 800 Alliances françaises in 137 countries. French up your life!

Term 1 2015 courses are now available! You can enrol online now.

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CURRENT EVENTS


Start of Term 1 - FEBRUARY 2ND

Start of Term 1 - FEBRUARY 2ND
Start of term 1 on February 2nd, 2015!
All the courses are available online and you can now register and pay on the website.
For any questions about your enrolment contact the front desk by phone at 61 2 6247 5027 or by email at enquiries@afcanberra.com.au





 

UPCOMING EVENTS


ENROLMENTS COMPETITION GEORGE VINCENT 2015

ENROLMENTS COMPETITION GEORGE VINCENT 2015
Enrolments are open for the Concours George Vincent 2015 !  Enrol your students to the French language competition! Many prizes to win !


Opening Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE  Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003 - FEBRUARY 26th - 7pm

Opening Exhibition OUT OF SILENCE Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003 - FEBRUARY 26th - 7pm
Australian photographer Jan Dalman photographed French mime artist Marcel Marceau on the Australian stage over a 38 year period.  Dalman’s photographs, held in private collection in Canberra, are exhibited here with anecdotes from the two artists’ time together, and ephemera associated with Marceau’s appearances at The Canberra Theatre.

Thu 26 February – Thu 19 March 2015 

An exhibition by the Canberra Museum and gallery, presented at the Alliance Française in partnership with the Canberra Theatre Centre – Celebrating 50 Years.
Mon - Thu: 9am to 7.30pm Fri: 9am to 5pm


EXHIBITION FLOORTALK - FEBRUARY 27th - 12PM

EXHIBITION FLOORTALK - FEBRUARY 27th - 12PM
FREE event
Join Elizabeth and Andreas Cameron Dalman and Curator Shane Breynard as they reflect on Jan Dalman’s photographs of Marcel Marceau in the exhibition Out of Silence.

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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015
AF French Film Festival 6-25 March 2015

Last year The Alliance Française French Film Festival attendance was 10351 with the screening of 46 movies.

This year you have more chances of enjoying a French movie with 49 films in French with subtitles in English.

Our special events:

  • Opening night "Gemma Bovery", Friday 6 march
  • Special event "Diplomacy" Thursday 12 March
  • Closing night "Paris, je t'aime" Wednseday 25 March
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AF members are entitled to discounts!


speed talking MARCH 11TH

speed talking MARCH 11TH
Only in French to improve your French. Come to share a conversation with a native French speaker with whom you can discuss about a new subject every 10 min.
Subject: Travels

Cheese platter available for $10. Pre ordering is essential by Monday 9th of March.

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DIPLOMACY - ​​Thursday 12th of March - Palace Electric Cinema​

DIPLOMACY - ​​Thursday 12th of March - Palace Electric Cinema​

Thursday 12th of March@Palace Electric Cinema



DIPLOMACY: One night to save Paris from destruction.
A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Come see “Diplomacy” for our special event for $25 members/$28 non member.

6.30pm: Drinks and cheese and photo booth followed by a 7.15pm film screening.

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Cooking class - March 14th - 9.30AM

Cooking class - March 14th - 9.30AM
Need to take cooking classes? Learn how to create memorable French dishes for your friends and family:

  • gougères
  • cake salé au gruyère, jambon et olives
  • petits légumes et leurs sauces
  • feuilletés aux saucisses
  • bouchées aux courgettes
  • Flamusse aux pommes (dessert bourguignon)


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Book club - MARCH 17TH

Book club - MARCH 17TH
SHARE YOUR BOOK EXPERIENCE WITH US!
Book: “Les dix enfants que madame Ming n’a jamais eus” by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt.
FREE event
We have ordered the book for you, if you wish to participate you can buy a copy from us for $11
1pm/ Cheese platters available at $10

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For more information contact Antoine at the library:    resource@afcanberra.com.au


Exhibition Francophonie - MARCH 20

Exhibition Francophonie - MARCH 20
Opening exhibition of the children’s drawings on the topic “Dis-moi 10 mots”.


Francophonie Open Day - Prize Ceremony Day

Francophonie Open Day - Prize Ceremony Day
A lovely day at the Alliance, the Open day will host stands of French food, French and Australian handcraft products, various activities for the youngs and youngs at heart. We will also offer free placement tests and presentations of our classes, and all registrations on that day will get a 10% discount!

  • Jumping castle
  • Face painting
  • Cooking workshops
  • Activities organized by Les explorateurs scouts
  • Petanque tournament with ANU french Collective


Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

Coco avant Chanel - Anne Fontaine - 2009

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

The flight of the red balloon - Hsiao-Hsien - 2007

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.
Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

Thérèse Desqueyroux - Claude Miller - 2012

François Mauriac's mysterious novel of dark provincial passion has been turned into a closely observed, intriguingly oppressive and unventilated drama, whose suspense accumulates as the action proceeds with its heavy, deliberate tread. Audrey Tautou plays Thérèse herself in pre-war France: she's a free thinker and free spirit, but nonetheless someone with a lively appreciation of her family's riches and social standing, and how advantageous it would be to marry the dull, wealthy landowner Bernard Desqueyroux (Gilles Lellouche). 
Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Happiness never comes alone - James Huth - 2013

Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.
The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

The Last Battle - 1983 - Besson

Le Dernier Combat, released in 1983, is a French film, filmed in black and white, and with virtually no dialogue. It is the first feature film made by Luc Besson and Jean Reno's first leading role. The film is a dark vision of post-apocalyptic survival.

The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation.