HIGHLIGHTS

FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL

All day | 16th – 24th of March | Alliance Française

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Organised every year around the 20th of March, which is the « International Francophonie day», this event is the annual rendez-vous of the lovers of French language across the world.

“Tell me ten words … that you welcome”: an invitation to travel
This new theme enhances the capacity of the French language to welcome and integrate words from elsewhere. Trade, intellectual, cultural exchanges, migration, not to mention the media and, now, digital technologies have indeed put the French in contact with other languages. From elsewhere, they have now become from here. The richness of these exchanges gave the french language much of its accents and colors. The ability of french to recharge is undoubtedly a sign of vitality and a guarantee for its future.

The ten words of this new edition therefore invite you to travel: amalgame, bravo, cibler, grigri, inuit, kermesse, kitsch, sérendipité, wiki, zénitude! They come from Flemish, Italian, Hawaiian, Arabic or Inuktitut, these words reflect the hospitality of our language. More info on “Dis-moi dix mots” website.

The Alliance Francaise de Bangalore will offer, through range of events and contests with exciting prizes to be won, the occasion to discover and share the specificities of French languages from different French-speaking countries through literature, music, games and other surprises.

Through the week, there will be a mural placed in the lobby where students and the public are invited to write/draw/express themselves around the 10 words for 2015. There will also be projections of Francophone clips in the lobby during this period.

CONTESTS: Details on the contests’ page

Submissions until 11th March Photography Click Kitsch – Photo contest onFacebook Photo + French caption with most “likes” on Facebook wins !
Submissions until 18th March Writing #50WordStory – Story writing onFrançais Mathadona Write a 50 word story on Français Mathadona, using the 10 words of Francophonie 2015
Presentation on 20th March Theatre 5 minutes to win it – Theatre contest 5 mins – 6 people – 10 words – 1 WINNER !

ACTIVITIES:

Date Time Event Location
16 March 7:00 PM Cinema : The Blackboard Auditorium
17 March 3-5 PM Comic Book workshop Médiathèque
7:00 PM Cinema : La garde Auditorium
18 March all day Games and activities Atrium
10.30 AM Haïku workshop Médiathèque
2.00 PM La Plume d’Or Salle 2
7:00 PM Cinema : Les Choristes Auditorium
19 March all day Book Sale Atrium
all day Games and activities Atrium
3-5 PM Lecture/ Indian culture in francophone literature Auditorium
7:00 PM Cinema : Felix and Meira Auditorium
20 March all day Book Sale Atrium
all day Games and activities Atrium
all day Campus France Quiz Lobby
11.00 AM Theatre reading with Abhishek Médiathèque
6:30 PM Prize distribution & Student Party!! Auditorium
7.30 pm Congolese Concert: Tibigo & friends Auditorium
23 March 7:00 PM Cinema : Moloch Tropical Auditorium
24 March 7:00 PM Cinema : The Virgin, the Copts and me Auditorium