The 2018 cultural programme is out!


The cultural programme is out!


Following our media launch, our 2018 cultural programme is out! Discover our exciting highlights and much more.



2018 is the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth and we also celebrate the digitalization of the Rivonia Trial records by Ina, the French National Audiovisual Institute. IFAS alongside the Nelson Mandela Foundation, NARSSA (National Archives and Records Service of South Africa) and the Wits History Workshop is launching a call for applications for a new artistic creation inspired by these records. The winner will open the Nelson Mandela week at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on September 20th



Digital Lab Africa provides a springboard for African talents in multimedia creation and makes their project happen with the support of leading French & Sub-Saharan African companies.

The call for applications is open until February 25th. The selected applicants will take part in an online Pitch Competition. The winning projects will each win a 3,000 € cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to accelerate the project's development. The DLA Incubation Pass includes mentorship and project development support by French and local partners for each category. Additionally, the Incubation Pass includes a residency in France within a digital cluster and participation in benchmark multimedia events.



For the 30th edition of the Dance Umbrella Festival (6 to 18 March), IFAS supports the performances of Gregory Maqoma, Vincent Mantsoe and Steven Cohen.
IFAS again reaffirmes its commitment as a long-time partner of the Dance Umbrella Festival.



The diversity and richness of the Francophone and French cultures will be celebrated during the Festival de la Francophonie starting 10 March. Several events are planned, coordinated by the French Embassy in South Africa with Pretoria Boys High, the Alliance Française of Pretoria and 22 partner countries. 



For the fourth year, Good France will bring together over 2000 chefs on five continents to celebrate French gastronomy. In South Africa, participating restaurants will pay tribute to the excellence and values of French cuisine: sharing, pleasure and respect for good food.



For over a decade IFAS has worked alongside the French Embassy in South Africa and the Alliance Française Southern Africa Network to award the ABSA L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award for the artist that has shown the most promise in the competition. The event will take place on 12 September.



The french mulitimedia library based at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg is turning 15 in September! 
Added to the 22 000 documents hosted at Dibuka, a special programme of activities and a weekly cine-club will be organised in a brand new designed space.



The 7th edition of the Fête de la Musique will again bring Free Music for All! Last year 10 000 people listened to 24 bands. The 9th June 2018 will be even bigger! This free music festival is brought to you by the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the Bassline, the French Insitute of South Africa and with the support of Total South Africa.



The Inside Out project created by the world famous street artist JR is coming to South Africa. Watch out for huge black & white portraits in the streets of Soweto in April.



Dive into a silent, black & white movie, 'The Lost World' by Harry O. Hoyt (1925),  to the live pop/rock/electro soundtrack by the Ozma ensemble. Intriguing, right?



France is well known for its cuisine. So Chef! is a culinary event bringing French chefs to South Africa for events and workshops all over the country. In October the main words will be 'Bon appétit!'
In partnership with the Alliance Francaise Southern Africa and the South African Department of Basics Education.



'Draw me a sheep.' Does it ring a bell? It's from the famous 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. IFAS, the Market Theatre Foundation and its brand new drama company will present an African adaptation of the book. The show will premiere at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.