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Enter "La Fémis", the famous French cinema school

The international competitive exam of "La Fémis" is open to candidates from countries outside the European Economic Area, aged under 27 years old on January 1st 2012. Foreign (non-European) candidates holding the equivalent of the baccalauréat must have validated at least two years higher education and present a certified translation of their diplomas. The international competition is also open to candidates under 30 years old on January 1st, 2012, holding the equivalent of the baccalauréat and who have proof of at least four years’ professional activity. Candidates holding dual nationality (French/other) must take the open competition (“concours général”). Spoken and written French are essential as both the examinations and teaching at the school are in French. Discover the full conditions here: Fémis EN.

Cinema & Media - Cinema

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    39th Durban International Film Festival - The French films programme

    DISCOVER THE FRENCH FILMS OF THE 39TH DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL For its 39th edition, the Durban International Film Festival will screen 185 films of all genres from July 19 to 29, 2018. At the heart of this year's programming are current international issues, with particular emphasis on… Read more
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    European Film Festival 2018 - 5th Edition

    European Film Festival 201822 June - 1 July JHB / PTA / CPT & NAF The best of European cinema is back in South Africa for a 5th year! European Film Festival runs from 22 June to 1 July 2018 at Cinema Nouveau: Rosebank, Brooklyn and V&A Waterfront and will showcase ten films selected from Austria,… Read more
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    Encounters 20th - South African International Documentary Festival

    ENCOUNTERS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 PRESENTS FRENCH FILMS FOR ITS 20TH EDITION The Encounters Documentary Film Festival is back for its 20th edition. The festival runs in Cape Town and Johannesburg from May, 31st to June, 10th to offer the best of featured- and short-documentary films from… Read more


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