Special Events

Alliance Française du Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting French and its diverse culture. It organizes annual signature events in Winnipeg throughout the year, which have great appeal to local media and sponsors.

With the help of our various partners, we organize many one-off special events. We also host a number of recurring special events: Alliance Française French Film Festival; the annual Bastille Day celebration, Blues Blanc Rouge; or our on-ice dance party, Discothèque On Ice.

Check out our complete special event listing below!

Events Calendar View our past events



 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
Published

Stand up comedy 50% in French et 50% en anglais.  How many kisses do you have to do when saying hello? Pourquoi y a-t-il 15 jours dans 2 semaines? Why are French anglicisms not real English words?
Ce sont des questions que Paul Taylor se pose tous les jours. Paul is a bilingual Brit confused about his identity. Il parle français comme un Froggy mais il pense comme un Rosbif. This is why, in 2015, he quit his job at Apple to take to the stage and find some answers.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
Published

This year again, we are a proud partner of Cinémental, the francophone films festival in Manitoba. We present Custody , a 2017 French  film directed by Xavier Legrand. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion. Supremely crafted and performed, this contemporary French thriller about a broken marriage and ensuing custody battle is a gripping, edge-of-seat drama that never lets up. In French with English subtitles.


 | Cineplex Silvercity Saint-Vital
Published

The Alliance Française du Manitoba is a proud partner of Cinémental,the Francophone film festival in Manitoba. This year, we are presenting "At War" with Vincent Lindon. Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs. In French with English subtitles.

DEBATE Discussion with Slimane Zeghidour

DEBATE Discussion with Slimane Zeghidour
 | Saint-Boniface
Published

Slimane Zeghidour is a writer and journalist. Born in Kabylie in 1953, he grew up in Erraguene, a regroupment camp, and learned to read and write with young French people. He moved to Paris in 1974 and began as an illustrator for Libération and Pilote before embarking on a career as a writer and reporter (Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Géo, Télérama, El País, La Vie). He is the chief editor at TV5 Monde. He is the author of La Vie quotidienne à La Mecque (Hachette, 1989) which received the Clio Prize for History, Le Voile et la bannière (Hachette, 1990), L’Algérie en couleurs with Tramor Quemeneur (Les Arènes, 2011). The discussionw will be followed by a panel organized in collaboration with Accueil Francophone and Réseau Immigration Francophone. Location to be determined. Free.

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