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

Melville Retrospective

Melville Retrospective
 | Alliance française du Manitoba/Winnipeg Cinémathèque

Jean-Pierre Melville, one of the greatest French filmmaker, was born 101 years ago. As an homage, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and the Winnipeg Cinemathèque will screen a retrospective of a dozen of his best movies. Many of his artworks have gone into the Hall of Fame of cinema: Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge. Melville has done 13 movies in total, filled with gangsters and dark politicians. He has always been associated with the neo-noir movement, but he explored many other genres, like surrealism. His unique style and his huge artwork is to be rediscovered through this retrospective!

This retrospective will take place from January 10th to February 20th, in partnership with Winnipeg Cinémathèque. More details coming soon.