RECENTLY HAPPENED IN AF LYON

About the short FILM COMPETITION UN POING C'EST COURT

 

Congratulations to AFLyon's jury members: they came from all over the world to learn French and had the amazing opportunity to grant the Award for the Francophonie at this Short Film Competition (Vaulx-en-Velin).


Every year since 2013, AFLyon participates in the festival UN POING C'EST COURT and his jury, composed of 10 international students, delivers the Award for the Francophonie to his favorite director. Cette année, quelques étudiantes venues des quatre coins de la planète pour étudier le français à Lyon ont ainsi eu envie de tenter l'expérience. Laura, étudiante colombienne, n'en revient toujours pas : « J'ai l'impression d'avoir reçu un cadeau : je viens à peine d'arriver en France et on me propose de faire partie d'un jury pendant un festival de cinéma... quelle aventure! ». Après une formation à la lecture d'un court-métrage, les étudiantes ont passé tout un week-end à visionner une quarantaine de courts métrages, au même titre que les membres des 6 autres jurys. Byuslam, étudiante coréenne raconte « J'ai découvert la diversité du cinéma francophone mais aussi l'univers de la culture en France et j'ai été surprise de voir que la culture était accessible à tous ».


Les 6 jurys ont ensuite délibéré pour choisir l'œuvre qui sera primée. Pour le jury de l'Alliance Française, cette mission revêt un caractère particulier : « C'était formidable de voir ces jeunes filles de cultures si différentes découvrir le cinéma francophone, les écouter exposer leurs arguments en français et les voir finalement converger vers un choix commun » explique Carole BRUNIE, directrice de l'Alliance Française de Lyon.
Un bel exemple de vivre ensemble que Ibrahim LETAIEF, invité d'honneur du festival, a particulièrement apprécié. Lors de la cérémonie de clôture, nos étudiantes sont donc montées sur scène pour décerner le prix de la Francophonie au réalisateur Simon PANAY pour « Ici, personne ne meurt ». JiaHao (Chine) résume : « C'était un bon exercice : j'ai appris à exprimer mes idées correctement pendant mes cours de français et j'ai mis en pratique à cette occasion ». 

     

PIcnic and TRIVIAL PURSUIT - parc "tête d'or" 

 
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Students and AFL staff met at parc "Tête d'Or" for a picnic and games to end up August session! See all pictures

 

"OLYMPIADES" 

 
olympiades 2015

Into the framework of summer workshops at AFL, students were divided into teams to meet challenges! Congratulations to the winners and all participants! See all pictures

 

"PLANèTE ALLIANCE FRANçAISE" radio show - AugusT

 

3rd edition of the radio show directed by Amaury Ballet, journalist at radio Brume, and animated by Sophie, teacher at AFL and her students. Listen to the radio show and follow us on you tube! 

 

NATIONAL DAY - JULY 

célébration du 14 juillet à l'Alliance française de Lyon

Every year on the occasion of the National Day, the Alliance française organize a party for its students. The dress code "blue-white-red" and many games have made of this evening a very friendly international time. All pictures here

 

MUSIC CELEBRATION - JUNE 

On the occasion of the "fête de la musique", AFL has dedicated an evening to celebrate music with its students. Congratulations and thank you to all the participants, the singers and players ! See all pictures here Youtube.

 

LYON Comic strip FESTIVAL - JUNE 

 

Mathieu BERTRAND, cartoonist from Lyon, presented his draws at AFL into the framework of "Lyon Comic strip festival". He also animated comic strips workshops in some of our french classes. Discover how he worked with our students here Youtube.

 

"JAZZ AND CINEMA" LECTURE BY JEAN-PAUL BOUTELLIER - MAY 

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Founder of Jazz festival "Jazz à Vienne", Jean-Paul Boutellier held a conference at the AFL about the birth of jazz and cinema. http://www.jazzavienne.com/

 

"WHERE IS JAZZ" EXHIBITION OF CHRISTOPHE CHARPENEL - MAY 

 

This exhibition of C. Charpenel, photographer from Lyon, is a restitution of an artistic residence in Shanghai organized in cooperation with Alliance française in Shanghai, in October 2014. http://www.christophecharpenel.com/

 

FRANCOPHONIE CELEBRATION : MARCH 

 
soirée des dix mots 2015 à l'AF Lyon

Into the framework of International Day of Francophonie, AF Lyon organised with its students several workshops and shows to make people touch, ear, catch and taste the "10 words" while strolling through AF Lyon premises. 

Learn more on 10 words 2015:  www.dismoidixmots.culture.fr

 

 

Planète alliance francaise "francophonie" - MARCH 

 

This time the radio show "Planète Alliance Française" was talking about "Francophonie". AFL students, in level B2, animated a 50 minutes show on radio Brume. They introduce the Francophonie celebration, talked about "Francophonie in the sport" (interview of a South African Rugbyman settled in Lyon) and cultural influences between France and other countries (here they talked about Mexico, Sweden and Japan). Listen to the radio show

 

 

PASSEURS D'EUROPE/SPRING OF POETs - MARCH

 
passeurs d'Europe 2015

Every year, on the occasion of the "Spring of Poets", AF Lyon students are asked to read and intepret texts during the international poetry evenings "Les passeurs d'Europe". The theme of this edition was " poetic insurrection" and took place on 11 and 12 March at Espace Hillel, Lyon 3rd. From left to right: Federica (Italienne), Mate (Hongrois), Diego (Espagnol), Takuro (Japonais), Benjamin (Américain), Noosha (Iranienne) and Iwona (Polonaise).

 

FILM FESTIVAL OF VAULX-EN-VELIN - JANUARY 

 
FESTIVAL FILM COURT FRANCOPHONE
 

The price for Francophony films was delivered by AF Lyon students, Jury members of 2015 festival edition. The Alliance française Lyon is a festival partner since 2013. "Un poing c'est court" is THE festival for short films, French speaking cinema and above all involved cinema. It promotes the society themes that are debated.

 

 

LAunch of "PLANET ALLIANCE FRANCAISE" on brume radio 90.7

 

Launch of the program " Planet Alliance Française" in the studios of Brume radio (radio campus France). Tuesday, December 16, 2014 , 7 AF Lyon students presented the show after working its content as part of their ongoing oral training course. For this first edition , the students tackled various cultural themes, including Lyon festival of lights (with the support of vox interview) and the end of the year holidays... Thank you to all participants and thank you to Brume radio team for their hospitality ! We look forward to the next edition of " Planet Alliance Française". Clic HERE to listen to "Planet AF" and read THE STORY told by Stefan Lim (Singapour).

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY - DECEMBER 

 Every year, AF Lyon celebrates Christmas with its international students who came to learn and discover the French language and culture.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY - OCTOBER

 


Halloween was celebrated at the AF Lyon. Many students participated at the ghost hunting !

 ExchangeS with shanghai - October 2014

 

From 13 to 22 October 2014, Christopher Charpenel, Lyon photographer, was in creative residency in the Shanghai Jazz Festival. His exhibition "seen at the Jazz à Vienne " was also presented at the Alliance française of Shanghai and at the Rhône-Alpes center of Shanghai.

 

 AF LYON CELEBRATED ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

 

 

The Alliance Française Lyon has celebrated its 30th anniversary Monday, October 20, 2014. The day has started with the opening celebration of library "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry", followed with the award ceremony of photo contest "Tell me about Lyon" and has finished with the conference of Jean-Christophe Rufin "The French culture in the world today". Many thanks to all participants and to our 2500 international students attending our school each year and participating in its international influence.

See France 3 tv report

 

 

trivial pursuit - aUGUST 2014

 


The AF Lyon organized for the first time in August 2014 a giant "Trivial Pursuit" game for its students. The trials were held in the Parc de la Tete d'Or. Congratulations to all participants and congratulations to the winning team !

 

RADIO WORKSHOP - aUGUST 2014

 
Oral training course was thematized during the summer. This one was launched in August at AF Lyon. Listen to the issuance led by Sophie Maurin, teacher at AF Lyon, broadcasted on Radio Pluriel on Sunday, September 7, 2014 : http://www.crancra.org/emissions/radio-pluriel/Alliance-fran%C3%A7aise-emission.mp3 

 

 

NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION - juLY 2014

 

Every year on the occasion of the National Day, the Alliance française organize a party for its students. The dress code "blue-white-red" and many games (casino, blind tasting, songs, musical chairs, etc.) have made of this evening a very friendly international time.

 

"olympiades" workshop -JUly 2014

 

 

 

Oral training course was thematized during the summer. This one was launched in July at AF Lyon.

 

indiAN CARTOONIST AT AF LYON - JUNe 2014

 


On the occasion of CONEXIONES project (cartoonists residences at AF Lyon and Rosario), Pashupati Chatterji, indian author and cartoonist, was in a residence at Alliance française Lyon in June 2014. Pashupati also called "POLTU" was asked to use the "10 words" selected by AF Lyon international students, to picture school scenaries. 

His work is shown at AF Lyon untill July 11th, into the framework of the exhibition "Portraits d'Alliances françaises".

 

international JAZZ DAY -2014 april 30 - at af lyon

 

Jazz day
 

Christophe Charpenel exhibition's vernissage. He presents portraits of jazz musicians who came the last two years during the Festival.Concert of Mark Priore and The Peaceful Explorers. Also in live for Jazz à Vienne 2014, this band is composed of students from Jazz department of Regional music academy.

2nd edition of Jazz Day in Lyon. This day intends to raise international awareness of the virtues of Jazz as an educational tool and as a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation between peoples.

 

"guignol grand reporter" - workshop and show - 2014 april 23

 


 For its 30th anniversary the AF Lyon launched within the framework of the operation "dis-moi dix mots", a residence of creation of puppets in Taipei, between the collective les Zonzons and the Puppet Theater Museum. Guignol met the shadow theater of puppets in Taipei in March and is back in Lyon in April. Two puppeteers from Lyon, Filip Auchère and Alexandre Chenail created with two Taiwanese puppeteers, Shi-An Lai and I-Chun Chou the show " International reporter Guignol " articulated around the word " Zig Zag " one of the ten words 2014. Before presenting their creation at AF Lyon they offered to animate a workshop with our international students. 

 

conexiones: comic strip showing af lyon and rosario (argentine) - march 2014

 
 

 2 cartoonists focused on Alliance Française: Benjamin Lebègue will draw the AF Lyon and the Alliance française of Rosario (Argentina) will be drawn by German Peralta. These 2 cartoonists mission was to draw the life of an AF: 2 Alliances Françaises with different stories, 30 years for the AF Lyon and 100 years for the AF Rosario. This project combines the celebration of 130 years of Alliance Française network and was supported by the Fondation Alliance Française. A third cartoonist (from India) will come and draw the AF Lyon in early June. All artworks will be shown within the framework of "Portraits d'Alliances françaises" exhibition, at the AF Lyon from 10 June to 11 July!

 

passeurs d'europe 2014 - printemps des poètes

 

As every year, within the framework of the Poets Spring, some students of the AF Lyon read and interpreted texts during the international evenings of poetry " Passeurs d'Europe ". The theme of this year was " The poetry in the heart of the arts " and took place on March 11th, 12th, 13th to the Museum of the moldings in Lyon.

 

 UN POING C'EST COURT FESTIVAL - 2014 JANUARY 25, ceremony awards

 
 

The price for Francophony films was delivered by AF Lyon students, Jury members of 2014 festival edition.  The Alliance française Lyon is a festival partner since 2013."Un poing c'est court" is THE festival for short films, French speaking cinema and above all involved cinema. It promotes the society themes that are debated.

A big thanks to Annalisa, Marta, Nada, Mauricio, Nicoletta, Ruichen, Carlos, Viviana, Benjamin et Anastasia, all Jury members! Learn more about this experience by reading the story of Benjamin!


 

evening about "french speaking women", thursday, october 17 2013

 


On the occasion of the "Quinzaine de l'égalité femmes-hommes en Rhône-Alpes", the Alliance française de Lyon organized a meeting with 3 women living in Lyon, that attended in the first global Forum of the French speaking women in March 2013.

 

 

musiqueurope, tuesday, octobre 15 2013

 

Three students of the CNSMD came at the Alliance française to speak about the music they created for three short movies. MusiquEurope is an initiative of music academies and European cultural institutes of Lyon (EUNIC) and proposes, last Tuesday of every month, a free concert.

 

Exhibition "planète femmes", from octobeR, 7 to 17 2013

 

 

 

From 7 to 17 October the exhibition "Planète femmes" has been presented at the Alliance française and at the Centre social Bonnefoi. A workshop was organized with international students and inhabitants of the area with a photographer.

 

 

Trip to Quincié-en-beaujolais, saturday, september 28 2013

 
 

A group of AF students went to Quincié-en-Beaujolais to discover the most intense activity of the vines: the harvest. After picking the grapes, they visited the cave, and ended the day with a wine tasting and a "mâchon lyonnais", typical meal.

 

 

Evening about non-violence, Workshop and concert - wednesday, september 25 2013

 

The Alliance française - Club Unesco invited Mr Serge Perrin of the MAN (Mouvement pour une alternative non-violente) for a workshop about non-violence. Katalin La Favre, AF Student and percussionnist of the CNSMD, gave a concert of contemporary music. This evening was part of the Quinzaine de la non-violence et de la paix en Rhône-Alpes.

 

 

Trip to Chalon sur saone, Saturday, July 27

 
 

The Alliance française de Lyon organized a one-day trip to Chalon-sur-Saône: the opportunity to discover this beautiful city of Burgundy and attend "Chalon dans la rue", one of the biggest street art festival in France.

 

 

bleu-blanc-rouge EVENING, July, Thursday 11 2013

 
 

On the occasion of the national day, the Alliance française organized a "kermesse". The dress code "blue-white-red" and many games (bowls, blind tasting, games, songs, musical chairs, etc.) have made of this evening a very friendly international time.

 

 

Game on world countries organized at la Guill'en fêtes, place bahadourian - Tuesday, June 25 2013

 
 

Students of the Alliance française de Lyon created and organized a great game on world countries, on the occasion of the neighborhood party of la Guillotière, where the AFL is located. Young and old people attended and tried to find from which countries were the pictures from.
"La Guill'en fêtes" celebrates its 10th years and continues Tuesday, July 2 and 9 in two other places of the 3rd district. More info: website wikiguill

 

 

"Rockabilly" party for the Fête de la musique - Thursday, June 20 2013

 
 

The Alliance française de Lyon organized a "Rockabilly" party at the occasion of the Fête de la Musique. Students volunteers prepared songs and played it, and organized a Rockabilly fashion parade. Thanks to them for this very successful evening!

 

 

Opening of the exhibition "CRACKBANGBOOM : un festival argentin" - monday, JUNE 10 2013

 
 

The Alliance française de Lyon welcomes an exhibition for the second time on the occasion of the Lyon BD Festival (Festival of comic in Lyon, www.lyonbd.com). This year the comic of Argentine is honored with a selection of page of comic book of authors who participated in the festival CrackBangBoom in Rosario. On the occasion of the opening, we have organized a skype call with five cartoonists who were at the Alliance française de Rosario. The exhibition continues until June, 28 2013.

 

 

Opening of the exhibition "felizcidad" of ery medeiros - monday, May 13 2013

 
 

The Alliance française welcomes from Monday, May 13 to Friday 24 the exhibition "Felizcidad" of the Brazilian painter Ery Medeiros. This exhibition is also held at the House of Latin America in Rhône-Alpes (Lyon 5th). This project was funded by the State of Rio Grande do Norte and Cosern-Neoenergia, in partnership with the Alliance française de Natal (Brazil) and the Colegio Ciências Aplicadas.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the orchestra Latina of the regional conservatory of music of Lyon gave a concert at the Alliance française.

 


heroic fantasy evening - TueSday, April 23 2013

 
 
 

On the occasion of the World Book Day, the UERA (the Union of Writers of Rhône-Alpes) organized a "Heroic Fantasy evening" at the Alliance française de Lyon, with authors presenting there books and short films proposed by AOA Productions.

 

 

Evening of the ten words, From lyon to sobradinho - Friday, March 29 2013

 
 

On the occasion of the international Francophonie Day, AF Lyon organized an evening around the 2013 "ten words" combining the opening of the exhibition "Stories of words" organized by Vidrio, the exhibition of student works from the School of Condé, the presentation of AF student works and a concert of Brazilian music with Forro de Rebeca!
More about Vidrio : www.vidrio.fr

More about the 2013 ten words : www.dismoidixmots.culture.fr

 

 

MUSIQueurope - Tuesday, March 26 2013

 
 

Five musicians of the Conservatoire régional de musique de Lyon gave a concert of Chamber music at AF Lyon. MusiquEurope is an initiative of music academies and European cultural institutes of Lyon (EUNIC) and proposes, last Tuesday of every month, a free concert.

 

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chinese new year's eve (within the framework of "mercredis de l'alliance") - Wednesday, February 13, 2013


On the occasion of Chinese New Year, the AF Lyon organized entertainments throughout the week to discover Chinese culture and ended with a special evening coorganized by his students and Chinese associations of Lyon...

 

  

togo yevi evening - monday, february 4 2013

 

Bernard Mouillon, president of the Alliance française de Lyon, Jacques Bruyas, vice-president of the Alliance francaise de Lyon and President of the Uera (Writers' Union of Rhône-Alpes) and André Noël Dessalces, Honorary Consul of Togo in Rhône-Alpes, organized an evening of books presentation and signature session of editions France-Africa YEVI, at the AF Lyon.

 

 

special evening "karambolage" arte tv - wednesday 9 january 2013

 
 

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, the Alliance francaise de Lyon and the Goethe Institute organized a special evening "Karambolage" (arte tv program) in the presence of Jeanette Konrad, director and presenter of the tv program. The evening began at 6pm at AF with a presentation and projections and continued at the Goethe Institute in Lyon.