&PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival
Dec13

&PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival

January 26 to 29, 2017 This January, &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival is returning to the French Institute with four days of Asian LGBT films, performances, debates, music and of course parties. &PROUD celebrates Asian queer culture, brings together the LGBT community, and aims to support the conversation on LGBT rights in Myanmar. All our events are free and we welcome everyone to come and watch films, learn, share and enjoy the festival....

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Mingalabar! Festival
Oct24

Mingalabar! Festival

2 to 4 December 2016 | Botahtaung Jetty | Dala | Wardan Jetty | Mahabandoola Park | Myaynigone flyover | People’s Park On the occasion of the 55 years of cultural relations between France and Myanmar, the Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) is organizing in partnership with the Governement of Yangon Region, Mingalabar! a multidisciplinary festival in Yangon from 2nd to 4th December 2016. Following the parade of two giant puppets, more than a hundred French and Myanmar artists will present performances and live shows (concerts, street art, video mapping, fireworks, dance,…) in key locations of the city. Mingalabar! will be the opportunity to raise awareness on the urban issues and the role of culture and artists in the urban development of a city. To initiate this process, a pilot project will be presented with the artistic make-over of the Myaynigone flyover. First multidisciplinary festival of international scale, Mingalabar ! will bring to Yangonites a breathtaking show investing and giving back the streets to its inhabitants. It will also position the city of Yangon as an active cultural city in South East Asia. All public. Free entrance. FOLLOW US  http://www.mingalabar-festival.com/en...

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Memory! International Film Heritage Festival
Oct24

Memory! International Film Heritage Festival

MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival was created in 2013, continuing the tradition of the very few existing festivals entirely dedicated to the classics. MEMORY! is the sole international event entirely dedicated to film heritage in Asia and the most notable cultural event in Myanmar. Worldwide classics screenings and masterclasses with iconic actress Catherine Deneuve, Oscar-Winner director Michel Hazanavicius, Myanmar and international guests. Milestone Myanmar Classics restoration of 1934 Mya Ga Naing (The Emerald Jungle) by A1 Maung Tin Maung : Premiere in Myanmar for the OPENING EVENING of MEMORY! Festival on Nov 4th at 6.00 PM: the most ancient Myanmar Movie is now restored! Free entrance. Nay Pyi Taw Cinema | Waziyar Cinema | Mahabandoola Park FOLLOW US : www.memoryfilmfestival.org/catalogue/...

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Latina Cine Club
Sep02

Latina Cine Club

A place for movie lovers… In partnership with the Embassy of Spain in Yangon. Free Entrance Every Monday at IFB | 7 PM | Conference room upstairs The films are in the original language with subtitles in English. Screenings will start at 7PM. September programm...

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Fête de la musique
May27

Fête de la musique

Fête de la musique | Music Day Tuesday 21st June | 5 to 11 pm | IFB Celebration of the music day with local concerts. Free entrance. ||| ≡ Fête de la musique ≡ FINAL PROGRAM Tuesday 21st June >>>5 to 6pm OPEN MIC’ for solo singers (only 1 song per singer) Kay Thari Myint Thein, Esteban et Zia, Lwin Myoe, Naw Zar Poe, Zin War War Lin, Nan Nwan Saing, Hnin Oo Wai, Eint Thinzar Htwe, Aster, Eain Chuu Zin, Thomas Mya Thwin, Zaw Yé Naung, Zin Phway Phway Kyaw, Hsu Pyae Sone Moe. (SPECIAL GUEST) Veganesh (french slam) 30′ >>>6:30 to 9pm OPEN STAGE for bands (15′ max per band) 1- Unnormal (Metal) 2- Denied the eyes (Modern Rock) 3- End the Circle (Nu Metal) 4- Romance House (Blues rock) 5- The Last Secret (Rock) 6- Stay Close to Fear (Metal) 7- Austin Phyoe & David Phyoe (Hip-Hop) 8- Epic Soul (Metal) 9- Océane (Blues, Folk) 10- Painless Kiling (Rock) 11- Psychological Pain (Metal) 12- Frenchistan (Stoner) 13- Ther Cheo (Alternative Rock) 14- Never Reverse (Metal) >>>9pm to 11pm PRO STAGE (30′ to 45′ per bands) Ah Moon (Pop) Saw Phoe Kwar (Reggae) ||| At this occasion Ta Moe Out (Association des Etudiants de IFB) will present their activities a good opportunity to JOIN the association. Food selling by the Ta Moe Out. The Fête de la Musique was initiated in France in 1982 and has since then remarkably spread out around the world. In 2015, more than 700 cities in more than 100 countries have hosted the Fête de la Musique. Completely different from a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. This Music day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful...

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Myanmar language courses
May25

Myanmar language courses

IFB MYANMAR LANGUAGE CENTER offers basic to Intermediate levels courses (reading, writing and speaking skills) with experienced teachers and excellent resources inspired by the John Okell approach. You wish to learn Myanmar language rather quickly and you are available 2 evenings or during the weekend. IFB offers 3h per week course sessions in mini-group (2 to 6 people) or group class (more than 7 people) so you can complete a level 10 weeks only.      JULY BEGINNER INTENSIVE MORNING Monday to Friday / 10:00-12:00 10th July to 31st July 345 USD (in dollars only)  AUGUST BEGINNER INTENSIVE MORNING   Monday to Friday / 10:00 – 12:00 7th August to 25th August 345 USD (in dollars only) BEGINNER SEMI INTENSIVE  Monday & Wednesday / 18:30 – 20:30 14th August au 16th September 345 USD (in dollars only) —        >> OTHERS LEVELS For all other levels and private tuition, please contact our office   Enrollment and Registration Ongoing 2 ID photos, and ID document with photo and settle your payment no later than on the last day of the registration -please kindly note that we accept only USD-. Contact us for your free placement test if you are not a beginner         >> OFFICE HOURS Tuesday to Saturday: 9am – 12:30pm | 2pm – 5 pm Closed on Sunday and Monday         >> ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION  2 ID photos, and ID document with photo and settle your payment no later than on the last day of the registration (please kindly note that we accept only USD. OFFICE HOURS Tuesday to Saturday: 9am-12:30pm | 2 pm – 5 pm Closed on Sunday and Monday TESTIMONIAL > “ Je prends des cours particuliers, à raison de 2 cours par semaine, avec Thwe depuis juillet 2015. Patiente et flexible, elle s’adapte à mon rythme d’apprentissage ainsi qu’à mes contraintes professionnelles. Sa pédagogie est claire, variée, et à l’écoute de mes requêtes. Et le tout avec une bonne humeur permanente et un grand sourire J »“ Olivier Maubon, level Post.beg 2, private class >” I have taken classes with Sayama Khine for almost a year and can attest that she has exceptional teaching techniques and a genuine enthusiasm for learning. I also value her insights into Myanmar life and culture that are woven through the classes to be inspiring, and motivational. Ma Khine is patient and thorough, which has meant that I get very good value, in addition to quality, from each class. “ Indi Oliver, level Post beg2, private class > The syllabus at the French Institute offers a great course and an excellent introduction to the Burmese language, but what makes the real difference for me, is my teacher. Sayama Khine...

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