Les rendez-vous #1
Mar16

Les rendez-vous #1

Les rendez-vous #1 FRIDAY 23 MARCH 7:30pm to 12am New series of concert at the IFB though cross cultural artistic disciplines to celebrate local creation (visual art, performance, contemporary art). This upcoming Friday 23 let’s open the night with the upbeat and energetic tunes of live bands THE REASONABILIST and THE VISION. Finally, the iconic female DJ Yu KT will make you dance till the end of the night with her exceptional blend of Deep House music with Pop and electronical mix and… upcoming surprises for the evening! Join us in the Facebook event  FRIDAY 23 MARCH 7:30pm to 12am Ticket : 5000 Kyats IFB 340 Pyay road,...

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Yangon Photo Festival - 10th Anniversary
Feb07

Yangon Photo Festival - 10th Anniversary

YPF 10th Anniversary – February 16 to March 4 , 2018 Do you remember Yangon ten years ago? The country was on its heels from Cyclone Nargis and the Saffron revolution. Having electricity a few hours a day was a good reason for celebration. There were no traffic jams but holes in the rusty taxis and bus floors. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest with no sign of being freed in the near future. Sim cards cost $3000 and most people had never heard of Facebook. Still, despite the absence of press freedom, we sensed that the developing access to the Internet and the proliferation of digital tools signaled the start of a media revolution based on visual storytelling. We felt it was the opportune moment to start training “concerned” photographers interested in using the power of images to change and educate their society, not just to record it. Ten years later, we have empowered a whole new generation of journalists and activists from all over the country to produce relevant multimedia content on human rights, social justice, cultural heritage and environmental issues. Their short documentaries are published every week via our Facebook magazine Myanmar Stories, with a reach of up to 1.3 million viewers per story. In February 2009, there were only a few hundred who attended the first Yangon Photo Festival in the gardens of the French Institute. Last year, an audience of over 100,000 throughout Yangon enjoyed free admission to the exhibitions and screenings by 80 local and international photographers. This February 2018 we hope that there will be even more audience. At the Secretariat, a unique exhibition supported by the Goethe Institut and curated by Lukas Birk will present the history of Myanmar photographers. Thanks to the local government and YCDC, we will again inaugurate the festival with two nights of screenings by YPF laureates at Maha Bandoola park, together with the famous World Press Photo Awards exhibition, unique portraits of celebrities from the 80’s by U Sann Aung, “Swedish Dads”, a touching series by Johan Bävman, and work about Myanmar by international artists like Garcia de Marina, Marylise Vigneau, Aun Raza et Beatrice Minda (at the River gallery). The French Institute will host the 10th anniversary party on February 16 with the opening of three major exhibitions by renowned photojournalists Paula Bronstein, Adam Dean and Alessandro Penso. On February 24, the festival will culminate there with its Photo Night Awards. Like every year, Myanmar photographers will compete in front of a jury composed of international personalities to win Canon professional cameras and a trip to the World Press Photo Awards ceremony...

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& Proud LGBT Film Festival 2018
Jan24

& Proud LGBT Film Festival 2018

&PROUD stands for the queer community in Myanmar. We are many and we’re a diverse bunch, but no matter how we identify: we are all proud. We’re a non-profit and we’ve been organising cultural events for the LGBT community in Myanmar since 2014. Our main activities are:  – &PROUD Film Festival – 27 January to 4 February 2018 – &PROUD Photo competition and exhibition – yearly in May – Rainbow Reels – yearly filmmaking workshop producing short films – &PROUD on the road – taking our films to colleagues and towns throughout Myanmar Follow us :...

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French (love) Friday | Last Kiss
Jan15

French (love) Friday | Last Kiss

FRENCH LOVE FRIDAY | THE LAST KISS Time has come to give a last kiss and say farewell to the FRENCH LOVE FRIDAYS. Come early to celebrate those 3 years of party with us and our guests from the Myanmar music scene as we mix the genres, turning one last time our garden into the hottest dancefloor of Yangon Start the night with the funky indie tunes of Mooni. Myanmar underground Punk institution, No U Turn will then rock the garden, heating the dancefloor as we end the night on the beats of DJ Akat. Join us for the last of the city’s most beloved nightlife event ! From 7.30 pm to 12 am LIVE MUSIC Mooni (Indie) https://www.facebook.com/mooniband/ No U Turn ( Punk Rock) https://www.facebook.com/nouturnpunkrock/ DJ Akat (House music) https://www.facebook.com/theakat.djmusic.producer/ 6000 KYATS @IFB, 340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung, Yangon FREE FOR IFB STUDENTS! (upon presentation of student card) Stay tuned! https://www.facebook.com/events/153188685447131/ www.facebook.com/institutfrancaisbirmanie For security and safety purpose, please help us cooperate security check on bags and...

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Le Cine Club
Dec05

Le Cine Club

A place for French Movie Lovers… Every Monday at IFB | 7:30 PM  Films are in original language with subtitles in English. Free entrance. Screenings will start at 7:30PM (Lecture...

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Burma Storybook
Nov28

Burma Storybook

Friday, December 1st 7 pm – doors open at 6:30 Burma Storybook Free Open Air Screening in the garden of the French Institute. Your last chance to see the film in Yangon!   ျမန္မာပံုျပင္စာအုပ္ မွတ္တမ္းရုပ္ရွင္ ျပင္သစ္အနုပညာေက်ာင္းဝန္းထဲ တြင္ အခမဲ့ျပသမယ့္ အစီအစဥ္ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ျမန္မာပံုျပင္စာအုပ္ မွတ္တမ္းရုပ္ရွင္ အခမဲ့ျပသျခင္း အစီအစဥ္ ရဲ ေနာက္ဆံုးပြဲလည္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၁ ရက္ေန႔ ည ၇ နာရီအခ်ိန္တြင္ စတင္ျပသမွာပါ…...

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