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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Fête de la Francophonie 2018 Yangon
Jan30

Fête de la Francophonie 2018 Yangon

MATIN မနက္ပိုင္း Morning — 10h à 14h | Le Petit Marché | Grand Jardin Gastronomie, artisanat, bouquiniste, associations, maquillage pour enfants မနက္ ၁၀း၀၀ မွ ေန႔လယ္ ၂း၀၀ | ေစ်းတန္းငယ္ | ဥယ်ာဥ္ဝင္း စားေသာက္ဖြယ္ရာမ်ား၊ လက္မွဳပစၥည္းမ်ား၊ စာအုပ္မ်ား ခင္းက်င္းေရာင္းခ်ျခင္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ကေလးမ်ားအတြက္ မိတ္ကပ္လိမ္းျခယ္ျခင္းမ်ား။ 10am to 2pm | Le Petit Marché | Big garden Food, handicraft, associations, bookshop, make up for kids. — 9h30 à 12h | Atelier Cuisine | Salle de lecture Atelier de cuisine par des chefs de l’école Hotelière de Lauzanne et restaurant Shwe Sa Bwe မနက္ ၉း၃၀ မွ ေန႔လယ္ ၁၂း၀၀ | အခ်က္အျပဳတ္အလုပ္ | Lecture ခန္းမ Lauzanne ဟိုတယ္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္းႏွင့္ ေရႊစားပြဲစားေသာက္ဆိုင္တို႔၏ စားဖိုမွဴးႀကီးမ်ား ဦးေဆာင္မည့္ အခ်က္အျပဳတ္အလုပ္ရုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ။ 9.30 am to 12pm | Cooking workshop | Lecture room Cooking workshops by chefs from the Hospitality school of Lauzanne and Shwe Sa Bwe Restaurant — 10h à 12h | L’Heure du Conte | Mediathèque Découvrez des histoires fabuleuses pour tout public မနက္ ၁၀း၀၀ မွ ေန႔လယ္ ၁၂း၀၀ | ပုံေျပာခ်ိန္ | စာၾကည့္တုိက္ မိသားစုမ်ားအတြက္ ရင္ခုန္ၾကည္ႏူးဖြယ္ ပုံျပင္ေျပာခ်ိန္။ 10am to 12pm | The Hour of Tales | Mediatheque Discover fantastic stories for the whole family! === === === TOUTE LA JOURNEE တစ္ေန႔တာပတ္လုံး All day — TOURNOI DE PETANQUE Participez au jeu préféré des français! ရိုးရာေပတြန္းရိုက္ၿပိဳင္ပြဲ ျပင္သစ္လူမ်ိဳးတို႔ႏွစ္သက္သည့္ ေဘာလုံးရိုက္ၿပိဳင္ပြဲ၌ ပါဝင္ကစားႏိုင္ျခင္း။ Petanque Tournement Participate in the favourite game of the French! — Déambulation et jeux littéraires လမ္းေလွ်ာက္တင္ဆက္မွဳမ်ားႏွင့္ စာေပဆိုင္ရာလွဳပ္ရွားမွဳမ်ား Stroll and literary games === === === APRES-MIDI ေန႔လယ္ Afternoon — 13h | Dictée d’Or La Grande Compétition est de retour. Participez à l’une des catégories et gagnez l’un des nombreux prix! Sur inscriptions. ေန႔လယ္ ၁း၀၀ | ေရႊေရာင္စာလုံးေပါင္းသတ္ပုံၿပိဳင္ပြဲ နာမည္ေက်ာ္သတ္ပုံၿပိဳင္ပဲြႀကီး၏ ကၽြမ္းက်င္မွဳအဆင့္တစ္ရပ္ရပ္တြင္ ဝင္ေရာက္ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္ၿပီး ဆုမ်ားရယူႏိုင္ခြင့္။ ႀကိဳတင္စာရင္းေပးသြင္းသူမ်ားသာ။ 1 pm | The Golden Dictation The famous competition is back! Participate to one of the categories and get a chance to win one of our many prizes! Upon registration — 14h – 15h | Activités Activités, escape game et lecture de poésie présentés par l’école française Joseph Kessel ေန႔လယ္ ၂း၀၀ မွ ၃း၀၀ | အစီအစဥ္မ်ား Joseph Kessel ျပင္သစ္ေက်ာင္းမွ တင္ဆက္သြားမည့္ လွဳပ္ရွားမွဳမ်ား၊ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေအာင္ႀကိဳးစားရသည့္ဂိမ္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ကဗ်ာရြတ္ျခင္း။ 2 pm – 3 pm | Activities Activities, escape game and poetry reading presented by Joseph Kessel French School. — 15h – 16h | Danse Démonstration et initiation au tango et à la danse Hip Hop ေန႔လယ္ ၃း၀၀ မွ ၄း၀၀ | အက ပရိတ္သတ္ႏွင့္အတူ တန္ဂိုအကႏွင့္ ဟစ္ေဟာပ့္အက သရုပ္ေဖာ္ကျပမွဳ။ 3 pm – 4 pm | Dance Initiation classes to Tango and Hip Hop Dance — 17h00 | Concours de la chanson | Petite scène Venez découvrir les talents du concours de la chanson 2018! ညေန ၅း၁၅ | သီခ်င္းဆိုၿပိဳင္ပြဲ | စင္ျမင့္ငယ္ ၂၀၁၈ ျပင္သစ္သီခ်င္းဆိုၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္မ်ား၏ ဂီတစြမ္းရည္မ်ား။ 5:00 pm | Singing contest | Small stage Come discover the talents of the 2018 singing contest! === === === SOIR ညေနခင္းႏွင့္ ညခင္း Evening — Concert | Grande scène | 19h30 – 23h ည ၇း၃၀ မွ...

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Concert Karpatt French Music band
Jan26

Concert Karpatt French Music band

Sunday 4th February, 6PM YMCA Mandalay – Corner of 26th and 75th street On the occasion of Fête de la Francophonie at the Institut Français de Birmanie on 10 February the French band KARPATT will play for the first time in Mandalay, Myanmar. From French variety to gypsy jazz, rock or South African rhythms, discover the emotional and borderless universe of Karpatt. Karpatt are from Paris and play on the emotion, the cheerfulness and the thoughtlessness. FOLLOW US Facebook : Karpatt Youttube : www.youtube.com/user/Karpattofficiel Instagram : www.instagram.com/karpattmusic/ Twitter...

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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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