Francophonie 2019

General programme

Every year, during the Francophonie month, the French Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, their many partners and the French speaking embassies members of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, organizes numerous events: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, film festival, school competition, etc.


Cinéma Francophonie 2019 Chypre 01/09 - 03/04 : 14th Francophone Film Festival

 01/03: Opening of the Festival with the Cypriot film, RosemarieA cocktail will be offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture before the screening, attended by   the director of the film, Adonis Florides.

 Nicosie, Cine Studio (University of Nicosia). 



Copie de SOIREE DISCO Playful quiz: Lebanon, so close, but so unknown

 1st to 20th March  - Online quiz for high school students all over Cyprus and students of the University of Cyprus. 

 Discovery of our neighbor Lebanon, its unique character and its diverse culture. 

 Organized by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Embassy of Lebanon in Cyprus.


francophonie FINAL Trait d'union

 05/03 - 19/04 - French Institute of Cyprus :

 10 alumni artists, from art schools in France, come together for an exceptional exhibition. These Alumni artists, have one thing in common: studies in France or a strong  professional link with our country. They enthusiastically accepted to share their world and their French experience.

 The result is a collective and exceptional creation: Trait d'union.

 Under this symbolic title, there is a link between Cyprus and France, between different generations, between various artistic expressions and singular worlds.Trait d'union is not only an exhibition but also a film which will be diffused in one hundred and twenty countries linked to the France Alumni Chypre platform! Trait d'union is also a testimony, mirroring the statement of the painter Paul Klee: "art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible". In the film, the artists present their vision, their questioning, their convictions.

 Tuesday 5th March - 7:00pm: Opening of the exhibition at the French Institute of Cyprus (59, Strovolos Avenue, Strovolos). In the presence of the participating artists.

 Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus.

korais La France, Adamance Coray (1748-1853) et la Régénération Nationale Grecque de 1821 

 Thursday 7th March - 7:00pm - Nicosia, Kasteliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)

 Conference in Greek, with written translation in French, held by Mr Lambis Constantinides. Followed by a cocktail. Entrance free.

Organized by the Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus.

choirokoitia image i History of the Cypriot civilization through the EIKONOLOGION

 Tuesday 12th March 2019 - 7:30pm - Nicosia, Centre of Cultural Heritage (10, Alexander The Great, Old Nicosia)

 Conference in French held by Dr Sophocles Sophocleous, professor of archeology and history of art.

 The EIKONOLOGION is the digital inventory of the natural and cultural heritage of Cyprus. It is one of the most important programs of the Centre of Cultural Heritage. It   constitutes a research instrument at the service of the international academic community and of the public. It includes at this stage around 50.000 photographic   documents accompanied by analytical records. The 34 thematic units of EIKONOLOGION reflect the natural heritage, and the evolution of the Cypriot civilization from   Prehistory down to the 20th century, covering thus a chronological span of twelve millennia. It can be consulted at the link

Organized by ADUFF (Cypriot Association of Graduates of French and Francophone Universities). Followed by an exchange with the public and a reception in the garden. Entrance free

Le Petit Prince Le petit Prince

 Wednesday 13th March - 7:00pm - Nicosie, Kasteliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)

 Presentation of the book The Little Prince translated into Cypriot language.

 Organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.


Sans titre Concert

 Thursday 14th March - 8:30pm - Nicosia, The Shoe Factory (Ermou Street)

 With French artists Aurélien Pascal (cello) and Rémi Geniet (piano)


Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus and the Pharos Art Foundation.

Atelier de formation pour professeurs de français : enseigner le lexique en classe de FLE

visuel lexiqueVendredi 15 mars - De 14h30 à 17h30 – Institut français de Chypre (59, Strovolos Av., 2018 Strovolos)

Comment, à travers des exercices et des productions d’apprenants, aborder le lexique et la morphologie lexicale en classe de FLE aux niveaux A1, A2 et B1.

Animé par Catherine Carras, Maître de conférences en sciences du langage à l’Université Grenoble Alpes. Descriptif de l'atelier.

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Eugène Delacroix Le 28 Juillet. La Liberté guidant le peuple The France of ideas, of the barricades and of the movements (1789-2019) 

 Tuesday 19 mars 2019 - 8:00pm - Larnaca, Fondation Theodoulou (Theodoulou House, 9 Weir et 5 Corais str., Larnaca, 1st Floor). 

 Conference in Greek held by Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, President of the Theodoulou Foundation and Honorary Consul of Tunisia.

 The conférence describes briefly the movements from the French Revolution in 1789, the rise and fall of Napoleon the 1st, the days of July 1830, the days of February 1848, Sedan (1870) and the end of the 2nd French Empire. Subsequently, reference is made to the paris Commune (1871) and the 3rd Republic which gave place to the 4th Republic at the end of the 2nd World War. Next, the rise og Général De gaulle is mentioned, as welle as the days of May 68 in detail. Also a characterization and the description of the relations of France with the ideas and the way French citizens react to the movements. At the end of the conference a short reference is made to today's "Yellow Vests", without analyzing this subject, noting that this movement is ongoing.

Organized by the Theodoulou Foundation, the Honorary Consulate of Tunisia and the Honorary Consulate of France in Larnaca. Entrance free.

Concours scolaire Francophonie 2019 Prize awarding ceremony for the winners of the school competition

 Wednesday 20th March - 3:00pm - Nicosia, Kasteliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)

 The theme chosen for the 2019 Francophonie school competition was: Promouvoir les valeurs communes à la Francophonie et à l'Europe à travers une courte scène   de théâtre en français.

Organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the French Institute of Cyprus.

La Mer Debussy Concert of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

 Wednesday 20th March - 8:30pm -  Strovolos, Municipal Theater

 Dedicated by CYSO to the Francophonie month.




1 Disco party

 Thursday 21st March - 9:00pm - Nicosie, Blue Wine Bar & Lounge, Classic Hotel (24, Rigenis Str. 1513)

 Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the DISCO evening organised by ADUFF on 21 March 2019!

 Εxperience a magic night, one of the best of your life. Isn't that an attractive bet? The Cyprus Association of French and Francophone University Graduates is organising a disco evening that will bring together former and young lovers of dance and French music from the 1980s. A relaxed and warm atmosphere, with friends, rich in emotions and memories of the great French musical successes. Evening open to ADUFF members and other Francophone Associations, as well as their friends.

Hommage Roger Milliex Tribute to Roger Milliex: cultural mediator between France, Greece and Cyprus

 Friday 22nd March - 7:00pm - French Institute of Cyprus

 Around R. Milliex (1913-2006), deputy director of the French Institute of Athens then cultural attaché near the French Embassy in Nicosia and founder of the French   Cultural Center of Nicosia.
 Interventions and testimonies by Takis Hadjidimitriou, Lucile Arnoux-Farnoux, Ourania Polycandrioti, Nicolas Manitakis and Yiannis Ioannou. In French and in Greek.

Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus and the French School at Athens. Entrance free.

Rimbaud dessin Arthur Rimbaud and Cyprus

 Tuesday 26th March - 7:00pm - French Institute of Cyprus

 Conference in French held by Dr Yiannis Ioannou, Professor at the Department of French and European Studies at the University of Cyprus

 Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus. Entrance free.



DSC02614 Joumana Sayegh Lebanon is in the spotlight at the University of Cyprus

 Thursday 28th March - 7:00pm - Nicosia, University of Cyprus, (Panepistimioupoli, room B108 and foyer of the Leventis building).

Showcase of the Orient, saga of a Levantine family: lecture by Mr. Camille Tarazi (open to general public and in French) followed by a cocktail of Lebanese delicacies.

 This conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of a ceramic artist Joumana Sayegh.

Organized by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the Lebanese Embassy in Cyprus. Entrance free.

Dada and Surrealism

SINTHESI HTHOPOION GIA TIGKILI 2Sunday 31st March - 11am - Limassol, Theater Ena

The Alliance Française of Limassol in collaboration with the Theatre Versus organise a discussion on the occasion of the theatre play « Victor or Power to the Children » of Roger Vitrac.

Suggestion from the Professor Yiannis Ioannou, president of the Department of French and European Studies from the University of Cyprus. Interventions ofthe visual artist, Maria Loizidou and the director Minas Tingilis. Entrance free.