Programme Saison Francophonie 2022

Discover the program of the Saion Francophonie 2022!

Every year, during the Francophonie month, the French Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth 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, some online and others on place in compliance with health rules: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, film festival, school competition, etc.

All information concerning these events will be published regularly on this site. You can also find them on the Francophonie Facebook page, created especially for this occasion. Feel free to like and share this page!


17ème Festival du cinéma francophoneCinema Festival 

04 - 31/03 : 17th Francophone Film Festival

4 March - 8:30 pm: Festival opening with the Cypriot film, Senior Citizen, presented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus. A glass of wine will be offered by the Ministry before the screening.

 Nicosia, Pantheon Cinema (29 Diagoras Street, Nicosia, 1097). Programme







Lillérature médiévaleLittérature européenne du moyen âge   

This conference by Jean-Claude Polet, Full Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain, organized by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus, as part of the course FES206 European Literature of the Middle Ages, with the support from Wallonia-Brussels International, initially scheduled for Monday 14 March at 6 p.m. - Room MBA B224 at the University of Cyprus East, is postponed to a later date.   logo wbi noir basse resolution





AMMOXOSTOS02Photos Exhibition «Contre Vents et marées - Κόντρα στους ανέμους των καιρών»

Opening: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 6:30 pmThe Nicosia Municipal Multipurpose Centre Pallouriotissa Old Market (7, Agiou Andreou, Pallouriotissa, 1040,Nicosia). The exhibition will be inaugurated by His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides.

Duration of the exhibition: from April 8 to 15.

Hours: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Saturday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (Closed Sunday April 10).






Olivier Voutier 5Olivier Voutier (1796 – 1877) – French officer, philhellene who participated to the Greek Revolution of 1821

 Date and place will be specified later.

Lecture by Mr Lambis Constantinides. Organized by the Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus.

Colonel Olivier Voutier is a French Philhellene officer who took part in the Greek War for Independence, promoted the cause of the Greeks throughout Europe with his writing, and contributed to the expansion of the philhellenic movement internationally. 





Ajouter un sous titreFrench Archeology in Cyprus: From 19th Century Traveling Archaeologists to Recent Scientific Missions

Tuesday 15 March - 7:00 pm -online

Lecture in French by Efstathios Raptou. Organized by the Association of Graduates of French and French-speaking Universities (ADUFF). 

L'archéologie française à Chypre : Des archéologues-voyageurs du XIXe siècle aux missions scientifiques récentes.  

 Join Zoom Meeting: - Meeting ID: 929 6142 8697 - Passcode: 483881


Sans titre 1The Francophonie is mobilizing for the strengthening of health! Effects of confinement on our body  en ligne 2

Thursday 17 March - 7:00 pm -online (Zoom).

Lecture by Jean-Philippe Ricau.

How can we, after all these adventures, fun at first, boring and stressful afterwards, regain the upper hand and give ourselves the will and the ambition to regain control of our bodies and weight? Become like before, and enjoy this experience, light for some traumatic for others and transform the negative into positive!

Organized by the Association of Graduates of French and French-speaking Universities (ADUFF). 

 Join Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 998 6688 2784 - Passcode: 108582



Sylvain BeraudExhibition on Sylvain Beraud

18/03 - 01/04The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR, 285 Ermou Street Nicosia, 1017) - Opening hours: 9:30 - 5:00 pm.

Mr. Sylvain Béraud’s brother, Mr. René Béraud, will be at the opening which will take place on Friday, March 18 at 5:00 pm.

The Consulate of Canada in Cyprus in association with the CVAR will participate to this years’ Francophonie celebrations with an exhibition on M. Sylvain Beraud, a distinguished personality of the Latin community in Cyprus, a French Professor, historian, researcher of the French culture in Cyprus and a representative of the Latin community on the island for years. CVAR will exhibit his books, archives, photographs, memorabilia of the Latin community and a short film.







Concours scolaire de la Francophonie 2022 1Finale and Prize awarding ceremony for the winners of school competition

Wednesday 23 March - 4:00 pm - Ministry of Education and Culture (Kimonos corner and Thoukididou, Acroplis 1434).

The theme chosen for the 2022 Francophonie school competition was  « Mon Europe du futur : Francophonie et diversité en bande dessinée ».

 Coorganized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the French Institute of Cyprus.





Hâleurs Alia CormPainting exhibition : "Dialogue, remembrance of the past"

By Lebanese artist, Alia Corm. From the 24th of March to the 22nd of April. Under the patronage of the Lebanese Embassy in Cyprus.

Opening on the 24th of March at 7:00pmFrench Institute of Cyprus.

Alia Corm is a French-Lebanese painter, in this exhibition she presents paintings and watercolours inspired by the work of her grandfather, Georges Daoud Corm, an important figure in Lebanese Art History.

As an abstract painter, Alia Corm ventures in figurative art by depicting Lebanese and Cypriot landscapes, revisiting mountains, traditional houses, and the colour’s vibrations of the Mediterranean Sea. Hence, she pays tribute to her grandfather whom she could never meet, in a dialogue made possible through painting.



Picture1 Byzantine Man and Animals: Preliminary Considerations 

Tuesday 29 March - 7:30 PM -  Online.

Lecture in French by Stavros Lazaris. Co-organized by the Cultural Heritage Center and the Association of Graduates of French and French-speaking Universities  (ADUFF).

Through three case studies, this lecture will focus on the perception of Byzantine man vis-à-vis animals and his relationship with them. Did the Byzantines view animals as inferior beings? as instruments (e.g. in their medical practices)? as a companion (to overcome their loneliness)? as a model of human ethics? By studying Byzantine conceptions of animals, we can better understand certain Byzantine mentalities, since, as K. Thomas stated, it is impossible to separate the idea that men of the past had of plants and animals from the idea that  they had for themselves. This lecture, introduction of an ongoing study, will then make it possible to identify the Byzantine civilization with a new eye through the study of the relations between men and animals and the evolution of their relations.



Menu gourmet avec des produits locaux Le fromage Halloumi 4Culinary competition HHIC « Gourmet menu with local products: the Halloumi cheese » 

Wednesday 30 March Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus (HHIC) – heure non communiquée. Organized by Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus, in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus, the Cyprus Chefs Association and the Department of French and European Studies and the Language Center of the University of Cyprus.

The competition will be preceded by Master Classes/Seminars on the 28th and 29th of March with distinguished specialists related to the theme of the competition leading up to the day of the event. Master Classes and/or Seminars will be open to students and institutions (faculty and other students upon request and based on availability) participating in the competition.

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Couleurs musicales damour 1 Concert "Music Colors of Love"

Thursday 31 March - Rialto Theater (Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040). Organized by the Alliance française de Limassol, in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus and the Embassy of Switzerland. With the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth. Tickets 10 &15 euros.

The baritone Kyros Patsalides, the soprano Zoé Nicolaidou link their world of classical singing to the light/jazz repertoire of Vakia Stavrou, to offer a musical show traveling through the cultures of different peoples. These three internationally renowned Cypriot artists, accompanied by excellent musicians, perform nostalgic and passionate sounds of global hope. This multicultural concert is for everyone, uniting nations and peoples through music, and encourages peace, dialogue and joint creation.

Meeting of the public with popular composers from all over the world and in particular from France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Latin America, inspired by the values of their life and their culture.

At the programme: G.Bizet,  J.Massenet, G.Puccini, Defalla, À Cabral, E.di Capua, J.M.Lacalle, E.Almaran, I.N.Greco, R.Leoncavallo, Μ.Χατζιδάκις, Μ.Τανάγκρη,  Μ.Βιολάρη et autres.

OrchestraPremier violon : Nikos Pittas, deuxième violon : Iraklis Mitellas, Alto : Tevkros Xydas, Violoncelle : Doros Zisimos, Contrebasse : Nikos Ioannou, Flûte : Savvas Christodoulou, Hautbois : Natali Neophytou, Clarinette : George Georgiou, Basson : Evangelos Christodoulou, Pianiste / Direction : Gianzos


reforestation entreprise compensation arbresOpening of the Francophonie Park

The date of the event will be specified later. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.





For French language Teachers


Quiz Francophonie 2022 IFQuiz online "(Re)discover French"

01 - 20 March - Online quiz "(Re)discover French" for all students of the University of Cyprus 

Organized by the French section of the Language Center and the Department of French and European studies of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus.








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Thursday 10 March - 4:30 - 7:00 pm - online.

Online workshop for teachers of French as a foreign language. Instructor: Sylvaine Gautier 

Organized by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus. 

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Mes trésorsFriday 11 March - 10:20 pmMes trésorsPascal Bourdiaux (France, 2016, 95’, v.o. française sous-titrée en grec) 

Synopsis: Carole  and Caroline are two young women who appear to have nothing in common. The first is a shy computer programmer who lives a hermit-like existence with her mother. The second is a career pickpocket who preys on the rich patrons of hotels on the Riviera. Summoned by a lawyer's office these two women discover that they are sisters. Their father, Patrick, a high-profile burglar gathers them to prepare a final break..




téléchargementFriday 18 March - 10:20 pm - A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes). Christian Duguay (France, 2017, 114’, v.o. française sous-titrée en grec) 

Synopsis: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.




Eden à louestFriday 25 March - 10:20 pm - Eden is West (Eden à l'Ouest). Costa Gavras (France, 2009, 114’, v.o. française sous-titrée en grec) 

Synopsis: Elias is an immigrant in his twenties who tries to get to Europe by a boat along with other illegal immigrants. When the boat is near the Greek shores and they hope they will soon disembark, a marine patrol approaches and Elias jumps into the sea in order to avoid arrest. So do the other people in the boat. He wakes up next morning in a shore with nudists, which is not so bad after all, since he has lost some of his clothes while he was swimming for quite a few hours. He pretends to be a nudist himself, steals some clothes and he pretends he is an employee of the hotel "Eden Club-Paradise".