Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 French Film Festival

Approaching its 22nd sensational year, the Alliance Française French Film Festival offers an ambitious national program over 4 weeks traditionally including 40+ films which have been commercially released in France the previous year. The best of contemporary French cinema includes action, romance, comedy, thrillers, children’s films, animation and documentaries.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF) is the main French cultural event in Australia and is one of the most important film events in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. The festival continues to grow from strength to strength, encapsulating a growing international interest in French cinema. French cinema has an appeal that reaches far beyond France’s local community. As one of Australia’s only national film events it has great appeal to national media and sponsors. It is the largest foreign film festival in Australia.

The 2011 AFFFF dates:
  • Sydney: 8 - 27 March
  • Melbourne: 9 - 27 March
  • Brisbane: 16 March - 3 April
  • Canberra: 16 March - 3 April
  • Perth: 23 March - 10 April
  • Adelaide: 23 March - 10 April
Click on the picture at the top of the post for the AFFFF website.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Welcome Party

It was great to see so many old and new members at our welcome party. Thanks to Brigitte and Simon for opening their house to us all., and thanks also to everyone who brought a plate.

French teachers Brigitte and Jan.

Bruce and Bruce.

Julie's parents, Donald and Mary from London with Gary and Jill.

Carmen (filling in for President Rex) welcoming everyone in French - well done Carmen!

Margaret and Regine.

Thanks Brigitte and Simon!

Bénédicte would like to comment.

A good roll-up to a very enjoyable event!