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French Classes – List of Holidays in 2020

Please find below the list of Public Holidays for 2020 on which Alliance Française de Bombay will NOT conduct classes : Winter Term      – Jan to Mar 2020 Jan 26 (Sun)        – Republic Day Mar 10 (Tue)      – Holi Mar 25 (Wed)    – Gudi Padwa Summer Term – Apr to Jun 2020 May 1 (Fri)          – Labour Day / Maharashtra Day May 25 (Mon)   – Ramzan – Eid Monsoon Term – July to Sep 2020 July 31 (Fri)         – ... Read More »

SHORT FILMS | Très Court International Film Festival (Online Edition)

June 5 (Fri) to June 14 (Sun) For the 2nd consecutive year, we bring you exclusive FREE screenings from the ‘Très Court International Film Festival’. Use the code TC-MUMBAI on this link to access the films! The goal is to present the très court format i.e. films of any genre (fiction, animation, documentary, music video, video blog etc.) which are less than 4 minutes long. Free and Open to Everyone in India | No Registration Needed | Subtitled in English ... Read More »

Fête de la Musique 2020

Fête de la Musique or World Music Day is an annual global celebration of music in all its diversity! This year, Alliance Française de Bombay in partnership with the network of Alliances Françaises in India brings you the unique opportunity to become a part of this musical extravaganza by participating in a digital contest! Send us a video of you singing and/or playing a musical instrument in accordance with the rules and regulations highlighted below and you could stand the ... Read More »

ONLINE DISCUSSION | Je viens de loin, j’écris en français – Shumona Sinha

Je viens de loin, j’écris en français is a series of rencontres started in 2017 by Alliance française Paris Ile-de-France which focuses on foreign auteurs who have chosen French as their language of expression. The current edition marks the first time that the event will be conducted live online. The invitee for this edition, Shumona Sinha, was born in Kolkata and was awarded the Prix du rayonnement de la langue française in 2014 by the Académie française for her third ... Read More »

Comic Strip Competition 2020

Did you know that the French Ministry of Culture has declared 2020 as the Year of Comic Books ? To celebrate the occasion, the network of Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal is proud to present the Comic Strip Competition 2020 in partnership with the BDNF App and the French Institute in India ! Participants have to use the BDNF App (available on App Store or Play Store) to create an original comic strip as per the rules and regulations highlighted below. A tutorial ... Read More »


50 Years of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie Half a billion francophones around the world will celebrate International Francophonie Day on March 20. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of the International Organisation of Francophonie to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language, they also ... Read More »

PLAY READING | She No Princess, He No Hero

11:30 am | Feb 23 (Sun) | St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (located in St. Andrew’s College, Bandra) In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts and Metamorphosis Theatre Inc, we bring to you performed readings of Contemporary French Plays translated in English! For the 11th set of readings, we bring you Magali Mougel’s play She No Princess, He No Hero – the story of Leïli and Nils – two students in the same class who ... Read More »


Feb 19th | 7pm | Prithvi Theatre Amin by Philippe Faucon (91′) This film tells the story of Amin who came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life and he only sees his family once or twice a year. The family have accepted this situation as a necessity – the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. However, everything changes when ... Read More »


Feb 13th (Thu) | 6:30pm | Alliance Française Auditorium (Theosophy Hall) Incertains voyages by Anne de Giafferi (51′) They come from Albania, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, or Egypt. Isabelle, Erwin, Mohammed, Erry, Djibril, Elhadj, and Abdelrahim have made a tumultuous journey to Corsica. Placed under the care of Child Welfare Services, these young immigrants are called MNA (unaccompanied minors) in French and have to learn to rebuild their lives. Their existence is a constant countdown – as soon as they reach ... Read More »