Francophonie 2020

General programme

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: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, film festival, school competition, etc. 

This year, Francophonie celebrates its 50th birthday! To mark this anniversary, other events will take place until the end of the year and will be communicated to you later.

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On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, 2020 has been decreed «Year of the Comic Strips». On this occasion the French Institute of Cyprus has invited two comic strips artists, Aurélien Fernandez and Guy Delisle.

Exhibition of comic strips Guy Delisle, Un candide au pays de l’autofiction


03/03 - 30/04 2020 - French Institute of Cyprus. Opening: Tuesday 3 March - 7:00pm 


Aurélien FernandezMeeting with Aurélien Fernandez

Monday 16 March - 3:30 - 7:30: Workshops with students of the French Institute of Cyprus. 

Tuesday 17 March: Workshops with Nicosia Acropolis secondary and highschool students.



DELISLE GUY2Olivier Roller Meeting with Guy Delisle

Wednesday 8 April - 3:00 - 6:00pm: Meeting with around fifteen members of the Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators followed by an ambulatory workshop in the old town of Nicosia.

Wednesday 8 April - 7:00pm: Lecture/presentation of Delisle's work at the French Institute in Cyprus where the exhibition which is dedicated to him Guy Delisle, Un candide au pays de l’autofiction will be held.

Friday 10 April - 9:00am: Meeting with graphic arts students from Tepak University (Cyprus University of Technology) in Limassol and ambulatory workshop in the old town.

Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus.

FESTIVAL DU CINEMA FRANCOPHONE 04/03 - 01/04: 15th Francophone Film Festival

4/03: Opening of the Festival with the Cypriot film Sunrise in Kimmeria. A cocktail will be offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth before the screening. 

Nicosie, Cine Studio (University of Nicosia). Programme


RésistanceLe 75ème anniversaire de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale : Une héroïque famille franco-grecque de la Résistance française

 Thursday 5 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. 

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

Thursday 12 March - 7:00pm - Limassol, House of Arts and Literature (7, 16th June 1943 Str.). Entrance free. Organized by the Alliance Française of Limassol. The conference will be followed by a cocktail.

Konrad von Grunenberg Beschreibung der Reise von Konstanz nach Jerusalem Blatt 23v 052In the footsteps of the Lusignan

Saturday 7 March - 11:00am - Limassol, Castle (near the Old Port)

Etienne de Lusignan se référant au château de Limassol écrit : «pource que c’estoit le lieu en Cypre plus proche de la Terre-saincte ». 

ADUFF, the Cypriot Association of Graduates of French and Francophone Universities, organizes a guided visit of Limassol Castle. Followed by a lunch (optional) composed of cypriot specialities in a traditional tavern near the Castle.

The history of the castle, of the Old Port and of the medieval town during the kingdom of the Lusignan, will be told by Anna Marangou, archaeologist and art historian. Lunch: 25 euros



Kirane page 8Concert of the French singer, Kirane

Tuesday 10 March - 8:30pm - Nicosia, Pallas Theatre (Rigenis 24, Nicosia 1513). Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus. Followed by a cocktail offered by the Institute. Free Entrance.

Sunday 8 March - 8:00pm - Limassol, Sto Dromo cafe-bar (Genethliou Mitella 34A, 3036). Organized by the Alliance française of limassol and the French Institute of Cyprus. Ticket: 10 euros.

With poetic texts and minimalist arrangements tinged with emotion, Kirane offers a window open to the intimate. In her songs, the whispered words cultivate double meanings and leave a feeling of melancholy. Her music blurs the tracks, a mixture of classical influences and frontally urban sounds.

Kirane, voice and piano - Svent, Human Beatbox - Aurore Daniel, cello


littleprinceposterνεοA3Theater: Le Petit Prince 

Wednesday 11 March - 5:00pm - Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)

A theatrical performance of the emblematic work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, translated into Cypriot by Iakovos Hadjipieris and staged by Kostas Sylvestros, will be given to a young audience.

Theatrical adaptation: Andrea Nicolaides. Actor: Yiannis Minos - Costumes: Constantina Andreou.

The show draws the audience, through music and songs, into a world of magic, laughter and emotion that will make children want to remain children and the elderly to become children again.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ad the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus. Free Entrance. 

01 Toâ et Moâ Castle EnlargedToâ et Moâ 

Saturday 14 March - 8:30pm - Nicosia, ARTos Foundation (64, Agion Omologiton Av.)

Toâ et Moâ, a comic and musical show with Swiss artists Brigitte Balleys (mezzosoprano), Sergio Belluz (baritone) and Marcia Dipold (piano).


They love each other. They speak. And in addition they sing! Between stand-up and recital, a show that draws on more than 100 years of classic French-speaking repertoire to stage the loves of a self-absorbed couple who, between two tunes, evoke the ups and downs of their married life .

Music: Henri Christiné, Arthur Honegger, Adolphe Adam, Jacques Offenbach and many others.

Toâ et Moâ (spectacle) - Ils s'aiment. Ils causent. Et en plus ils chantent !

Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland. Length: 75 minutes. Free Entrance. 

Soirée vin et fromageLecture: Cheese and wine  

Saturday 14 March 2020 - 6:00pm - Larnaka, Maison des Lettres et des Arts (Vasileos Pavlou Square, former Ottoman Bank Building, 6023)

Lecturer: M. Marcos Zambartas, oenologist, Zambartas Wineries

The lecture will be held in Greek, followed by a cheese and wine tasting. 

Organized by the Theodoulou Fondation and the Club français of Larnaka. Ticket: 5 euros

 Finale and Prize awarding ceremony for the winners of school competition

Concours Francophonie 2020 Tuesday 17 March - 4:00pm - Nicosia, Dassoupolis High school 

The theme chosen for the 2019 Francophonie school competition was Le réchauffement climatique, priorité de l’Europe et de la Francophonie, de la bande dessinée à la scène.

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

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Flash mobFlash mob 

Friday 20 March - 12:00 

Secondary and High schools from the main cities of Cyprus will participate in the "Grande Flashmob de la Francophonie" which will take place simultaneously in the 23 countries of central and eastern Europe, members of the International Organization of La Francophonie. The students will dance to the rhythm of the song "Alors on danse" by the Belgian artist Stromae, choreographed by the Malian Souleymane Sanogo.

Pancypriot High school of Nicosia – Secondary school of Acropolis Nicosia – Secondary school of Klirou – Secondary school of Lanitio Limassol – High school Arch. Makarios III Pafos – Secondary school & High school of Lefkara. 

Pascal et DescartesRound-table discussion: Pascal et Descartes, Foi et Raison à l'aube de la modernité

Friday 20 March - 7:00pm - Nicosia, University of Cyprus (Learning Resource Centre Stelios Ioannou, Amphithéâtre LRC 012).

Speakers: Panagiotis Christias et Bertrand Dubart



DictéeLa Dictée

Saturday 21 March - 11:00am - Nicosia, Ecole franco-chypriote de Nicosie (Konstantinou Kavafi 20, Aglantzia 1517)

Organized by the association Vivre à Chypre, in collaboration with the Franco Cypriot School of Nicosia.

Two categories: Senior (+8 years old) and Junior (-18 years old). Prizes will be awarded immediately following on-site correction.

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 4Jeunesses Musicales pour la Francophonie. Concert of classical music

Monday 23 March - 8:00pm - Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate) and Tuesday 24 March - 8:00pm - Limassol, Panos  Solomonides Center (8 ,Panos Solomonides Str., 3032). Free Entrance. 

The Alliance Française of Limassol and the Euro-Arab Youth Music Center (EAYMC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Lebanon and the French Institute of Cyprus organize a concert of classical music with the Jeunesses musicales de France (JM France) and young Cypriot musicians.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprusl. 


Affiche 2020Short Film Festival

Monday 30 March - 8:00pm - Nicosia, ARTos foundation (64 Agion Omologiton Avenue, Agion Omologiton, Nicosia 1080) 

Every year, the Short Film Festival develops an official program to bring short films into the public eye. In this framework, the French Institute of Cyprus, in collaboration with the ARTos Foundation, will screen a series of short films on the theme "Sustainable Planet".

Organized by the French Institute of Cyprus, in collaboration with ARTos Foundation.




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