French cinema every week in Abuja
The Institut français du Nigeria (IFN) has been programming weekly French films for more than three years. Offering quality outdoor screenings, the IFN aims at highlighting the diversity of French cinema.
The films, chosen in link with the other cultural programmes of the Institut français, are often followed by debates and discussions. Sometimes, it is also an opportunity to invite Nigerian film-makers or professionals to present their work: last October 31rd, a curator from the Lagos Video Art Network was invited to present a selection of artistic videos by French and African artists.
In 2016, cinema has been the most represented cultural field at the IFN, with a French/Japanese Film Festival as well as the weekly screenings, attracting in total almost 800 people.
Short films, animated films, fictions, documentaries, all genres are represented, particularly those that are not available in classic cinemas in Abuja. In 2017, the Wednesday French Movie will take place twice a month during the dry season. The programme will be available in January on www.institut-français.nigeria.com.
All films are subtitled in English.