15 January – 15 February 2021

From January 15 to February 15, 2021, film lovers around the world will have access to the films of this 11th edition of the first online francophone film festival.

Across the globe, and from the comfort of their own home, they’ll have the opportunity to discover the best that francophone cinema’s new generation has to offer.

In South Africa and in every country on the Continent, the festival is 100% free!

Throughout the month, worldwide users will be able to watch online a selection of 10 feature films and 10 short films in competition, as well as several films presented out of competition. All films are subtitled in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.

With comedies, documentaries, rom-coms, dramas, VR, animation or shorts movies, young audience, the selection will spotlight the great diversity of francophone cinema. Just have to pick a film, sit back, relax and enjoy the best of French cinema for free!

Viewers around the world are also invited to vote on the festival platform to select their favourite feature film and short film.


The 2021 selection is divided in themes representing the diversity and vitality of francophone cinema, as per the following categories:

– Youth initiation trip and the transition from adolescence to adulthood in Forever Young
Crazy Loving Families with its humour, tenderness and complicated family situations
– Through incredible, explosive and singular portraits, True Heroines section celebrates women and girls who carve out their own destinies.
– Discover an array of French Ghost Stories
On the Road highlights migrations of women and men fleeing international conflicts
– Films that question love from every angle in Love is love
– To share the love of French cinema with the youngest viewers, thanks to no-dialogue animated short films for kids in Kids Corner: Maestro, Dalia’s World, 028, The Kindergarten Show and A Lynx In Town.
– Discover new forms of images, writing and experimentations in French films with New Horizons

Where to see the movies?

On the platform worldwide.

Here is a selection of the great films that you will be able to discover during this festival :

Forever Young

ADOLESCENTES by Sébastien Lifshitz

True Heroines

CAMILLE by Boris Lojkine
WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich

Crazy Loving Families

ENORMOUS by Sophie Letourneur
FELICITÀ by Bruno Merle
JUST KIDS by Christophe Blanc

On the road

HEROES DON’T DIE by Aude Léa Rapin
JOSEP by Aurel

French Ghost Stories

BURNING GHOST by Stéphane Batut





My French Film Festival is an initiative of uniFrance Films, the French government agency in charge of promoting French cinema overseas.

Gerard Sekoto re-opening exhibition

The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and IBi Art are delighted to invite you to the re-opening of the Gerard Sekoto Gallery.
Join us to discover the works of eight amazing artists from South Africa, Algeria and France : Jonathan Stone, Lynette Van Tonder, Mbongeni Fakudzie, Marina Walsh, Nick Walsh, Isabelle Valode, Saïd El Jama, Stompie Selibe and Diana Hyslop.
As usual, wine and cheese will be offered on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6 November from 5:30PM to 7PM, and Saturday 7 November from 9AM to 12PM.
Please email your RSVP to: or on WhatsApp on +27 83 600 4030.
Due to the current health restrictions, the attendance to each event will be limited to 50 people.
The exhibition will remain open for viewings until 4th December, daily from 9AM to 5PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM.

Online Trial Lessons – Saturday 29 August 2020

Be ready for the last term of the year starting 7 September and join our trial lessons on 29 August! Click on the following Zoom link as of 9AM: 💻

Here is the classes schedule:

9:10 => A1 Beginner and A2 Intermediate
9:20 => B1 Intermediate
9:30 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
9:35 => B2 and C1 Advanced
9:50 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
10:10 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
10:15 => B2 and C1 Advanced
10:30 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
10:50 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
10:55 => B2 and C1 Advanced
11:10 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
11:30 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
11:35 => B2 and C1 Advanced

*Time may vary depending on the number of students*

National Women’s Day – IWPA Online Photography Exhibition

To celebrate the National Women’s Day, join us for a wonderful photography exhibition by inspirational women.
It is brought to you by the French association IWPA (International Women In Photography Award) and the network of Alliance Française in Southern Africa thanks to the support of the French Embassy in Pretoria. Discover online the Finalists and the Winner of the 2020’s edition. 

The International Women In Photography Award is open to all women photographers all over the world.

An internationally selected jury composed of eminent figures from the art and photography community proceeds to select five finalists and designate the laureate among them. Every year, traveling  exhibitions are organised around the world to showcase the works of the finalists. Last year, five Alliance Françaises in South Africa and Lesotho hosted the 2018 edition of the award which included two South African participants.

IWPA provides a platform for women photographers and promotes their work to a wide and diverse audience thus contributing to a plurality of visions. Its mission is to  encourage and help women photographers to gain global recognition in order for them to move forward creatively and professionally.

The IWPA relies on the following partnerships: Canon France and La SAIF and La Copie Privée, EFTI and Fisheyes.