DiverCiné, World Cinema from La Francophonie

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The goal of DiverCiné – World Cinema from La Francophonie is to express the identities, imaginings and cultures of the French-speaking world in all its diversity. Its programming gives prominence to films selected for major international festivals and gives Canadian audiences an opportunity to see first-rate movies created by filmmakers from a variety of the world’s French-speaking countries that are rarely screened in Canada. DiverCiné is a cultural event that celebrates the creativity of La Francophonie in Canada and worldwide.



Key dates and times

- DiverCiné Opening Gala: Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. : Et maintenant on va où ? by Nadine Labaki (Libanon) – screening followed by a reception.
Invited guests and contest winners only.

- Festival dates: Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 11, 2012
- Location : ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St. Ottawa
- Entrance fees : 6 $ - (per film) / 30 $ - Passport (10 films)
- 2012 Programming: 10 first-release films; a number of guest directors; programming for schools; a free screening for families; and a special section devoted to La Francophonie in the Americas.

DiverCiné’s 2012 Program

- Thursday, March 1 - GALA screening
7:00 p.m.: Et maintenant on va où ? (EV:Where Do We Go Now?) by Nadine Labaki
Libanon - Library and Archivesby invitation and contest winners only

- Friday, March 2
6:50 p.m.: Et maintenant on va où ? (EV:Where Do We Go Now?) by Nadine Labaki - Libanon - ByTowne Cinema

- Saturday, March 3
9:00 p.m.: Le gamin au vélo (EV: The Kid with a Bike) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Belgium - ByTowne Cinema

- Sunday, March 4
Programmation Francophonie des Amériques
6:15 p.m.: Donoma by Djinn Carrenard - Haiti - ByTowne Cinema

- Monday, March 5
9:00 p.m.: Omar m’a tuer (EV: Omar Killed Me) by Roschdy Zem – Maroco - ByTowne Cinema

- Tuesday, March 6
Programmation Francophonie des Amériques
5:30 p.m.: Selection of made-in-Canada French-language shorts - Saw gallery
9:00 p.m.: Viva Riva by Djo Tunda Wa Munga – Democratic Republic of Congo - ByTowne Cinema

- Wednesday, March 7
7:00 p.m.: Avé by Konstantin Bojanov - Bulgaria - ByTowne Cinema

- Thursday, March 8
Programmation Francophonie des Amériques
7:00 p.m.: Nuit # 1 (EV:One-Night Stand) by Anne Emond – Canada - ByTowne Cinema – Soirée Radio Canada

- Friday, March 9
9:15 p.m.: Un transport en commun (EV: Saint Louis Blues) by Diana Gaye – Senegal - ByTowne Cinema

- Saturday, March 10
7:00 p.m.: Des vents contraires (EV:Headwinds) by Jalil Lespert – France - ByTowne Cinema

- Sunday, March 11
4:20 p.m.: Un Monstre à Paris
(EV:A Monster in Paris)
by Bibo Bergeron – France - ByTowne Cinema
Free for children under 16

Win tickets for the 10th DiverCiné Festival

Each day, win a ticket for two for the movie of your choice. To participate, just leave your complete name and email here .
Winners will be contacted by mail (while quantities last).

La Francophonie in the Americas programming

In partnership with the Alliance des Producteurs francophones du Canada, the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques and the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, DiverCiné offers programming dedicated to the talents of the French-speaking people of the Americas: films (one from Quebec, one from Haiti and a selection of shorts made in Canada); directors; and a round-table discussion extended into a reception.


DiverCiné moves to the University of Ottawa campus

DiverCiné moves to the University of Ottawa campus for La Francophonie Month, with support from the Institut français.

Distinctive DiverCiné programming on the U of O campus throughout La Francophonie Month (March 2012):
Photo Exhibition: Film celebrities from Africa and the Caribbean – 24 portraits of movie stars and filmmakers from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition, presented by the Institut français de Paris’s Cinémathèque Afrique, will be on campus for the whole of March.

A guest director will attend the on-campus screening of a selection of films from the Institut français’s catalogue.


Press Release

DiverCiné 2012

DiverCiné 2012 partners

Embassy of France, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Film Institute, ByTowne Cinema, Library and Archives Canada, Institut français, Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada, Centre de la francophonie des Amériques, Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada, CBC French Network, TV5 Canada–Quebec, University of Ottawa, Alliance Française and Forum mondial de la langue française


Last modified on 05/03/2012

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