Fête du graphisme – Festival of Graphic Design – “Cities of the World”


An Artevia initiative and production, developed by the Association for the Development,
Advancement and Outreach of Graphic Design.
A call for graphic creation to nearly 800 Alliances spread across 138 countries. The project, unprecedented, is developed in coproduction by the Alliance Française Foundation and the Association for the Development, Advancement and Outreach of Graphic Design (ADPRG) for its Second Edition of the 2015 Festival of Graphic Design.

The Festival of Graphic Design
The Festival of Graphic Design, launched by Artevia, is a project entirely dedicated to the promotion of graphic design in all forms and shapes, developed by the Association for the Development, Advancement and Outreach of Graphic Arts (ADPRG). Building on its 2104 success, the Festival of Graphic Design will inaugurate its Second Edition in Paris (France) in 2015, between mid-January and mid-March.

The Call for Project “Cities of the World” by Alliance Française Foundation and ADPRG
The project is a commission given by Alliance Française Foundation to nearly 800 Alliances in 138 countries worldwide. Each Alliance, locally, is invited to solicit graphic artists or students in graphic design (a local artist who is not of a different nationality) to conceive and to bring to life a creation of their own that celebrates their city. Aesthetic and political gamble, this original initiative will gather together all creations that will be
sent in by different Alliances Françaises and will be the subject of a major exhibition in Paris, in the form of hard copy posters or flags that will be showcased in one of the venues partnering with the Festival of Graphic Design, either in Paris or its metropolitan area. The result will be printed “by the book” by the Festival of Graphic Design’s partners.The following link is to the report of 2014 http://vimeo.com/86035672 


For more information please read through the “Guidelines – Fête du graphisme 2014″ and DO NOT forget to EMAIL the registration form when you submit your work to info@afmaldives.org

Guidelines – Fête du graphisme 2014

Registration Form – Fête du graphisme 2014

The Fête de la Musique – City Council Hall, 2100hrs, 21st June 2014!


The Fête de la Musique

Different from a traditional music festival, the Fête de la Musique is above all a free popular event, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform in it. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than one hundred countries in Europe and all over the world. It takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.

2014 edition in Maldives: Bel Plaine…                                                                   Awarded by the city of Paris in 2013 with the “Paris Young Talent Price”, Bel Plaine is one of the most touching and promising band in France. Created in 2011 by Morgan and Antoine, both playing guitars and singing, and Cedric at the drums. The originality of the band comes from the different background of its members, inspired by rock, folk, pop or jazz music and artists like: Local Natives, Phoenix, Neil Young, The Antlers, Dawes. Hence, Bel Plaine produces an efficient and accessible Indie pop music; lyrics evoking poeting themes like the little pleasures of daily life: for instance memories of holiday travel, moments that may seem trivial but are important in one’s existence. Verity, sincerity, freshness emerge from their music. Their first EP “Present” has been mixed and mastered in New York by Joe La Porta, producer of Beach House, Youth Lagoon, to name a few; it will be soon followed by an album.

Bel Plaine already performed in many venues in Paris and in the biggest festivals in France (Les Francopholies, Solidays). As part of the French Spring festival, organized by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française network in Sri Lanka in the Maldives, it will be their first time in both countries.


Maldivian bands                                                                                                                The local bands that will also perform on Saturday, June 21 this year are: Project Sasquatch (instrumental), Scarlet Rite (rock) and Mixmaster Iguana (DJ).

Celebrated in Male’ since several years, the Fête de la Musique will take place this year in the City Council Hall, as last year. The access to the concerts is free, open to all, from 9pm to midnight, and the ambiance is festive as always. Let the party begin!

Club Cine – May! The Adventures of Tintin – 20th May 2014!

The adventures of Tintin                                                                                                     20th May (Tuesday) 08:30pm, National Art Gallery                                                     Director: Steven Spielberg                                                                                                       Genre: Animation / Action / Adventure                                                                                 Duration: 107 minThe adventures of Tintin                                                                               AF Members: Free & Non Members: MVR 50

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnaping Tintin – accompanied by his marvelous dog Snowy – to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship’s master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure’s whereabouts.

 Club Cine - May - Tintin

Cheese Party 11th May 2014

Come and Enjoy our cheesy cheese party at Symphony Solo on 11th May 2014 from 0630pm – 0800pm.
Members: MVR 100/-, NON Members: MVR 120/- (Fee includes 1 drink)
Possibility to buy tickets in advance from Alliance Française de Male – Maldives (National Library, 1st Floor) 
Open on weekdays from 1000am – 0500pm!
Cheese Party - 11th May 2014

Scientific exhibition “Water at the heart of science”

Alliance Française de Male’ is organizing
Scientific exhibition “Water at the heart of science”
21st to 30th of April 2014
National Art Gallery

Inauguration of the scientific exhibition
“Water at the heart of science”
Followed by screening of the documentary movie (French movie with English subtitles, +15)
A THIRSTY WORLD by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Thierry Piantanida (2012), 1h30 min
Finished by cocktail


                                 Round table conference with scientists and experts                                              Discussion on the issues and solutions related to water in the world and Maldives          and debate with the audience

21st April 2014
National Art Gallery


Francophonie Film Festival

In Celebration of the Fête de la Francophonie / French Speaking World Festival we are organizing FRANCOPHONIE FILM FESTIVAL! 

WEB Francophonie Film Festival

*17th March (Monday) 08:30pm
– National Art Gallery
– Rosetta Directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Belgium) (93 mins) (15+)
Rosetta (Émilie Dequenne) lives in a tiny, beat-up trailer without toilets or running water with her alcoholic, irresponsible, and utterly dispirited mother, who requires her frequent care. Rosetta longs to have a “normal” life and become a productive member of society, but even this modest goal seems beyond her grasp. Quietly terrified that she will slide into the abyss like her mother, she wages a desperate, purely instinctive battle to lift herself out of her wretched, semi-feral existence. The only person to show any kind of
sympathy is Riquet (Fabrizio Rongione), who ekes out a pittance at a waffle stand while secretly skimming profits from his boss. Though his awkward attempts to gain her interest go unacknowledged by the barely socialized Rosetta, the two develop something like a friendship. Later in the movie,
however, her loyalty to her new-found friend clashes with her all-consuming desire for a job

*19th March (Wednesday) 06:30pm
– National Art Gallery
– Monsieur Lazhar Directed by Philippe Falardeau (Québec) (94 mins) (15+)
In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The cultural gap between Bachir and his class is made immediately apparent when he gives them a dictation exercise that is beyond their reach. Little by little, Bachir learns to better know this group of shaken but endearing kids, among whom are Alice and Simon, two charismatic pupils particularly affected by their teacher’s death. While the class goes through the healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir’s painful past; nor do they suspect that he is at risk of being deported at any moment

*19th March (Wednesday) 08:30pm
– National Art Gallery
– Paris à tout prix (Paris or Perish) Directed by Reem Kherici (France) (95mins) (18+)
Maya is living the ultimate fashionistas dream: she is working as a stylist for one of the French trend setters, in the capital of haute-couture: Paris.One of the IT girls of fashion, shes following her dreams until one night, when her life takes a sudden turn: shes being deported back to Morocco, after being stopped for over speeding, because her Visa expired some time ago.So in no more than 24 hours, shes deported back to her family and original country. The strong cultural shock and the judgmental differences are pushing the
woman to obtain back her place in the city of dreams and her dreams, no matter the costs. But that doesn’t mean she will have to return alone, as she finds other things also among her way back to the city.

* 25th March (Tuesday) 08:30pm,
– FE Auditorium, Faculty of Education (Ameenee Magu, Same block as Billabong School)
– Pas si grave (No big Deal) Directed by Bernard Rapp (France, Spain & Belgium) (103mins) (18+)
– About a quarter of a century ago, Spanish artist Pablo and his musician wife, Pilar , escaped their native country and its civil war for sanctuary in Belgium. Shortly after arriving in their new home, the couple adopted three five-year-old boys from different ethnic backgrounds and raised them to become artists in their own right. Now grown, Charlie, Max, and Leo are brought together by their father, who has begun to feel his age. In an attempt to bring his sons closer together, Pablo gives them a mission: travel to Spain and steal a famous and well-guarded bust of the Virgin Mary and return it to Belgium. Immediately complying, the men set about to accomplish their assignment, while managing to truly get to know each other

It is open for the public!