The Alliance Française de Sydney Cultural Foundation ("Cultural Foundation") is a not-for-profit cultural organisation established in 2019 with a mission to promote French cultural events and Franco-Australian cultural exchanges.

The Cultural Foundation is a new cultural arm of the Alliance Française de Sydney, established in 1899. The Alliance Française de Sydney is one of 834 Alliances Françaises present in 132 countries all over the world.

Throughout the year, more than 50 events relating to film and cinema, literature, performing arts, visual arts and other art forms are organised. This long list of events includes film festivals, exhibitions, masterclasses, book signings, talks, design, television, radio, community arts and much more.

Nestled in the heart of Sydney and housed in a striking building designed by the renowned architect Harry Seidler, the centre is home to cultural events and a comprehensive media centre.


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What's On

  • 17 Mar, 9:00 am
    Sydney, 257 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    After a year-long hiatus, the Media Centre is finally reopening it's doors! Browse endless French entertainment, including countless books, DVDs, magazines, comic books, newspapers and more.
  • Tue, 02 Mar
    Palace Cinemas
    02 Mar, 6:00 pm – 31 Mar, 8:00 pm
    Palace Cinemas, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    Your very own trip to France is just around the corner with the return of the Alliance Française French Film Festival! This eagerly awaited 32nd season will be screening in selected Sydney theatres throughout the month of March, boasting a line-up of 37 films which will thrill, enchant and inspire.

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