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hong kong emblem imageLe French May is an annual event in Hong Kong organized by the Consulate General of France in collaboration with the Alliance Française. It is now the largest French Arts Festival in the Asia-Pacific region and has grown to become one of Hong Kong’s major cultural events. Since its beginning in 1993, Le French May has presented more than 300 events of the highest international standard ranging across a wide spectrum of disciplines that has included visual arts, music, performing arts, cinema and gastronomy events.

Le French May has grown from an enthusiast idea of a group of Hong Kong and French art-lovers, together with Mr. Laurent Aublin, who was Consul General of France in Hong Kong (1992-1996). Le French May Arts Festival aims at promoting collaborations and artistic exchanges between Hong Kong and French artists and audience. Le French May has evolved and reached maturity to become part of the cultural life of Hong Kong, an authentic artistic ‘rendez-vous’ between French culture and the zealous Hong Kong audience, local institutions, partners and sponsors. Le French May Arts Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary: a crucial ‘generational threshold’ in the history of a festival. Le French May has grown from an enthusiast idea of a group of Hong Kong and French art-lovers, together with Mr. Laurent Aublin, who was Consul General of France in Hong Kong (1992-1996). Le French May Arts Festival aims at promoting collaborations and artistic exchanges between Hong Kong and French artists and audience. Le French May has evolved and reached maturity to become part of the cultural life of Hong Kong, an authentic artistic ‘rendez-vous’ between French culture and the zealous Hong Kong audience, local institutions, partners and sponsors…

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As a pioneer when it was created 15 years ago, Le French May has inspired many other countries in Asia, that have today their own Spring French Festival such as Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam. The most recently held festival, following the successful Year of France in China, is the Croisement festival, that took place for the first time in May-June 2006 in more than 10 cities of mainland China. Le French May continues to be a reference in terms of high-quality artistic selection, figures of audience, and number of partners. The 15th anniversary of Le French May Arts Festival takes over a variety of venues around Hong Kong, that confirms the long-term collaboration between the festival and Hong Kong’s major institutions such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Broadway Cinematheque, Opera Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Art Development Council.
These faithful partnerships are a major key success of Le French May, by offering the opportunity to a broader audience to discover and enjoy the intensity of the arts. The 15th anniversary of Le French May Arts Festival takes over a variety of venues around Hong Kong, that confirms the long-term collaboration between the festival and Hong Kong’s major institutions such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Broadway Cinematheque, Opera Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Art Development Council.
 These faithful partnerships are a major key success of Le French May, by offering the opportunity to a broader audience to discover and enjoy the intensity of the arts. Le French May is always seeking to attract a broader public, particularly the students and young audience. The growing figures of audience through its 15 years celebration is owed to an accurate selection of events as well as a strong policy of affordable prices. This focus on the local community and the young public originated from a strong desire to give the opportunity to explore art to more audience, to extend the cultural dialogue that was initiated by UNESCO through its ‘cultural diversity’ program. Not only words, but concrete acts!
Last but not least, if Le French May is one of the main French cultural rendez-vous in Hong Kong, it is definitely not the only one. The successful French Cinepanorama every December, organized by Alliance Française, offers a selection that attracts more and more audience every year. The recent participation of France at the Hong Kong International Film Festival has been a prime importance and attention. More and more events will take place along the year, in autumn particularly, such as the highly-successful exhibition ‘Artists and their Models, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris’ that took place during autumn 2006 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

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