IFcinéma is an online cinema platform intended for the French Cultural Network abroad (Instituts français, cooperation and cultural action services and Alliances françaises) and its close partners. It serves to download films for public screenings of a cinema-club type. The platform is also open to teachers of the French language so that they may organize projections for their students, for learning purposes.
Culturethèque is a digital resource portal intended for the general public. It enables subscribers of media libraries that are part of the Institut français and Alliance française network to access online resources such as ebooks, magazines, newspapers, audio books, articles, comics, videos, musical recordings either on location or from a distance. In early 2014, 99 digital libraries were rolled out from a common platform set up by the Institut français of Paris, 30 of which are open to the local public.
Webtv of the Institut français offers 1,200 videos posted by the French Cultural Network and its partners, viewed more than 30,000 times since it first started in July 2012.
Institutional and Event Communication Tools
Mapping of venues and cultural events
IFmapp is a web application that enhances a selection of cultural venues and events around the world. Twelve themes are in progress at present, devoted mainly to the French language, theater, the Fond franco-allemand (Franco-German Fund), artist-in-residence programs, etc.
A collaborative tool for the French Cultural Network, IFmapp relies on 400 administrators around the world.
The Network’s Cultural Agenda, in its mobile version
IFmobile regroups all the events scheduled by the Instituts français around the world. Using geolocation, access to events is offered by location, date and theme. The “Seasons” and “Years” implemented by the Institut français in Paris are also included.
Dedicated theme-based tools
The Albert Camus 1913-2013 digital exhibit
In the form of a fresco nearly 5 meters long, the ‘‘Albert Camus 1913-2013’’ exhibit, in a multilingual version, offers a score of digital content – excerpts, archive documents, videos, reviews. Everything is accessible via QR Codes, with a dedicated application for tablets and smartphones.