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A special edition of Novembre Numerique, all over the world and also in Paris!

Novembre Numerique (Digital November), the festival of digital cultures, organized by the Institut français and the French cultural network abroad, is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year with a special edition!


Updated on 26/11/2021

5 min

Novembre Numérique 2021
All over the world, from South Africa to Brazil, from the United States to Taiwan, from Germany to India, from Tunisia to Denmark, artists, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, creators, gamers and makers question the digital revolution in all its forms, uses and challenges.

This year, Novembre Numerique takes place in more than 85 countries, with in situ and on-line programs which explore the new forms of creation - virtual and augmented reality, video games, web creation, digital art, etc. - and take a forward-looking glance at social issues like environment, heritage, gender equality, etc.

Through workshops, debates, shows, exhibitions, hackathons, escape games, and more, French and foreign professionals, amateurs and general audiences decode the digital revolution.

Click here to discover the international program of Novembre Numérique!

For the first time, Novembre Numérique in Paris!

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Novembre Numérique, the Institut français proposes for the first time an event France, in partnership with of several cultural institutions: the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN), the Forum des Images and the Alliance Française de Paris.

From November 24th to 29th, 2021, workshops, performances, round tables, an exhibition, presentations of artworks and professional meetings will highlight the richness of French digital creation.

This Parisian edition will be an opportunity for the Institut français to present its new exhibition Escape, the digital revolution explored by creators which invites to discover digital cultures, through some thirty digital artworks (video games, web documentaries and fictional works, virtual reality contents, etc.)

This highlight will also be marked by the release of IFdigital, the French digital creation website: entirely bilingual (French / English), IFdigital aims to encourage the dissemination of creations and support the export of the French expertise in this sector.

Click here to discover the program of Novembre Numérique in Paris

Learn more about the works and artists featured in the exhibition Escape, the digital revolution explored by creators 

Escape, voyage au coeur des cultures numériques © DR
Jurassic Web - Episode 1 : Les Pirates du Web © DR
Deux visions, une série photographique de Caroline Delieutraz Deux visions © Caroline Delieutraz
Krisis, Elisabeth Caravella © Elisabeth Caravella
M.O.A. (My Own Assistant), de Charles Ayats M.O.A. (My Own Assistant), de Charles Ayats © Red Corner
Invisibles : les travailleurs du clic, épisode 4 : au-delà du clic, Henri Poulain © StoryCircus
Center For Technological Pains, Dasha Ilina © Dasha Ilina
Where is my (deep) mind ?, Julien Prévieux © Julien Prévieux
The Institut français and the event

Steered by the Institut français, Novembre Numérique is the month of digital cultures. 

Find out more about Novembre numérique 


Initiated by the Institut français, the exhibition Escape, voyage au cœur des cultures numériques will be presented by the French cultural network abroad (Instituts français, Alliances françaises…) and his partners from November 2021. 

Members of the diplomatic network will find information on how to schedule this exhibition on this page


The Institut français launched IFdigital, the new website dedicated to French digital creation (digital art, immersive experience, video games, innovative books, cultural education and web creation) on 24 November. 

Discover IFdigital 

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