Young Audience Program (YAP)

An education outreach initiative that offers school students the unique opportunity to attend award-winning performances and films selected for their artistic excellence and connection to French and Francophone cultures.

Open to All Students: French as well as non-French speakers from K to 12th grade.

Free for Public & Charter Schools: Tickets are always free for public and charter schools and affordable for others. .

Post-Show Discussions: After each event, students participate in an interactive Q&A session with the artists, which helps them build a stronger comprehension of the arts.

Study Guides: Committed to creating impactful and long-lasting experiences for students, FIAF helps educators prepare their classes through study guides, which include detailed content about the event and suggestions for pre-/post-event activities.

Upcoming Events

Young Audience Program

Red Soil

Rouge
A Film by Farid Bentoumi

Virtual Film Screening

US Premiere
Friday, October 1–Friday, October 8, 2021

Grades 9 & up • 86 min • In French with English subtitles

Virtual Q&A
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11am ET
Grades 9 & up • 45 min • In English

Dir. Farid Bentoumi, 2020
In French with English subtitles

Nour returns to her hometown to take a position as a nurse at the chemical plant where her father has worked for 30 years. As she settles into her new job, she becomes aware of irregularities in the treatment of hazardous waste—and decides to act.

Young Audience Program

Dog Show #1: The Dinner Party

A Solo Exhibition by Stephen Morrison

Virtual Exhibition Tour, Art Workshop, and Q&A with Stephen Morrison

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11am ET

Grades 2–7 • 60 min • In English
Workshop materials provided by FIAF

Dog Show #1: The Dinner Party, Stephen Morrison’s first solo exhibition, features 16 life-sized humanoid dogs that revel, sleep, and misbehave at an elegant yet excessive feast. A virtual tour of the exhibition LIVE from The Invisible Dog Art Center will be followed by an art and craft workshop and Q&A with the artist.

Young Audience Program

Noire

Performance by Tania de Montaigne

Virtual Performance

Monday, October 18–Sunday, October 31, 2021

Grades 8 & up • 60 min • In French with English subtitles

Virtual Q&A with Tania de Montaigne
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11am ET
Grades 8 & up • 45 min • In English

In Montgomery, Alabama, on the 2:30pm bus on March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give her seat to a white passenger. Despite threats, she remained seated. Thrown in jail, she decides to plead not guilty and to sue the city. No one before her had dared this. Based on Tania de Montaigne’s eponymous novel, Noire is the story of this heroine, still alive but forgotten.

Young Audience Program

She No Princess, He No Hero

Created and directed by Johanny Bert

Virtual Performance

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11am ET

Grades 2–7 • In English • 40 mins followed by a Q&A

An intimate story told through the voices of two children who rebel against gender stereotypes and societal expectations, She No Princess, He No Hero engages students with contemporary issues, while exposing them to an international artistic creation and inter-cultural dialogue.

Young Audience Program

Tomorrow

A Film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent

Virtual Film Screening

Monday, November 29–Sunday, December 12, 2021

Grades 6 & up • 115 min • In French with English subtitles

Virtual Q&A
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11am ET
Grades 6 & up • 45 min • In English

In this engaging César-winning documentary, ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion and actress-filmmaker Mélanie Laurent take us on a journey to meet the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, democracy, and education. The film gives us a hopeful glimpse of what tomorrow’s world could be.