Monthly archives: April, 2016

Chicago French Innovation Week | Best of French 3D | Free screenings for kids and adults

 

The Best of French 3D
The 3rd Annual Chicago French Innovation Week will take place April 23-29, 2016 with a variety of events throughout Chicago that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

This year’s highlight is a special 3D screening program for kids and families on April 24! It will showcase the best France has to offer in 3D innovation and animation presented by two special guests François Serre, curator, artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and French filmmaker Céline TricartNOT TO MISS!

In partnership with Prenez Relief Distribution, this progrram is organized and supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York & Chicago and the France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago and part of our new program Kids Trail.

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FRENCH 3D FOR KIDS
April 24, 2015 | 3.00 – 4:00 pm
FREE but registration required
Harper Theater
5238 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Presented by two special guests François Serre, curator & artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and filmmaker Céline Tricart, this program is composed of five of the best French short 3D animated movie from 2013 and 2014 Courant 3D Festival that reflect the diversity and excellence of French animation and 3D for kids.

3D Shorts Program (english or English subtitles)

5 mètres 80

L’automne de Pougne / Poppety in the fall

Table Bob

Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc

Mr Hublot

Followed by a reception offered by the Consulate General of France in Chicago 

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THE BEST OF FRENCH 3D
April 24, 2015 | 6.00 – 7:30 pm
FREE but registration required
Harper Theater
5238 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Presented by two special guests François Serre, curator & artistic director of Courant 3D Festival in Angoulême and filmmaker Céline Tricart, this program is composed of 10 of the best French short 3D from 2013 and 2014 Courant 3D Festival that reflect the diversity and excellence of French animation and 3D for general audience.

3D Shorts Program (english or English subtitles)

5 mètres 80

Virus Attack

A Laps of Time

Eve

Forget me not (Souviens-moi)

Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc

Red Lady

Table Bob

Northern Lights Over Mount

Mr Hublot

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April 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Icon Pro Studios
4265 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

François Serre, director of the 3D short movies festival and Céline Tricart, filmmaker of several 3D and Virtual Reality films, will discuss the current situation of cinema innovation in France and Europe. They will showcase some of their recent innovative projects such as “Philipp and I” and “Marriage Equality” and address potential French-American partnerships with VR.

Reception to follow hosted by ChicagoMusic.org and Lagunitas.

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FRENCH-AMERICAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL
April 25 – 29, 2016

The Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in Chicago is organizing the 5th edition of the French-American Science Festival : Free lectures with leading French scientists and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, to discover French-American science to the benefit of bilateral scientific exchanges!

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April 25, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Northwestern University, Lurie Baldwin Auditorium (303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611)
Free public lecture in English

Decades of over-harvesting, habitat destruction, ecosystem contamination and changes on atmospheric gases have led to a global biodiversity crisis, and freshwater biodiversity has declined as a whole faster than either terrestrial or marine biodiversity over the past 30 years. Pr. Régis Céréghino (Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse) will give a free public lecture to explain the role of human activities in this decline.

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April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Alliance Française de Chicago
Free public lecture in English

Pr. Miria Ricchetti (Institut Pasteur in France) will give a free public lecture to present the mechanisms responsible for aging. Her team recently unveiled a novel defect in a genetic disease associated with precocious aging, which have possible implications for physiological ageing and for the treatment of pathological aging.

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CHICAGO FRENCH INNOVATION WEEK
April 21-29, 2016

French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, 3D animation, innovation and more.

Program

April 21 | Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world

April 25 | Professional event | Innovation in Wine: French Natural Wine

April 26 |The French IoT Revolution:  Innovative French tech changing the way we connect

April 26 | Antoine Compagnon du Collège de France | La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?

April 27 | Presentation & Tour of the Lycée Français de Chicago | Explore energy efficiency in construction

April 29 | GALA | La Nuit des Etoiles 2016 celebrating WOMEN & INNOVATION
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RFL Emergency Bulletin | Earthquake in Ecuador

RESTORING FAMILY LINKS

The chaos and confusion that accompany war, disaster and international migration can separate families when they need each other most. When this happens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that allows families to reconnect, called Restoring Family Links.

 

SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 16th April 2016 at 6:58pm local time, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s northwest coast at a depth of 20 kilometers, causing widespread damage. The epicenter of the quake was about 27 kilometers from the northwestern town of Muisne and 170 kilometers from Quito.

As of 18 April 2016, more than 300 people have been confirmed dead, more than 2,600 people injured.  These figures are expected to continue to rise as assessments teams gain access to remote affected areas.

 

RESTORING FAMILY LINKS RESPONSE

  • Affected populations are Ecuadorians and Colombians living in the northern part of the country. The Restoring Family Links response aims to help those affected in Ecuador and abroad, to inquire about their family members and ensure they are okay.
  • The Ecuadorian Red Cross has teams in the areas most hit by the earthquake. It is undertaking an evaluation but has not yet assessed all affected areas so needs for Restoring Family Links services may increase.
  • The Colombian Red Cross has also activated its RFL services accordingly.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT AN INQUIRY

Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:

  • Persons believed to have lost communication with their relatives living in Ecuador, and had regular contact with their relatives before contact was lost.
  • For immediate family members ONLY (parents, siblings, children, spouses, fiancées, grandparents or legal guardians) who are not U.S. citizens.

 

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747 and http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/overseas-citizens-services.shtml .

*For information below in Spanish, please email michelle.mcsweeney@redcross.org or call 312-729-6238

*If the inquiry meets the criteria listed above, you can get help or find more information by calling the American Red Cross office in Chicago at 312-729-6238.*