Trebas Institute and the Cinéfranco French Film Festival are excited to announce a new
partnership to bring French films and cultural experiences to students in Toronto and Montreal. The two organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to initiate the unique cooperation between both entities.
Marcelle Lean, Founder and Artistic Director of Cinéfranco, and Mohamed Slimani, the Vice President of Operations at Trebas Institute, signed the partnership agreement at a signing event held at the Trebas Institute. The new partnership will see Trebas assist in the promotion of the Cinéfranco French Film Festival and provide academic and creative educational support activities related to the film and entertainment industry in both their Toronto and Montreal campuses.
The Cinéfranco Youth Program is dedicated exclusively to students and their teachers. It includes a dozen films and gives students the opportunity to experience French outside the classroom, in a playful yet educational framework. Cinéfranco strives to ensure that the films shown reflect curriculum topics. Each of the films programmed comes with its description file and educational kit, which teachers can access online. The Youth Program offers young viewers a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with francophone cinema and cultures.
Commenting on the partnership, Mohamed Slimani, Vice President of Operations at Trebas Institute said: “We are excited to partner with Cinéfranco and support our joint mission of bringing French films and cultural experiences to students in Toronto and Montreal. Our shared passion for accessible education and industry-relevant qualifications makes this partnership a perfect fit, and we look forward to the positive educational and cultural impact it will have on our students.”
Marcelle Lean, Founder and Artistic Director of Cinéfranco, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Trebas
Institute into our revered partners family. Trebas Institute will enhance our goals and programs with its expertise, the high quality of its education and the passion for cinema and Francophone films that we share. Thanks to Trebas Institute, Cinéfranco envisions several collaborative projects that will open up its horizon.”
To show support for this new initiative and partnership, Trebas Institute film students volunteered at the Cinéfranco Youth Program which ran from February 21 to March 6, 2023. The students are excited about this unique opportunity to learn about French films and culture.
Established in 1979, Trebas Institute has campuses in both Montreal and Toronto. Trebas has had over 3,000 graduates from over 40 countries. The college is also one of the principal subsidiaries of Global University Systems (GUS), an international network of higher education institutions united by a passion for delivering accessible, industry-relevant credentials.
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