Please note: there are the following discounts: Under 12 - 25%, Students - 20% and Seniors - 10% - at the box office.

Show your support to Georgian Art and get your tickets before its gone!



Georgian Center

with support of Alliance Française

is presenting the Georgian movie

"Corn Island"

at the Francophone festival.





Corn Island is a 2014 Georgian drama film directed by Giorgi Ovashvili. It was selected as the Georgian entry for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. The film won the Crystal Globe prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

George Ovashvili was recently decorated with the France's top civilian award - Order of Arts and Letters for his contribution to international arts, so this makes his films great candidates for the screening at the Francophonie Festival.

The screening will take place at: 

Alliance Française de Washington, DC
6:00PM on Saturday, March 11

This event is Free but registration is mandatory. Pease register here

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*** All tickets to this event were sold out in a record time. We are delighted to see such interest and will do our best to organize the similar events in the future so everyone gets a chance to experience the Georgian Culture! **** 


The Georgian Center and Embassy of Georgia present Georgian Culture Night. The Ambassador of Georgia, H.E. David Bakradze will open the event, which will feature a documentary film by Michael and Tamar Ramishvili, and Georgian folk music performed by ensemble Slaveya, Mamuka Gogiberidze and George Popkhadze. The second part of the evening is dedicated to the US based Georgian artists’ exhibition organized by George Tkabladze and Tea Okropiridze. The guests will have an opportunity to participate in fundraising by purchasing art-works in support of Bebnisi School for children with special needs. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibitors: Nana Chikhladze, Gosha Dimitruk, Anna Goguadze, Levan Mosiashvili, Tea Okropiridze, George Tkabladze, Oscar Garibaldi, John Ploch, Glenn Mayerschoff, John Mashaw , Irina Parshikova, Caroline Champetier, Yolaine Rilhac, Marcial Candido, Barbara Baden, Orit Paytan, Mary OConnell, and young artists from Academy of Georgian Heritage.


Embassy of Georgia - 1824 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Georgian Center in collaboration with Embassy of Georgia will be presenting the Georgian Corner at the Embassy of France as part of Francophone festival organized by Francophonie DC and Smithsonian At 8. See details below...


 La Grande Fête @ La Maison Française - Embassy of France

Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Grande Fete


Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fete is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception.

Beginning at 7 p.m., launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions. There are plenty of giveaways to take home as souvenirs. Share your experiences throughout the night on Instagram using #at8enfrancais.

Major Handy

Later, DJ Princess Slaya spins music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between. Don’t miss this chance to experience the best of the French-speaking world—all without leaving home.
Please Note:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance (no sales at the door).
  • Tickets include admission and food and drink samples from 7 to 9 p.m.; a cash/credit bar provided by Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille is open throughout the night.
  • IDs are checked at the door. Those under 21 will not be served alcohol.
  • No backpacks or bike helmets are allowed.
  • La Maison Francaise does not offer on-site parking. Limited street parking is available on Reservoir Road; public garages are available at Georgetown University Hospital nearby.
  • If you’re looking for public transit options, the Metrobus D5 and D6 routes have stops near the event’s location.
  • For more information about this year’s Francophonie Cultural Festival, visit Facebook

IDs will be checked at the door. Those under 21 will not be served alcohol.

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