Call for Application – Translator’s Factory – Malayalam-French

Training in Translation

TRANSLATOR'S FACTORY

Professional Translation Workshop

from French to Malayalam

                    from 15th October 2020 to 15th June 2021    

Version en français

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (NOW CLOSED)

The workshop is aimed at students, professors and professionals,

    • of Indian nationality,
    • having a minimum B2/C1 certification in French language,
    • with experience in translation,

Objectives of the workshop :

    • Be identified as a new talent,
    • Join a community of professional translators,
    • Improve your writing skills with a recognized professional translator
    • Get personal feedback and advice between sessions to develop and update your skills,
    • Be certified by the French Institute in India,
    • Be selected for a further training in France at the CITL (Centre International de Traduction Littéraire).

Conditions :

    • Translator's factory
      Dominique Vitalyos
      The training will be conducted by Dominique Vitalyos, a renowned translator of Malayalam and English
    • 5 sessions, one every two months, with individual tutoring between two sessions.
    • Duration of each session is 3 hours.
    • Literary genres: all fiction writings from French to Malayalam.
    • Project: 2 pages in French presenting a translation project.

Application:

  1. Fill out the below form.
  2. Send the following supporting documents to vdo@ifindia.in:
    • French diploma (highest level obtained)
    • University degree(s)
    • Supporting documents about your translation experience
    • Minimum 2 pages of a translation project of a French title

Your application will only be considered upon receipt of your supporting documents.

Application deadline: 15 September 2020

Selection will be based on the quality of the project. Each candidate must attentively read the application form where information on his/her professional background will be requested.

Participation fees:

6000 INR payable to the French Institute in India by bank transfer (only for the selected candidates)

Calendar 2020-21

  • 1st session: 15th October
  • 2nd session: 15th December
  • 3rd session: 15th February
  • 4th session: 15th April
  • 5th session: 15th June

Find out more : Translator’s Factory – Training for Professional translators.

Contact :

Person in-charge : Christine Cornet, Attaché, Book, Debate and Ideas, IFI.

Contact : Victoria Dobritz, Adjointe

Mail : vdo@ifindia.in

Dominique Vitalyos - Translator's Factory

Dominique Vitalyos


In the 80s, after studying Indonesian, English and ethnology in Paris, Dominique Vitalyos left for Kerala where she learned Malayalam language and the Kathakali dance theatre. Since then, she divides her time between France and India, discovers and translates Indian authors who write in English and Malayalam, to contribute in giving Indian literature the place it deserves in French publishing. In 2012, she received the Amédée Pichot Translation Prize awarded by the city of Arles for her translation of Talisman by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.

Application Form:
closed on 15/09/2020

Important: to complete your application, please send us the below supporting documents at vdo@ifindia.in :

  • French diploma (highest level obtained)
  • University degree(s)
  • Supporting documents about your translation experience
  • Minimum 2 pages of a translation project of a French title

No application will be considered complete until the documents have been received.

Selected candidates will soon be contacted.