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Centre National de la Cinématographie

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée - CNC
Formation 1936
Headquarters 12 rue de Lubeck - 75116 Paris
Official languages French
President Éric Garandeau
Website (French)

Le Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée or CNC (the National Center of Cinematography and the moving image) is a French agency of the Ministry of Culture, responsible for the production and promotion of cinematic and audiovisual arts in France, is a publicly owned establishment, with legal and financial autonomy.

Created by law on 25 October 1946 as the Centre national de la cinématographie (National Center of Cinematography), it is currently directed by Éric Garandeau.

The CNC's primary archive is in the former Fort de Bois-d'Arcy to the southwest of Paris. Initially established in 1969 to house combustible nitrate films, it now houses modern acetate films as well.[1]


The principal functions of the CNC are:

  • The regulation of cinema
  • Providing support of the economy of the cinema, audiovisual and multimedia arts
  • The promotion and spread of the cinema and audiovisual for the public
  • The protection and spread of France's cultural heritage in cinematography

List of presidents

  • Michel Fourré-Cormeray (1945 - 1952)[2]
  • Jacques Flaud (1952 - 1959)[3]
  • Michel Fourré-Cormeray (1959 - 1965)[4]
  • André Holleaux (1965 - 1969)[5][6]
  • André Astoux (1969 - 1973)[7]
  • Pierre Viot (1973 - 1984)[8]
  • Jérôme Clément (1984 - 1989)[9]
  • Dominique Wallon (1989-1995)[10][11]
  • Marc Tessier (1995 - 1999)[12][13]
  • Jean-Pierre Hoss (1999 - 2001)[14][15]
  • David Kessler (2001 - 2004)[16]
  • Catherine Colonna (2004 - mai 2005)[17]
  • Véronique Cayla (juin 2005 - décembre 2010)
  • Éric Garandeau (janvier 2011 - )[18]

See also

Film portal


External links

  • Official French site of the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
  • French archives of CNC movies
    The site of AFF-CNC puts online a part their movie database conserved in Bois-d'Arcy. It gives as well the necessary information to consult these movies, either at Bois-d'Arcy or in their chanal in BnF, and offers online accreditation formulas. In other parts, the website offers courses of themes to make it possible to discover the activities and the missions of theses archives.

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