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French Film Making Training Institutions

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) – French National Audivisual Institute (Type: public) Location: Paris

The INA is one of the main public-owned film-making training institutions in France.  INA is also an industrial and commercial institution involved in several aspects of the audiovisual industry; audio and video archiving, restoration and commercialisation. Since a law on Legal deposit of Audiovisual and Multimedia was voted in 1992, the INA became one of the three institutions in charge of audiovisual and multimedia legal deposit in France The Institut National de l’’Audiovisuel (French National Audiovisuall Institute) therefore serves as repository for all French radio, television, broadcastings and audiovisuall archives. Also, one of its main competences include; professional training; technical and socio-economical research, production etc.

The National Audiovisual Institute is in partnership with a great number of prestigious film-making professionals and international organisations in more than 70 countries worldwide. It offers a wide range of professional training/courses and job opportunities to young national and international professionals in search of work experience in the fields of production, photography, script writing, audiovisual heritage (archiving of French public television and radio broadcasting), journalism digital media, filming to mention but just a few.

La Fémis (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Metiers de l’Image et du Son)   (Type: public) Location: Paris

La Fémis is under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The institution is one of the oldest French Film School founded in 1944, it offers courses balanced between artistic research, professional development and technical training.  Its alumni have won the three most prestigious film prizes namely; Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Palm, Venice Film Festival‘s Golden Lion and Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear and this has made it the most rewarded film school in the world preceding the Beijing Film Academy and the Tisch School of the Arts of New York.

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