On the proposal of the selection committee chaired by Charlotte Laubard, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Franck Riester, Minister for Culture, Zineb Sedira has been selected to represent France at the 59thVenice International Art Biennale in 2021.
The 2019 4th committee for the Aide aux cinémas du monde (CNC – Institut français) gathered on 30th April and 5th May 2020.
In the context of the current sanitary crisis, the Institut français has closed the doors of its Paris location since March 16th, in order to protect the health of its employees. From now on, all the members of staff are working remotely to best fulfill its public service missions, to support and accompany all of its partners, especially the French cultural network abroad.
In the current context of an international health crisis, the entire cultural network abroad is working to ensure the continuity of its services and missions. In particular, given the closure of many establishments, alternative solutions are being implemented every day to maintain the link with the public, offer educational continuity, and maintain actions related to cultural promotion, dissemination and cooperation.
With the aim of sharing the responses provided by the network more widely throughout the world, the Institut français proposes to list the initiatives developed to address this situation.
This first brief list will be completed quickly and regularly updated.
As an extension of the Focus on "Cultural innovation and digital mediation" organised in June 2019, the Institut français is partnering with the 2020 edition of the PiXii Festival, the festival of digital cultures, whose Connected Edition will be held from 22 to 25 June 2020.
In order to deal with the global health crisis, the Institut français and its partners [France Médias Monde, the SACEM (French society of authors, composers and publishers of music), the International Organisation of La Francophonie and with the support of Orange Studio] are unveiling exceptional measures to support artists and all culture industry professionals in France and elsewhere.
That is why, by mutual agreement, they have also decided to maintain La Fabrique Cinéma so that the emerging filmmakers taking part in the 2020 edition don’t lose out on the programme’s benefits, and can continue to be supported, while respecting the difficult and unusual situation that they are each currently experiencing.
More details on how La Fabrique Cinéma will operate in 2020 will be announced at a later date as the situation evolves.