promotion, distribution, support

The CNC has introduced a policy to support the promotion and distribution of works, as well as access to a wide audience in cinemas, through a system of special grants :

  • distribution to cinemas
  • CNC financial aid for exhibition
  • selective support schemes for the creation and modernization of cinemas
  • modernisation of independent Paris cinemas
  • producing copies for small and medium-sized towns
  • special systems to support distribution of art house and little-known films
  • non-commercial distribution: film clubs, “Images de la Culture”
  • support for associations : grants to national and international festivals (Cannes film festival)

The CNC is also responsible for developing the export and promotion of French film and television abroad, in cooperation with the other ministries concerned, by funding Unifrance film international and TV France international.