The CNC has several critical missions in the film and audiovisual industry. It aims to foster the growth and success of the industry by providing support for training, creation, distribution, exportation, and technical industries. The CNC also seeks to encourage and facilitate the creative pursuits of filmmakers, authors, and screenwriters by offering various forms of assistance, including financial aid for writing, production, distribution, exploitation, and exportation. As part of its regulatory role, the CNC is responsible for developing regulations and ensuring their application, while also conducting studies to evaluate industry trends and needs. It is also committed to promoting the diversity of creation and distribution and preserving the rich film heritage, as well as educating the public about the importance of film culture and developing film literacy. Through dialogue with industry professionals in France and abroad, the CNC seeks to advance the interests of the industry and enhance the attractiveness of the French territory.
The CNC is a public institution endowed with administrative and financial autonomy. Its independence is based on a system of taxes that funds its support and regulation missions. These taxes are levied on the distribution of works, including the TSA (tax on cinema tickets) which is collected for each ticket sold and amounts to 10.72% of the ticket price, and the TST (tax on television services) which applies to both publishers and distributors. Publishers are taxed on their advertising revenue, SMS and premium calls for their stream programs, as well as on their contribution to public audiovisual content, amounting to 5.15% of their revenue. Distributors are taxed on subscriptions to pay TV channels and triple-play subscriptions giving access to television services, ranging from 0.5% to 6.8% of their revenue. The tax on the physical and digital distribution of audiovisual content, known as TSV, impacts both DVD and Blu-Ray sellers and publishers of VOD services, whether free (YouTube) or paid (Netflix). The tax amounts to 5.15% of the turnover.
Deputy General Manager
Deputy to the Deputy General Manager
Adviser to the President for speeches and contributions
The cinema management is responsible for all financial support mechanisms for the cinema, whether in terms of production, distribution or exhibition. It encourages cinematographic creation and the pluralism of distribution and exploitation.
It ensures the widest distribution of works, the balance between the different forms of exploitation and the control of the fair distribution of receipts between the cinematographic professions.
It develops and implements the procedures specific to its mission, in conjunction with the Finance and Legal Department.
Creative Diversity Support Service
Exhibition license and classification department
Exhibition results control department
Production and distribution selective schemes department
Production and distribution support department
The Audiovisual Directorate's mission is to develop and implement financial support for the audiovisual program industry.
This directorate participates with the General Directorate of Media and Cultural Industries and Arcom in the development of regulations concerning television channels.
Fiction and animation department
Documentary support department
Audiovisual adaptations of performing arts department
Directorate of Territorial Policy
The Directorate of Territorial Policy aims to support and structure a public film and moving image policy throughout the national territory. It carries out actions aimed at the public, in particular young people, through various image education systems. It also supports all professionals and future professionals in the sector, including artist-authors, particularly in the field of training.
Professional Support department
Territorial Cooperation department
Film heritage directorate
The Film heritage directorate manages the conservation, safeguarding, restoration and cataloging of films on all media, entrusted to the CNC within the framework of voluntary deposits and the legal deposit of cinema.
This directorate coordinates the major private heritage institutions devoted to cinema in their management of collections, supports nationally and internationally, any initiative relating to cinematographic heritage.
Deputy director / Head of collections
Béatrice de Pastre
Collection access, development and enrichment department
Eric Le Roy
Documentary analysis and processing department
General administration department
Hygiene, security and environment department
Inventory, conservation and logistics department
Laboratory / Restoration department
Directorate of European and International Affairs
The Directorate for European and International Affairs participates in the development and management of Community policy in the audiovisual sector at European and international level.
The digital directorate supports changes in the audiovisual and cinema sectors linked to the development of digital technologies. It monitors the emergence of new cultural uses linked to new technologies and provides assistance for the dissemination of cultural content on physical media and video on demand.
Deputy director in charge of Organization and information services department
Digital creation department
Technical industries and innovation department
Deputy Secretary general
Film and television registers services
The Cinema and Audiovisual Registers (RCA), created by a law of February 22, 1944, are maintained by the CNC. This department ensures the publicity of acts, agreements and judgments relating to the production, distribution, representation and exploitation of cinematographic and audiovisual works. The existence of RCAs allows in particular the implementation of an original security system (pledge and delegation of receipts), which facilitates professionals' access to credit.
The Inspection department is responsible for monitoring compliance with the regulations
Personnel and human resources department
Financial and legal directorate
The Financial and Legal Directorate is responsible for preparing and implementing the institution's budget, monitoring its execution and management control.
It also assesses the financial impact of the projects and actions carried out by the CNC, ensures a permanent regulatory function over the entire field of the establishment's interventions and monitors the evolution of the methods of support for the economic sector.
Deputy director in charge of European and multilateral affairs
Legal and regulatory affairs department
Research, statistics and forecast department
The Research, statistics and forecast department (DESPRO) is organized around three main activities: the production of statistics, the conduct of studies and the development of data and forecasting trends.
General economic and financial control manager
Head of the general economic and financial control mission “Mission Média Culture”
Assistant to the accounting officer