Aide aux cinémas du monde

Aide aux cinémas du monde

Aide aux cinémas du monde is the fund, managed by the CNC and the Institut français, dedicated to international co-productions. Jointly created by the Ministry for Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it is managed by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC) and the Institut français.

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  • Sector : Cinema - International
  • Phase of action : Production
  • Type of support : Animation, Fiction, Documentary, Feature film
  • Type of support : Selective support
  • Applicant :

This is a selective fund, and is granted as a subsidy either before or after completion of a project. It is granted to foreign feature-length film projects that are seeking support from French co-producers.
In 2021, it has a total budget of 6,4 million euros. Each year, 4 sessions are organized, thereby supporting about 50 projects.

Eligibility

The film must be a co-production between a production company established in France and one that is not, it must be directed by a non-French (or exceptionally French) director.
The language in which it is filmed may be the official or commonly-used language(s) of the foreign country of which the director is a national; or of the territory where the film is shot.

Pre-filming subsidies must be applied for before the start of any filming.
Post-filming subsidies must be applied for by the French production company and are only applicable to projects rejected at the pre-filming stage.

Project selection

A committee of professionals chooses the projects based on their artistic quality, their ability to present different points of view and new ideas to the general public, as well as the relative weakness of the foreign professional network on which the projects would depend.

Pre-filming:
The committee comprises two sub-committees (colleges), presided over by two Vice-Presidents, one open to first or second films of a director, and the other to projects by experienced directors.

The projects are examined at three stages: first by the reading committee, then by the plenary committee, which decides whether the projects should be supported or not and finally by the assessment committee, which sets the aid amount.

Post-filming:
The projects are examined by the committee composed of the president, the vice-president and the members of the 3rd board.
At the end of the plenary session, the costing committee, composed of the president, the vice-president and the members of the 3rd board as well as representatives of the CNC and the Institut français, examines the selected applications.
The amount of support granted is set by joint decision of the presidents of the CNC and the Institut français further to the opinion of the costing committee.

Amount of support

There is a ceiling of € 250,000 for pre-filming subsidy and of € 50,000 for post-filming subsidy. The amount awarded may not exceed 50% of the French financing part. However, this limit is raised to 80% if the project is a director’s first or second feature-length film, for films with a budget lower than € 1,250,000, or for those co-produced with low-income countries.

For French initiated works with a budget over €2,500,000, this amount is increased to €450,000.
A work of “French initiative” means works produced as part of an international co-production in which French participation in the funding is the largest and for which the exploitation rights on the original work or the scenario have been acquired by one or more delegated production companies established in France.

Spending obligations

At least 50% of the subsidy granted must be spent by the production company established in France. An additional 25% of the aid granted must be spent by the foreign production company, for projects co-produced with countries that have weak film industries (see www.cnc.fr).

Finally, films with a total budget over € 2,500,000 must meet the CNC’s approval conditions applicable to official co-productions or to French works.

Subsidy management

The documents required for the application have to be all in French (script, director’s note, synopsis, etc.) and must be filed online : https://form.cnc.fr.
More Information available at the following address : https://www.cnc.fr/professionnels/aides-et-financements/multi-sectoriel/production/aide-aux-cinemas-du-monde_190862#

Contacts

At CNC

Magalie Armand
Head of department
Tel. +33 1 44 34 38 82
magalie.armand@cnc.fr

Stéphanie Morgado
Administrative assistant
Tel. +33 1 44 34 34 83
stephanie.morgado@cnc.fr

Béatrice Rodenbour
First
board
Tel. +33 1 44 34 35 46
beatrice.rodenbour@cnc.fr


Chrystelle Guerrero
2nd board
Tel. +33 1 44 34 34 29
chrystelle.guerrero@cnc.fr

At Institut français

Claude Brenez
Third board
Tél. +33 1 88 61 38 28
claude.brenez@institutfrancais.com
www.institutfrancais.com


Next Commissions

The dates for the commissions are subject to change.

PRE-FILMING SUPPORT (1st & 2nd colleges)

2022 - COMMISSION 02

  • Call : From May 30 to June 3, 2022
  • Reading Committee : September 23 & 26, 2022
  • Plenary Committee : November 3 & 7, 2022 

2022 - COMMISSION 03

  • Call : From September 1st to 7, 2022
  • Reading Committee : December 7 & 9, 2022
  • Plenary Committee : January 17 & 23, 2023

2022 - COMMISSION 04

  • Call : From November 28 to December 2, 2022
  • Reading Committee : February or March 2023 (tbc)
  • Plenary Committee : March or April 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 01

  • Call : From March 6 to 10, 2023
  • Reading Committee : June 2023 (tbc)
  • Plenary Committee : July 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 02

  • Call : From May 30 to June 2, 2023
  • Reading Committee : September 2023 (tbc)
  • Plenary Committee : October or November 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 03

  • Call : From September 4 to 8, 2023
  • Reading Committee : November or December 2023 (tbc)
  • Plenary Committee : January 2024 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 04

  • Call : From November 27 to December 1st, 2023
  • Reading Committee : February or March 2024 (tbc)
  • Plenary Committee : March or April 2024 (tbc)
     

POST-FILMING SUPPORT (3rd college)

2022 - COMMISSION 02

  • Call : From August 29 to September 2, 2022
  • Plenary Committee : November 21st, 2022

2022 - COMMISSION 03

  • Call : From November 14 to 18, 2022
  • Plenary Committee : January 30, 2023 (tbc)

2022 - COMMISSION 04

  • Call : From February 6 to 10, 2023
  • Plenary Committee : March or April 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 01

  • Call : From May 9 to 12, 2023
  • Plenary Committee : July 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 02

  • Call : From August 30 to September 5, 2023
  • Plenary Committee : October or November 2023 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 03

  • Call : From November 13 to 17, 2023
  • Plenary Committee : January 2024 (tbc)

2023 - COMMISSION 04

  • Call : The deadlines will be announced thereafter
  • Plenary Committee : March or April 2024 (tbc)

NEXT ASSESSMENT COMMITTEES

A message is sent before each committee to all producers whose projects are awaiting for assesment; this message specifies the deadlines for submitting applications.

  • October 25th, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • January 2023 (tbc)
  • February 2023 (tbc)
  • March 2023 (tbc)
  • April 2023 (tbc)
  • May 2023 (tbc)
  • June 2023 (tbc)
  • July 2023 (tbc)
  • September 2023 (tbc)
  • October 2023 (tbc)
  • November 2023 (tbc)
  • December 2023 (tbc)



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