The French model of cinema

In 2014, 258 movies produced in France were watched by a total of 208 million viewers. These unprecedented numbers in Europe place France 4th in film production, behind India, China and the United States. Read More

The fixed shot

A shot can be measured as one filming unit. A piece of time/space recorded without interruption, starting when a recording device is triggered (camera, camcorder, cellphone, computer) and ending when it stops. Read More

Cinema on the French Riviera

Film is one of the most powerful communicative mediums that helped raise awareness about a country or a city. The French Riviera has inspired various forms of artistic expression, resulting in aesthetic currents that contributed to vitalising Art as an experience. Directors travelled from all around the world to film in the region. Read More

The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is the most important cinematographic event, both for its commercial reach in terms of movies propagation and promotion at the international level and the artistic prizes at stake: the festival helps discover and establish directors by mapping out the status of cinema and the current state of the world. This unique Festival offers to the cinema industry a scene... Read More

The Close-up Shot

Within the different shot sizes, the close-up shot has a special status. The Legend, reported (or dreamed) by Jean-Luc Godard, says that the famed American moviemaker David Wark Griffith was “taken by the beauty of his actress to such an extent that he invented the close-up to better stare at the details”. The close-up sculpts the cinematographic shape and gives it its strengths. Its history follows. Read More