Les États généraux du film documentaire 2009 Media


Europe loves European Festivals

A privileged place for meetings, exchanges and discovery, festivals provide a vibrant and accessible environment for the widest variety of talent, stories and emotions that constitute Europe’s cinematography.

The MEDIA Programme of the European Union aims to promote European audiovisual heritage, to encourage the transnational circulation of films and to foster audiovisual industry competitiveness. The MEDIA Programme acknowledged the cultural, educational, social and economic role of festivals by co-financing eighty five of them across Europe in 2008.

These festivals stand out with their rich and diverse European programming, networking and meeting opportunities for professionals and the public alike, their activities in support of young professionals, their educational initiatives and the importance they give to strengthening inter-cultural dialogue. In 2008, the festivals supported by the MEDIA Programme have screened more than eighteen thousand seven hundred European works to more than two million nine hundred cinema-lovers.

MEDIA is pleased to support the twenty-first edition of the États généraux du film documentaire and we extend our best wishes to all of the festival goers for an enjoyable and stimulating event.

European Union