Les États généraux du film documentaire 2015 Direction régionale des affaires culturelles

Direction régionale des affaires culturelles

This twenty-seventh edition of the États généraux du film documentaire at Lussas legitimately consecrates creative documentary as the audiovisual form most apt to transform our way of looking both at artistic creation and at our society.
Thus the different workshops on offer will invite us in turn to question the therapeutic virtues of documentary cinema, its technological evolution as well as the narrative mechanisms which in various places bring it close to fiction. And while the numerous programmes dedicated to Spain, to artists and filmmakers as esteemed as Marc Karlin or Michael Snow allow us to become both intellectually and emotionally enriched, the professional sessions will give us the opportunity to reflect on the economic and aesthetic modalities of documentary production and on the structuring of the industry which gravitates around this field of artistic creation. This reflection is taking place of course in a context marked by the reform of support procedures for documentary in France, and the testimony of professional participants dedicated to the production of ambitious works will be particularly valuable.
In this way, the Lussas États généraux du film documentaire claims its place once again as an unmissable date for cinematographic discoveries, debates and encounters, as demanding from an artistic point of view as they are ethically engaged. The fidelity of the États généraux to this editorial line that constitutes its trademark is not only a guarantee of quality but also the source of a repeatedly verified recognition by professionals, regional authorities and public institutions, among whom the Drac Rhône-Alpes is once again proud to be associated in contributing to the success of this edition.

Alain Daguerre de Hureaux
Directeur régional des affaires culturelles