Les États généraux du film documentaire 2018 Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

It is a source of great pride for me that the Region supports the États généraux du film documentaire to be held in Lussas from August 19 to 25 for their thirtieth edition. The event demonstrates the vigour of documentary practice in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and is a wonderful showcase for its influence.
I believe that documentary is an art that should be both popular and set high standards for itself. The États généraux du film documentaire are perfectly in tune with this goal. They provide a particularly favourable moment for exchange and confrontation among professionals on the practice of their craft, creating the synergies and facilitating the sharing of the best contemporary practices. They also allow transmission of advice from those who have learned from experience to the younger generations who will ensure the art’s continuation.
What is more, the États généraux du film documentaire foster the visibility of French language documentary, thereby representing a federating force for the francophone world, an aspect I consider particularly precious.
Finally, I salute the action and engagement of all the organisers who make this event possible and who shed light on the wonderful work done by our filmmakers.
I wish you all an excellent festival!

Laurent Wauquiez
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Région President