25th edition of the États généraux du film documentaire
August 18-24, 2013
Nicolas Havette, États généraux 2010
Non competitive festival, the editorial line of the Etats Généraux is characterized by three main components in the schedule:
- Seminars and workshops, in which theoretical reflection on cinema is developed over several sessions (pre-registration required).
- Professional meetings, offering privileged moments of exchange between participants from various professions of the trade, and aiming at getting them informed, involved and engaged into a reflection to be shared with the whole sector, about the economic perspectives of documentaries and their diffusion.
- The “Film” programming space, aiming at discovering or revisiting exceptional documentary works, filmographies or the evolution of documentary cinema in a given country. “Uncertain Viewpoints”, a look into the French-speaking production of the year, puts forward recent and seldom shown works; “Doc History” underlines the educational aspect by showing reference or heritage works; “Fragment of a Filmmaker’s Work” offers retrospectives of well-established filmmakers or the discovery of young directors’ filmographies; “Doc Route” gives an occasion to review the situation of documentary cinema in one foreign country. And the open-air evening screenings take care of films with a more immediate kind of interest...
Five theaters and one video library provide simultaneously morning, afternoon and late evening screenings. The professional sessions alternate between meetings behind closed doors, and attending several venues of the event. In the evenings, open-air screenings, screenings in neighboring villages and in private homes round out this substantial programming.
Une projection chez l'habitant à Eyriac, Bruno Vallet, 2007