• Activities of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema

In defining the tasks of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region desires to :

  • promote and renew French and European feature films
  • enhance the region as a major movie set, located in the heart of Europe, rich in great locations (naturals and man made), with good logistics, accomodation (hotels, restaurants, road, rail and air), and human resources (actors and crew)
  • develop the film industry in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, source of significant economic benefits and jobs
  • promote the region at national and international level, thanks to movies that are broadcasted everywhere in the world
  • promote films coproduced in the the region, particularly among young people.

Missions of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema


Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma invests as a coproducer in film production in exchange of a percentage of receipts.
The contribution of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema is not a subsidy.
Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema does not directly produce  films.
The investments are mainly financed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in partnership with the National Center for Cinema. Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema has an annual investment capacity of 3 to 4 millions euros, consisting of contributions from the Region and the CNC, and the revenue generated by the exploitation of films. Investments focus on feature films shooted significantly in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region agreed by the National Center for Cinema. Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes Cinéma produced on average 10 to 15 films per year. Since 1991, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma co-produced over 280 films. It is the largest regional fund supporting creation and film production in France after the Ile de France Region (Paris).

Distribution and promotion

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma supports the promotion and distribution of the films co-produced :

  • Organization of previews,
  • Participation in regional festivals
  • Distribution of documentation on the films,
  • purchase of advertising space,
  • regional partneships
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma also promotes the films and the region among professionals and a large public, in France and abroad.

The Authors desk

Prior to co-producing a film, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Cinema Cinema may be involved in financing the first steps of project development, especially during the screenplay writing periode. Authors desk is responsible for monitoring these projects, particularly those of regional authors.
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