President of the Festival de Cannes

For 16 years now, La Fabrique Cinéma has been a fertile garden. Among its budding shoots this year the Institut français is cultivating diversity of vision, tone and storytelling, and is promoting many different ways of making cinema. By selecting first or second feature film projects by filmmakers and producers from the global south and emerging countries, La Fabrique Cinéma is an incubator for young talent that is vital to the balance of the global film ecosystem and to discovering artists who might someday feature in the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes. Only time will tell, and I sincerely hope they will!
Through nine fiction films and one documentary, the projects resulting from this year's La Fabrique show us different ways of inhabiting the world. Between economic, political and material reality and beliefs, legends and spirituality, each of these feature-length films questions the construction of identity, in its particularities as much as its universality. We come across stories of emigration and integration, characters in search of their origins, but also stories that grapple with fantasy, with mythology as a means of self-discovery.
It is a great pleasure to know that they are accompanied in this rich experience by Ivorian filmmaker Philippe Lacôte, who made a name for himself in the 2014 Un Certain Regard selection with his debut feature Run, and who himself took part in La Fabrique in 2018 with La Nuit des Rois. In this film, imbued with magical realism, a young prisoner in Abidjan's notorious Maca prison is forced to tell a story to entertain a kingpin and survive. This fable reminds us of the supernatural power of storytelling and expression as an essential freedom for emancipation.
We are all striving for this, with joy, conviction and pride.
President of the Festival de Cannes

France Médias Monde at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

The France Médias Monde group’s three media outlets – RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya – are in Cannes, as every year, to bring the world’s greatest film festival to their hundreds of millions of listeners, viewers and browsers on every continent. 
France Médias Monde’s three outlets are broadcasting television, radio and online specials every day – in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Fula, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Hausa, Khmer, Kiswahili, Mandinka, Persian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese – capturing and conveying filmmakers’ creative universes and their perspectives on the world. 
In news programmes and online channels, the special correspondents are covering the Festival’s highlights every day in their columns, reports and live broadcasts. 
France Médias Monde’s well-known cultural magazines – Tous les cinémas du monde (RFI in French), À l’affiche ! (France 24 in French), « Arts24 » (France 24 in English), Carrusel de las Artes (RFI and France 24 in Spanish), Culture (France 24 in Arabic) and Voyage Culturel (Monte Carlo Doualiya) – are live from Cannes throughout the Festival. 
Throughout the year, the three outlets cover the full filmmaking spectrum for the world, with a particular focus on French and French-language movies, and attend the seventh art’s main gatherings on every continent. 
France Médias Monde is a longstanding partner of the World cinema pavilion. The group also supports the Prix de la Citoyenneté.
RFI a partner of the Directors’ Fortnight and of La Semaine de la Critique.
France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish), the international radio station RFI (in French and 16 other languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 21 languages. Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract 255 million contacts. Those outlets have a combined 100 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram and rose to 3.7 billion views and streams in 2023. The group also has two 100% digital and social networking services, "InfoMigrants" and "ENTR", aimed at young Europeans. France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency and also a shareholder of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE

The International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)

The International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) has 55 member-States and Governments. Since its creation in 1970, it develops cooperation programmes in numerous fields, among which French language and cultural diversity. The OIF supports cinema and audio-visual production since 1990 through the “Fonds Image de la Francophonie” film fund, devoted to French-speaking countries of the global South (1,4 m€ in 2022). In 2020, the OIF started the Clap ACP Programme, with the financial contribution of the European Union and the support of the Organization of ACP States (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific): Clap ACP is a partnership with 5 African funds - the Fonsic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Rwanda Film Office, the National Film Authority of Ghana, DocumentaryAfrica (DocA) from Kenya and dedicated to documentary works, and the Rencontres du Film Court (RFC, for short films) from Madagascar - designed to foster South-South co-productions, by stronger financial grants on one side and also artistic, legal and commercial consultancy. Clap ACP includes OuiCoprod.org, a platform that will help ACP producers to find financial & distribution partners for their films and series. In 2021, the OIF launched a new fund, comanaged with TV5MONDE, to finance films & series that will show on the TV5MONDEPlus worldwide free-streaming platform (with a total amount of 500 to 700 000€ per year. provided by the governments of Canada, France, Quebec and Switzerland).

BNP Paribas

For over 100 years, BNP Paribas has been a committed and passionate partner to French and international cinema. 
Through this presence alongside film professionals and the general public, the bank supports the silver screen in all its forms. 
-By financing cinematographic and audiovisual productions: one out of every two productions in France is financed directly by BNP Paribas. 
-Through partnerships with more than 40 film festivals around the world, such as the Festival Lyon Lumière in France, the Festival di Roma in Italy or the WeLoveCinema Days in Belgium. 
-By inviting all audiences to experience the emotion of cinema through We Love Cinema, its platform dedicated to cinema enthusiasts. More than 70 000 people were invited to the movies in France in 2023. 
-The Group also supports the succession of cinema by being a partner of the CNC and the Femis school.

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