About us

The Team


Cinéma du réel – Bibliothèque publique d’information
25 rue du Renard – 75197 Paris Cedex 04 – France
Tél : +33 (0)1 44 78 45 16 / Fax : +33 (0)1 44 78 12 24
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General Delegate and Artistic Director: Catherine Bizern
– Artistic Direction Coordinator: Christian Borghino
– Selection and debate coordination : Olivia Cooper-Hadjian
– Programme and publications Assistant: Clémence Arrivé

– Managing Director: Quentin Richard
– Administration and Partnership: Jérôme Chevrier
– Administration and Partnership assistant: Camille Chartier

Production Manager: Philippe Guillaume
– Print Traffic and Subtitling Coordinator:
Bianca Mitteregger
– Production assistant: Julie Milhade

– Press Officer: Catherine Giraud
– Communication Officer: Charlotte Forbras
– Press and Communication Assistant : Thelma Klébert

– Heads of ParisDOC : Anaïs Desrieux and Cécile Cadoux
– ParisDOC Assistant: Amaïllia Bordet

– Outreach Coordinator: Suzanne de Lacotte
– Outreach Assistant: Nina Cohen

– Guestoffice Coordinator: Mathilde Carteau
– Guestoffice Assistant: Vittoria Leardini

Architect : Laurence Lebris
– Subtitler : Cinécim


The Association Les Amis de Cinéma du Réel

The association Les Amis de Cinéma du Réel was created in 1984 under Joris Ivens honorary presidency. It helps the Bibliothèque publique d’information organizing the festival.

The association is supported and subsidized by the National Film Board, the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Direction Générale des Médias et des Industries Culturelles, Direction Générale des Patrimoines), The Conseil Régional d’Île-de-France, Paris Townhall, The Institut français, INA, CGET, the Procirep TV Committee, Scam,  Sacem and CNAP.

It is active through a network of French and foreign correspondents.

puce.gif Members of honnor: Margot Benacerraf, Freddy Buache, Pankaj Butalia, Danielle Chantereau, Bob Connolly, Judit Elek, Suzette Glénadel,  Helena Koder, Michel Melot, Marie-Christine de Navacelle, Pedro Pimenta, Yolande Simard-Perrault, Mario Simondi, Frederick Wiseman, Colin Young.

puce.gif Chairman: Julie Paratian


In 1978, the 3rd Rencontres internationales du cinéma direct “Human looks at human”, launched by the magazine IMPACT, were held at the Centre Pompidou.

In 1979, the Bibliothèque publique d’information created Cinéma du réel, international festival of ethnographic and sociological films at the Centre Pompidou, supported by the C.N.R.S. (French national center for research) and by the “Comité du film ethnographique” (Ethnographic film committee), in order to promote the documentary cinema.

The festival is organized by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (Public information library) together with the association Les Amis du Cinéma du réel (Friends of the Cinéma du réel), founded in 1984.