Cinéma du Réel - International documentary film festival

The Association des amis de Cinéma du Réel

The association The Friends of 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.

-Members of honnor: Margot Benacerraf, Freddy Buache, Pankaj Butalia, Danielle Chantereau, Bob Connolly, Judit Elek, Suzette Glénadel,  Helena Koder, Marceline Loridan, Michel Melot, Marie-Christine de Navacelle, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Pedro Pimenta, Helga Reidemeister, Yolande Simard-Perrault, Mario Simondi, William Sloan, Frederick Wiseman, Colin Young.

-Chairman: Julie Paratian