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Les Amis du Cinéma du réel

The association Les Amis du Cinéma du Réel was created in 1984 to co-organise Cinéma du Réel in partnership with the Bpi.

The association is made up of honorary members, founding members, ex officio members, French
and international correspondent members, and active members. Its members include over a hundred professionals working in documentary filmmaking who are invited to join the association by co-option.

Every year, one third of the Board of Directors is renewed. The Board is composed of two groups:

  • Group A includes representatives of ex officio members, i.e., organisations providing “significant and long-term support” to the association.
  • Group B includes representatives of active members, i.e., co-opted members having paid their annual dues.

In 2024, membership dues for legal entities stand at €150, giving access to a group pass; individual membership dues stand at €30, giving access to a single-user pass.

Board of directors : Catherine Bizern (general deleguate and artistic director of Cinéma du réel), Corinne Bopp, Christine Carrier (director of the Bpi), Pascale Cassagnau (for the Cnap), Patrice Chagnard, Carine Chichkowsky, Marianne Khalili Roméo, Rémi Lainé (for the Scam), Laurent Le Bon (for the Centre Pompidou), Cécile Lestrade, Céline Loiseau, Stéphane Mercurio, Anne Morin, Thierry Mouzard (for the ministère de la Culture), Mariana Otero, Carine Ruszniewski, Idzard Van der Puyl (for the Procirep), Catalina Villar.

Presidency : Carine Chichkowsky, Régis Sauder

Honorary members : Margot Benacerraf†, Pankaj Butalia, Danielle Chantereau, Bob Connolly, Marie-Christine de Navacelle, Judit Elek, Suzette Glenadel, Joris Ivens†, Helena Koder, Marceline Loridan-Ivens†, Michel Melot, Nelson Pereira dos Santos†, Pedro Pimenta, Mario Simondi, Frederick Wiseman, Colin Young†.

Founding members : Bpi, CNRS Audiovisuel, Comité du film ethnographique