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BNP Paribas in Switzerland continues to support cinema

The bank, official partner and founder, is supporting the second edition of this annual international event set up by Vincent Perez, "Think Cinema Lausanne".  A century of history between ...

13 February 2019

The bank, official partner and founder, is supporting the second edition of this annual international event set up by Vincent Perez, “Think Cinema Lausanne”.

 A century of history between BNP Paribas and the film industry

2017 marked a century of shared history between BNP Paribas and the movie industry. These 100 years have enabled BNP Paribas to build a close relationship and cultivate a set of joint values with cinema art, becoming over time the number one bank in Europe for cinema, with involvement at all stages of the film industry value chain. The cinema has therefore quite naturally become one of the main areas for developing Customer Affinity with the BNP Paribas Brand.

BNP Paribas is a major player in the financing of audio-visual productions.

The bank provides financing and support for filmmaking through a dedicated Image & Media unit staffed by experts who work exclusively on cinematographic and audio-visual projects. Every year, BNP Paribas is involved, directly or indirectly, in financing half of all films produced in France.

BNP Paribas is the exclusive partner to national cinema promotion initiatives.

Since 2007, the Bank has been engaged in an exclusive partnership with the French National Cinema Federation to enable as many people as possible every year to go out and enjoy the cinema.

BNP Paribas helps to preserve cinema heritage.

BNP Paribas has helped to restore a number of classic film reels, including Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort by Jacques Demy. The Group also supports iconic movie-theatres such as Le Trianon at Romainville/Noisy-Le-Sec, which has been receiving assistance since 2010. The Group provides support to over 40 film festivals in Europe. These include: in France, the Lumière Festival in Lyon, Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and the Télérama Festival; in Belgium, the BNP Paribas Fortis Film Days, which are held every year across some 450 movie-houses; and in Italy, where BNL is the main partner to the Rome International Film Festival. In 2012 BNP Paribas launched Séance Radio, a web-radio channel @seanceradio, which brings movie fans news reports and stories devoted exclusively to the world of film. In 2014, BNP Paribas launched the Séance Ciné app which provides an easy way for groups of friends to organise trips to the cinema.

BNP Paribas supports innovation.

In a changing world, where new habits and ways of doing things are constantly emerging, BNP Paribas is more determined than ever to support change and development in the cinema world. Accordingly, the Group offers its various publics the opportunity to try out new ways of enjoying movies, including in Virtual Reality mode through collaboration with the MK2 VR space and the VR Arles Festival.

“The cinema has naturally become an allied territory for the BNP Paribas brand and today, the Group is active across the entire value chain of the 7th art, from creation to distribution. With BNP Paribas you’ll always be inspired by cinema. We’re therefore delighted to support “Think Cinema Lausanne”. This second edition of a major event – between heritage and potential – shares values that are dear to us: transmission and innovation. We encourage all generations to participate in this reflection relating to the 7th art”, explains Monique Vialatou, CEO of BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA.

 

Think Cinema Lausanne, an annual international event set up by Vincent Perez

 Over 8,000 spectators attended the first edition, meeting 13 world renowned guests and attending screenings of over fifty films. Think Cinema Lausanne is back for its second edition from March 7 to 10, 2019. Think Cinema Lausanne is an event for film enthusiasts, students and professionals to rediscover films past and present, and reflect on cinema’s future. This year we are going “Beyond Limits”, with internationally renowned guests, a selection of some thirty groundbreaking films, talks, conferences, Q&As, and a Think Cinema zone in the heart of Lausanne. Think Cinema Lausanne will show a selection of films that have transcended social or technical conventions, challenged boundaries, or whose makers went beyond the limits of sanity or reason in the making of their masterpieces.  width= Think Cinema Lausanne has had the support of the City of Lausanne and the Swiss Film Archive since its first edition. The 2nd edition is placed under the patronage of Alain Berset, Federal Councilor Head of the Federal Department of the Interior.  width=

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BNP Paribas in Switzerland becomes a partner of “Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne”

BNP Paribas, the major European bank of cinema strengthens its commitment to the 7th art. The bank is backing the first edition of this annual international event on cinema set up by Vincent ...

7 February 2018

BNP Paribas, the major European bank of cinema strengthens its commitment to the 7th art.

The bank is backing the first edition of this annual international event on cinema set up by Vincent Perez.  

 A century of history between BNP Paribas and the film industry

2017 crowned a century of history between BNP Paribas and the film industry. One hundred years over which BNP Paribas has been able to build a privileged relationship and cultivate common values and as such, has become the major European bank of cinema. Quote of Geoffroy Bazin cinemaBNP Paribas is a key player in audiovisual production funding and an exclusive partner of national operations for film theatre promotion. BNP Paribas supports the financing of films via its BNP Paribas “Image & Media” division, made up of specialists exclusively dedicated to cinematographic and audiovisual activities. Every year, BNP Paribas participates in funding half of the French audiovisual productions and is happy to be able to assist in offering a degree of distraction in front of the big screen to a wide audience. As a supporter of cinematographic heritage, BNP Paribas is proud to take part in restoring major film classics like “Modern Times” by Charlie Chaplin or “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” by Jacques Demy. The Group also sponsors more than 40 festivals in Europe and in 2012 it launched “Séance Radio”, a web radio for film enthusiasts and the application “Séance Ciné” for easily organising cinema outings among friends. In a changing world and with the advent of new practices, BNP Paribas wants more than ever to support the cinema through these developments and puts innovation at the heart of its commitment. With this in mind, the Group, along with MK2 VR and the VR Arles Festival, offers the opportunity to discover new ways of enjoying the cinema like Virtual Reality.  

“The cinema has naturally become an allied territory for the BNP Paribas brand and today, the Group is active across the entire value chain of the 7th art, from creation to distribution. Today, we’re therefore delighted to support “Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne”, which strengthens BNP Paribas’ commitment to cinema. This first edition of a major event – between heritage and potential – shares values that are dear to us: broadcasting and innovation. We encourage all generations to participate in this reflection relating to the 7th art” explains Geoffroy Bazin, CEO of BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA.

 

Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne, an annual international event set up by Vincent Perez

Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne is an annual international event that seeks to involve the public in a reflection relating to cinema. Launched by the actor Vincent Perez, the event celebrates the history of film with the projection of mythical works and passionate public debates among prominent personalities (actors, directors and producers) and specialists from various sectors. R7AL logo cinema For this first edition, which will take place from 24th to 28th March 2018, Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne (r7al) will present around thirty films, well-known or less renowned, and other treasures from the Swiss film library, in six film theatres, including the emblematic Capitole – which will be the heart of the event – the Cinematographe and the Paderewski theatre of Montbenon, and three other Pathé Les Galeries and Pathé Flon theatres. Between heritage and potential, r7al provides a powerful, creative incubator and a unique signature in the world of cinema, by associating with important schools from the canton of Vaud, like ECAL, UNIL, EJMA, EHL, HEIG-VD and EPEL*. With the support of the town of Lausanne and the Swiss film library, the festival, far from any sort of competition, sheds a new light on the 7th art and positions Lausanne as an important place to talk about film, reflect, innovate and bring meaning.       * Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (Lausanne Cantonal School of Art), Université de Lausanne (University of Lausanne), Ecole de Jazz et de Musique Actuelle (School of Jazz and Modern Music), Ecole Hôtellière de Lausanne (Lausanne School of Hotel Management), Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud (School of Business and Engineering Vaud), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne).

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BNP Paribas presents the 12th annual Mobile Film Festival

Young film-makers wishing to take part in this year's Mobile Film Festival have until 3 January to submit one or more films on the Festival website. Film entries, which must be one minute long ...

8 November 2016

Young film-makers wishing to take part in this year’s Mobile Film Festival have until 3 January to submit one or more films on the Festival website. Film entries, which must be one minute long and shot with a mobile phone, should tell a story, express an emotion, or arouse viewer’s awareness.

In setting a one-minute format the Mobile Film Festival is matching the competition parameters with current audiovisual consumption patterns. The contest demands sophisticated screen-writing skills from the film director in order to create maximum emotion in a very short space of time.

The Mobile Film Festival – three phases :

  • From 8 November to 3 January : Entry to the competition open to everyone free-of-charge on mobilefilmfestival.com
  • From 24 January to 21 February : the online Festival on mobilefilmfestival.com
  • Tuesday 28 February : Mobile Film Festival Awards ceremony.

A prestigious jury will present the Awards at the closing ceremony of this 12th annual Mobile Film Festival.

The jury will be chaired by Emmanuelle Bercot, actress, screenwriter and film director who won the Best Actress award at the 68th Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film ‘Mon Roi’ (My King) directed by Maïwenn.

The other jury members are:

  • Kim Chapiron – screenwriter and film director
  • Emilie Dequenne – actress, who won the Best Actress award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film ‘Rosetta’ directed by the Dardenne brothers
  • Maïmouna Doucouré – actress, screenwriter and film director, winner of the award for the Best International Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival, and the Short Cuts award for Best Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival
  • Julie Gayet – actress, film director and producer
  • Laurent Grégoire – agent who heads the film actors/directors/screenwriters’ agency Adequat
  • Jalil Lespert – actor and film director
  • Aïssa Maïga – actress

BNP Paribas is partnering with the Festival for the 6th year running. The Bank will provide a grant of €15,000 to each of the winners of the Festival’s two major prizes – one for a film made in France, the other for a film made abroad – to enable them to make a short film with professional equipment, assisted by a professional producer, within a year.

The 2017 Awards and grants are:

  • Grand Prix International – a grant of €15,000 from BNP Paribas
  • Grand Prix France – a grant of €15,000 from BNP Paribas
  • Best Female Actor award
  • Best Male Actor award
  • Best Film Production – a grant of €3,000 from CNC (the French National Centre of Cinematography and the moving image)
  • Best Film Scenario – a grant of €3,000 from CNC (the French National Centre of Cinematography and the moving image)
  • Best Vertical Film
  • Bloggers’ Prize, awarded by a bloggers’ association in partnership with the Golden Blog Awards
  • Audience Prize, awarded on the basis of an audience online vote in partnership with French entertainment information website TOPITO
  • SensCritique Prize, awarded by the members of the SensCritique entertainment ratings community

This year, the BNP Paribas Group’s financial contribution to the Mobile Film Festival has helped to support last year’s winners – Julien Lessi, who will be shooting his short film ‘Betty’ in Tours; and Zainou El Abidine, who is to shoot his short film ‘Billal’ in Cairo.

The Mobile Film Festival is very proud that on 1 February the first-ever winner of a BNP Paribas grant, Morgan Simon, is bringing out his first feature film entitled Compte tes blessures (‘Count your Blessings’). The film has already carried off some very prestigious awards, including a Jury’s Special Mention at the San Sebastian Festival in Spain; and the Best Actor award and Young People’s Jury prize at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz Festival in France, the Youth prize and Best Film Director at the Tofifest Film Festival in Poland. The film has also been selected for screening at many other festivals.

 

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas a major player in financing audio-visual production

For over 20 years, BNP Paribas has helped to finance film-making via the BNP Paribas ‘Image & Media’ department, which is staffed by experts who work exclusively with the film and audio-visual sector. The Group also holds a sizeable stake in French film finance institution Cofiloisirs. Every year BNP Paribas participates in the financing of a substantial proportion of audio-visual productions in France.

BNP Paribas an exclusive partner in initiatives to promote cinema-going in France

BNP Paribas is today the leading supporter of activities run by FNCF, the National Federation of French Cinemas, to boost cinema-going. In 2004, BNP Paribas formed a partnership with FNCF to organise the La Rentrée du Cinéma (‘Back from vacation, back to the Cinema’) promotional initiative. Then in 2007, BNP Paribas became the exclusive partner for major movie promotion events run at French cinemas – Le Printemps du Cinéma (Spring at the Cinema) and La Fête du Cinéma (Festival of Cinema) in addition to La Rentrée du Cinéma. In 2011 for the first time, BNP Paribas launched, with the support of the FNCF, its own La Rentrée Cinéma programme for staff. The Group is delighted to be able to contribute every year to the popularity of films showing at the cinema by distributing a million tickets at very special prices, thus enabling large numbers of people to enjoy the entertainment of the big screen.

BNP Paribas partners with all types of cinemas

Arthouse and experimental cinema

In 2010 the Group became a partner of the Le Trianon cinema in Romainville/Noisy-Le-Sec in eastern Paris. This partnership helps the cinema to play a unique educational role for young people, while remaining a major venue for all film lovers. In 2013, BNP Paribas began providing support to another iconic Parisian arthouse cinema, Le Balzac, a partnership which is intended to help ensure a diverse range of films on offer in the Champs-Elysées area of Paris.

BNP Paribas and Film Festivals

The Group supports Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, the Télérama Film Festival at La Rochelle in western France, the Grand Lyon Film Festival, and the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, the organisation that gives out the César Awards. BNP Paribas also supports film festivals elsewhere in Europe, including the ‘BNP Paribas Fortis Film Days’, an initiative that take place in 450 cinemas across Belgium and Italy, and the Rome International Film Festival, for which BNL is the main partner. In addition, BNP Paribas partners with the Mobile Film Festival, which highlights and encourages the creators of one-minute films made with a mobile phone.

Séance Radio and Séance Ciné

In 2012 BNP Paribas launched Séance Radio (Radio Session), a 100% cinema-oriented radio website and app (seanceradio.com; @seanceradio). Séance Radio offers film fans the opportunity to recap 24-7 on the delights of the film world through a number of sessions exclusively dedicated to film plus music content comprising original film scores. In 2014, BNP Paribas launched the Séance Ciné (Cinema Session) app (available at the App Store and on Google Play), which provides an easy way for users to arrange a movie outing with friends.

Education and charity initiatives

BNP Paribas initiatives in this field are driven by a) the Group’s strong commitment to promote cinema and b) the Group’s Corporate Philanthropy policy, which encourages education and social solidarity. Among other initiatives, BNP Paribas supports the Les Toiles Enchantées (The Magic Screens) charitable organisation led by Isabelle Giordano and Lambert Wilson, whose mission is to enable young hospital in-patients to enjoy entertainment and cultural input by arranging free-of-charge screenings of current general release films.

Film restoration helping to preserve our cultural heritage

BNP Paribas has provided assistance for the restoration of a number of old films, including four Charlie Chaplin films – Modern Times, The Kid, The Gold Rush and The Circus. In 2013 the Bank supported the restoration and digitisation of Jacques Demy’s Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Ladies of Rochefort) and Parade by Jacques Tati. In 2015, BNP Paribas contributed to the restoration of a copy of Gérard Oury’s Le Corniaud (The Sucker).

 

About the Mobile Film Festival

The Mobile Film Festival was launched in 2005 by Bruno Smadja. Over these twelve years the Festival has been dedicated to discovering, financing and providing support to film directors from all over the world, based on the simple format 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film.

Young film-makers wishing to take part in the Festival are required to submit one or more films one minute in length which they have shot with a mobile phone.

The decision taken twelve years ago to base the Festival on mobile phone camera work is looking increasingly relevant as mobile use spreads relentlessly across the world and the quality of the technology continues to make great strides, now already giving us HD and even 4K. The Mobile Film Festival concept removes all financial constraints so that anyone and everyone from anywhere in the world can take part under equal conditions. The same goes for the one-minute format, which is fast becoming standard in the wake of Instagram’s decision to step video time up to one minute.

For the last twelve years, we have been working in precisely this way to promote creative and inventive film works.

 

Press Contact

BNP Paribas

Marion Saraf, marion.saraf@bnpparibas.com +33 (0)1 57 43 88 63

Mobile Film Festival

Marine Giovannini, communication@mobilevent.com +33 (0)1 40 09 89 65