Franco-American Cultural Fund
Funded in France by resources from private copy levies, the Fund implements on all French and American territory an original sponsoring policy, which has the specificity of organizing an ambitious artistic and educational program and supporting cultural projects through both consultancy and financial aid.
It has the mission to promote cinematographic creation and restoration on both sides of the Atlantic, encourage young talents and uphold dialog among professionals from both countries.
Three main types of initiatives:
Thanks to the COL COA Los Angeles French Film Festival, which it founded in 1996 and its support for the FACE “Tournées” program, the Fund undertakes concrete actions to promote French films in the United States, encourage relations with American distributors and facilitate access to the North American market for many French filmmakers and producers.
The Fund also engages in initiatives to create and reinforce opportunities for meetings between French and American professionals around their respective films and the concerns they often share, whether technical, artistic, political or cultural.
The Fund aims to preserve both countries’ cinematographic heritage by restoring French films with the Cinémathèque Française, and American films with the Film Foundation, chaired by Martin Scorsese.