Rhône-Alpes Cinéma was created in 1990 and it is a public limited film production company. The region of Rhône-Alpes is one of the shareholders and the funds management has been given to cinema professionals. Since its creation, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma has co-produced more than 150 films. With 3 to 4 million euros invested each year in films, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma is one of the most important regional supporting funds for film creation and production in France.
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma missions are to co-produce feature films when shooting takes place in the Rhône-Alpes area and to support French and
European film creation. Rhône-Alpes Cinéma also works at valorising the region as a big cinema set, right in the centre of Europe, with a lot of production means (including the state of the art cinema studio) and staff. The fund thereby hopes to support a development of film activity, leading to economic and employment repercussions at a local level.
The funds also works to ensure large broadcasting and promotion of the films, produced in the region, during their release, and in this way participate in the cultural events of the region.
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma is financed by the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC).
The Rhône-Alpes Film Commission:
Created in 1994 and pioneer in France, the RAFC receives cinema and audiovisual professionals who wish to produce a film in Rhone-Alpes. It works with all types of projects (feature or short films, fiction, documentary films and advertising). The RAFC can give advise and facilitate the work of the director and his team during the lining-up, and it offers the following services: putting in touch technicians and actors from the Rhône-Alpes area, with service brokers and providers, shooting permits, logistics reception.
Cine-Regio representative - Grégory Faes
Grégory Faes has been the director of Rhône-Alpes Cinéma since 1994. He has a degree at a Paris university, in financial direction, specialized on enterprises within the cultural sector. Before Grégory Faes came to Rhône-Alpes Cinéma he worked as junior executive at SOFICA (Investimage et Sofiarp) and IFCIC (Institut pour le Financement du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel). Since 1994 Grégory Faes has also been engaged in Euro Média Garantie, which is a collaboration with the goal to create a European mechanism when it comes to bank credits for cinema and the audiovisual sector.