Partnerships, circulation and promotion of our productions

The School is at the heart of an extremely varied ecosystem which brings together: the student world, professionals, companies, public institutions (national, local, international), cultural institutions, research, French and foreign schools, alumni and of course the people who work at ENS Louis-Lumière.

A policy of selective partnership with schools

Partnership is a privileged means of investing in new fields of activity, sharing know-how and consolidating expertise.

In the case of the Masters in Cinema, we would like to mention partnerships on productions of the Fémis, the Kourtrajmé school, the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD – Switzerland) and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), on which our students serve as Directors of Photography.

The ENS Louis-Lumière also welcomes students from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français (CLCF) with whom we collaborate around assistant directorship. Students from the University of Paris 8 assist ENS Louis-Lumière students in the promotion of their work (production of film posters and press kits).

Students of the Masters in Photography carry out studio shoots (video and photography) for projects by fashion designers from the Duperré School of Applied Arts. Alongside the students of the « Cultural and Creative Industries, Digital Platforms Specialisation » Masters at University of Paris 8, they investigate on the social impact of digital technologies, producing images illuminating these questions.

The students of the Masters in Sound produce sound design for parts of animated films from the École des Gobelins, as well as the soundtracks for the documentaries of students of the « Cinema, Documentary, Media » Masters at the University of Paris Diderot.

These partnerships work in the same way as the collaborations between Masters in Cinema students and Kourtrajmé or EnsAD productions.

©Louise Pasquier et Agathe Calmanovic pour l'École Duperré Paris
©Pablo Moreno-Lelong pour ICF Habitat
©Cyprien Nicoleau for the Academie des César

An active and diverse partnership policy

The links ENS Louis-Lumière creates with partners are at the centre of its educational project.

An example of this policy is the participation in photographic commissioning exercises, enhancing the value of students’ work. Partners include the Comité Départemental du Tourisme de Seine-Saint-Denis (2019), Aéroports de Paris (2018), the Société du Grand Paris (2017) and the Musée d’Orsay (2018).

Since 2006, the ENS Louis-Lumière has renewed its yearly collaboration with the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (the « Césars »). Students from the Masters in Photography produce reports on events organised by the Academy and photographs honouring the 25 nominees of the 5 Technical Césars.

The School has set up diverse long-term partnerships with equipment and supply companies: applied research projects, sharing of technical expertise, lending and testing of equipment, regular hosting of trainees, support for student projects, etc.

A few examples: Thalès-Angénieux, Arri, Technicolor, Canon, Tapages, Transpalux, Panavision, Next Shot, Mikros, EV Corp, Broncolor, Camagrip, Sony, Nikon…

Two regular events offer visibility to educational projects:

  • The Open House Day at the end of November, which mobilises the entire school and welcomes more than 1000 visitors;
  • The graduates' evening at the Cinémathèque française, which showcases a selection of our productions for 400 guests in a prestigious venue.

ENS Louis-Lumière also works with partners on events outside the school:

  • Clermont-Ferrand Festival: organisation of a film set and raising public awareness on the film industry and the School's activities;
  • The 6 B (Saint-Denis): 3rd Year Photography work showcase
  • La Muse en Circuit (Alfortville): hosting of the "Sound Scenography" specialty

Circulation of our productions: festivals

Films made in the second and third years of the Cinema course are registered in the free-to-enter festivals belonging to category 1 of the CNC list as well as some free-to-enter festivals outside the list for strategic reasons.