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Cinematographic creation, artistic production, cultural development, scientific research, pedagogical innovation, vocational training... From my activities, this website offers the free sharing of my films and other works, educational and technical resources, captations, testimonials and rare publications.


  • Jealousy

    19 August 2017

    A so negative feeling...
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’38s, silent, 2017).

  • The comeback of Master Sakho

    14 August 2017

    Prepare for a troubled comeback.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’08s, silent, 2017).

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  • Fire (white monkey)

    8 August 2017

    At night, when anxiety is there, if one dares to look beyond the ashes of life, one can see an image of salvation.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’14s, 2017).

  • Paper faces #1

    2 August 2017

    Series of photographs. Cubist faces thanks to the tears of torn up advertising posters
    On the suggestion of the photographer Myriam Drosne, when a “paper face” appears to me in the city, its streets or its subways, I keepa photographic track of it. Here is a first series.

  • City of Choisy-le-Roi : “To be here and there at the Navigators”

    18 July 2017

    Creation of the synthesis film of a multidisciplinary artistic intervention carried out in Choisy-le-Roi over a year, within the framework of urban renewal.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’19s, 2017).

  • Saint-Lô’s Library : Bibliobox

    6 July 2017

    Diffusion of a selection of short films by Benoît Labourdette in the Bibliobox of the Saint-Lô’s Library.
    To know more :
    Announcement on Saint-Lô’s Library website Come to discover our Bibliobox!
    A Bibliobox allows you to download books, videos, music, software and photos without the need to connect to the Internet. Librarians select works that have fallen into the public domain, works under Creative Commons licenses, works with authorization from the authors, to make them available to the public.
    The Bibliobox generates a network to which the public can connect in wifi, with a (...)

  • Town of Mitry-Mory : drone workshop at Paul Langevin College

    4 July 2017

    Film shootings with drone during the end of year celebration of Paul Langevin college in Mitry-Mory.
    In Mitry-Mory in the Paris region (France), the Concorde cinema (led by Maëlig Cozic-Sova) initiates cultural collaborations with school structures, more thorough than the only “Collège au cinéma” system. An inaugural, original and atypical initiative, in consultation with the city’s youth department, was proposed on July 4, 2017 during the end-of-year celebration of the Collège Paul Langevin of Mitry-Mory: collective shootings of films with drone , Which I animated. The objective is to propose (...)

  • Remembering Alice

    14 May 2017

    A mother returns in the footsteps of her missing daughter. The work of mourning, like the work of birth, is a work of unconditional love.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’40s, 2017). With Marion Geerebaert.

  • University Montpellier 3 : “I did not know it, but I’m my camera”

    6 April 2017

    Overview of my filmmaking efforts from 1997 to 2017, in relation to technological developments, and the making of a “mental” film.
    In the framework of a study day entitled “Self-narrative: Tool and features of the” I “on screen, organized by Claire Chatelet and Julie Savelli (University Montpellier 3) Intervention:”I did not know, but I am my camera“, here is the short presentation: Visit of 20 years of autobiographical and autofictional productions of Benoît Labourdette (1997-2017), closely related to the new tools that gave birth to them: DV cameras, mobile phones, cameras, drones, virtual (...)

  • Cinematheque of Martigues : “From the sensitive to the camera”

    1 April 2017

    The Cinematheque of Martigues offers a program of films by Benoît Labourdette.
    “From the sensitive to the camera”
    Benoît Labourdette’s film program, from April 1 to 15, 2017, as part of the exhibition “Films in the Pockets”.
    Presentation text To tell his unique story, his own and also those of other individuals, who come out of anonymity thanks to a depth of intimate relationship that can be offered to the cinema. As in a mirror to recognize oneself in the interiority of the other. A non-chronological journey over a period of twenty years of Benoît Labourdette’s artistic production, between (...)

  • Made in China

    13 March 2017

    Plastic animals are talking to us.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’07s, 2017).

  • Photos of the construction site

    31 January 2017

    Binocular walk in 360° inside the memory of a project of photographs of a construction site.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’43s, 2017). Text and photographs by Myriam Drosne.

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  • Book: “Image education 2.0”

    13 October 2015

    “Image education 2.0” (under the direction of Benoît Labourdette), practical book of image education in the digital age, published by ACAP. Free download.
    Download the entire book (french).
    In line with the work of Jacques Rancière (“The ignorant master”, 1987) or Michel Serres (“Little Thumbelina”, 2012), among others, this book is a practical guide, open, offering one hand the construction of a thought on issues of image education in today’s society, and on the other hand ideas for concrete educational activities, contemporary and relevant.
    This book, under direction by Benoît Labourdette, (...)

  • Book : “Shoot a movie with your mobile phone”

    31 July 2008

    The first complete guide to filmmaking with mobile phones, Dixit publishing in 2008, which remains a reference. Free download.
    Download the complete book.
    I wrote this book to make it a concrete guide, technical as of shooting and directing. I have also written it keeping in mind that the technology would evolve rapidly. So, apart from the first chapter on phone models, all content of this book is always present.
    Book chapters
    How to choose phone
    Express guide for shooting with mobile phone
    Successful shooting with phone
    Successful editing
    Disseminate and keep his (...)

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