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Blu-ray discs specifically designed for theatrical release. The heritage of Jacques Tati in digital The films of my uncle, founded in 2000 by Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff to restore and distribute the films of Jacques Tati, now broadcasts (...)

Definitions of the cultural institution and the cultural milieu (text written in 2006). Here is my vision, personal and subjective, on which I base my assumptions: ’Cultural institution’ means any organization, association, small or large (...)

Training for the Institut Français Region East Europe

To take into account the evolution of the use of moving images, in order to conceive adapted cultural proposals, motivating for the public, and in the missions of the Institut Français. Training day animated by Benoît Labourdette, within the (...)

Sharing my interest in an inspiring personality.

The notion of “cultural rights” is increasingly present in the debates within the cultural sector. They are seen by many as being at the heart of the issues and processes of change in the field of culture. But they are controversial, their very (...)

(text written in 2006, before the advent of social networks and cultural proposals such as the Arte website for example) New Internet Issues The Internet is no longer a showcase, the Internet has become a (real) space of sociality. There are (...)

Post-confinement cultural action project.

Itinerant projections on city walls, in the neighbourhood around a cinema, to experience again the happiness of shared projection, without any fear of health, thanks to the outside and the easy respect of social distancing. The film is also an (...)

On the theme of musical cinema, a night walk in Valencia, to discover new and surprising works on the city walls. And then, on some films, viewers were invited to make the music live! To close the International Festival of Screenwriters, on 6 (...)

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (5’40s, 2000).

Speaking words is like drawing your own life line.

Retrospective of short films by Benoît Labourdette. The Festival Takavoir in Niort, is a “child” of the Pocket Films Festival. I had advised its founder, Guyome Simonnet, before its creation in 2009. In 2013, this is the fourth edition of the (...)

Essay, by Emmanuel Vergès

In the construction of cultural proposals, focus attention on the lived and shared experience. Short essay on the philosophy of action and the function of art. Benoît Labourdette’s work, between By my window and street projections, makes me think (...)

Screening of film “The imprisoned teenager”, by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2009) under the theme “Should not.”

Screening of « Staff room », a film by Benoît Labourdette (2’10, 2012). “Kino”, organized by Christophe Gauthier in Gap (association “The Cat in the teapot”) proposed its first edition, november 30, (...)

Interview of Benoît Labourdette by Jean-Yves de Lépinay (11’37s, 2020).

Sharing examples of audiovisual creation workshops conducted in the spirit of cultural rights: moving from “participation” to “interaction.” This trust we choose to put in others is a risk we take, it changes us. We take the risk of being able to (...)

What is culture for? What is cinema? Are we going to return to cultural places? Should we rethink cultural proposals to adapt them? But to adapt them to what and how? These are fundamental questions that are posed today to the actors of the (...)

Cultural policy" is a tradition of the French state since the Middle Ages. It was initiated by Louis XIV in the 17th century as a tool of influence and power. And it was defined in its current terms by André Malraux in 1959, with the State’s (...)

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