The International Film and Television School of Paris continues its six year relationship with the Cinémathèque Française, the world’s first foremost film archive and museum in the center of Paris. International Department Director, Bob Swaim met the Cinémathèque President Costa Gavras and it’s General Director Serge Toubiana who presented next year’s program.
EICAR’s partnership with La Cinémathèque Française allows EICAR Bachelor and Masterstudents free access to all Cinémathèque programs and use of the Cinémathèque’s library (BFI), Videothèque, print archives and research facilities. With their Cinémathèque membership card, students can go to all Cinémathèque screenings, participate in workshops and attend seminars.
The highlights for next year’s program include exhibits on Francois Truffaut and Michelangelo Antonioni including a retrospective of their films. « The Truffaut show has a special significance for me« , confessed Bob Swaim, « because Truffaut gave me his 35 mm short-ends from his film « Stolen Kisses » (Baisers Volés) so I could shoot my first short film. Truffaut was my mentor« .