La Ciotat

BFI Education

Sabine Putourti, Director of the Institute de l’Image in Aix en Provence, put together a day conference at La Ciotat bringing film educators from across Europe into an encounter with their peers across the south of France.  The choice of La Ciotat was symbolic and significant.  This is where the Lumiere brothers famously shot their ‘arriving train’, which they then took down the hill from the station to screen it at the Eden Theatre – claiming still to be the oldest continuing functioning cinema in the world. The Lumieres had a holiday house in La Ciotat, making it accidentally the origin of a number of the very first films: L’Arroseur Arrose, Repas de bebe.

Sabine put together a rich combination of speakers and topics.  Floor, from the Deventer Cinema in the Netherlands, showed us this:

Samira and Francois from Kyrnea (the K is soft) talked about the Young European Film…

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