Through its commitment to the film industry, BNP Paribas aims to provide as many people as possible with access to the full range of film genres.
BNP Paribas and the Le Trianon Cinema of Romainville / Noisy-le-Sec, near Paris (France) have joined forces to help spread the knowledge of our film heritage and to expand the audience of film enthusiasts in Seine-Saint Denis.
A public institution, Le Trianon is classified as a historical monument. It’s a legendary place for film lovers, not only because of its architecture and outstanding film equipment, but also because it was where the renowned television show, “La Dernière Séance”, hosted by Eddy Mitchell, was filmed for 14 years. The partnership with BNP Paribas will help this cinema to play a unique role in teaching today’s young people about their film heritage, while remaining a major centre of culture and entertainment for all cinema fans.
The not-for-profit organisation Banlieuz’Art assists talented young people from the Paris region in completing their film projects. In addition to coordinating an annual competition, the association draws on the support and experience of celebrities from the worlds of film and culture to ensure that the participants’ creativity and artistic efforts are showcased effectively.
A partner since 2011, BNP Paribas supports the artistic development of these young Parisians and assists them in producing short films, which the artists subsequently have an opportunity to see screened during the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.
Les Toiles Enchantées
A partner since 2011, BNP Paribas shares the goals of the not-for-profit organisation Les Toiles Enchantées (“the Enchanted Screens”): to provide film screenings for hospitalised and disabled children and adolescents.
The films are brought to the children, giving them a few hours of escape from their daily lives and allowing them to experience the same culture and entertainment as other children their age.
The new information channel for all film fans! This initiative by Brightfish, in partnership with BNP Paribas Fortis, provides the latest news, videos and interviews about Flemish and French-language films.
This project is spearheaded by the website Cinevox.be, and has its own Facebook pages and Twitter feed. News and discussions are published every day with the aim of building an authentic and active community around exclusive previews and competitions.
Les quais de la mémoire
The “Quais de la Mémoire,” a French association founded in 1993, allows troubled youths to be trained in all communications media, including broadcasting, with technical and useful everyday tools. The BNP Paribas Foundation, through its “Projet Banlieues,” brought its support to this approach for young people to feel valued and to open up opportunities.
Inner-cities make films
In 2006, the Citéart association, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation as part of its "Projet Banlieues" programme, set itself an original challenge: help young talent from inner-cities get involved in French cinema, particularly via the short film festival "Nos Cités".
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
The "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" project, which is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, was developed by Arti e Spettacolo Association, following the earthquake on April 6th, 2009 in the Italian region of Abruzzes.
Named after the famous film "Cinema Paradiso" by Giuseppe Tornatore (1989), "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" is the brainchild of a group of artists. In the villages that were hit hardest by the earthquake, the project has provided film screenings, live theatre, a wide variety of concerts, art workshops, etc. - all under canvas.
The goal is to bring not only smiles to the faces but also comfort into the lives of the people affected by the quake.