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Profile of registrant

Film France

Identification number in the register: 54665848960-56
Registration date: 12/06/12 17:04:31

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/06/13 10:30:04
The date of the last annual update was 18/06/13 10:30:04

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Film France
Legal status: Non-profit organization
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Patrick Lamassoure
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Patrick Lamassoure
Position: CEO

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 9 rue du Château d'eau 
Paris 75010
Telephone number: (+33) 153839898
Fax number: (+33) 153839899
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: FILM FRANCE - The French Film Commission
Everything you need to know about shooting and posting in France

Film France is the first stop for foreign production companies and individuals preparing to film in France. A network of 40 local film commissions throughout the country offers free information on locations, crews, labour rates and facilities.
Its board is made up of key film and television producers, prominent people in technical services industries and representatives of local governments. Film France is supported by the French CNC (National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image).

Film France provides assistance with contacting appropriate agencies regarding immigration/work permits and filming permits, as well as information regarding labour rates, studio facilities, post-production facilities and suppliers. Film France can also provide information about co-productions opportunities in France.
At last, Film France is in charge of promoting the TRIP (Tax Rebate for International Production), a 20 % rebate designed for foreign films and TV dramas & series shooting in France. Our agency also gives an expertise to the CNC for every application to the TRIP made by foreign producers.
Nowhere else in Europe will you find such a large diversity of locations combined with a highly skilled workforce. France is home to one of the strongest film community, proud of its free-spirit. Crews jump from short films to large scale productions and are recognized for their versatility and adaptability.


The local film commissions promote and facilitate shoots in their area and assist crews during all types of production (feature films, television programs, commercials and music videos).
Each local film commission – also known as a film office – which is a member of the network of the National Film Commission France, provides free assistance in the following services:
- information concerning locations and pre-scouting (constitution of a database, digital photographs, etc.)
- search for crew, cast and extras (casting facilities are available in most film offices)
- administrative procedures, assistance in obtaining filming permits
- logistical and diverse information (vehicle rental, lodging, etc.)
- production office facilities and documentation
- relations with the press and local authorities.

9, rue du Château d'eau – 75010 Paris – FRANCE
T : +33 1 53 83 98 98 – F : +33 1 53 83 98 99
E-mail: – Web :
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: 7 staff members (paid by the association), including the CEO.

The association also has a board of directors, made of 24 film professionnals and institutions.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

One written contribution to the consultation on State Aids for the cinema and the audiovisual sector.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Research and Technology


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Film France is a member of:

EUFCN (European Film Commissions Network)

AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 0 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Film France has a 2011 budget of 1,029,000 €.
The CNC subsidy accounts for 80% of our income.

The EUFCN (European Film Commissions Network) has been granted some EU support in 2013 for its activities, but Film France is not benefiting directly from this financial support.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.