Netflix invested in French cinema. The American platform joins forces with the Kourtrajmé film school, created by director Ladj Ly – who caused a sensation with Wretched – in order to “promote a new generation of talents in cinematographic and audiovisual creation“, Announces the streaming service in a press release.
The partnership, signed for three years, provides for the funding of three short films produced by groups of students selected by the school as well as the funding of equipment work and that of means of transport for students who do not live in near the school. “The desire to create an independent school that teaches film buffs all the paraphernalia that allows to create a short film has always been a project that was close to my heart.“Comments the multi-award-winning director for”Wretched»(Jury prize in Cannes, César for best film …).
Netflix will also contribute to the educational project of this free school without qualification conditions, created in 2018 in Seine-Saint-Denis, by offering writing workshops intended to develop writing series.
The platform will also organize round tables, masterclasses, coaching sessions on oral expression and the exercise of the pitch and its teams will participate in juries. Netflix had already organized in June a masterclass for the students of the school with the American director Spike Lee, Ladj Ly and the artist JR (who is piloting an art training in this school).
“We are proud to support the Kourtrajmé School, which has become an essential reference and asserts itself as a pool of talents who embody the cinema of tomorrow. It is also the opportunity for us to tell ever more authentic and original stories.Says Christopher Mack, director in charge of partnerships with schools and the creative community at Netflix.
For several months, Netflix has been multiplying partnerships in training for audiovisual and film professions, and has already joined forces with the Gobelins school (animation), the Fémis and the association 1000 faces directed by the director. Houda Benyamina, who advocates inclusion and diversity in cinema.