The Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop collection is
available for hire to the cultural and educational sectors.
Prints are systematically checked before and after every
screening, which helps ensure optimum screening conditions.
Every time a film is rented, a document detailing the current
print condition is filed. If a print is found to be damaged,
Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop , are mandated by
the filmmakers to allocate responsibility, deal with insurance
matters and carry out any necessary repairs or make new
This site contains a database of all the works in the collection.
The Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop collection currently comprises over
675 films and videos which highlight the work of 165 filmmakers and video artists.
The collection is the result of 30 years tracking down originals and copies of
works that have been forgotten or lost, rare works which are essential to the
history of the avant-garde, and which subsequently have been brought back into
distribution. Notable examples here are the cinematic works of Man Ray, Alexandre
Alexeïeff, Pat O'Neill, the videographic work of the Vasulkas, Pippo Oriani’s
film " Vélocità ", those of Ryszard Wasko and the cinematic
reconstitution of Emile Reynaud’s "film" "Autour d’une
Since the Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop collection constitutes an invaluable
cinematic and audiovisual heritage, it is important to ensure it remains permanently
available. Thus all the films are carefully checked after each screening. This
enables us to keep a precise chart of each print’s condition, and ensures
that worn out prints are replaced in good time, any accidental print damage is
immediately spotted, and to start work on print restoration if required.
This commitment, our response to the trust filmmakers place in us, is essential
to ensure that the work is given the respect it deserves.
PROGRAMMING AND ADVICE
Cinédoc curates and organises events relating to cinema and video such
as the retrospectives devoted to the work of Steina and Woody Vasulka (15 years
of electronic images), Man Ray (with the first complete retrospective of his
cinematic œuvre), Kenneth Anger (The Complete Magic Films), a Hommage to
Jean Painlevé, Alexandre Alexeïeff "Le cinéma épinglé" ;
and international conferences such as: "A century of animated paintings
and photo-paintings " at the French Cinémathèque, for the
centenary of Emile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique.
Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop also curate programmes for major exhibitions
: Les Immatériaux (Centre Georges Pompidou), Electra (Musée d’Art
Moderne de la Ville de Paris), Vitesses (Fondation Cartier); and film seasons
such as the "Cabinet d’amateur" at the French Cinémathèque
which ran from 1993 to 1995, "Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma expérimental" at
the Forum des Images which has been running since 1998.
Cinédoc also offers an advisory programming service. This site’s
on-line database enables you to access Cinédoc’s programming archive,
as well as providing a list of thematic suggestions. Please contact us if you
have specific enquiries.
Cinédoc & Paris Films Coop supplies its clients with a range of documentation
: information on filmmakers (biographies, bibliographies, press articles and
other writings…) and films (technical data, programme notes, articles and
other writings…). Digital photos, of both filmmakers and artists and their
works in the collection, are also available.
Films can be screened with a view to future programming, at Cinédoc, if
prior notice is given and it is feasible to do so.
Claudine Eizykman, President
Guy Fihman, Vice-President
Dominique Willoughby, Director
Constance de Williencourt, Film and Video Booking Coordinator