Each year a large number of spectators and professionals from around the world gather to discover the Rencontres Internationales programme, which includes screenings, exhibitions and performances of works by internationally recognised artists and filmmakers, along with those of young artists and first-time filmmakers. Debates and round tables with guest curators, artists and researchers provide an additional perspective on the programme and the opportunity to question contemporary artistic practices and their concerns.
The event is a unique platform in Europe where artists can meet and exchange ideas with a large audience and launch new projects. More than just a showcasing of work, the event offers a true forum in the presence of guests from around the world. Leading figures in the fields of cinema, contemporary art and digital art, as well as artists, researchers and supervisors of cultural institutions and emerging organisations, are brought together to share their experiences and reflections in the context of art and culture, as they emerge and evolve today.
Les Rencontres Internationales traces the specificities and convergences of artistic practices between new cinema and contemporary art, examines new artistic forms and their critical approaches, and provides the necessary time for points of view to meet and be exchanged.
The event aims to introduce these works of art to a broad audience in order to create pathways between different art forms and different audiences, thus creating an exchange between artists, filmmakers and those involved in artistic and cultural life.
In this manner we hope to contribute to a reflection on our contemporary image culture, by way of a compelling programme accessible to everyone.