Victor Sloan’s video work Walk is shown for the duration of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin

23 November until 2 December 2006

© Victor Sloan

The 11th Rencontre Internationales Paris/Berlin will provide 12 days of discovery and reflection this year with new cinema and contemporary art in several places, including:
- Centre George Pompidou, for a sneak preview on November 16.
- Jeu de Paume
- Cinémathèque française
- Théâtre Paris-Villette
- Cinéma l’Entrepot
- Cinéma du Monde

Several foreign cultural institutes in Paris have joined the festival this year, creating their own programs in line with the Rencontres Internationales themes and interests:
- Institut Cervantes
- Centre Culturel Suédois (Swedish Cultural Center)
- Institut Néerlandais (Dutch Institute)
- Centre Wallonie Bruxelles (Wallonia-Brussels Center)

With 150 artists and film directors from around the world, this upcoming edition of the festival offers a new and original international program, including several film premieres, carte blanche exhibitions, and multimedia concerts, as well as ascreening room dedicated to viewing or re-viewing the festival’s exhibitions, of which 95% are making their world premiere.

The goals of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin are to present art to a large public, to bring together and communicate different forms of creation, and to create exchanges among artists, directors, and main actors in the artistic and cultural spheres. Rencontres Internationales thus endeavors to contribute to an international reflection on contemporary image culture via an open and ambitious artistic program that is open to everyone.

This year’s program, particularly rich and dense, was hand-picked out of 5200 entries, as well as by invitations made to certain artists and directors. This program is the result of an unequivocal international art work search, which resulted in 250 works from France, Germany, and 70 other countries, thus bringing internationally-known artists and directors together with younger creators whose works will presented for the first time in Paris.

In addition to presenting works of art from around the world, the 11th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin will be hosting a truly intercultural forum, where numerous artists will talk about the situation of artistic practices in their home countries, as well as discussions on the vivacity and spread of creation with major personalities in the art world, institution directors, and emerging structures.

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 18 00 20


Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin is supported by: the Ministry of Culture and Communication, DRAC Ile-de-France, CNC - Dicréam, Conseil Régional d'Ile-de-France, the City of Paris – Art in the City – Mission cinema, Institut Cervantes, the Swedish Cultural Center, the Wallonia-Brussels Center, the Dutch Institute, Camoes Institute, the Canadian Cultural Center, the Netherlands Embassy, Pro Helvetia, Ministry of flemish communauty, Finnish Fund for Art exchange, Culture Ireland, Haut Conseil Culturel Franco-Allemand, Fondation de Coopération culturelle Franco-Allemande, OFAJ, and the European Culture Foundation.

Our partner sites: Centre Georges Pompidou, Jeu de paume, Cinémathèque française, Théâtre Paris-Villette, Cinéma l’Entrepôt, and Cinéma du Monde.