Nice, a land of cinema, signs a record year in 2022

The economic and cultural impact of the film industry in Nice is considerable.

In 2022, Nice hosted no less than 328 days of filming.including commercials, television shows, music videos, and feature films such as “Un coup de dés n’abolira jamais le hasard”, produced by Curiosa Films, The Substance directed by Coralie Fargeat starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, produced by A Good Story, or Etoile filante, a Franco-Belgian film by the duo Abel & Gordon.

The Victorine, the famous film studio of the city, hosted 94 audiovisual productions, including 36 that used the sets. This activity has created employment and economic opportunities for local businesses, thus stimulating the economic growth of the city.

To support this cultural industry, the City of Nice has implemented a policy to develop the film and audio-visual industry.

Since 2011, the City of Nice has implemented a policy to support the film and audiovisual industry by providing financial assistance to production companies to support film projects that contribute to the promotion of the region and its artistic and cultural influence around the world.

This support policy has enabled the financing of eight feature films since its creation, including “Endangered Species” by Gilles Bourdos, “The Finishers” by Nils Tavernier, and “Brice 3” by James Huth.

In 2022, the City of Nice supported two feature films, two TV documentaries, and a television series. This support has not only helped create jobs, but it has also helped to enhance the cultural influence of Nice around the world.

The City of Nice aims to be the European Capital of Culture in 2028. The film and audiovisual industry plays an important role in achieving this goal for the City of Nice to become the European Capital of Culture in 2028.

n addition to its policy of support for the film industry, the City of Nice is also committed to supporting the authors of tomorrow. The Victorine Narrative Lab is a mentoring program for emerging writers, which was recently launched by the Victorine Studios. The program is designed to help film authors develop their work and acquire the necessary skills to succeed in the film industry.

This program demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the City of Nice to support the film industry and encourage the emergence of new talents.

In March 2021, the Louis-Lumière National Higher School and the University Côte d’Azur announced a new campus at the Victorine studios in Nice. This joint campus provides training for students in the fields of audiovisuals, cinematography, and digital media.

On the occasion of the 2022 academic year at Université Côte d’Azur, we focused on the training programs in the creative and cultural industries sector, including the opening of a new degree program that will train students in the production of innovative images (360-degree reality and immersive audio-visual content).

In addition, the various campuses of the university (19) are also open for hosting audio-visual productions, offering unique settings for short and feature films, commercials, and photo shoots.

Nice is a city that not only inspires filmmakers from around the world but is also committed to supporting the next generation of film authors. Thanks to initiatives such as the Victorine Narrative Lab or the UCA – ENS Louis Lumière Campus, the city is positioning itself as a true welcoming ground for cultural and creative industries, offering opportunities for established professionals and emerging talents.

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