Created in 2008, De la Plume à l’Ecran (From the Feather to the Screen), is a French non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and distribution of Indigenous cinema, thus supporting Indigenous art, Indigenous visual sovereignty and the right to self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
Through curated screening programs but also art exhibitions, De la Plume à l’Ecran aims at fighting stereotypes regarding Indigenous peoples mostly found in films and in mainstream media, and at supporting Indigenous visual sovereignty.
Our main activity is the Festival Ciné Alter’Natif, the only film festival in western Europe entirely dedicated to films directed/produced by Indigenous filmmakers. The Festival Ciné Alter’Natif was created in 2009 in Nantes (Brittany) and is now also held in Paris. It is run entirely by a team of volunteers and has become the key national event for anyone who wishes to enjoy Indigenous-made art in all its genres and forms of expression (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation...).
Apart from the Festival Ciné Alter’Natif, De la Plume à l’Ecran also :
- curates screening programs & art exhibition promoting Indigenous artists
- organizes screenings & hosts Q&A on Indigenous films, representations, and issues
- distributes Indigenous films in France
- curates Indigenous films for independent film festivals in France and acts as an advisor on Indigenous films for institutions
- hosts 2 radio shows : one on Indigenous cinema called "Ciné Alter’Natif" and the other on Indigenous music called "RUMBLE Radio !" - both airing on Jet FM, a non-profit French radio
- runs a resource center on Indigenous cinema.
If you wish to know more about us, feel free to contact us here !