DPAE in English !

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 exhibitions, De la Plume à l’Ecran aims at fighting stereotypes regarding Indigenous peoples mostly found in films and in mainstream media.

Our main activity is the Festival Ciné Alter’Natif, the only film festival in western Europe entirely dedicated to films directed/produced by Native filmmakers from the Americas. The Festival Ciné Alter’Natif was created in 2009 in Nantes (Brittany) and is now also held in Paris. It 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 issues
  • distributes Indigenous films in France (such as RUMBLE : The Indians who Rocked the World, Historias de la Sierra Madre, RISE, Smokin’ Fish....)
  • curates Indigenous films for several independent film festivals in France and acts as an advisor on Indigenous films for institutions
  • hosts a quarterly radio show on Indigenous cinema called "Ciné Alter’Natif" 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 !
Merci !

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