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Comité Français de l’Institut international du cinéma éducatif
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- Comité Français de Rome
- Comité Français de l’Institut de Rome
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Following an Accord reached between the Chambre Syndicale Française de la Cinématographie and the International Educational Cinematographic Institute (IECI), the Comité Français de l’Institut international du cinéma éducatif was established on 27 May 1930. IECI called for the establishment of national committees in countries with high film production starting in 1929. The headquarters of the Comité were initially based in the offices of the Chambre syndicale. The Comité was originally composed of representatives of the Chambre syndicale, la Fédération Nationale des Offices régionaux du cinema d’enseignement et d’éducation laïques, le Comité Catholique du Cinéma, as well as French members and experts from the IECI. Charles Delac was elected the first President and Jean Benoit-Lévy was elected Secretary-General. The Comité had a secretariat and a permanent office. Its mission was to coordinate and assemble information about and to seek opinions from French experts and organizations on matters in the IECI’s field of competencies. After a reorganization in 1935, the office was transferred to the Institut International de Coopération Intellectuelle and the statutes of the Comité were revised. In 1937, Italy withdrew from the League of Nations and the IECI was dissolved. The Comité Français was dissolved the following year, effective 31 December 1938.
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Taillibert, C. (1999). L’Institut International du cinématographe éducatif: Regards sur le rôle du cinéma éducatif dans la politique internationale du fascisme italien. Paris : L’Harmattan.
UNESCO Archives, Archive Group 1 – International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation (IICI), AG 1/1 IICI Inventaire 1925-1946.
UNESCO Archives, Archive Group 1 – International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation (IICI), Series B. Documentation, File A.3 Institut international du Cinéma éducatif, 1928-1938.
UNESCO Archives, Archive Group 1 – International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation (IICI), Series B. Documentation, File A.9 Comité Français de l’IICE, 1930-1938.