Subfonds CFCE - Records of the Comité Français de l'Institut international du cinéma éducatif

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Records of the Comité Français de l'Institut international du cinéma éducatif


  • 1920-1939 (Creation)

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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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Subfonds consists of records of the Comité Français de l'Institut international du cinéma éducatif that were transferred to the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. The subfonds is arranged into two series: A) Correspondence and B) Documentation.

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League of Nations Archives, Dossier 37604, Box R 1069 on "Educational Cinematography".

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ISAD compliance all levels, Alicia Dotiwalla, June 2016.




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