When they chose La Jetée as a name for this place, as a tribute to Chris Marker’s emblematic film, the team of Sauve qui peut le court métrage insisted on the importance of film heritage, short film heritage in particular.
Discovering fresh talents, bringing films to the public, promoting creation and training are actions that the team would not be able to conduct if they did not interact and if these actions were not backed by a strong will to preserve and maintain access to this heritage. Hence the association opened in the spring of 2000 a unique Documentation Centre. This Centre has joined the network of public libraries managed by Clermont Communauté.
The Documentation Centre at La Jetée is open to the general public from in and around Clermont-Ferrand, to students, researchers, programmers. There they can consult and view the Festival archives, features films, publications, magazines, all dedicated to the trades and history of cinema.
62,000 short film titles are referenced. A unique heritage database of 42,000 short films are accessible for viewing via the video server at La Jetée. Each year, the new films selected at the Festival, and the films entered at the Market and available at the video library, are made available for viewing at the Documentation Centre in March.
Hundreds of DVDs of feature films are also there, including most films that are part of official educational training programmes in French schools. A vast array of directors and films from the wide spectrum of world cinema are available for picking and viewing.
Many publications on cinema, film catalogues from festivals all around the world, national and international press, technical information material are also at hand.
Reading areas, video units, multimedia stations, a small mezzanine for school and group visits… And two librarians are waiting for you to visit.
Chantal Bousquet, Catherine Rougier : bibliothèque.firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Place Michel-de-l'Hospital
63058 Clermont-Ferrand cedex 1
Phone: (33) 473 14 73 04
Stop Michel de l'Hospital: lines 3 / 4 / 12
Stop Faculté ou Carnot: lines B / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 13 (5 min. walk)
Stops Delille or Universités (10 min. walk)
Tuesday: 1pm – 7pm.
Wednesday: 9am – 12noon / 1pm – 7pm.
Thursday: 1pm – 7pm.
During the Festival:
Opens non-stop from 10am to 6pm, from Saturday (following the opening) to Friday (day before closing gala).
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