71, rue Robespierre 93100 Montreuil

Founded by filmmakers for filmmakers in 1997 in Paris, L’ETNA is a space for
creation, workshops and exchanges around experimental cinema. The association
aims to ensure material independence for authors caring about cinematographic
experimentations, practical and formal proposals.

Our space is filled with all the necessary equipment for shooting, developing,
editing, plastic manipulations on films, and projections in super 8, 16mm, 35mm
and digital video format. By putting together the means of fabrication, and
demystifying the idea of cinema as an “unaccessible art”, each one can make
films here, without waiting for hypothetical funds, and find the tools
corresponding to his/her own process of creation.

L’ETNA is also a space of transmission of a certain knowledge : we propose
workshops about the different technics of experimental cinema, in order to
share with everyone the aesthetical, formal, political, philosophical,
technical, personal… questions linked to the art of moving images and sounds.

Regularly screening in our space allows filmmakers to gather and share their
visions and questions. From time to time, screenings outside of L’ETNA are also
organized, to spread the idea of cinema as a space of experiments and freedom to
a wider audience.