Gan foundation for cinema

The Gan Foundation for Cinema is one of the two foundations of the Groupama Group, demonstrating its social commitment for many years by supporting artistic creation. The Foundation is strongly linked to the identity of the Gan brand (one of the three Group brands), which supports those who "dare", those who set about doing something.

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For almost 30 years, the Foundation has been engaged alongside cinema entrepreneurs, and numerous young talented individuals have emerged thanks to its support. The Gan Foundation is one of the principal private partners in French cinema, supporting creators right up to the distribution of their works, thanks to the Aid for Creation and Aid for Distribution, which are its principal missions.

Aid for Creation

Aid for Creation consists of yearly awards given to four feature-length films (first or second film projects) selected on the basis of their screenplays and awards one Special Prize.
Each film selected receives €53,000: €3,000 for the director and €50,000 for the producer. This aid can be increased by a further €25,000 thanks to existing partnerships with Panavision Alga, specialising in the rental of filming equipment, and post-production company Mikros Image.
Today, support from the Foundation is not only financial – it is also recognised as a mark of quality.

Aid for Distribution

With its Aid for Distribution, the Foundation offers its support to various festivals, whether in the form of financial assistance, the organisation of professional meetings, or the award of a prize for distribution (€20,000 for the French distributor of a film or project that has been honoured by the Foundation).
It is within this framework that the Foundation is a partner of the Angers First Film Festival, the Cannes International Critics’ Week and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

The Gan Foundation in figures, since 1987

  • More than 180 screenplays received each year,
  • More than 4,500 screenplays read since the creation of the Foundation,
  • More than 170 first feature films supported, including 12 special prizes,
  • 25 César Award-winning films, 11 Cannes awards and more than 200 distinctions in France and abroad