L’Agence du court métrage was founded in 1983 by many professionals (directors, producers, cinema operators, festivals) wishing to promote and develop short film distribution on all screens and for all audiences.


It develops its missions in several ways:

  • Distribution
  • Preservation
  • Sharing Cinema
  • Accompanying Professionals


L’Agence du court métrage guides and helps programmers with their short film broadcast projects: shorts before features, a la carte or curated programs, selections built around a theme or a director, tailored screenings…

It works along with movie theaters, festivals, multimedia libraries, TV channels, DVD publishers, online platforms… in France and abroad, promoting our catalogue of over 13,000 films.



L’Agence du court métrage is a true “Film Library for Short Films” counting over 13,000 films in its catalogue. It preserves films – print or digital – that producers or directors entrust L’Agence du court métrage with. Since 2012, L’Agence du court métrage has been dedicated to digitizing films with the help of the CNC and since 2018, with the acquisition of specific digitizing equipment.


L’Agence du court métrage is a place of brainstorming, communication and resources which aims at raising cinema and short film awareness of all audiences through:

  • Developing educational actions: educational programs, workshops, trainings and resources like the Kinetoscope.fr, an online platform dedicated to film literacy.
  • Publishing Bref, a yearly french magazine and a SVoD platform dedicated to short films, available by subscription: brefcinema.com (only in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland)


L’Agence du court métrage provides professionals with several resources and services:

Photos : Photo of the building © Takuji Shimmura, architects MG-AU / Comment Wang Fo fut sauvé, by René Laloux / Tous les garçons s’appellent Patrick, by Jean-Luc Godard / Une robe d’été, by François Ozon / La loi du plus fort, by Pascale Hecquet / Foutaises, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet / Petite lumière,  by Alain Gomis