Partner of the 7th art and European bank of cinema, BNP Paribas is also partner of the Directors' Fortnight, which runs from 12 to 22 May, during the Cannes Film Festival. This event highlights the creative freedom and independence of mind. Created in 1969, the Fortnight revealed George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, the Dardenne brothers, Sofia Coppola, among others.
BNP Paribas also supports the Fortnight at La Bocca, an operation in favor of cultural democratization. During the Cannes Film Festival, the Fortnight organizes meetings with directors and education workshops. The assistance of the Group allows to extend this event throughout the year.