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ENSAV - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Audiovisuel


Hélène Laurichesse

University Professor
Head of the production department
M: +33 (0)6 82 64 46 39

The ENSAV (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’AudioVisuel), founded in 1979, is one of the three French state-funded film schools (along with La fémis and Louis Lumière). A part of Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, its curriculum spans from the last year of the BA to professional Masters (directing, photography, sound design, computer graphics/studio and art design, production and Research/ Experimentation) and doctorates. Audiovisual experimentation and creation are at the core of the school’s teaching and philosophy.

The ENSAV is located at the heart of Toulouse historical city center, opposite the Cinémathèque. A member of the CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), an audiovisual association comprising the world’s most prominent film schools, the ENSAV promotes students as well as teachers’ mobility. Each year, the ENSAV hosts the Audiovisual Corrida, an international event providing audiovisual schools with the opportunity to confront their pedagogy through meetings and screenings.

In 2017, Cinesav, the school’s endowment fund, was created by Jean-Louis Dufour, then director of ENSAV, in order to support students’ audiovisual productions and raise the school’s profile.



Since 2005, ENSAV has presented a program of short films at the Cannes International Film Festival.

In 2021, ENSAV presents a program of 7 films at the Short Film Corner from July 12 to 16. 
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