Sponsoring and financing the Seventh Art

BNP Paribas has been closely linked with the world of cinema since the Group was created in 1973. From 2010 onwards we have also been forging strong partnerships with the Seventh Art in Belgium.

Our multi-faceted support is based on common values that we share with cinema: proximity and accessibility, innovation and creativity, realisation of dreams, a positive view of a world that is constantly evolving.


We stimulate Belgian cinema in various ways. We support Cinevox, the Namur international French-speaking Film Festival, the Ensors and Jamies awards, and the Ostend Film Festival. And every year in September, during the We Love Cinema Days, we let everyone enjoy a movie for just 6 euros.

BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance

Our sponsorship policy is given further impetus by BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, which provides backing for a variety of film and television productions in Belgium.

Since BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance was set up in 2007, the unit has financed over 500 productions (audiovisual or performing arts projects), attracted more than 1,700 investors and invested some €330 million on behalf of third parties.

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