École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière

Coordinates: 48°55′20″N 2°20′08″E / 48.9222°N 2.3356°E / 48.9222; 2.3356
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École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière
Other names
ENS Louis-Lumière
Former names
ETPC (1926–1964)
ENPC (1964–1991)
FounderLouis Lumière
Léon Gaumont
Paul Montel
DirectorVincent Lowy
48°55′20″N 2°20′08″E / 48.9222°N 2.3356°E / 48.9222; 2.3356

The École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière (ENS Louis-Lumière) offers theoretical, practical as well as technical and artistic education and training for those wishing to go into the various branches of the audiovisual industry in France.[1]

Run under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education, it offers a state-funded course at postgraduate level leading to a nationally recognised diploma equivalent to a Master's degree.


The second film school in history, it was founded in 1926 as l'Ecole Technique de Cinématographie et de Photographie on the rue de Vaugirard, under the leadership of personalities such as Louis Lumière and Léon Gaumont. In 2012, the school moved to the Cité du Cinéma in Saint-Denis.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière". Ecole nationale superieure Louis-Lumiere. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ Ondaatje, Michael (2009). The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 9780307518170. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Houellebecq: le monde mode d'emploi". Bibliobs. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2015.