The National Film (Cinematography), Photography & Sound Engineering School: dedicated to providing pre-professional training for the audiovisual industries.
Founded in 1926, inspired by figures such as Louis Lumière and Léon Gaumont, the school was a pioneer in film and photography education, and moved to the Cité du Cinéma in July 2012, ENS Louis-Lumière offers theoretical, practical, technical and artistic education and training for those wishing to go into the various branches of the audiovisual industry. Run under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, it offers a state-funded course at postgraduate level leading to a nationally-recognised Masters degree in one of three subject areas: Film (Cinematography), Photography and Sound Engineering.
The school also participates in applied research projects and offers continuing education (short courses).
In 2013 it created an international centre offering training courses in English to both national and international professionals and students.