Created in 1977, the Atelier Cinéma de Normandie (ACCAAN) is a non-profit association (law 1901), a structure of production and formation, and a center for audio-visual resources, which is acknowledged and supported by the Conseil régional de Basse-Normandie
, the Ministère de la Culture
(CNC, DRAC), the Ville de Caen
, the Conseils Généraux de la Manche
, de l'Orne
et du Calvados
It functions for 50% from its own income and for 50% with the support of the territorial institutions mentioned above (members by right of its committee of direction).
Having at its beginning only a limited production (3 to 5 yearly realizations), ACCAAN counts now nearly 30 productions or co-productions by year (short films 35 and 16 mm, diaporamas and especially video films: Beta SP and DvcPro).
Its production is eclectic: cultural, historical, ethnographic, and social documentaries; reportings, fictions, video-clips, video-danse, video-arts, pedagogic films, experimental creations
ACCAANs tasks (management of a regional audio-visual archive, coordination of an image plan, varying trainings, reception bureau for film shoots, census and conservation of films shot in the region, bank of regional images
) foresee for the production sector a support, either to directors living in Basse-Normandie, or to authors or producers of a project presenting a relation with the Basse-Normandie.