Natixis Coficiné, leader in the European film financing market

An expert in the financing of audiovisual industries, Natixis Coficiné offers structured credit solutions suited to every stage or type of production of cinema or TV works. In 2011, it has maintained its leading position in the European film finance market with more than €700 million loans granted.

Natixis Coficiné, more than 60 years experience

Created in 1949, Natixis Coficiné is a company specializing in the financing of cultural projects. Natixis Coficiné today offers its clients a full and diversified range of loans that are suited to their needs, especially in film and audiovisual production:

  • Loans for development of film projects;
  • Production loans (before, during and after shooting);
  • Loans in anticipation of revenues or based on filmographies;
  • Corporate loans for movie theater renovation or equipment financing;
  • Leases.

Initially focused on French clients, Natixis Coficiné’s activity also extended to the European Union markets (Germany, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom) and to Canada.


Natixis Coficiné, an outstanding activity in 2011

In 2011, with 215.6 million admissions, audiences in the French movie theaters registered an unprecedented record in France in 45 years (source: Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée [French cinematography center]).

In this euphoric climate, Natixis Coficiné participated in the financing of many European audiovisual projects for over €700 million.

Cinematographic productions

  • "Intouchables" by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache: 3rd-best performance of all time for a French movie, with over 18 million admissions, 6 prizes and 8 nominations at the 2012 César Awards;
  • "The King’s Speech" by Tom Hooper: over 3 million admissions, 4 Oscars in 2011 and 1 nomination at the 2012 César Awards;
  • "Midnight in Paris" by Woody Allen: 4 nominations at the 2012 Oscar Awards;
  • "Polisse" by Maïwenn: over 2 million spectators, 6 prizes and 16 nominations at the 2012 César Awards;
  • "Holywoo" by Frédéric Berthe and Pascal Serieis: released in December 2011 and already 2.9 million admissions;
  • "La Guerre est déclarée" by Valérie Donzelli: 5 prizes and 6 nominations at the 2012 César Awards ;
  • "Balada Triste De Trompeta" by Álex de la Iglesia, a 4-prized Spanish movie, which won two 2011 Goya Awards and 13 nominations ;
  • … and many others …

2012 appears to be as promising with:

  • "La Vérité si je mens 3", "Sur la Piste du Marsupilami", "Cloclo", "Kirikou" in 3D, and also the next movies by Jacques Audiard or Valérie Donzelli …

Audiovisual productions

  • In 2011, the "XIII" series broadcast on CANAL+ attracted the audience again, as well as "Affaires étrangères" on TF1. In the animation sector, "Les Dalton", "Le Marsupilami" or "Oggy et les cafards" broadcast on France 3 were very successful as usual.
  • And in 2012… several projects financed by Natixis Coficiné will be broadcast: the "Les Hommes de l’ombre" feature series for France 2 featuring Nathalie Baye, "Rouge Brésil" mini-series, based on the novel by Jean-Christophe Rufin, French-Brazilian co-production for France Télévisions.

Creation or renovation of movie theaters

Natixis Coficiné carried on its financing activity, in particular for the creation of the new multiplex in Moulins, which was just inaugurated and those of Arcueil and Porte des Lilas which will open in 2012. Other projects in Ajaccio, Liège and Le Pian in the Médoc region are underway

Natixis Coficiné also participates in the financing of digital broadcast equipment in order to adapt movie theaters to technology changes and to equip them with 3D, which is a very expensive technology.

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