Documentary Films

The Bpi distributes the National Catalogue of Documentary Films to French public libraries. With 1200 titles, this catalogue allows you to borrow them to view at home and to consult them on-site, as well as public screenings in libraries.

To know more, go to the page “National Catalogue” or directly to the website by following the link on the home page.

Other than access to films, the Bpi informs you on documentary films through four accessible sections.

​National Catalogue of Documentary Films

The Bpi distributes to public libraries a catalogue of around 1200 documentary films for which the rights have been acquired directly from producers, distributors or film makers.

​Grand Écran (Big Screen)

This section is devoted to the presentation of films to which we want to draw your attention, with only one suggestion: go and see them at the cinema.

Filmo +

The section “Filmo+” offers detailed filmographies in order to accompany you in your cinema programme.


The section “Bibliographies” suggests reading on documentary films and monitors the news on books, reviews and websites.
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Le cinéma documentaire sur Internet.   Vous voulez voir des films ?  Vous familiariser avec le documentaire de création ? Trouver une formation aux métiers du cinéma documentaire ? Voici une sélection...

​Address Book

Like the Bpi, different institutional and private sector actors are devoted to the promotion of the documentary film, through training, distribution, collection of information and monitoring.


Festivals are an inexhaustible source of documentary films, allowing us to gain access to the whole of world production through various competition sections, retrospectives, tributes and cinema master...