Arkena partners Luc Besson’s École de la Cité 


The École de la Cité is a film school that offers free directing and screenwriting courses to young and passionate people. Arkena, a TDF Group subsidiary, will provide the school teachers and students with its Online Video Platform (OVP) service.

This business-oriented platform is a service for uploading, managing and sharing video content. Through the online interface, the students will be able to share their video work with other students but also with the teachers, who could then select the best videos and publish them instantly on the school’s website.

“Our OVP platform is used by corporate customers, but also by content owners, such as HBO Nordics, which implemented it in its OTT service. It is important for us to support future filmmakers and to create a link between cinema and VoD, which is a growing content distribution model”, Aurore Berardi, Sales Executive at Arkena, says.

Laurent Jaudon, director of the school, says that “the OVP is a professional tool that will improve the professional development of our students by enabling the promotion of their work towards the public. It also fits our project-based teaching methods, which are the DNA of the École de la Cité. The school is only one-year old, but it has already a lot of support from prestigious players”.

The platform has been made available to the students in January, after several training sessions given by the Arkena team to the technical department of the school.

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