Inspire Metz
Inspire Metz

Audiovisual and cinematographic creation

The Economic Development Branch of the Inspire Metz Agency
A specialist team to support, help and promote your projects

Hosting film shoots in Metz Eurométropole

At the confluence of sectors of excellence in Art (Centre Pompidou-Metz, Cité Musicale de Metz, Cour d'Or Museum) and in Technology (Bliiida, European Technological Campus, French Tech metropole), the Eurométropole is keen to develop its Cultural and Creative Industries. It has commissioned its development agency, Inspire Metz, to stimulate the hosting of film shoots.

Three objectives:
  • Local development and structuring of audiovisual sector activities,
  • Economic benefits linked to the presence of film crews,
  • Benefits in terms of image for the Eurométropole.
    The territory's strengths
    Scenery / infrastructure:
    • Airports: three complementary airports situated near to the Eurométropole.
    • TGV: TGV-Est European, high-speed rail links with Paris (82 minutes), Lille, Nantes, Rennes and internationally to Germany and Switzerland: Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.
    • Road network: direct connections to the North-South and East-West axes (A31 and A4).
    • Waterways: intense river activity with access to the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. Metz is the 7th river port in France and the 1st grain port in France.
    • Mettis: using dedicated bus lanes in the heart of the urban area, simplifying connections and improving public transport.
    • Commerce: Metz Eurométropole is a major commercial area with 360 000 m2 of commercial space.Principal sites include: Actisud & Waves (Cultura, Truffaut, Zodio...), Muse (with Primark and Zara among the brands present), Metzanine, the Boulevard de Trèves, Ikea and Metz city centre, which has one of the largest pedestrian areas in France, with Galeries Lafayette, FNAC and more than 500 shops (Lush, The Kooples, Fnac, Sostrene Grene, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Nespresso, Montblanc...).
    • Living environment: vineyards of the Moselle, lively city centres, dozens of religious buildings, military forts, picturesque streets, etc.
      The 46 communes of the Eurométropole reflect a rich history and reveal diverse cultural, architectural and touristic sites.
    Key events:
    • Constellations de Metz (June to September),
    • Metz Beach (July - August),
    • Fêtes de la Mirabelle (August),
    • Montgolfiades hot air balloon festival (September),
    • Marathon Metz Mirabelle (October),
    • Christmas Markets and Saint Nicolas Festival (December)
    Local Technicians:
    • 50 referenced fiction film shoot technicians,
    • 15 identified authors,
    • 50 referenced actors,
    • 1 professional training course: Audiovisual BTS at the Lycée de la Communication,
    • The biggest third space in the region (digital, arts, etc.).   
    The Grand Est region offers funds to help with writing, development and production.
    These subsidies are offered in partnership with the CNC (Centre National du Cinema et de l'image animée) and apply to feature-length or short films, TV fiction or documentaries, animation and new media.
    Support available:
    • Support for new talent and developing talent,
    • Aid from support funds,
    • Support for local television productions,
    • Action to strengthen the region's appeal and to structure the domain,
    • Action to spread culture,
    • Education in images with three regional centres,
    • Support for film distribution,
    • Support in favour of film heritage.
    The Cultural Agency, with backing from the Grand Est Region, accompanies authors in the development of their film, audiovisual and new media projects, and their professional development.

    The Cultural Agency informs the Grand Est Region's support for writing. It offers project evaluation adapted to writing and advises on the available subsidies, particularly those offered by the Region.

    The Cultural Agency offers mentoring to those receiving aid from the Region, through individual and group accompaniment. It aims to make the often solitary work of writing more dynamic, and increase the chances of a project's success.  

    As well as its advisory role for regional support, it offers:

    • Mentoring for 3 emerging filmmakers from the Clermont Ferrand Festival,
    • A documentary writing residency and training opportunities,
    • Professional encounters with local and national partner organisations.

    Find out more about aid and funding on


    Inspire Metz Agency
    Hébé Hansen
    Tel : 06 24 62 85 61

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