Jean Vigo Institute

Founded by Marcel Oms, the Jean Vigo Institute has been working for many years for the preservation of our film heritage, film educational activities and the dissemination of cinema through different actions of preservation, valorisation and dissemination.



  • More than 55,000 catalogued film posters, 2700 films, 125,000 photos, 31,000 film dossiers, 300 scripts and 9000 books.
  • A research centre open to everyone



  • A digitization project of regional films in the framework of the « Don’t Throw Your Films Away » campaign.
  • Frequent screenings in the region
  • Exhibitions
  • Symposia
  • Publications



  • A weekly film screening with archival and unreleased films
  • A festival, Confrontation, dedicated to the relation between cinema & history


Film education

  • The coordination of national film educational programmes
  • Workshops for younger audiences


Thanks to its important heritage, the Jean Vigo Institute constitutes a real centre for cultural activities, research and preservation of film heritage, becoming a cinematheque in 2006. It is supported by the National Centre for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC in French), the City of Perpignan, the General Council of Pyrenees Orientales, the Languedoc-Roussillon Region, the Regional Office of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) and the European Union. It is an associate member of the FIAF since 2008.


The Institut Jean Vigo is supported by

Centre National de Cinéma et de l’Image animée (National Centre for Cinema and Animated Image, or CNC in French)

Ville de Perpignan (City of Perpignan)

Conseil Général des Pyrénées Orientales (General Council of Pyrenees Orientales)

Région Languedoc Roussillon (Languedoc-Rousillon Region)

Direction régionale des affaires culturelles (Regional Office of Cultural Affairs, or DRAC)

European Union