Below is our recent interview with Clément Monnet, Founder & CEO at Cinessance:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Cinessance makes French cinema accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Cinessance aims to close the gap between France’s rich film heritage and film lovers living abroad by bringing a user-friendly, ad-free, streaming platform dedicated to French film to the market. Cinessance offers a wide array of movie genres: from the classics to new releases, including popular comedies, romance, drama, and adventure movies for adults and children.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: “While large streaming platforms have seen their subscriber growth stall, niche platforms have accelerated their growth.”
“Cinessance doubles its catalog with 2 strategic licensing deals.”
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Films featuring the best of today’s talents: Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Guillaume Canet, Camille Cottin, François Civil, Ana Girardot.
The most popular French classics including “The Cabbage Soup”, “Cesar and Rosalie”, “My Best Pals”, or “Good Old Daze”, as well as recent movies like “Someone, Somewhere” or “Alibi. com”.
Latest releases include: “OSS 117”, “Mesrine”, “Papicha”, “Conviction”, “Billy & Buddy”.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
- A: One New Movie Each Day until Christmas.
- Expand Cinessance to new platforms (Smart TVs, streaming devices).
- New partnerships.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: The company is led by a French native, living in the US for 7 years. The other team members and early investors are French-American citizens with deep industry-knowledge in tech and culture. The team connects deeply with the needs of its users.