ARTE

Our History

ARTE is a Franco-German and European Adventure. Public service TV channel ARTE supports creativity and culture in all forms. Programs are broadcast 24/7 on all types of screens throughout Europe and beyond. The founding fathers of ARTE believed that a joint television channel should bring French and German citizens closer on a cultural level and promote cultural integration throughout Europe.

2022
Programmes
A House Made of Splinters
by Simon Lereng Wilmont

Directing Award in the category World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2022, Park City (Utah, USA)

Coproduction: MDR/ARTE

Executives
Emelie de Jong becomes Programme Director, Marysabelle Cote Administrative Director of ARTE GEIE
January 2022

Emelie de Jong becomes Programme Director and member of the Management Board of ARTE GEIE from 1st January 2022. Marysabelle Cote becomes Administrative Director and member of the Management Board.

2021
Programmes
Flee
by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Sundance Festival 2021

European Film Award for Best Documentary Film and Best Animated Film 2021

Coproduction: ARTE France

Programmes
Brotherhood

Golden Leopard – competition “Cineasti del presente”, Locarno Film Festival 2021, Switzerland

Coproduction: ARTE

Programmes
Natural Light (Természetes fény)
by Dénes Nagy

Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2021, Germany

Coproduction: ZDF/ARTE

Corporate Identity
Five awards for ARTE from the "Club des Directeurs Artistiques"
Paris, July 2021

Every year, the “Club des Directeurs Artistiques” awards the most creative design works and advertising campaigns. In 2021, ARTE receives five awards in the category “Motion Design”:

  • Gold for the Summer of Dreams trailer (2020)
    Design: Funny Bones agency, concept and direction: Samuel Bernardeau (ARTE), text: Delphine Werner (ARTE), voice-over: Barbara Carlotti
  • Silver for the Lockdown spot (2020)
    Concept and direction: Jean-Baptiste Séjourné (Gaston Production),
Programmes
Ahed's Knee (Ha'berech)
by Nadav Lapid

Jury Prize ex-aequo, Cannes Film Festival 2021, France

Coproduction: ZDF/ARTE France Cinéma

Programmes
Titane
by Julia Ducournau

Golden Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2021

Coproduction: ARTE France Cinéma

Programmes
A hero (Ghahreman)
by Asghar Farhadi

Grand Prix ex aequo, Cannes Film Festival 2021, France

Coproduction: ARTE France Cinéma

Programmes
Memoria
by Apichatpong Weereasethakul

Jury Prize (ex aequo), Cannes Film Festival 2021, France

Coproduction: ZDF/ARTE

Programmes
Compartment No. 6 (Hytti nro 6)
by Juho Kuosmanen

Grand Prix ex aequo, Cannes Film Festival 2021, France

Coproduction: SR/ARTE

Executives
Bruno Patino becomes President, Peter Weber Vice President of ARTE GEIE
January 2021

Bruno Patino, President of ARTE France, becomes President of ARTE GEIE from 1st January 2021. Peter Weber, Head of Legal Affaires at the ZDF, becomes Vice President.

Executives
Tom Buhrow and Nicolas Seydoux take the chairmanship of the General Assembly of ARTE GEIE
January 2021

Tom Buhrow, President of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Chairman of the German association of public broadcasters ARD, becomes Chairman of the General Assembly of ARTE GEIE. Nicolas Seydoux, President of Gaumont becomes Vice Chairman.

2020

ARTE celebrates 30 years since the signing of its founding treaty between France and Germany!
2nd October 2020

ARTE is a symbol of Franco-German friendship. The project, which had been championed since 1988 by French President François Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, came to fruition on 2 October 1990, when an Interstate Treaty was signed between France and the German Länder.

Executives
Frédéric Bereyziat becomes Director of Administration and Coordination and member of the Management Board of ARTE France
April 2020

Frédéric Bereyziat becomes Director of Administration and Coordination and member of the Management Board of ARTE France

Programmes
There Is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad)
by Mohammad Rasoulof

Golden Bear for Best Film, Berlinale 2020, Berlin, Germany

Corproduction: ZDF/ARTE

2018
Partnerships
ARTE strengthens its partnerships in Europe

ARTE is expanding its partnerships with the addition of YLE, the Finnish television and radio broadcasting service, and Film Fund Luxembourg, the national fund that supports Luxembourgish audiovisual productions.

Executives
Régine Hatchondo becomes Chief Executive Officer of ARTE France and Vice-President of ARTE GEIE
August 2018 and November 2018
Executives
Bernd Mütter, Programme Director
2018-2021

In January 2018, Bernd Mütter becomes Programme Director of ARTE G.E.I.E.

2017
Programmes
The Other Side of Everything
by Mila Turajlic

IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary, Amsterdam 2017

Co-production: WDR / ARTE

Corporate Identity
4 Eyes and Ears Awards 2017 for ARTE's corporate identity
Munich, November 2017

Category Design:

Best New Corporate Design Package
Best Bumper or Station-ID Package
Best 2D/3D Animation

Category Promotion:

Best promotion spot for special programming for the live transmission of the opera Madame Butterfly

Corporate Identity

ARTE as Europe’s cultural magnet
von The Partners und Lambie Nairn

The Partners developed a brand idea: ARTE – Europe’s cultural magnet. They reimagined the ARTE logo as a magnet then, to maximise the space of the wide screen format, spun it 90 degrees and placed it on a vertical axis.

Programmes
The Salesman (Forushande)
by Asghar Farhadi

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Los Angeles, USA

Co-production: ARTE France Cinéma

Executives
January 2017: Emmanuel Suard becomes Administrative Director
2017-2021

In January 2017 Emmanuel Suard becomes Administrative Director of ARTE G.E.I.E.