Focus on Cultural and Creative Industries!

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is a stronghold for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), a veritable source of employment and growth.

An innovation-friendly field focusing on the future!

CCIs are a major lever for economic development throughout France (representing about 1.2 million jobs in 2013, according to an Ernst & Young 2016 study). Montpellier has contributed actively to developing this sector for many years.

This momentum in local creativity is particularly visible in film, television, video games, 3D animation, special effects, and design.

CCI companies bring jobs to the Montpellier area, notably with major players such as Ubisoft and France Télévisions, which recently created one of its largest studios in Vendargues (just east of Montpellier) to film its popular daily series “Un si grand soleil”. Many other structures specialized in the audiovisual sector, cinema, animation, and video games are also present in Montpellier.
Valérie Chaillou, Chargée de mission filières technologies de l'information.

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Valérie Chaillou

Mission Manager, Information Technologies Sector

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Shared goals

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has three main goals with its project dedicated to CCIs:

Stimulate development
Stimulate development
and company growth in the CCI sector.
Increase exposure nationwide and internationally for Montpellier
Increase exposure nationwide and internationally for Montpellier
by highlighting the value of CCI potential, momentum in the local economy, and the presence of recognized training programs.
Highlight territorial attractiveness
Highlight territorial attractiveness
to appeal to entrepreneurs and both national and international studios, and motivate them to set up locally.

Stakeholders united around common projects

The presence of large companies, and the vitality of the many local SMEs, VSEs, and startups, make Montpellier a stronghold for the creative industry

Leading companies  in digital creation, video games, and 3D animation:
Ubisoft (largest production force worldwide of all video game developers in terms of staff size), Netia, Digixart Entertainement, Wardenlight Studio, Wild Sheep Studio, In Efecto, Dwarf Animation Studio, Féérik Games, Isotropix...

Schools specialized in animation cinema and special effects: 
ArtFx, E.artsup, Esbama, Esma (rated by The Rookies as the 3rd best animation school in the world, in the category “Best Animation schools 2018”), IEFAR-Gam, Ipesaa, Objectif 3D, Studio M, and Université Paul Valéry.
Associations and active networks:
Illusion & Macadam, Push Start, Effets Stars, Cœur de Ville en Lumière, #PasSansDesign, etc. A major player in the Creative City space, SCIC Tropisme welcomes 200 residents involved with CCIs as well as many events at its Hall facility. 

Projects and key events

Creative City
Located right in the heart of Montpellier, Creative City is the first multi-faceted neighborhood dedicated to urban youth working with CCIs.
Soirée de clôture du MICC 2019 à la Halle Tropisme
The goal is to highlight the territory’s expertise in this field and create a long-term event.