It is recommended to order the films no later than one month (30 days) before your first screening date. To request films, please fill out the order form and send it by e-mail to email@example.com. A rush fee will be charged for late requests (see details below).
Reservations cannot be made by telephone.
The purchase order
is to be completed on the computer and returned by e-mail.
Rental fees can be found in the online catalogue (the corresponding rental fee appears next to each available distribution format of a film). Other fees also apply for a reservation. An exact quote, valid for 21 days, is sent upon request. To confirm a reservation, the client should accept the quote and the general conditions in writing (by email) within this time period. After this deadline, the reservation is no longer valid, and the availability of films is no longer guaranteed. Upon confirming a reservation, the client receives an invoice, which must be paid before the shipping/delivery of the films can take place.
A rush fee is applied for late orders. If your order is confirmed or modified less than 2 weeks before your screening date, a €10 rush fee will be applied per film; if your order is confirmed or modified less than 1 week before your screening date, a €20 rush fee will be applied per film.
Rentals are invoiced to the organisation which issues the order.
Free-lance programmers can make reservations but they will only be honoured on receipt of a
written order from the organisation which takes responsibility for payment of the rental.
Failing which, the programmer will be held responsible for payment.
All invoices must be paid before the pick-up of the films. If this clause is not honored, no further bookings will be accepted by Light Cone.
Shipping costs both ways are at the client’s charge (including any customs duties).
FEES AND PAYMENT
Rental fees are non-negotiable.
The rental fees featured in the online catalogue apply to one-time screenings outside the French commercial cinema ticketing system (CNC).
No reduction will be accorded for subsequent screenings, regardless of their number.
Private and press screenings are not allowed.
All invoices are to be paid in European currency (Euro).
The admin fee represents 10% of the total invoice amount, with a minimum of €5 and a maximum of €50.
Online delivery fees are charged when DCPs and other digital files are delivered via a download link, with a maximum of €15 per invoice:
€1 for films of 1-5 mins
€2 for films of 6-10 mins
€3 for films of 11-30 mins
€5 for films of 31 min or more
About payment by wire :
Light Cone accepts payments in Euros by bank wire, PayPal, check (issued from a French bank) or in cash. If you opt to wire money or to use PayPal, please make sure no bank fees or any conversion fees will be charged to Light Cone. These are entirely at your charge. In the event that, due to transfer or conversion fees, the amount received by Light Cone is less than the invoice total, Light Cone reserves the right to invoice the client for the difference.
Name of the bank
Crédit Mutuel, Paris-Flandres
Adress of the bank
86, avenue de Flandre
In order to maintain print availability, cancellation of a rental order will result in cancellation of the relevant
invoice only if it occurs at least two weeks days prior to the screening date. Every shipped film, even if not screened, will be invoiced.
SHIPPING OF THE FILMS
Film copies on physical media (16mm, 35mm, Super 8, hard drives and USB sticks) are dispatched at the earliest 15 days before the screening date, provided the invoice has been paid in advance.
All fees related to shipping (including possible customs fees) or payment transfers will be paid by the client.
For the dispatch of films, please specify the pick-up arrangements on your order form (name of the courier company and your customer account number / in-person pick-up by appointment).
All films and media (including USB sticks) must be returned to LIGHT CONE the day after the screening, and in any case no later than one week after the last screening date. A fee may be charged for late returns (€50 per week).
Films must be shipped by an international courier (FedEx, DHL, UPS); shipment via government postal services or the diplomatic pouch are not allowed.
Please declare a small replacement value (around $20 or €20) to your carrier to avoid customs delays. Customs fees and taxes are to be paid by the sender.
Some films (DCP and digital files) are delivered on a server via a temporary download link. Download fees apply, with a maximum of €15 per invoice.
When renting a film from LIGHT CONE, you will receive a rare or
unique print that is very hard to replace. Film is very fragile,
so take care of prints that are lent to you. A single projection
can irremediably damage a copy. Projection is the sole
responsibility of the exhibitor therefore an insurance is
advisable because any damage will be invoiced. The insurance value to declare
is €90 per minute of running time for 16mm or Super 8 film and €100 for 35mm film.
It is strictly forbidden to cut the leader on film prints.
To ensure the best projection conditions, renters are advised to
read the section on
"How to project a film".
Technical data is given in listings and in the catalogue as well as on the film cans. NOTE: accurate rental prices are those indicated on our website, not those found in printed catalogues and supplements.
Any digital copy or other digital media of films provided by LIGHT CONE must be deleted from any storage device (computers, media players, online storage systems, etc.) immediately after the event and at the latest within seven days of the final screening date.
You or your institution is responsible for any damage to a film.
Each film can contains a simplified inspection slip that indicates the state of the print. Prints are maintained in the best condition possible. They are carefully inspected and repaired if necessary following each screening. Please take care of them, and remember that most of them are rare or unique prints.
Any damage which requires replacement of a film print or any part of it will be charged to the client. Any damage which requires replacement of a film print or any part of it will be charged to the client. Issues likely to warrant reimbursement include: complete or partial destruction of the image due to scratches, tears, or burns; torn sprockets; removal or reversal of countdown leader; returning multiple films on a single reel (rather than on their individual reels); missing reels or cans. In case of serious deterioration or failure to return prints for any reason, the client will be asked to pay full replacement costs, the amount of which will be determined by LIGHT CONE. If a print cannot be replaced, damage fees will be determined in consultation with the owner of the print.
The exhibitor is strongly advised to insure all photochemical films. The insurance value to declare is €90 per minute of running time for 16mm or Super 8 film and €100 per minute for 35mm film.
SPECIAL SCREENING CONDITIONS
Films are rented out for a single conventional screening. For any event that modifies the screening conditions (for example: performance of live-music to the film, insertion of the film in a play or a show, or as part of a performance work, outdoor projection, etc.), the client must obtain previous written agreement from LIGHT CONE or the copyright holders. When films rented from LIGHT CONE are to be presented in a way that differs from a commonly accepted cinema screening (e.g. as part of a gallery or museum exhibition, digital on-demand streaming, digital access via an educational institution), the fees, terms and exhibition dates will be specified in a separate agreement tailored to each specific request.
PROTECTION OF THE WORKS
As a co-operative, LIGHT CONE represents its member filmmakers. LIGHT CONE monitors respect for their rights and the integrity of their work, as protected by French intellectual property laws and the international laws on copyright. Any pirating of copies or illegal broadcast of films will be prosecuted.
It is strictly forbidden to copy a rented work, in full or in part, on any medium whatsoever, without previous agreement from LIGHT CONE or the copyright holder. It is also strictly forbidden to broadcast video tapes edited for private/home use or films recorded on television, etc.
Cultural institutions, beware!
the purchase of video tapes and DVDs with accompanying rights for individual consultation or loan does not allow you to screen the films publicly, even if the screening takes place on your premises and admission is free. LIGHT CONE, in conjunction with the copyright holders, will take legal action against all offending partie.
PREVIEW AND DOCUMENTATION
For programmers, video previews are available on LIGHT CONE's premises or via secure links when those are available. Film stills are available in digital format for publicity purposes and program notes only. The title of the film and the filmmaker must be specified, in addition to a copyright mention, as follows: All rights reserved by the artists / Courtesy of Light Cone, Paris.
The publication (including in books, posters, magazines, or catalogues) and any commercial use of images from rented films is strictly forbidden without the previous consent of LIGHT CONE or the copyright holders.
Documents on the films are available for public consultation at LIGHT CONE/AFEA's Documentation Center. In order to enrich this archive, renters are requested to send their program materials to LIGHT CONE. Archival files are kept on the most active venues for research purposes.
PRINT SALES AND TV BROADCASTING
LIGHT CONE, as a distributor, is authorised to negotiate sales and television broadcasting licenses of the films in its collection. All such requests are discussed with the concerned artists or copyright holders.
Renting or licensing films from LIGHT CONE implies acceptance of all of the terms and conditions specified on this page.