Prior to joining Unifrance in 2010, Lardoux worked at the Paris city hall, handling cultural affairs.
While at Unifrance, Lardoux helmed MyFrenchFilmFestival, an online fest that garnered up to 4 million viewings in 2014. A showcase of French movies, the festival, whose latest edition wraps tomorrow, attracted 25 digital partners, including the U.S.’ Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, Canada’s Shaw, France’s Dailymotion, Spain’s Filmin and China’s Youku.
Last June, Lardoux published a report outlining an European policy on film education for the CNC, and he’s written various books, including “Le Cinema de Benoit Jacquot.”
As topper of the CNC’s film department, Lardoux will report to president Frederique Bredin, and will be in charge of spearheading subsidy programs for films, as well as shaping up the board’s film policy.