Marcel Mazé programmed the Festival de Hyères in 
the south of France from 1970-1983, and he 
founded the first Paris filmmakers' cooperative: 
Le Collectif Jeune Cinéma, based on the same 
rules as the New York coop as told to him by 
Jonas Mekas on a visit to Paris in 1970. The 
group is still active and just celebrated their 
40th anniversary. Marcel also created the 
Festival des Cinémas Différents which is still 
going strong - the 13th festival took place in 
December in Paris. The Collectif still does 
distribution, programming, education and 
organizes the festival yearly. It is thanks to 
Marcel's energy and generosity that this group 
has survived and is still going strong in the 
spirit of cooperation and democracy among the 
member filmmakers of Paris who take turns on the 
board and managing different aspects of the 
business from year to year.

Here is Marcel's blog:

He was a great friend and a galvanizing figure in 
the Paris avant-garde film scene for over 40 
He will be missed by all of us.
-Pip Chodorov
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