The Higher Technical Commission for Sound and Images (CST) was the first ever association of film and audio-visual technicians in France. It was founded in 1944 and it promotes quality in technique and in the restitution of the cinematographic work seen by spectators.
Its activity revolves around three main missions:
Sharing good practice within the profession
We bring together professionals from all fields to share best practices. All technical approaches, competencies and the evolution of technical professions are discussed within our five departments.
Our studies lead to the drafting of technical recommendations and thus contribute to the evolution of standardization both nationally and internationally.
Technical support for professionals
The CST’s team of permanent staff is on hand to accompany professionals in the implementation of best practices. In particular, we are able to give advice to theatre operators to allow them to offer the best possible experience to their audience. Our expertise is on show at the Cannes Film Festival as well as other events and film festivals.
A club-house for film and audio-visual associations
We allow professional associations in the field of cinema to benefit from our infrastructures and to hold meetings on our premises. Today, all the main professional associations in the film and audio-visual sectors are members of the CST. This is, above all, a place for discussions and sharing experiences.
The CST is an organization that is mainly funded by the