In just two years of existence, the Centre International de Création Vidéo Montbéliard-Belfort (CICV) has become a model for audiovisual creation and teaching. Now, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is presenting a small sample of its co-productions from the selection made by Pierre Bongiovanni, the centre’s director. Since the first Manifestation Internationale de Video et Television Montbéliard held in 1982, this biannual festival has gone from strength to strength to become one of the oldest international festivals around. As a result of the success and integrity of the event in 1991, the CICV, a unique institution in its genre, opened its doors. The CICV promotes work and research visits for video artists, producers, teachers, researchers and creators, who live together for the time they need to get their projects done. The initial goal of this centre was to create laboratories that are “decentralised, autonomous, organised into networks, traversed by creative flashes of resistance, lethargy and investigation”, to support the production of independent videos and educational and cultural television programmes.