The Pôle Image Magelis promotes projects in diverse areas including comics, animated feature films, animated TV series, live action shooting, multimedia, 3D film, video games, digital image, virtual reality, etc..
From the outset, the aim of the Pôle Image Magelis was to generate the ideal conditions for the development of projects in the image sector, the static image initially and then moving images. The pooling of expertise, the political will to create and support an economic, productive and high-yield built environment to serve the professionals in the sector were key to the measures implemented by both public and private stakeholders in the region to launch this innovative initiative.
The Syndicat Mixte du Pôle Image (SMPI) (joint authority for the image centre) was created by the Departmental Council of the Charente, the city of Angoulême and the Angoulême Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is now an associate member.
The Poitou-Charentes region and the Municipality of GrandAngoulême joined them in 2005.