Bollon studied History at Clermont-Ferrand University where he was involved in the Cineclub. In 1979, he created with other students the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival which is nowadays the world’s most important event in the short film circuit. With his colleagues, he established the Short Film Market that runs alongside the festival. He is a member of the festival’s international selection committee. He also manages the special section Court d’Histoire about the relationship between history and cinema.