FESTIVAL D’ANGERS

5 COMPETITIVE SECTIONS:

  1. EUROPEAN FIRST FEATURE FILMS
  2. EUROPEAN FIRST SHORT FILMS
  3. FRENCH FIRST SHORT FILMS
  4. EUROPEAN STUDENT FILMS
  5. EUROPEAN ANIMATED FILMS (student films and first short films)

SELECTION AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Approximately ten first feature films, twenty first short films, twenty animated films and about thirty films made by students from European film schools are selected for the competition by a Selection Committee.

The decision of the PREMIERS PLANS Selection Committee is final. Each selected film will be screened at least twice during the Festival.

The PREMIERS PLANS Festival competition is open to the films which have the followings charateristics (all the films must have been completed after January 1, 2007):

COMPETITION OF EUROPEAN FIRST FEATURE FILMS

  • first or second feature films (previous feature films, either on video formats or made for television, are not considered)
  • produced or co-produced mainly in Europe
  • running time of over 60 minutes
  • 35-mm format standard prints (films shot on video formats must be transferred to 35 mm before January 2009 in order to be eligible).
  • commercially unreleased in France

COMPETITION OF EUROPEAN FIRST SHORT FILMS

  • produced or co-produced mainly in Europe (not student films)
  • running time less than 59 minutes
  • 35-mm format standard prints (films shot on video formats must be transferred to 35 mm before January 2009 in order to be eligible).
  • commercially unreleased in France

COMPETITION OF FRENCH FIRST SHORT FILMS

  • produced or co-produced in France (not student films)
  • running time less than 59 minutes
  • 35mm format standard prints (films shot on video formats must be transferred to 35 mm before January 2009 in order to be eligible).
  • commercially unreleased in France

COMPETITION OF EUROPEAN STUDENT FILMS

  • running time less than 59 minutes
  • produced or co-produced in a European film school or university.
  • 35 mm or video are the allowed formats.

COMPETITION OF EUROPEAN ANIMATED FILMS

  • first short film or student film
  • running time less than 59 minutes
  • produced or co-produced mainly in Europe
  • 35 mm or video are the allowed formats.

Video is allowed in the student films and the animated films competition, as well as in the non-competitive sections.

2 SECTIONS OUT OF COMPETITION:

FREE STYLE (experimental films)
NEXT SHOT! (short films by directors whose previous film(s) has(have) been selected in competition)

3 awards for feature films
8 awards for short films
4 awards for student films
1 award for animated films
2 award for scripts
2 awards for original music for film
4 awards for young actors

AWARDS

Total amount of €200,000.
The total amount and the number of the awards is only given on a indicative basis and may be subject to changes.

The directors whose films have been selected to participate to the competition will be informed by mid-december 2007.

They will be invited to Angers to present their film. The Festival will pay for travel expenses within Europe and two hotel nights for one person.

The Festival requires that the 35mm print or video copy, if possible with French or English subtitles, should be sent no later than December, 19th, 2008. If no French subtitles exist, electronic subtitles will be made at the expense of the Festival.

No screening fees will be paid by the festival to the production, distribution or world sales companies for the films in competition.

Contact:
FESTIVAL D’ANGERS
54 rue Beaubourg
75003 Paris
France
phone: 33 1 42 71 53 70
fax: 33 1 42 71 01 11