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Very Short International Film Festival / Festival international des Très Courts

14 Annual: April 26, 2013 to May 05, 2013

  Very Short Films

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
December 15, 2012
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


January 6, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


January 31, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


February 10, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Mar-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 4 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
REGION 3  
REGION 4  
REGION 5  
REGION 6  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV  
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
French

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV  
MiniDV  
DigiBeta  
DVCAM  
HDCAM  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Grand Prix
Cash Award Value: 1,500 Euro


Women's Words Grand Prix
Cash Award Value: 1,500 Euro


Audience Choice Award
Value of Goods/Services: 500 Euro


Originality Price
Cash Award Value: 500 Euro


Animation Price
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 Euro


Women's Words Director Price
Cash Award Value: 1,000 Euro


Women's Words Gazette de Montpellier Price
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 Euro


CATEGORY RULES
article 1 - dates and places

The Twelfth Edition of the “Festival International des Très Courts” takes place from April 26 to May 5, 2013 in Paris, as well as in all projection places associated to the event. Should any unforeseen problem occur, the Festival retains the right to cancel the event or to modify the dates and places of the event.

article 2 - conditions for registration

The films registered to enter the short listing must not exceed three minutes. They must have a title and credits (not included in the 3 minutes of the film).
Directors need to send in a signed registration form and a copy of their film on DVD before February 10th, 2013 to : Festival International des Très Courts - 34 rue Piat - 75020 Paris - France.
A director can enter several films grouped on the same support, but will file in one separate form per entry. The received DVD will not be returned.
Internet option :
Uploading movies on trescourt.wetransfer.com is now available, instead of sending DVD by mail. However, the signed registration form sent by regular mail is needed to validate registration.

article 3 - selection

The Festival Selection Committee will view the films sent in by the candidates and will short list the “Très Courts” which will participate to the International Competition or the Women’s Words selection. The short list will be on line on www.trescourt.com March 21th, 2013. The films registered but not selected for those competitions may however be screened off-competition under the “Around the Très Courts” label.
The directors of short listed films will be advised and, if the quality of the viewing copy is not enought good, they will have to send in a new copy in better quality within ten days.
In case of a copy of very poor quality, a previously short listed film may need to be disqualified. Only Beta or DV copies of short listed films will be returned to the directors after the Festival.

article 4 - rights

Participants give to the “Festival International des Très Courts” the full and unconditional right to broadcast selected films in all the places where the Festival takes place as well as at the jury and press screenings. They also give the full and unconditional right to reproduce images or excerpts of less than one minute for broadcasting purposes in the press, on TV and on the Internet.

article 5 - Très Court Film market

The registered films may appear in a Très Courts catalog aimed at professionals and may be requested for screening by accredited persons. Directors’ and producers’ contact information will be made available to any professional interested.

article 6 - jury and prizes

A jury invited by the “Festival International des Très Courts” will award the following prizes: “Grand Prix”, Animation Award, and Originality Award. The Public Award will be announced May 15th, 2013 on the Festival’s website after public ballots count in every cities. The Women’s Word jury will award in Montpellier, France, the following prizes: Women’s Rights, Director Award and Originality Award.