The Sold Out of Bordeaux Shorts Biennale is back for an incredible Third edition!

Submission starts May, 6 2023 > May 31, 2024
Event and award ceremony between: October 24 - 27, 2024

The Bordeaux International One minute and Short Film Festival presents an array of short films from all over the world to the public of Bordeaux!

We believe that very short and short films are a genre in their own right and not just a springboard for making feature films so we want your stories... very short! 1 minute, very short films from 1 to 4 minutes and short films from 4 to 15 minutes in the following genres: Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Art.

We believe that the stories and the way they are told take precedence over the means used and that one can tell a lot with very little... being touching, moving, powerful, poetic, strange or committed!


La Bordeaux Shorts Biennale est de retour pour une incroyable troisième édition !

Les inscriptions : 1er Mai 2023 => 31 Mai 2024
Soirée de projection et de remise des prix : entre le 24-27 octobre 2024

Le Festival international du film minute et de courts-métrage de Bordeaux souhaite présenter au public bordelais un panel de films courts du monde entier !

Nous pensons que le film très court et le film de court-métrage est un genre à part entière et pas seulement un tremplin pour faire du long métrage. Nous voulons donc vos histoires... très courtes ! Des 1 minute, des très court-métrages de 1 à 4 minutes et des courts de 4 à 15 min dans les genres suivants : Fiction, Animation, Documentaire, film d'Art.

Nous pensons que les histoires et la manière de les raconter prime sur les moyens utilisés et que l'on peut raconter beaucoup avec très peu… tout en étant touchant, émouvant, percutant, poétique, étrange ou engagé.




FILM MINUTE ( 1 minute )
Best - Fiction
Best - Animation
Best - Documentaire
Best - Art
Best - Public
Best - Réalisateur de Nouvelle-Aquitaine

VERY SHORT / Très Courts-Métrage (1 à 4 minutes)
Best - Fiction
Best - Animation
Best - Documentaire
Best - Expérimental
Best - Public
Best - Réalisateur de Nouvelle-Aquitaine

SHORT FILM / Court-métrage (4 à 15 minutes)
Best - Fiction
Best - Animation
Best - Documentaire
Best - Expérimental
Best - Public
Best - Réalisateur de Nouvelle-Aquitaine

These proprietary Terms and Conditions are © CINÉCINÉ 2023


The following is an explanation of the rules and regulations (“Rules & Regulations”) governing the submission of a film, trailer, feature, short, music video, web series, reality show pilot, demo reel, short animation, sizzle reel, documentary, short screenplay (hereafter called the “Project”) for consideration of the 2023 / 2024 Bordeaux Shorts Film Festival’ (hereinafter called the “Bordeaux ShortsFestival”). All information contained in this document shall herein supersede any prior information regarding submission to the Festival. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions found on this page, the person submitting the Project (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Project (hereafter called the “Project’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the Project to the Company, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations set forth below:


There will be many submissions, but only those selected will be shown. The submitter accepts that by submitting and paying the submission fee, their submission might not be selected. They accept that in some festivals only award-winning films are shown. Once submitted the Festival reserves the right to play the Applicant’s work at a live screening and/or screenings with no screening fees or ticket remuneration for the Applicant. This is non-negotiable. Works submitted that do not meet criteria or fail to adhere to the guidelines, rules and regulations are not the responsibility of the Company or Festival. These submissions may lead to automatic disqualification and loss of submission fee. In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must submit via FilmFreeway located at or on the Festival’s Home page. The Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is not submitted through this platform.


Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Company will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Project’s acceptance status. The Company disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period.

Full Ownership:

It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Project from any and all actual or potential legal claims or issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories or libel, defamation, slander, invasion of privacy, violation of rights or publicity, theft or trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of expressed or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Company expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to submitted Project, including any content materials that are or may become the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. The Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and hold harmless the Company, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

Submission content:

All of the above types of content will be considered for screening. We will consider content of all types so long as the content is not purely pornographic in nature. Media containing hate speech, homophobia, transphobia and other un-artistically motivated discriminatory content will be immediately disqualified. Gratuitous violence, vulgar language and other similar content will be screened to determine if artistic and within the scope of the Festival, at the Festival’s sole discretion. We encourage all types of art and do not wish to discourage any Project, within reason.


By submitting the project the applicant agrees that the festival may award them a finalist, official selection or category winner and thus the festival may show the project or extracts of the project in Festival-related advertising both online and in print, for 50 years. The applicant needs to be aware that by submitting the project they transfer all the necessary rights to the festival so that the festival has all legal rights to show imagery from and extracts of the project for all such purposes, in perpetuity. The promotion may include online and social media campaigns like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and Youtube campaigns as well as print campaigns like poster advertisement or print media campaigns.

Festival Rights:

Company and Festival expressly deny and are not responsible for any promises of offers for distribution. This is merely an avenue or channel for Applicant to submit Project for exposure and viewing pleasure of audiences. The Company is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Project any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Project, any information relating to the manner in which the Project is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Company or any reviewers of the Project may hold concerning the Project; any reasons why the Project, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Project specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.


Right to Compile and show with permission; The Festival in some years will create a collection of specifically selected films to be played in a Video-On-Demand or Streaming Compilation. In all such instances the Festival will seek permission from the Filmmaker before adding filmmaker’s film to said streaming compilation. Duration and withdrawal; The Festival has the right to play this compilation for an amount of time agreed upon with the filmmaker. The filmmaker has the right to withdraw from this compilation after having agreed to it, at any time. Monetization and Compensation; The Festival has the right to monetize and generate profits from the on demand compilation. Unless otherwise agreed upon, the Festival does not owe the filmmaker any compensation or remuneration of any kind for the showing of this work in the Video-On-Demand compilation.


Festival, Company and its affiliates reserve the sole and exclusive right to change the dates and times of viewing of Officially Selected Projects or dates of Festival. Applicant acknowledges and accepts Company, Festival and its affiliates have no control over natural disasters, acts of nature, and circumstances of emergency that might cause change in dates and times. Good faith efforts will be given by Company, Festival and its affiliates to inform Applicant of any date or time changes in advance, if possible.


Company reserves the sole and exclusive right to choose which works will be shown, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected. Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees.

Overall Rating
  • Ali Daadras

    Thanks a lot for your concern about the Iranian Filmmakers who have no access to any International payment system in order to submit.
    Best wishes

    April 2023
  • This festival was a uniquely wonderful experience.
    Many congratulations to Romain and Jonathan for the perfect organisation and the warm embrace they gave to all the artists and their work. I couldn't be happier that my film was a part of this festival and screened in this wonderful cinema. I also really want to thank for everything and the amazing jury, Jacques Dubuisson, Laurine Bauby and Yannis Zafiris.

    Thank you all very much for this opportunity.

    Keep up the good work!
    Hope to see you soon again!


    January 2023
  • Seems to be a good Festival.

    December 2022
  • arthur chays

    Extremely happy to be selected and winning an award ! Great team, nice and reactive. Beautiful in-person event ! Hope to come again next year...

    November 2022
  • Ömer Faruk Baran

    It was perfect, thanks for organizators.

    November 2022