The Castillonnès Film Awards will be presented at The Hôtel de Cours de Thomazeau, Castillonnès

Competition Rules

Our listed dates are the intended dates which may be subject to change depending on French health regulations and venues’ availabilities.
All nationalities genres and languages are accepted, although non-French language films must include French subtitles to be eligible for screening at the festival.
Films and scripts may be entered into more than one category and will be reviewed separately for each category entered. 
Entry fees are non-refundable. 
All entries must be sent via the FilmFreeway platform.
To qualify for student discount, entrants must provide proof of studies. Failure to do so may result in disqualification without refund.
Each entry and submission category must have its own submission fee. 
Submitted work must be no more than 2 years old. 
If selected, you grant the organisers of The Castillonnès Festival du Film the rights to use any image, clips, titles or words you submitted to us, for promotion purposes on any platform. Film Credit will be given where possible.
Illegal, Fake, False, Unfinished or Work in Progress entries may be disqualified without refund.

Your film entry must include : 
log-line and synopsis
director’s or artist’s biography. 
at least 2 non watermarked still pictures from the film.. 
a link to a YouTube or Vimeo type platform to enable embedding to the festival website and judging.
Scripts must be uploaded as PDF to your profile on FilmFreeway.
The information entered to your FilmFreeway profile will be used if you get selected to the festival. Communications will be sent to the email address you provide. The Castillonnès Festival du Film is not responsible for any lost communication whatsoever.
Your work must be accessible through your FilmFreeway profile at all times. Any disappearances set your entry to incomplete or even disqualified.
If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by August 19th 2022.
Format for screening copies will be advised.
Award winners (or a representative) are responsible for collecting trophies or covering the shipping costs if delivered.
Good Luck!

Règlement de la compétition

Nos dates indiquées sont les dates prévues qui peuvent être sujettes à changement en fonction de la réglementation sanitaire française et des disponibilités des lieux.
Tous les genres et langues de nationalités sont acceptés, bien que les films en langue non française doivent inclure des sous-titres en français pour être éligibles à la projection au festival. Les films et les scripts peuvent être inscrits dans plus d'une catégorie et seront examinés séparément pour chaque catégorie inscrite. Les frais d'inscription ne sont pas remboursables. Toutes les inscriptions doivent être envoyées via la plateforme FilmFreeway.
Pour bénéficier du rabais étudiant, les participants doivent fournir une preuve d'études. Ne pas le faire peut entraîner une disqualification sans remboursement. Chaque catégorie d'inscription et de soumission doit avoir ses propres frais de soumission. Les travaux soumis ne doivent pas dater de plus de 2 ans. Si vous êtes sélectionné, vous accordez aux organisateurs du Festival du Film de Castillonnès le droit d'utiliser toute image, clips, titres ou mots que vous nous avez soumis, à des fins de promotion sur n'importe quelle plateforme. Un crédit de film sera accordé dans la mesure du possible. Les inscriptions illégales, fausses, fausses, inachevées ou en cours peuvent être disqualifiées sans remboursement.
Votre dossier de film doit comporter : logline et synopsis la biographie du réalisateur ou de l'artiste. Au moins deux images fixes non filigranées du film… Un lien vers une plate-forme de type YouTube ou Vimeo pour permettre l'intégration sur le site Web du festival et le jugement.
Les scripts doivent être téléchargés au format PDF sur votre profil sur FilmFreeway.
Les informations saisies dans votre profil FilmFreeway seront utilisées si vous êtes sélectionné pour le festival. Les communications seront envoyées à l'adresse e-mail que vous fournissez. Le Festival du Film de Castillonnès n'est pas responsable d'une quelconque perte de communication.
Votre travail doit être accessible à tout moment via votre profil FilmFreeway. Toute disparition rend votre inscription incomplète ou même disqualifiée.
Si elles sont sélectionnées pour être présentées lors de l'événement, toutes les copies de projection doivent être reçues avant le 19 août 2022.
Le format des copies de projection sera indiqué.
Les lauréats (ou un représentant) sont responsables de la collecte des trophées ou de couvrir les frais d'expédition s'ils sont livrés.
Bonne chance !

Overall Rating
  • CGL Acting Studio

    Thanks 🙏 a million 💰 for looking 👁 at our film 🎥 and conferring it Honorable Mention status. Jacques Tati is the GOAT 🐐-the Greatest Of All Time. Every time I see Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, it’s a special day-a life-changer of a day. I’m so happy there is an event in his honor. I hope your festival and awards runs 🏃‍♂️ for the next ten thousand years.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for such a glowing review!

  • armelle verschueren

    very little public, no promotion concerning the place of the film club.
    The quality of the projection was not checked and was very bad
    No meeting between the different people present
    it's a first festival, and even if the organizers were great, I think that the rules were not very well established

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Armelle, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our hospitality, but sad you felt the rules were not very well established. As you say, it was a first festival and I agree we still have a lot to learn. We did have signs in the town directing people to the film club, along with a detailed map on the website, but will ensure we do better in future. I feel terrible that you felt let down on the quality and value of the festival, especially as other reviewers have given it such high ratings. I would be very happy to hear where you think we should improve and would welcome an email from you, so we can implement these improvements going forward. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Ken

  • What a wonderful festival. Fantastic films, music, a delightful Salon de Thé in a chateaux, and being presented with a film award by Marie-France Seigler Lathrop, Jacques Tati’s assistant director, that I shall treasure. But most of all the warm welcome and lovely people on the festival team who made my stay in Castillonnès so special. Thank you Castillonnès Festival du Film. I hope to see you again.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Peter, for your very kind words. We hope to see you again next year. All the best from Ken and the team.

  • Stélion Films

    We were very happy to participate in this first edition, Ken White with who we were in contact is a lovely person, always ready to talk and to fight for putting films in front of real people in theaters or other very welcoming places during the festival. Thanks to the whole team for selecting and programming us! See you soon!

    September 2022
    Response from festival:

    Ahh, thank you for this. I will always fight your corner!

  • Muchas gracias por el recibimiento, agradecido por la mencion especial que le otorgaron a mi obra ''Bajo Relieve''

    September 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for taking part. We hope to see more from you in the future…