CourtsCarouge is a short-film competition open to all those with a passion for images. Through the competition aims to:
- offer to all the opportunity of trying their hand at making a film;
- stimulate audio-visual and digital creation;
- reveal talents;
- provide a showcase presenting Carouge, Swiss and international short films;
- encourage meetings and discussions between film buffs and a jury of professionals;
- develop creativity and critical thinking on images.
For this 7th edition of the Short-Films Competition of the Printemps carougeois, women are placed in the centre of creation. Women in all their facets, interwoven points of view, women’s perspectives, numerous stories, singular accounts, upside down slices of life - the angles of attack in addressing this theme may well surprise the jury of this edition. To participate, just create a film on the theme (essay, documentary, fiction or animation) of three minutes maximum, with the aid of one’s smartphone. The deadline for participation in the competition is 20 April 2020, at midnight.
First prize: 1000.- CHF (Swiss francs)
Second prize: 600.- CHF (Swiss francs)
Third prize: 400.- CHF (Swiss francs)
Prize Generation Léman Bleu: 200.- CHF (Swiss francs)
Participation and types of short film
Paragraph 1. CourtsCarouge is a short-film competition in which participation is free.
Paragraph 2. CourtsCarouge is a not-for-profit competition.
Paragraph 3. Films that have won awards in a previous edition may not apply.
Paragraph 4. The type (fiction, animation, documentary, etc.) of the short films presented is open. As for the theme, this should be in relation to that of the current edition of the Printemps carougeois.
Paragraph 5. The works submitted should contain a title and credits, and be maximum 3 minutes long (title and credits included).
Paragraph 6. The films must be filmed on a smartphone. All post-production processing and insets (in-pictures) are permitted.
Paragraph 7. The same author-producer may present several short films in the competition. In this case, a separate submission form must be completed for each short film, each containing a download link for the film submitted.
Paragraph 8. French subtitles are compulsory for short films in a foreign language.
Paragraph 9. The short films will be submitted via a viewing link (Youtube, Vimeo, Google drive etc.). For the films selected, each author must provide us with a download link for his/her work in .mp4 format via Wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are to be submitted by 20 April 2020 at midnight via the on-line participation form at
Each field on this form must be completed carefully. Each participant must send to the organising team a viewing link for his/her film(s), via the on-line registration form. Films can be loaded either in public or private mode on the preferred video platform (Youtube, Vimeo, or other).
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