Since 2003 the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT is active in Paris and world wide. In these last years we have presented some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 33 countries, among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...

In 2013 the festival gets binational and is also performed in Berlin and Saarbrücken (Germany), up from 2015 it has been transformed in a multinational festival and is also performed in Bangkok and Lisbon, Tucuman (Argentina) and Quito (Ecuador).

The International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT based in Paris is made up of films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation.

Awards & Prizes

Main Award
No restrictions

Signs Award
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject o in an original, convincing and surprising way.

Night Award
The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

Edward Snowden Award
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

Rules & Terms

For the Short Film competition max lengh 30 min.
For the Cinema in Trangression ("Experimental") and the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).

For the Focus programs (thematical, regional) no limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older as 2016, for the focus programs not older as 2011.

In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a screening copy.
Also if your film is not choosen immedialtly, it can be choosen later for another upcoming festival organized by during the year (in anopther country/town).

We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc ect.

If you havn't received a positiv answer up to the Notification day , we can just say that up to the moment we havn't integrate your film. In positive case, we will ask for the screening copy immediately.
Please remember that we ealize other festivals during the year, so
maybe we will come back to you
Please understand, that we can't send out individual negative answers.

1 Review

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    maryam firuzi

    Signes de nuit is for sure an art film festival: I appreciate its independent and artistic attitude towards films. I hope their fest gets bigger and be able to invite the artist to their award nights.

    April 2017