New views, Original imagery, Critical approach, Crucial points, Modern
human existence, Strangness, expending boundaries, Celebrating
confrontations, Informatons, Surprising Knowledge, Tolerance,
Sensibilisation, Cultural differences, Independence, Individuality,
Provocations, Unpredictable experimentation, Engagement

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had
become a multinational meeting place and is today active in the form of
competition and focus programs in Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Bangkok, Urbino,
Tucumán. 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 36 countries,
among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hungary, Indonesia,
Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey,
United States ...

The Festival presents films, which reflect new views, original imagery, and a critical approach to the crucial elements of modern and actual 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 over to unpredictable experimentation. New aesthetics are welcome.

For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.

Also this year one of our screening places will be the most precious Thai Archive and in the new "Doc Club and Pub" in Bangkok.


Without restriction

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

The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and
complexity characterized by enigmatic mysteriousness and suppleness,
which keeps mind and consideration moving.

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

Every international jury can declare one Special Award for a special aspect or capacity of a film.



Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.

The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a
surprising way sensible and perturbing aspects of reality.

The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality
in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of
representation and simple conclusions.

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

For the Cinema in Transgression ("Experimental") and the Documentary
Competition no limitation (short and long).

For the Short Film competition the max length is 45 min.

For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no limitation

For the competitions programs the production year should not be older
than 2020, for the focus programs (thematic, regional) not older than 2016.

In the case your film is chosen, we will contact you asking for a
screening copy.

Also if your film is not chosen immediately it can be chosen later
for another upcoming festival during the year (in another
country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the
screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual
edition. The festival can integrate your film in its actual
submitted form without further permissions from your side. You also can't add
further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.)

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

Overall Rating
  • It is amazing experience, our film "The Black Sheep" got the MAIN AWARD in the SHORT FILM SECTION.
    It is a great pleasure to be able to share the story of nomadic life in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

    August 2022
  • Pedro Patricio

    Thank you International Festival Signs of the Night. Smooth, indie fest. Look forward to meeting you in one of the many amazing cities that you showcase the fest.

    April 2021
  • Beautiful festival, great communication!We really thank you for the selection of our movie, greetings from Athens!

    August 2020
  • Kristi Tethong

    So happy to have participated and been honoured in the International Festival - Signs of the Night, Bangkok, with my film The Visit.
    Thank you for carrying on despite Coronavirus - hope to see you in person one day.

    August 2020
  • Azalia Muchransyah

    It was such an honor for my film "Attention at Tension" to have its Asian Premiere at the International Festival Signs of the Night in Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you so much for selecting my film and screening it with a great lineup of other films of good quality. The festival communication is superb and I look forward to submitting my other films to its future editions.

    August 2020