The 6th edition will take place in Aix-En-Provence and Marseille February 10-14, 2015. The festival is open to first documentaries based on original and creative writing of any subject, genre, or aesthetic. It aims to promote audience and professional appreciation for first documentary works and their authors, to facilitate encounters among film-makers of different generations, and to explore various approaches to documentary film-making and producing.

1. The 6th annual of the International First Documentary Film Festival “LA PREMIERE FOIS” will take place in Marseille, Aix en Provence, and Pays d'Aix, February 11 - 14, 2014.

2. The Festival “LA PREMIERE FOIS” is organized by LES FILMS DU GABIAN. The festival is not competitive. It aims to promote audience and professional appreciation for first documentary works and their authors, to facilitate encounters among film-makers of different generations, and to explore various approaches to documentary film-making and producing.

3. The festival is open to first documentaries based on original and creative writing of any subject, genre, or aesthetic, and not exceeding 60 minutes in length.
Films produced with journalistic or promotional intent are not eligible.
Films may be submitted by authors, directors, or production companies.
Submission is open to French, English, Italian, and Spanish original versions as well as those of any other language, provided subtitles are supplied in French, English, Italian or Spanish.
All selected films will be screened in the French original version or will be subtitled in French.

4. To submit a film:

Complete and sign the entry form you can find on our website www.festival-lapremierefois.org
Sign the call for entries/regulations document
Send the entry form, a photo of the film and the video link (vimeo, youtube...) by e-mail to: lapremierefois@orange.fr
If you don't choose the online screener, send the regulations document and 2 DVDs of the film to

LES FILMS DU GABIAN Festival La Première Fois
26, boulevard des Dames, 13002 MARSEILLE – France

The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2014.
The festival will not accept postage charges, nor will DVDs be returned. A confirmation e-mail will acknowledge receipt of the DVDs, the entry form, and the call for entries/regulations document.

5. LES FILMS DU GABIAN is not responsible for the loss of DVDs sent by mail, nor for the eventual illegal use of the lost DVDs.

6. Since the shortlist of festival selections will be published online, permission for the screening of a film at the festival is granted by the act of submitting that film.
The authors or producers of the selected films are required to be present in Aix-en-Provence on the day on which the film that they have submitted is to be screened.
Submission is free of charge and involves acceptance of these conditions.