We organize the "Rimbaud du Cinéma", an event whose objective is to show a whole range of unknown cinema, to offer a different perspective on works, far from the cinematic standardization and to honor those who produce and make films every year outside the luminous paths.
The Rimbaud du Cinéma relies on the platform of our partner FilmFreeway whose know-how and stability are recognized throughout the world among film professionals. FilmFreeway welcomes all film candidates to the Rimbaud du Cinema, whether short or long, in accordance with our selection criteria.
These films candidates will be submitted to the votes of two colleges of voters: the jury "Public" composed of Internet users who have become supporters of the association "Les Rimbaud du Cinéma", and the jury "Professional" composed of personalities from the world of culture and counter-culture mainly non-cinema (literature , music, architecture, dance, sculpture, etc.).
From 1 January 2019 all films will be submitted to the two juries for evaluation by a star rating system. Each film will be evaluated in all categories until 18 October 2019 at midnight Central European Time ( GMT+1 ) the final closing date of the votes.
In the event that two films are tied in the same category each one will be awarded a Rimbaud.
The procedure of vote shall be carried out under supervision by a sworn bailiff who will certify the results.
The highlight of this event will be the ceremony of presentation of the "Rimbaud du Cinéma" to be held on Saturday 19 October 2019 in Charleville-Mézières (08-Ardennes - France), the eve of the anniversary of the birth of the poet Arthur Rimbaud; it will be followed by a huge gypsy-colored party in the heart of the Rimbaudian city and a concert by our guest of honor Emir Kusturica with his orchestra "No Smoking Orchestra".
If your film meets the eligibility criteria, we would be very happy to host it on the FilmFreeway platform.
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Two voting colleges will express their preference by awarding:
» the making of a feature film
» interpretation in a lead role in a feature film
» interpretation in a secondary role in a feature film
» the scenario
» the Coup de Coeur of the "Professional Jury" and the "Public Jury"
» the making of a short film
» the interpretation in a short film
» the animated film
» Student film
The terms "Best", "Stranger", "Female", "Male", will not appear in any of the Rimbaud du Cinéma's choices...
... because a painting by Pablo Picasso is no better than a painting by Frida Kahlo, that a film by Paolo Pasolini is no better than a film by Liliana Cavani and that none of the works of these filmmakers or painters can not be described as "foreign", "male" or "female". The rock paintings of the Lascaux caves are not French because they were produced on French territory, but universal because they were designed by anonymous artists whose sex is unknown and whose only homeland was humanity.
"The Rimbauds of cinema proclaim the equality and universality of cinematographic works even if each one of us has the right to prefer some of them."
To be eligible for Rimbaud du Cinéma, feature-length fiction films of more than 60 minutes and short fiction films of less than 60 minutes must meet the following conditions:
» to be produced with a maximum budget of 1,500,000 euros
» to be shot in real pictures or animation
» be disclosed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018 and, for films operated in France, hold an operating visa issued during the same period.
» to be revealed in the country of production in less than thirty commercially operated cinemas, as far as the feature film format is concerned
» be subtitled in English and French
To be selected, eligible films must be registered by December 31, 2018, directly on the FilmFreeway partner platform.
Any director, producer or distributor who has registered his film to be eligible for Rimbaud du Cinéma 2019 accepts:
» to pay the registration fee at 25 US dollars
» that his film be submitted to the vote of the two colleges
» that his film, if he receives a Rimbaud, be screened in partner cinemas
» that the visual of his film, if laureate, bears the mention: "Rimbaud du Cinéma 2019"
The Rimbaud du Cinéma team is committed to ensuring respect for the dignity of the human person and respect for animal sensitivity. As a result, any film is automatically excluded:
» extreme violence
» encouraging a racist or discriminatory ideology because of identity or sexual orientation, religion, physical appearance, disability, origin, nationality, social group and any other form to the contrary to human dignity and respect for animal sensitivity
» appearing to condone or encourage violent, illicit, antisocial, degrading or alienating behavior.
The Rimbaud du Cinéma team reserves the right to forbid access to a film that does not comply with these principles.