Now celebrating our 5th year, the Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2019 is strategically placed a few days before the Cannes Film Festival, naturally filling our venue with a wealth of talent from around the world. This is to provide our attendees with the best experience possible to grow and develop their careers.

Year after year we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As, film screenings, networking events, industry professional panels and the chance to socialise with like-minded people will undoubtedly aid in future filmmaking ventures. This is perfect for either an individual seeking funding for an unproduced screenplay or a finished production seeking distribution - we are able to cater to all. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films that concludes with our spectacular awards ceremony gala dinner, where the winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy award, in recognition of filmmakers' talents and achievements.

We have built a small by exceptional network and industry experts who offer invaluable business and commercial advice. In many past scenarios, our attending experts have distributed countless films into international marketplaces. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple effect for your movie to be seen around the world - it all starts here by entering today.

Winners from each of our categories walk away with a prestigious trophy award in recognition of their talents and achievements in film.

Our gala dinner awards ceremony, which marks the close of our festival week, is internationally known and celebrated.

NICE International Film Festival of World Cinema in the South of France has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. The International Film Festival of World Cinema NICE is held a few days before the Cannes International film festival in the South of France, so as much business can be done for filmmakers attending if they wish, an annual event based in the South Of France, it is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm and video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have French as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an unsubtitled print is accepted, English and Spanish dialogue lists are required.

The festival reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date
The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 7th of March 2019 and must be shipped as per instructions to our uk office. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. please add no value to all post to avoid Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... The International Film Festival of World Cinema NICE policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Nice International Film Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • alain maiki

    Awesome Film Festival... I truly enjoyed it...

    June 2018
  • An excellent festival run by professionals who are very prompt in communication and extremely hospitable. The festival is well managed and we get a chance to see films from all over the world and meet industry professionals. The award ceremony is something to look forward to and the winning trophies are beautiful. One of the best run festivals which I would like to attend again.

    May 2018
  • I felt always very honored to be part of this perfectly organized festival and after having won an award, this has been a dream week! The festival team really cared, were very supportive and competent in every aspect and made you feel comfortable. They offered several industry workshops as well. The screenings were perfectly organized and the award ceremony was such a warm and joyous event which I will keep in memory for ever. This is a festival by true film enthusiasts and I send them my huge thanks!

    May 2018
  • Nicholas Gyeney

    No film festival is without its hiccups, so when you read negative reviews for them, it’s best to take into consideration the big picture and that sometimes individual experiences can slip through the cracks as the festival staff works tirelessely to pull off a smooth event. Especially for film festivals that aren’t spending millions of dollars like Cannes, Sundance, etc, it’s important to realize that in festivals like these, it’s about a love for film and a desire to bring filmmakers together that works as the glue to keep it all moving forward.

    The main crew behind this festival worked hard to make my team feel welcome, and they always had a positive attitude with an eye towards making our experience enjoyable.

    My film “Ultra Low” ended up taking home Best Screenplay and Best Film awards at the awards ceremony that closes the festival, which is a professional event filled with passionate filmmakers from all over the world. I was very grateful to be recognized by the festival for my team’s hard work, and was so glad to have the opportunity to connect with so many talented filmmakers afterwards.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I get the opportunity to screen with them in the future.

    May 2018
  • Chris Dockrill

    This festival was an invaluable opportunity for us. The management team provide a unique opportunity for filmmakers to interact and to network with industry people. I am most appreciative of the all the work that goes into such an event. It is evident in the quality of the festival.

    May 2018