Send your film (short or feature, animation, fiction, experimental or documentary) and be the only one to represent your country at ONE Country ONE Film 2023 -14th edition!!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BELOW BEFORE YOU ENTER YOUR FILM:

1 Submit only films completed from March 2021 up to now (if no completion date is indicated your entry will not be reviewed).

2 By submitting a film, the owner of the film's rights, confirms that he owns all the broadcast rights for the film (images, music, soundtrack) and grant the festival the right to screen the film at no fees according to the ways mentioned in the festival's regulation (available at www.onecountryonefilm.com) that he has read and agreed to. Please also note that the festival does not pay screening fees (meaning that the festival doesn't give money to rights owners of the films selected in order to screen their films).

3 Regulation regarding French subtitling : Authors and/or right owners for the films selected will provide free of charge as soon as they receive the notification of their selection either a French subtitled file of their film if available or an english SRT file (subtitle file) along with a link to download a clean version of the film on synch with the SRT file. If needed the festival can help free of charge with the translation from English to French.

ONE Country ONE Film is a unique festival festival taking place in two different venues located in the same beautifull countryside area in the heart of France :
The 14th edition of the festival will take place in Apchat and Issoire, France, from March 13th to 26th, 2023. Selected children films, animation special category and awarded films will screen again in Apchat from September 9th to 10th 2023.

Every film selected is the sole representative of its country in each of the following categories : Feature Films, Short Films, Children Films. Every year a Country is honored and several films are selected from that country. Since its creation in 2010, ONE Country ONE Film has selected 119 countries.

Many awards and cash prizes are offered every year.

The Awards and Cash Prizes are :

Best Fiction Feature (55 minutes or more) : 1 000 €
Best Fiction Short (54 minutes or less) : 400 €
Best Documentary : 400 €
Best Animation : 400 €

(Any bank, transfer and conversion fees will be deducted from the indicated award amount)

The Honor Awards are :

The Feature Films Public Award
The Short Films Public Award
The Young Public Award
The Young Jury Award

1 – ONE Country ONE Film International Film Festival is organized by “Un Monde Meilleur” association. Therefore every rights given to the festival according to the regulation below is also given to the association. The 14th edition of the festival will take place in Apchat and Issoire, France, from March 13th to 26th 2023. Selected children films, animation special category and awarded films will screen again in Apchat from September 9th to 10th 2023.

2 – The main goal of the festival is cultural exchange between countries. Diversity regarding the origin of films is the number one criteria for selection. No more than one film in each of the following categories: Feature Films, Short Films, Children Films, is selected per country represented so every film will have the honor to officially represent its country. Moreover each year a country is honored and several films originating from that country will be screened. The honored country is announced together with the selection.

3 – The awards and cash prizes are : Best Fiction Feature (55 minutes or more) (1 000 €), Best Fiction Short (400 €) , Best Documentary (400 €), Best Animation (400 €). The honor awards are : the Feature Films Public Award, the Short Films Public Award, the Young Public Award and the Young Jury Awards. Any bank transfer and conversion fees will be deducted from the indicated award amount. The festival is open to any category: documentary, fiction, animation, experimental (except music videos, commercials and corporate films), any duration, any genre (except pornography), and any shooting format. The films must have been completed within two years preceding the festival. The list of films selected will be announced on the festival website and on the Facebook group and page in March 2023 latest.

4 – Entry fees to the festival are 15 € per short film (less than 55 minutes) and 25 € per feature length film (55 minutes or more). Films can be entered on the following platforms: clickforfestivals, (https://www.clickforfestivals.com/), filmfreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/), festhome (https://festhome.com/). Search for « ONE Country ONE Film ». The regulations are available on the website (www.onecountryonefilm.com). The deadline for entries is November 15th 2022.

5 – Authors and/or right owners for the films selected confirm that they have acquired the music rights for their film and freely give away their rights regarding the screening of the film (image and music) for the duration of the festival and for other possible screenings that the festival would organize before or after the festival in France or in any foreign country. There are two types of screenings: “Best of”, and screenings within the “Better World Project”, an international charity program designed by the festival to share with the world’s different cultures using film as a medium in remote areas, for audiences who can’t easily get access to cinema and to support charity organizations and foundations throughout the world. More information about the “Better World Project” on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/423422817798950/

6 - Authors and/or right owners for the films selected will provide free of charge as soon as they receive the notification of their selection either a French subtitled file of their film if available or an english SRT file (subtitle file) along with a link to download a clean version of the film on synch with the SRT file. If needed the festival can help free of charge with the translation from English to French.

7 - Please note that the Festival does not pay any screening fees and that there are no exceptions for this..

8 – Some films or portions of them might be used for educational purposes workshops during or after the festival. The authors and/or right owners for these films will be contacted regarding that usage.

9 - Authors and/or right owners for the films selected freely give away their rights regarding the usage on any media (press, TV, internet, theaters) of images or extracts from their films. These images or extracts will be used for the program or the promotion of the festival. These images or music extracts might also be used in a teaser to promote the festival and for the awards announcement.

10 – Directors of the selected films authorize the festival to use their image on the program or on the festival website.

11 - Cancellation of participation: after the festival’s notification of selection has been sent by email (usually in January), the film's rights owners have two weeks to withdraw their film(s) from the selection if they wish. After these two weeks the film(s) will be included in the selection according to the conditions indicated in the festival’s regulations. Distributors, should make the film’s rights owners aware of this when entering their film(s).

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  • Erkan Karabag

    Everything was very professional thanks.

    August 2020
  • Bel Bechara

    Very happy to take part in this festival!

    August 2018
  • Tomi Saarijärvi

    A great festival. Professional and friendly staff.

    November 2017