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 2019 - 10th edition!!


1 Submit only films completed from July 2017 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 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 : the festival will provide free translation to French for selected films : if a SRT (subtitle file) in English is provided only a "clean" (without subtitles) film will be needed. If a regular dialogues list is provided the submitter will need to either produce a SRT file or embed himself/herself, free of charges to the festival, the French subtitles onto his/her film on time for the festival. The deadlines to receive all items (SRT file, Clean Film file, French subtitled film file) is May 1st 2019. Email to

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 : Issoire and Apchat from July 22nd to 28th 2019.

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 109 countries.

Many awards and cash prizes are offered every year (see below)

The Awards and Cash Prizes are :

Best Fiction Feature (55 minutes or more) : 1000 €
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
The Young Jury Awards

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 tenth edition of the festival will take place in Issoire and Apchat, France from July 22nd to July 28th 2019.

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. However 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) (1000 €), 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. 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 July 2019.

4 – Entries fees to the festival are 10 € per short film (less than 55 minutes) and 20 € per feature length film (55 minutes or more).
The regulations are available on the website ( The deadline for entries is February 28th 2019.

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:

6 - Authors and/or right owners for the films selected will provide free of charge before May 1st 2019 a French subtitled file of their film or a SRT file (subtitle file). If needed the festival can help with the translation from English to French.

7 - Please note that the Festival will not pay any screening fees.

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.

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 May), 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. If you are a distributor, we kindly ask you to make sure the film’s rights owners know about this issue before entering their film(s).

Overall Rating
  • Bel Bechara

    Very happy to take part in this festival!

    August 2018
  • Tomi Saarijärvi

    A great festival. Professional and friendly staff.

    November 2017