The Saint-Maur Short Film Festival aims to promote the young generation of filmmakers and reveal the talents of tomorrow. Selected short films will be broadcasted to an audience of both amateurs and professionals, in addition to competing for several prizes awarded by a jury.
Organized by the City of Saint-Maur-des-Fosses with the cooperation of some public and private partners, the festival welcomes films from all over the world. The 13th edition of the Festival will take place from February 5 to 9, 2023
Any production (fiction, animation, documentary, clip, experimental, etc.) can be submitted, with the exception of advertising or industrial films. The topics covered in the films are free, subject to compliance with the legislation in force.
The broadcast or subtitling language is French/English
The Prizes awarded are:
- Grand Prix of the Festival: 2000 (two thousand) euros to the director and a Festival trophy;
- Jury Prize: 1000 (one thousand) Euros to the director and a Festival trophy;
- Best screenplay: 1000 (one thousand) euros to the writer and a Festival trophy;
- People’s choice Award: 800 (eight hundred) Euros to the director and a Festival trophy;
- Lido de Saint-Maur Award: 600 (six hundred) euros to the director Saint-Mauryan and a Festival trophy;
- Young Director Award: 300 (three hundred) Euros to the director (or college / school / association and workshop described below) and a Festival trophy;
- Best Actor Award: 400 (four hundred) Euros to the performer and a Festival trophy;
- Best Actress Award: 400 (four hundred) Euros to the performer and a Festival trophy;
- Best Editor Award: 300 (three hundred) euros Editor and a Festival trophy;
- Best Sound Award: 300 (three hundred) euros Sound engineer and a Festival trophy;
- Best Cinematography Award: 300 (three hundred) euros Director of photography and a Festival trophy;
- Best Original Sound Track Award: 300 (three hundred) euros Composer and a Festival trophy;
- Best selection committee : a trophy Festival.
Endowments and additional prizes may be awarded.
In the event that a film is co-directed, one of the directors must be designated during the registration as "Principal director". If the film is a winner of one of the awards, the "principal director" will be the only one to receive the grants made by the Festival, the distribution of those grants with his or her co-director (s) then is under their own responsibility. The Festival will not be held responsible of the sharing arrangements between the co-directors.
1) The films must have been made after January 1, 2020
2) Maximum duration of film must not exceed 30 minutes (including credits)
3) Films from all Countries are welcome to submit
4) Film must be subtitled in English or French
5) Student productions must provide a valid Student ID if selected
6) Screening format: DCP
7) Accepted genres: All genres