TOUT COURT - Nuove Voci del Cinema Francofono (New Voices of Francophone Cinema) is a festival which celebrates short films made by up and coming, emerging filmmakers from the francophone world. The programme brings together both works which have had resonance on the international film scene, as well as those who have not yet been screened. The festival is hosted annually at the Cinema Lumière, Bologna.

The idea of TOUT COURT is to promote the short film as a territory of experimentation and a particular expression of the vitality of cinema.

The choice of language as the fil rouge in the selection of films becomes the co-ordinate through which to perceive the cultural diversity and historical complexity that characterise French-speaking countries, recounted by moving images.

Premiazione del pubblico (Peoples' choice)

We focus our selection on recent productions from emerging directors from francophone countries all over the World. The dialogues in French (in its various forms, variations and expressions) are preferred but not mandatory. We do not make genre distinctions (from animation to documentaries, up to experimentation and so on) and we like to include as many themes as possible; we welcome variety, keeping only Francophony itself as the connecting thread.

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 minutes

✓ Language: to include at least part of dialogue in either French or associated dialect

✓ Production: film to have been completed within the last 18 months.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work, it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.