Less than 4 minutes to express oneself, tell a story or reinvent the world: that’s what’s on offer in the Très Court International Film Festival which, for several years now, has accompanied the emergence of new trends in audiovisual creation all around the world. Be they novices or established, classical or innovators, filmmakers from every possible background gather around a unique and concise format of creation that gives everyone a chance.
To make a film of under four minutes: that’s the only rule to respect. For the rest, imagination and vitality are strongly urged! Every genre is present: fiction, documentary, animation, computer imaging…
The works selected are grouped in a great film mosaic presented in 80 cities in 25 countries all over the world in June. An emerging festival for a cultural globalisation in full swing, which highlights the diversity of identities so they are better shared by all.
The movies in competition are watched by a jury of professionals presided over by a renowned figure (Nicolas Boukhrief, Pascale Ferran, Aure Atika...).
The jury awards three prizes: the Grand Prix, the Originality Award and the Best Animation Award at a gala ceremony at the Forum des Images in Paris.
Another jury gives the Women's Words Award.
One other award, the Public Choice, unique in the world, is announced a few days later on internet after a count of all the votes cast by audience members in each city having screened the festival programmes.
article 1 - dates and venues
The Très Court International Film Festival is organised by Tout en Très Court and Nanosphère Productions (hereafter refered to as "the Festival").
The Twentyfirst Edition of the Très Court International Film Festival takes place from the 7th to the 16th of June 2019 in Paris, as well as in all projection places associated to the event. Should any unforeseen problem occur, the Festival reserves the right to cancel or modify the dates and venues of the event.
article 2 - conditions for registration
The films should not exceed four minutes. They must contain a title and credits. The deadline for registration is 15 of February 2019.
One director may register several Très Courts separately.
article 3 - selection
The selection committee of the festival views the works of the candidates and selects those who will participate to the international competition and the Women's Words competition. The list of selected candidates (or films) will be available on www.trescourt.com from 18 of April 2018. The registered films, even not included in any of these competitions, could be selected in a non-competitional program under the "Around the Très Courts" label.
The directors of the selected films will be contacted. They will have to fill and sign a form to complete the selection. If the quality of the viewing copy of their film is not satisfactory, they will have to send a new copy in better quality within 10 days.
If a copy appear to be in a very poor quality, or if the form is not returned to the Festival on time, a previously selected film may be removed from the selection.
article 4 - rights
Participants give to the Festival without compensation the right to broadcast selected films for public screenings of the festival, selection board screenings and press screenings. They also give the right to reproduce images or excerpts of less than a minute of these films for distribution in the press, on TV channels and on the Internet.
article 5 - internet
If they agree, selected participants will have the opportunity to authorize to broadcast their film on the web spaces of the Très Court International Film Festival, by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.
article 6 - screenings beyond the dates of the festival
If they agree, selected participants will have the opportunity to authorize to broadcast their film in the frame of promotional or retrospective screenings, or in the frame of l'Instant Très Court (see linstant.trescourt.com), by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.
article 7 - Très Court film market
The registered films may be included in a catalogue of the Très Courts for professionals and may be viewed on demand by accredited persons. The contact details of the directors and producers will be made available to any interested professionals.
article 8 - jury and awards
The jury of the international competition will give the following prizes: "Grand Prix", "Animation Award", and "Originality Award".
The Public Award will be annonced after the festival, after analysis of all votes of the public, on www.trescourt.com.
The jury of Women's Words competition will give the Women's Rights Award.
The amounts of the prizes are available on www.trescourt.com. They can be changed until the date of the announcement of the selected films.