Cinétoile is an outdoor movie projection held on several dates and locations. The idea is to find new ways to enjoy movies different from traditional cinema in theatres and closed spaces. Every summer since 2018, Cinétoile offers moviegoers a variation of films from different countries and languages. Mainly Arabic, French, and English. The event is held during the summer holidays to give everybody the chance to be present, especially young people. Cinétoile has always been free to attend to. The event also features workshops and debates. We provide professionals from the field of cinema to give lessons on how to create and produce a short movie, create a movie poster and discuss a movie.

Filmmakers who achieve excellence deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. Cinétoile is proud to help acknowledge their work with the following award trophies and prizes:

🔱 Grand Festival Prize: 500$ cash & engraved gold trident trophy
🔱 Special Jury Prize: 300$ cash & engraved silver trident trophy
🔱 Best Screenplay Prize: 150$ cash & an engraved bronze trident trophy

Additional prizes may be offered subject to sponsorship

The festival offer the opportunity to earn the respect of peers and industry decision makers. Submitting your film places your work before top professionals in Entertainment and Film

1 - In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

2 - The festival is open to short films, fiction, documentaries or animations, made after August 31, 2021.

3 - The duration of a film must not exceed 30 minutes.

4 - All non-English language films must have legible English and /or French language subtitles.

5 - ENTRY MUST INCLUDE: Link to a 30-60 second trailer and a separate link to the film, including password if required. Third party download must be enabled, if necessary.
NOTIFICATION: All entrants will be notified of their status once scoring is completed.

6 - By submitting your film, you agree that clips under 30 seconds from your film and all other materials related to your project may be used and/or published on our website/social media channels/event program, or for any promotional purposes which we deem appropriate.

7 - If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded in the project are the responsibility of the filmmaker. Cinétoile will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copyrighted materials.

8 - By submitting your movie, you authorize Cinétoile to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

9 - Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films

10 - Rules are subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.

SUBJECT MATTER: Please be guided by the categories indicated in this listing. The following content is prohibited: pornographic images and language, slanderous or libelous images and language, and any visual or verbal content that might be considered hate speech, racist, misogynist, overly violent, obscene or offensive.