The main purpose is to draw attention to and raise the profile of independent films with the aim of celebrating cinema at an international level.
The Official Selection serves to highlight the diversity of cinematic creation through the world. Films that are representative of auteur cinema with a real personal vision. Focus about works that have an original aim and aesthetic.
The Festival is very keen to discover new talent and act as a springboard for creation. That's why each projection of feature film will be associated with a short film.
This initiative is to discover the talent of the future.
All of the films in Official Selection will be screened during the Festival.
Awards & Prizes
AWARDS for SHORT FILM:
- PUBLIC PRIZE
- AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
- AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
- AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
- AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
- AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC
Rules & Terms
Participation in the Second We Love Paris Film Festival
implies understanding and acceptance of the following Guidelines and Regulations
Only short films that meet the following conditions may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection:
• Films that have been produced during the twenty months preceding the Festival.
• Films must be a Paris premiere or second. This includes local films.
• Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin.
• Films that have not been shown on the Internet or released on DVD.
Films with a duration of under 30 minutes can be presented to the Selection of short films.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND FOR RECEPTION
The registration deadline is December 1th, 2017.
The Selection Committee will accept films:
•WITHOUT subtitles IF the original language is French or English.
•WITH French subtitles for all other original languages.
N.B. It's not possible to present a working copy of the film.
LICENSES AND RIGHTS
All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker or the producer.
Submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Submission without fees are NON-ACCEPTED.
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED
You will be contacted before the official press conference, which will take place the 1th December 2017.
You must supply us either with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), a JPEG 2000 file or BluRay.
The Film Department will send you all the necessary information on time, but only if your film is selected.
Upon notification of selection, the entrant agrees to immediately supply WLPFF with publicity materials and grants the Festival the right to utilize such materials for promotional purposes and to broadcast and/or screen clips.
The DCP are returned to the sender by the Festival with a charge between 10 and 18 euros (or the DCP may possible too be picked up directly from the Festival offices at January the 8th 2018or after the last screening) .
Other screening materials: Following the screening, the various materials received are not returned to the sender by the Festival. (Note however that materials may be picked up directly from the Festival offices at January the 8th 2018, or any time but not during January.)