Premiers Plans Festival There has 4 Competitive Section: European First Feature Films, European First Short Films, French First Short Films, European Student Film. Awards given: 6 awards for feature films, 7 awards for short films, 4 awards for student films, 1 awards for scripts, 2 awards for young actors, 3 awards for original music for film.
European First Feature Films:
Approximately 10 first feature films, 20 first short films and 30 films from European film schools are selected for the competition. The Premiers Plans Festival competition is open to first or second feature films (French directors may only submit their first feature film), first short films (in 16mm or 35mm, a maximum of 59 minutes long, and not a student film), and to films directed by students attending a European film school or university. Animation films are accepted in all categories. Documentaries of less than 40 minutes are eligible only within the student film category. In the feature film category, a director's second film may be submitted, provided that the director is not French.
To be eligible, the films must be made by a European director, or produced or co-produced by a European production company. Europe is to be understood in its wider geographic definition, including the former Soviet Republics.
The films submitted to the selection committee must have been completed in 2009/2010. Feature films must be commercially unreleased in France.
The screening format is 35 or 16 mm. Separate sound tracks are not accepted.
Beta SP screening is allowed only in the student films competition for films shot in video and not transferred to film.
All candidates for the Premiers Plans Festival must submit the registration form duly completed and signed by the director and owner of the rights to the film with a video-tape (VHS, in PAL/SECAM/NTSC) or a DVD subtitled in French or English. If no subtitles exist, please enclose a list of the film's dialogue in one of the above-mentioned languages.