Très Court International Film Festival (23)


27 Oct 2020
Call for entries

14 Feb 2021
Final deadline


15 Apr 2021
Notification date

04 Jun 2021
13 Jun 2021


33bis rue de Terre Neuve,  75020, Paris, Paris, France

Festival description
Short film festival 4'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  4'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 04 June 2021      Festival end: 13 June 2021

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, except title and credits: 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 almost 70 cities in 20 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 (Oscar winning director Michel Hazanavicius, Aure Atika, Eric Judor...).

The jury awards three prizes: the Grand Prix, the Originality Award and the Animation Award.

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.

The amounts of the prizes are available on
They can be changed until the date of the announcement of the selected films.

article 1 - dates and venues
The Très Court International Film Festival is organized by Tout en Très Court (hereafter referred to as "the Festival").
The Twenty-Third Edition of the Très Court International Film Festival takes place from June 4 to 13, 2021 in Paris, as well as in all projection places associated with 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
Registration on the Festival's website is free of charge.
Films submitted for preselection must not exceed 4 minutes and must contain a title and credits.
The deadline for registration is February 14, 2021.
The directors have to send their completed, dated and signed registration form, either printed by postal mail to: Très Court International Film Festival - 33bis rue Terre Neuve - 75020 Paris - France
or scanned by email at:
They have to provide a preview link (Vimeo, YouTube...)
A single director can submit several Très Courts by filling out a form and providing a preview link for each of them.
If their film is selected, the directors will have to upload their film in HD on the festival's WeTransfer platform.

article 3 - selection
The selection committee of the festival views the works of the candidates and selects those who will participate in the International Competition, the Women's Words Competition and other thematic selections.
The list of selected films will be available on the Festival's website by mid-April 2021, the precise date will be announced on the festival's website and social networks.
The directors of the selected films will be contacted and, if the quality of the copy of their film is not satisfactory, they will be asked to return a new copy of better quality within ten days. If the quality of the copy proves to be too poor, a previously selected film may be withdrawn from the program.

article 4 - rights
Participants cede to the Festival, without compensation, the right to broadcast the films selected for public screenings of the Festival, the jury screenings and the press screenings.
They also cede the right to reproduce images or 30-second excerpts of these films for broadcast in the press, on TV channels, and on the Internet.

article 5 - internet
Participants authorize, if they wish, the diffusion of their film on the web spaces of the Très Court International Film Festival by ticking the box provided for this purpose on the registration form.
This authorization is optional and does not affect the opportunity to be selected.

article 6 - screenings outside the Festival dates
Participants authorize, if they wish, the presentation of their film at public screenings outside the festival dates.
This authorization is optional and does not affect the opportunity to be selected.

article 7 - Très Court film market
The registered films may be included in a catalogue of 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 announced on the Festival's website after all public votes have been counted.
The jury of Women's Words Competition will give the Women's Rights Award.
The value of the prizes is detailed on the Festival website and may be subject to modifications until the announcement of the selections.



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