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Key
ani = animated films
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative
fant = fantasy films

flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means date is yet to be announced.

Figures in parentheses before telephone or fax numbers represent the country code and area code.

AMIENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 13-22, 2009)
MCA
Place Leon Gontier
80000 Amiens, France
tel: (33-3) 2271-3570
fax: (33-3) 2292-5304
e-mail: contact@filmfestamiens.org
website: www.filmfestamiens.org
contact: Jean-Pierre Garcia
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, retro, shorts, doc
formats: 15mm, 16mm, Beta PAL
no fee
competitive (flf, shorts) and non-competitive (flf, shorts, doc)

ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
CICA
6 avenue des Iles
BP 399-74013 Annecy Cedex
France
tel: (33-4) 5010-0900
fax: (33-4) 5010-0970
e-mail: info@annecy.org
website: www.annecy.org
deadline: TBA
theme: animation
competitive

AVIGNON FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
10, montée de la Tour
30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon
France
tel: (33-4) 9025-9323
fax: (33-4) 9025-9324
e-mail: jhr2001@aol.com
website: www.avignonfilmfest.com
contact: Jerome Henry Rudes, Founder and General Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani
formats: 35mm, video in Beta SP NTSC, PAL
fee: 150 FF (22 Euros)
competitive

AYE AYE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
26 rue de Paris
54000 Nancy, France
tel: (33-6) 5086-8279
e-mail: film.ayeaye@yahoo.fr
website: www.ayeaye-vo.com
contact: Monika Pohorela
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: 16mm, 35 mm, Betacam SP, DVD, miniDV, DVCam, Digibeta
no fee
competitive
Fest organizer say: "The festival program contains two main programme categories: The Aye Aye Film Festival hosts European short film Competition that features approx. 30-40 short films. All sort of films (max. 45 min.) are welcome. In addition to a variety of independent screenings, in its section Orient Express (non competitive), Aye Aye highlights films focused on East and Central Europe."

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:
FESTIVAL DE CANNES
(May 12 - May 23, 2010)
99 boulevard Malesherbes
F-75008 Paris, France
tel: (33-1) 4561-6600
fax: (33-1) 4561-9760
e-mail: festival@festival-cannes.fr
website: www.festival-cannes.com
deadline: TBA
formats: 35mm, VHS, shorts on VHS only
categories: flf, shorts, ani (shorts)
no fee
competitive and non-competitive sections

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE FESTIVAL OF IRISH AND BRITISH FILM
(March 2010)
15, Passage Digard
50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
France
tel: (33-2) 3393-3894
fax: (33-2) 3393-3824
e-mail: travelling.cherbourg@wanadoo.fr
website: http://www.festivalcherbourg.com
contact: Nadine Berry
deadline: TBA
theme: British Irish 1st or 2nd time directors
categories: flf
formats: 35mm, DVD
no fee
competitive

CINEMA DU REEL
(March 2010)
B.P.I.
25 rue du Renard
75197 Paris Cedex 04, France
tel: (33-1) 4478-4421/-4516
fax: (33-1) 4478-1224
e-mail: cinereel@bpi.fr
website: www.bpi.fr
contact: Suzette Glenadel
deadline: TBA
categories: doc; only those completed in 2001 may compete
no fee
competitive

CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
La Jetée
6 place Michel-de-l'Hospital
63058 Clermont-Ferrand
Cedex 1, France
tel: (33-4) 7391-6573
fax: (33-4) 7392-1193
e-mail: info@clermont-filmfest.com
website: www.clermont-filmfest.com
contact: Christian Guinot
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts (40 minutes maximum)
categories: shorts, retro
formats: 35mm or 16mm (film)/for selection only, videos may be submitted on standard VHS in any of the PAL, SECAM or NTSC formats
no fee
competitive

COGNAC INTERNATIONAL THRILLER FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
Le Public Systeme Cinema
40, rue Anatole France
92594 Levallois-Perret Cedex
France
tel: (33-1) 4134-2033
fax: (33-1) 4134-2077
e-mail: contact@cognac.fr
website: www.cognac.fr
contact: Bruno Barde, Director/Jerome Lasserre, Programmer
deadline: TBA
theme: international thrillers and "noir" films
categories: flf, shorts (French only)
no fee (but films require French subtitling at applicant's expense)
competitive

CRETEIL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2010)
In France contact:
Maison des Arts
Place Salvador Allende
94000 Creteil, France
tel: (33-1) 4980-3898
fax: (33-1) 4399-0410
e-mail: filmsfemmes@wanadoo.fr
website: http://www.filmsdefemmes.com
contact: Jackie Buet/Christophe Le Parc
In U.S. contact
California Institute of the Arts
School of Film & Video
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
tel: (323) 667-0166
fax: (323) 259-9897
e-mail: ehesik@yahoo.com / breynaud@calarts.edu
contact: B. Reynaud
deadline: TBA
theme: directed by women
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani, gen, kid, new tech, exp, retro, sci-fi and vid (documentaries only, no short vid)
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta
fee: $15
competitive

DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN FILMS
(September 2010)
Le Public Systeme Cinema
40, rue Anatole France
92594 Levallois-Perret Cedex
France
tel: (33-1) 4134-2319
fax: (33-1) 4134-2077
e-mail: jlasserre@le-public-systeme.fr
website: www.festival-deauville.com
contact: Bruno Barde, Director/Jerome Lasserre, Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, shorts (American productions or co-productions only)
formats: 35mm
no fee (but films require French subtitling at applicant's expense)
competitive

DOTFEST – INTERNATIONAL ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Up Office
17 route de France
2926, Bancourt, Suisse
e-mail: info@dotfest.net
website: www.dotfest.net
contact: Alexandra Moon
deadline: TBA
theme: short films
catagories: ani, exp, music vid, shorts
formats: films must be submitted in Windows Media format
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "We are happy and proud to present the first edition of the DotFest which was created to present and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking. The winner in each category will receive a 2000 Euro cash prize."

EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (ECU FILM FESTIVAL)
(March 2010)
80 rue Legendre
75017, Paris
France
tel: (33-8) 7044-9790
e-mail: info@ecufilmfestival.com
website: www.ecufilmfestival.com
contact: Scott Hillier, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: 80 - 200 Euros
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The European Independent Film Festival (ECU Film Festival) offers Independent European filmmakers the opportunity to have their films be screened alongside Independent films from around the World and judged by a panel of respected film professionals. Non-European filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and compete against filmmakers from The Americas, Asia, Africa and the Sub-Continent. This is an excellent opportunity for foreign filmmakers to establish their names in the European film arena."

EUROPEAN SHORT VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2010)
tel: (33-3) 8841-2000
fax: (33-3) 8841-2774
e-mail: starscourtoclapperboard@camephotoscope.org
website: www.camephotoscope.org.preview.lost-oasis.net/festival/indexfest.html
contact: Bridget Oloughlin
deadline: TBA
theme: activities from the Concil of Europe
categories: ani, dig, edu, exp, fant, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: mini DV Pal
fee: 15€
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Subject - a fictional film lasting 12 minutes, including credits, whose theme must relate to one of the Council of Europe's activities. Documentaries and fictional works with a political content will not be accepted. Participants - amateur and semi-professional directors from the member countries of the Council of Europe."

EUROPEAN SPIRITUAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2010)
6 Avenue Anatole France
92110 Clichy
France
tel: (33-6) 0691-8372
fax: (33-6) 4207-0784
e-mail: contact@festival-esff.com
website: www.festival-esff.com
contact: Marc-Olivier Louveau, Founder and President
deadline: TBA
theme: spirituality
categories: dig, doc, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
fee: $40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The European Spiritual Film Festival showcases films that explore spiritual traditions from around the world and their different practices. It allows the public a platform for vast discovery, understanding, and respect."

FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS
(November 24 - December 1, 2009)
19 A Passage Pommeraye
BP 43302
44033 Nantes cedex 1
France
tel: (33-2) 4069-7414
fax: (33-2) 4073-5522
e-mail: festival@3continents.com
website: www.3continents.com
contact: Alain & Philippe Jalladeau
deadline: TBA
theme: the festival focuses on feature-length fiction films from Asia, Africa, Black and Latin America
categories: flf
no fee
competitive

FESTIVAL DU FILM MERVEILLEUX PARIS PARIS: FILM FESTIVAL OF IMAGINATION AND WONDER
(October 2010)
Association Talulah
Les Rives de l Yerres Bat C3
91330 Yerres
France
tel: (33-6) 6376-2888
e-mail: fairytalulah@aol.fr
website: http://festival-film-merveilleux.com
contact: Benedicte or Maureen
deadline: TBA
theme: imaginary, fantastic, dreams, esoteric
formats: see website
no fee
competitive

FESTIVAL DU FILM DE PARIS
(March 2010)
7 Rue Brunel
75017 Paris, France
tel: (33-1) 4572-9640
fax: (33-1) 4572-9641
e-mail: contact@festivaldufilmdeparis.com
website: www.festivaldufilmdeparis.com
contact: Mrs. Louisa Maurin
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, flf, gen, shorts
formats: 35mm
no fee
competitive and non-competitive

GERARDMER FANTASTIC ARTS
(January 2010)
Le Public Systeme Cinema
40, rue Anatole France
92594 Levallois-Perret Cedex
France
tel: (33-1) 4134-2033
fax: (33-1) 4134-2077
e-mail: jlasserre@le-systeme.fr
website: www.gerardmer-fantasticart.com
deadline: TBA
contact: Bruno Barde, Director/Jerome Lasserre, Programmer
categories: fant, sci-fi, hor, flf, shorts (French shorts only)
formats: 35mm
no fee (but films require French subtitling at applicant's expense)
competitive

HAÏKU FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
tel: (33-3) 8628-3339
e-mail: haiku@videozarts.net
website: www.videozarts.net/HAIKU/Accueil.html
contact: Anouk Roussel
deadline: TBA
theme: one minute films
formats: DV, DVD (PAL)
non-competitive

INTERNATIONAL INSECTS FILM FESTIVAL (FIFI)
(October 2010)
Bureau du Festival FiFi, OPIE LR
1 rue Littré
F-66 170, LMillas
France
tel: (33-4) 6857-2749
e-mail: fifi@wanadoo.fr
website: http://opielr.free.fr
contact: Remi Pinault
deadline: TBA
theme: insects and other little animals (spiders, snails)
categories: all
formats: video(Beta SP, Umatic), 16mm, 35mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The FIFI's objective is to make the medias, the politicians, and the public sensitive to the ecological importance of continental invertebrates and the necessity to respect environment."

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE
(February 2010)
Rencontres Audiovisuelles
B.P. 1295
Lille Cedex
France
tel: +33-3-20-53-24-84
fax: +33-3-20-53-26-76
e-mail: compet@rencontres-audiovisuelles.org
website: http://www.rencontres-audiovisuelles.org
contact: Antoine Manier
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DV, BetaSP, DVD (PAL for films broadcasted in video)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Three official competitions : fiction, animation and experimental. Two parralel competitions : "Very Shorts" (less than 4 min) and "No budget" The festival also offers several thematic nights ("Trash", "Indecent", "Visio-sonik"...) and practical workshops."

LA ROCHELLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
16 rue Saint Sabin
75011 Paris
France
tel: (33-1) 4806-1666
fax: (33-1) 4806-1540
e-mail: info@festival-larochelle.org
website: www.festival-larochelle.org
contact: Mrs. Prune Engler
deadline: TBA
categories: flf
non-competitive

LOUISIANA CAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
Association Actes
Cinema Etoile
Rue de la Halle au Blé
21210 Saulieu, France
tel: (33-3) 8064-3212
fax: (33-3) 8552-0064
e-mail: jpbruneau@chello.fr
website: www.bayouprod.com
contact: Jean-Pierre Bruneau
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc, vid
formats: 35mm, VHS, Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive

LYON INTERNATIONAL NEWS GENERATION CINEMA FESTIVAL
(FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CINEMA NOUVELLE GENERATION - LYON)

(June 2010)
9 Passage Chemin Vert
75011 Paris, France
tel: (33-6) 6207-5631
e-mail: mferrieux@noos.fr
website: www.cinemanouvellegeneration.com
contact: Marc Ferrieux
deadline: TBA
theme: only digital movies (features)
categories: dig, flf, newtech
formats: all dv, beta, hd, dvd, CD-Rom
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "It's the first totally digital festival in france."

MARSEILLES INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
14, allée Léon Gambetta
13 001 Marseille - France
tel: (33-4) 9504-4490
fax: (33-4) 9504-4491
e-mail: welcome@fidmarseille.org
website: www.fidmarseille.org
contact: Jean-Pierre Rehm
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
formats: all
no fee
competitive

MONTPELLIER MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL
(FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINÉMA MÉDITERRANÉEN)
(October 2010)
78, avenue de Pirée
34000 Montpellier, France
tel: (33-4) 9913-7373
fax: (33-4) 9913-7374
e-mail: info@cinemed.tm.fr
website: www.cinemed.tm.fr
contact: Pierre Pitiot, General Director
Gaby Pouget, Press Relations (33-4) 9913-7370
deadline: TBA
theme: the subject and handling must contribute to the cultural representation of the Mediterranean Basin, the Black Sea, Portugal or Armenia
categories: gen, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm standard prints with optical sound
no fee
competitive

SEXY INTERNATIONAL PARIS FILM FESTIVAL
(June 23-27, 2010)
21, rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
Country Code: (33-1) 4278-3462
e-mail: info@sexyfilmfestparis.com
website: www.sexyfilmfestparis.com
contact: Natalie Vella
deadline: November 30, 2009 (early)/31 March 31, 2010 (regular)
theme: sexy films - love, sex, relationships, obsession, romance
catagories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, hor, retro, shorts
formats: screeners - DVD region 0 Pal or NTSC; exhibtion - DVD PAL region 0, Digibetacam PAL, SP Betacam PAL
fee: 15€-€40
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Following in the footsteps of the Australian version of the Sexy International Film Festival (SIFF) Melbourne, The Sexy International Paris Film Festival (SIPFF) has been created as a uniquely francophone version of the festival. The Festival’s goals are to discover, promote and screen the best independent films from around the world that explore the themes of “Sexy” – sexuality, love, marriage, divorce, lust, romance, seduction, relationships and the erotic. The festival follows a code of ethics, with the festival being porn-free and smut-free. Films considered to be pornographic in nature will not be screened. As well as the main festival in June, SIPFF will be presenting MiNi SiPFF, as part of the Zonerotikon Festival at Cabaret Sauvage, a wonderful circus tent at Porte de la Villette (Paris) with screenings throughout the year."

SLAMDUNK EUROPE
(January 2010)
Held in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
36 rue Milton
75009 Paris, France
tel: (33-6) 8910-5528
e-mail: cservell@slamdunk.cc
website: www.slamdunk.cc
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts, flf + screenplays
formats: 1/2" NTCS VHS
fee: $40 (flf)/$25 (shorts)

STRASBOUG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
16 rue des Veaux
Strasbourg, 67000
FRANCE
tel: (33-8) 3335-0518
e-mail: info@strasbourgfilmfest.com
website: www.strasbourgfilmfest.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD
fee: $30 -$45
Fest organizers say: "Our mission is to show the works of new and emerging filmmakers. We showcase creative, edgy, out-of-the-box filmmakers in all genres as well as more traditional romantic comedies, daring documentaries, wild ride animation, etc. The festival will show 25 feature films and between 60-100 shorts films - all genres accepted. The Strasbourg International Film Festival offers cash prizes as well as awards! The festival we be geared for industry networking. There will be filmmaker introductions and Q&As, industry panels and free filmmakers breakfasts. We will also have special events for students and the community."


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