Courts Dans La Vallée (14)

au fil des arts


09 Feb 2019
Call for entries

30 Jun 2019
Festival closed

25 Oct 2019
Notification date

28 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019


place Maurice Amans-ancienne coopérative,  34390, PREMIAN, Occitanie, France

Festival description
Short film festival 13'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  13'<
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Festival start: 28 November 2019      Festival end: 30 November 2019

14th shortfilm festival
From 28th to 30th November 2019
Theme « to go, to leave »
"To leave is to pass a door through which one leaves the known reality to penetrate into an unexplored reality that seems like a dream." Guy de Maupassant
Maximal duration : 13 minutes
Language: French or French sub-titled

The Jury prize (presided by a professional), and the audience prize.

Rules for participation

In the High lands of Hérault, the cultural association Au Fil des Arts stages its international short film festival. Self taught artists, students or professionals, with a shared passion for pictures or cinema,
will compete for the Jury and the public prize.

1. Submissions shall belong to the categories of feature or animation. Documentary, advertisings, pornographic films are ruled out.

2. Shorts : running time shall not exceed 13 minutes, including credits.

3. The subject of the film must respect the theme of the festival : “to go, to leave”
From here ... Go away ... Want to leave ... To leave to return ... To leave without turning around ... To go to nowhere ... To go on a journey ... To leave the joy in the heart ... To leave the heart tight, torn ... Follow the to be loved ... To leave the beloved ... To leave the world ... To leave on the footsteps of the other ... To go to search for him ... To go on vacation ... To find his way ... To leave to discover the world ... To leave in an idea ... To leave to flee ... S Exile ... Going into a dream ... Being completely blocked ... Going to meet others or yourself ... From now on ... Going into madness ... into drugs ... Pulling out ... Leave other to leave ... to pack luggage ... to leave the soul in peace ... before leaving ...
To go out ... to escape ... to run away ... to walk ... to disappear ... to flee ... to find again ... to meet ... to quit ... to disappear
A train station ! a port ! a book ! a dream !

4. The films shall either be in French or french subtitled.

5. One can submit several shorts but a submission shall be required for each film.

6. Submissions are free of charge.

7. To submit, fill in the online submissions form Festhome platform at :

8. Films will be formatted with a HD resolution 1920X1080. We advise digital format MP4/h,264,AAC.

9. Film files will be kept in our digital permanent archives.

10. The festival management of « Courts dans la Vallée » will appoint a selection committee that will evaluate the following criteria : Direction, scenario, acting, images and sound, the committee decides at his own discretion, its decision is final, no justification whatsoever will be given for non-selection of a film.

11. At submission, the submitter's intentions, the film synopsis, as well as any and all the authors references shall be provided.

12. With the uploading of the film the submitter duly accepts these here written rules for participation, would he contravene the film would not compete.

13. « Courts dans la Vallée » will be entitled to publicly display any selected film, without further consideration to the submitter and admission free, on the occasion of any festival or cultural gatherings (e,g in local schools), subject that the submitter is previously informed by the Au Fil des Arts member at the origin of the event.

14. The submitter warrants that he/she holds all rights in and to the film and its related materials and that he/she has the authority and capacity to submit the film and its related material (any incorporated images, music, sound tracks ) to the « Courts dans la Vallée » festival.

15. Two prizes will be awarded at the end of thefestival: the Jury prize (presided by a professional), and the audience prize.

16. The authorities of the festival may, without giving any reason, decide to cancel the scheduled event, in that case the selected submitters shall be informed via email,

17. We are always honoured to welcome the authors on the dates of the event. We'll provide free meals and endeavor to find accommodation close to the venue.

18. The initial French version of these rules and regulations will prevail on this translation.



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