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Rules & Terms

  • The short film can be based on any subject or concept.
  • The short film can be in any language, yet subtitles in English are required.
  • The total runtime of the Short Film, including opening & closing credits, should strictly be a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • All content used in the short film must be either owned or licensed. If any copyrighted material is used in the film, the participant must have the permission and submit a copy to the Festival Organizers.
  • The Last Date for Submissions is April 22nd, 2021.
  • Short films must be uploaded to Google Drive or We-transfer and must be made available for download to the competition organizers and send your data with downloadable link to this e-mail: [email protected] . YouTube links are not accepted.
  • The participant will receive an official email of confirmation after the competition organizer download the film and accept it within 15 days.
  • The film technical specification is 1080p – 10 Mb/s – MP4.
  • Only Short Films produced after 1st January 2018 are eligible for the competition. Any film that received any awards in any other competition will not be accepted in the official competition.
  • VS-Film reserves the rights to copy or use the material submitted by the participants in any form, online or offline, for the competition’s promotional and archival purposes.
  • The short films that are selected for final entry and screening will not be allowed to withdraw under any circumstances until the competition is over.
  • Judges’ decision will be final and binding.
  • Competition Organizers reserve the right to change / modify / alter any specifications of this competition as a whole or in part anytime, without prior notice.
  • Competition Organizers reserve the all right for all data and information on the website and use it without prior notice.

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: [email protected].
They have to provide a preview link (Vimeo, YouTube…)
One director may register several Très Courts by completing a separate form for each film.
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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