Très Court International Film Festival

Rules & Terms

article 1 – dates and venues
The Très Court International Film Festival is organized by Tout en Très Court and Nanosphère Productions (hereafter referred to as “the Festival”).
The Twenty-Second Edition of the Très Court International Film Festival takes place from 5 to 14 of June 2020 in Paris, as well as in all projection places associated to 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
The films should not exceed four minutes. They must contain a title and credits. The deadline for registration is 14 of February 2020.

article 3 – selection
The selection committee of the festival views the works of the candidates and selects those who will participate to the international competition and the Women’s Words competition. The list of selected candidates (or films) will be available on by mid-April 2020.
The directors of the selected films will be contacted and, if the quality of the viewing copy of their film is not satisfactory, they will have to send a new copy in better quality within 10 days.
If a copy appear to be in a very poor quality, a previously selected film may be removed from the selection.

article 4 – rights
Participants give to the Festival without compensation the right to broadcast selected films for public screenings of the festival, selection board screenings and press screenings.
They also give the right to reproduce images or excerpts of 30 seconds of these films for distribution in the press, on TV channels and on the Internet.

article 5 – internet
If they agree, participants can authorize to broadcast their film on the web spaces of the Très Court International Film Festival, by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.
This authorization is optional and does not affect the opportunity to be selected.

article 6 – screenings beyond the dates of the festival
If they agree, participants can authorize to broadcast their film in the frame of promotional or retrospective screenings, or in the frame of l’Instant Très Court (see, by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.
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 the 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 Prize will be announced on the website after all public votes have been counted.
The jury of Women’s Words competition will give the Women’s Rights Award.
The amounts of the prizes are available on
They can be changed until the date of the announcement of the selected films.

Very short film

Rules & Terms

  1. The short film can be based on any subject or concept.
  2. The short film can be in any language, yet subtitles in English are required.
  3. The total runtime of the Short Film, including opening & closing credits, should strictly be a maximum of 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. The Last Date for Submissions is April 30th, 2020.
  6. Short films must be uploaded to Google Drive or We-transfer and must be made available for download to the festival organizers. YouTube links are not accepted.
  7. The participant will receive an official email of confirmation after the festival organizer download the film and accept it within 15 days.
  8. The film technical specification is 1080p – 10 Mb/s – MP4.
  9. Only Short Films produced after 1st January 2017 are eligible for the festival. Any film that received any awards in any other festival will not be accepted in the official competition.
  10. VS-Film reserves the rights to copy or use the material submitted by the participants in any form, online or offline, for the festival’s promotional and archival purposes.
  11. The short films that are selected for final entry and screening will not be allowed to withdraw under any circumstances until the festival is over.
  12. Judges’ decision will be final and binding.
  13. Festival Organizers reserve the right to change / modify / alter any specifications of this competition as a whole or in part anytime, without prior notice.
  14. Festival Organizers reserve the all right for all data and information on the website and use it without prior notice.

Registration for VS Film Competition 2020

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