Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World

Courts des îles // Courts des îles, festival international du court-métrage de fiction des îles du Monde

4th edition

Mar 07 - Mar 13, 2016
Tahiti, French Polynesia, France

Open Call Mar 20, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

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Mission / description The APICA, an association for the promotion of images, creation, and the arts, based in French Polynesia organizes from March 7th to 13rd, 2016 the third edition of the International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World: Courts des îles, in Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia).

The perspective of island directors at the heart of the “Courts des îles” Festival

The APICA wishes to highlight island sensitivities from all over the world through their audiovisual and cinematic creations, by gathering them around a unique event: The International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World, Courts des îles.

From Java to Madagascar, from Iceland to New Zealand, from the Bahamas to Guadeloupe, from Hawaii to Tasmania… Courts des îles hopes to be an open window on island cultures, singular of pluralistic, a link between these young creators, directors from the islands of the world who tell us their stories.

Celebrating the islands of the world through a specific form of expression: short fiction films

A space for creation, experimentation, a genuine springboard for young creators, but also a formidable means to develop personal projects, short fiction films are pregnant with promise for film production worldwide, and generate great interest today from the public as well as broadcasters.

The Courts des îles Festival explores the richness, the diversity, and the uniqueness of island authors and directors’ imagination through this specific form of expression, in a different way than documentaries, which are more anchored in the real world.
A place of discovery and sharing around island creativity

A veritable journey around the world of island creativity: from Europe to Asia, from America to Oceania, and through Africa, Courts des îles is also a place of exchange and sharing for festival attendees, who will be able to contrast their experiences, their points of mutual interest, and their differences during workshops, round tables, and conferences organized around the themes of screenwriting, directing, and producing short fiction films.

Entering the “Courts des îles” Festival

Only a film whose director was born on an island may be in competition at the Courts des îles Festival. Registrations for the competition can be made on the http://www.filmfestivallife.com website, and by post, until november 30th, 2015, at midnight. Registered films will be shown to a pre-selection committee, who will determine which films are selected. Titles of films entered into the competition will be revealed on January 31th, 2016.

Films in competition will be submitted to a vote by the public, for the length of the Festival, from March 7th to 13rd, 2016, and by a jury made up of professionals from the audiovisual sector and the international film industry. Six prizes, representing a total amount of 18,675 Euros (international flights for stranger competitors included), will be awarded:

the “Courts des îles” Grand Prix,
the “Courts des îles” Best Screenplay Prize,
the “Courts des îles” Coup de coeur Prize.
the “Courts des îles” Animation film Prize.
the “Courts des îles” First film Prize.
the Courts des îles” Audience Award.

The Awards Ceremony, during which the winners are announced, will be held on March 12th, 2016.
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Festival website www.courtsdesiles.com/en/

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