FestivalTous Ecrans - Geneva International Film Festival

22nd edition

Nov 04 - Nov 12, 2022
Geneva, Switzerland

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Mini-series, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Series, Web
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description Festival Tous Ecrans / Geneva International Film Festival, unique in Europe, has been offering a full panorama of the best current production across cinema, television, and web and transmedia since 1995. Radical and visionary, in 2013 the Festival showed 135 films from 35 countries and welcomed 450 international professionals.

Here is the regulation and the procedure for registred films and series.

1. Festival dates
The 20th edition will take place from November 6th to November 13th 2014.

2. Deadline for registration
Once your film has been selected, the registration deadline is August 20th 2014.

3. Competitions: lengths and genres
Opening and closing credits are included in the specified durations. All films genres are accepted, across documentary and fiction, with the exception of films deemed to be advertising a service or product.

International Features Competition
Minimum duration 60'

International TV Series Competition
Episode length 25'-80'
Minimum 3 episodes

International Short Competition
Maximum duration 30'

Transmedia Works Competition
No set duration

Web Series Competition
No set duration

4. Entry requirements
a) Works must be produced in 2013 and 2014.
b) We require Swiss premieres and French TV premieres. Works entered cannot have been shown on non-encrypted channels of Swiss or French television before the 14th November 2014.
c) Once the registration is complete, no film can be pulled from the festival programme. The festival retains the right to pull out a work if it does not meet the requirements stated.

5. Accepted formats

Features :
DCP (24 or 25 fps), 35mm, HDCAM (25 or 50 fps), DIGIBETA (PAL) et Blu-ray (PAL / B)

TV Series :
HDCAM (25 or 50 fps), DIGIBETA (PAL), Blu-ray (PAL / B)

Web Series & Shorts :
Digital File (Quicktime, H.264, 1920x1080, Max 4Gb, 50Mbit/s limited, 25 fps)

6. Registration guidelines
You may only register your film or series once we have selected it. If this is the case, you will received a link to our online registration form. Online registration generates a contract - please print, sign and send us this. If not already with us, please also send the final version of your film on DVD (for subtitling purposes). Indicate "no commercial value" on the envelope.

7. Print traffic
a) IMPORTANT: when you send us your final projection copy, a pro forma invoice must be joined, with mention of the sender’s name, film title, format, length, number of reels (for 35mm) and whether it’s in colour or B/W.
b) Incoming and outgoing shipping costs or customs fees for final projection copies of selected films are covered by the Festival.
These copies will be returned to the sender only after the end of the festival (allowing for exceptions). DVD screeners will be retained in the festival’s archives.

Please send all material to :

Maison des Arts du Grütli
16, Rue Général Dufour
CP 5730 - 1211 Genève

8. Insurance
Insurance costs for the period between receipt and return of the film copies are covered by the Festival. In case of loss or damage during this period, the festival is only be liable for the replacement value of the blank reels.

9. Subtitling
All films will be shown with English and/or French subtitles, at the festival’s expense. If we request a dialogue list with timecode, please ensure that it corresponds to the version we will be screening.

10. Invitations
Depending on budget availabilities, the festival’s priority is to invite directors of works in competition. The festival has the right to decide upon itineraries, in agreement with the guests. Invited directors are requested to attend at least one of the screenings and participate in the Q & A following the film/series. Precise travel dates shall be confirmed at least 20 days prior to the start of the festival.

11. Film programming
a) Your films and series may be screened in mixed programmes, at the festival's discretion.
b) Some films and series may be shown in prime-time, at the festival's discretion.
c) Registering your film authorizes the festival to use associated trailers and extracts to promote the festival, and to show the film in the festival’s theatres.
d) Films and series which are already viewable online will be posted on our website.
e) Selected films will be digitalised for access to professional accreditees in our Media Library

12. Prizes and Juries
Awards are attributed by juries composed of international creatives. The full juries list will be announced on October 2014.

Reflet d'Or for Best Feature : donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva: CHF 10'000

TV5MONDE award for best French-language feature or series: acquisition

Reflet d'Or for Best International Short: CHF 1’500

Reflet d'Or for Best TV Series - donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva

Reflet d'Or for Best Web Series - donated by Sunrise: CHF 3'000

Reflet d'Or for Best Transmedia Project- donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva

13. Exceptional circumstances
The festival directors will deal with any exceptional circumstance not mentioned above. They may allow special dispensation regarding specific and justified requests. Participation in the festival implies full acceptance of all the terms and conditions outlined in the current terms and conditions.

Festival Tous Ecrans / Geneva International Film Festival

Contact :
Florian Pfingsttag, Programmes Coordinator
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Festival website www.tous-ecrans.com

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