Les Arcs European Film Festival

FCEA // Festival de Cinema Europeen des Arcs

8th edition

Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2021
Paris, France

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Biography, Burlesque, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, Parody, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Sports, Surreal, Thriller

Mission / description From December 12th to December 19th 2015, Les Arcs ski resort will welcome the seventh edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival.
As a major cultural event, the festival aims at promoting the diversity of the European cinema and presenting the many talents our continent has to offer.

Our Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer (also Artistic Director of the Tribeca film festival in New York) choses each year the films which give the best idea of the state European cinema is in.

Located in the heart of the Alps, in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the world, the festival offers an ambitious program with more than 100 films, all European (Turkey and Russia included), which are screened in the 7 cinemas of the resort.

We open our "Call for submissions" for our Official Competition of 10 European feature films. They will compete for our main prize : the Crystal Arrow award.

You may also submit European short films, a competition of short films is also organized, with a specific jury and award.

Les Arcs European Film Festival is also a great professional not-to-be-missed event. More than 1000 film professionals (film-makers, film crews, European film schools, producers, distributors...) are gathered in a unique work venue to facilitate the emergence of new projects and promote European cinema.

Over 100 journalists from all over Europe will relay the event and highlight the diversity of today’s and tomorrow’s European cinema.

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Festival website lesarcs-filmfest.com/home/

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Class Founded: 2009
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 21, 2015

Early bird deadline: Aug 15, 2015
Regular deadline: Sep 30, 2015
Late deadline: Sep 30, 2015

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Awards Total prize money: 217,440.00 USD
Festival sections
Competition of European Short Films
The European short film section became competitive since last year. Amateur short films are not admitted.
Official Competition for European feature Films
10 ambitious, original films from innovative European directors are presented each year in our Official Competition. In this section are taken into consideration fiction, animation, documentary features.
General rules ARTICLE 1. DATES
The seventh edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival will be held from December 12th to 19h 2015 at Bourg Saint Maurice – Les Arcs in Savoy, France.

Les Arcs European Film Festival aims to promote the diversity of European cinema, to take part in the distribution and circulation of European films in Europe and to encourage professional meetings.

Films need to meet the following criteria in order to participate in the selection process for the Official Competition of Les Arcs European Film Festival:
• The main production company MUST BE BASED GEOGRAPHICALLY IN EUROPE (you can find the list of countries below)
• Films may have been made on either film, video or digital format and must be destined for theatrical release and can be fiction, documentary or animation
• The film must be a French premiere when screened at Les Arcs European Film Festival
• The film must have been selected by the Festival’s selection committee

The selection committee is responsible for selecting all the films screened during Les Arcs European Film Festival.

The films are either preselected by the festival, or spontaneously sent by their director or producer. The deadline is set at September 30th 2015 (for the return of the registration form to the Festival’s Film Office). The registration form must be filled in and accompanied by the requested additional materials.
For the pre-selection of films, a quality DVD, a “viewing link”, a digital format must be provided, with French or English subtitles if a language other than English or French is spoken.
The Festival guarantees that the DVDs provided will be used for selection purposes only. The Festival will not be held responsible if the sent material is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or illegally copied.

The DVD must be sent to the following address: FESTIVAL DE CINEMA EUROPEEN DES ARCS, 10 rue des Goncourt, 75011 PARIS, FRANCE, and the words “for cultural purposes only” must be written clearly on the envelope. The sender must cover all posting fees, customs charges, and other expenses (to be mentioned on the dispatch note). The DVD sent for the pre-selection can be returned to its sender if a request is made before January 19th, 2016. After that date, all material may be destroyed.

All additional documents for the selected films, registered or requested by the festival, must arrive at the Film Office before November 14th 2015, for publication in the catalogue. The following elements need to be provided: a DVD with French or English subtitles / a list of subtitles in digital format / photos of the film director / film extracts (Betacam on tape or digital file) that may be broadcasted during or after the festival, with a specific authorization from the producer.

For the official screening a DCP must be provided. Only prints in a perfect state of projection will be accepted and must bear French or English subtitles if the spoken language is neither French nor English. If needed, digital files with French and English subtitles must also be sent to the Festival for digital subtitling.

To ensure the best promotion of the selected films, stills and 3-minute extracts will demanded and will be publicized on the website of our Festival and on those of its partners, for a limitless period of time. The Festival’s press agents are likely to hand over photos from the selected films to the medias, for regional, national and international communication purposes.

The film selected for the Official Competition and for the Competition of short films will be available free of charge throughout the Festival, and further reruns, screenings and rental rights included.
In exchange, the Festival will provide invitations for the film crews (further details will be provided in the personal official invitations).

Our partnerships with Cinando and Festivalscope will allow you to upload your selected film in our video-library hosted by these two platforms. The access will be restricted in time (December 12th 2015 – January 15th 2016) and number of spectators (only our registered guests have access to the video- . You will have to file a letter of authorization with the Festival’s team.

The Festival will assign juries who will bestow the awards.

The names and endowments for the awards in the Official Competition will be announced in due time.

Some of the films from the Festival’s programme, the winners in particular, are likely to be scheduled in reruns during the week following the Festival and also during a special event organized in Paris. The dates for these screenings will be communicated at a later date and specific demands will be expressed to the rights’ owners.

All feature films selected in our Official Selection commit to show the Festival’s logo on all advertising material according to the Festival’s graphic chart.
The awarded movies must show on all advertising material the award(s) won during the Festival (Crystal Arrow, Grand Prize of the Jury, Best Actor / Actress Prize, Prize for the Best Music, for the Best Cinematography, Audience Choice, Youth Jury, Press and Cineuropa Prizes).

The Festival reserves the right to use the information provided in the registration forms in accordance with the Law No. 78-17, 6th of January 1978, on “Informatics and Freedom”.
According to this law, every participant has the right to access and modify all personal data concerning him or her.
The Festival will not be held responsible in case of damaged reception or non-reception of the submitted material, no matter what means of transmission is used and the reason for the problem.
The Festival reserves the right to interrupt, cancel or postpone the Festival and also change the present regulations at any time according to its needs. No compensation whatsoever will be due to the participants.

The Festival will insure the physical support for the selected films only during the Festival and on the premises of the Festival. In case of damage, no claim will be taken into account one month after the returns of the print to the sender.
Should a print be damaged or lost, the Festival’s responsibility can be engaged up to 750 Euros.

Participation in the Festival means unreserved acceptancy of the present regulations.

The Association “Révélations Culturelles”’ Board of Directors, which organizes Les Arcs European

Appendix: List of European countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaïdjan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakjstan, Latvia, Liechtensetein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldava, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City