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Revealing new European directors through a selection of a hundred first films, this is one of the main objective of the Festival.

Registrations are closed since October 5th. The official selection will be announced mid-December.


Young European filmmakers are invited to Angers to present their first films to the audience, industry professionals and press. More than 70 films are screened in 6 official categories: European and French short or feature films, European student films and European animated films. 170.000 Euros in awards are given out by juries and the public at the end of the festival.
hors competition

Out of competition

A selection of films out of competition is presented in 5 categories : Free Style, a selection of the first works made without restrictions, Next Shots, films that were made by filmmakers discovered at Premiers Plans, Air numérique,web movies or VR, Panorama fémis, selection of school films and Les Courts des petits.

Public readings of French scripts

Since 1991, the Festival Premiers Plans has introduced audiences to the work of young screenwriters with the readings of French scripts for first features. Each year, screenplays are selected and read in public (before the film is directed) by professional actors. (Free admission)


The details of the 170,000 Euros in awards.



The composition of the official jurywill be annonced in early January.

The Festival give the opportunity to discover film history and heritage thanks to retrospectives on national cinematographies, tributes to major and unrecognized authors and actors, programmes on specific themes. Themes are announced in early October.

Details of the films screened during the opening and closing ceremonies, sneak previews and special screenings are announced in early January.


The opening and closing avant-première films.

avant premieres

Sneak previews

avant premieres