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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.


Young European filmmakers are invited to Angers to present their first films to the audience, industry professionals and press. More than 80 films are screened in 8 official categories:
Feature films (european et french)
Short films (european et french)
Student films
Animated films
Short films for kids

Scrips are read in public by professional actors.
Feature film scripts
Short film scripts

hors competition

Out of competition

A selection of films out of competition is presented in different categories :
Next Shots, a selection of films by young directors following their discovery at the Festival,
Air numérique, web movies or VR,
My first session, various programs of European short films to discover from 3 years old and
From the page to the screen, public reading of the short film already shot following by the screening of the film.


Opening / Closing ceremonies
Special screenings


The details of the awards.



The composition of the official jury.

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.

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© Palmeraie et désert

Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret

In the presence of Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Alain Bergala, Sylvie Peyre and Simon Jacquet. A tribute to the cinematographic work of Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon. Born into the rural world he so often films, fascinated by an Africa he constantly travels through, his documentaries, reports and fictions highlight the voices of those that often go unheard, reveal the invisible portrait of his country and his time.

© Pathé Distribution


In the presence of Olivier Assayas, Gian Luca Farinelli and Alain Bergala. From the dominance of the patriarchy and religion to the violence of Cosa Nostra, from the legend of Salvatore Giuliano to the tragedy of migrants, a journey to the Mediterranean’s biggest island and its rich and fascinating life in film.

© RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

From our Correspondent

In the presence of Serge July, Denis Robert, Jean-Michel Frodon, Patrick Querillacq and Louis Mathieu. At a time when fake news is running out of control, when whistle-blowers are constantly threatened, when the press is undergoing a major crisis, it seems relevant to question, through 20 or so films, the figure and function of the journalist in wartime, on crime or in political investigations.
© Cartoon Saloon

Nora Twomey and Tomm Moore

In the presence of Tomm Moore, Adrien Mérigeau and Xavier Kawa-Topor. Tribute to these Irish animators both co-founders of production company Cartoon Saloon and directors of The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner.


Béla Tarr

An opportunity to discover or rediscover an absolutely singular and multi-facetted body of work, from the anger of the young filmmaker to the virtuosity of the master.