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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.

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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.
Feature films (european et french)
Short films (european et french)
Student films
Animated films
hors competition

Out of competition

A selection of films out of competition is presented in 5 categories :
(selection soon online)
Free forms
Next shots
L'Air numérique
Panorama femis
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 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.

Pedro Almodóvar

A tribute to the famous Spanish director, a key figure in La Movida, who shook up the codes of filmmaking with his daring style, captivating stories and out-of-the ordinary characters.

THE Films OF AgnEs V.

Agnès Varda, the only women filmmaker in the French New Wave, is also a photographer and artist, who for the past 60 years has constantly gleaned slices of life through her lens. In his presence.

Happy families?

Whether they are complicated, tumultuous, or even hidden, a focus on family stories, both big and small.

Monty Python

A tribute to the British humourists, renowned for their off-the-wall films and sketches.


Kornél Mundruczó

Focus on the Hungarian director, in his presence.

Serge Bozon

Focus on the French director, in his presence.

The Toon that Came in from the Cold

An overview of the animation from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Gleaners and Collectors of Films

On the occasion of the exhibition Collectionneurs, le désir inachevé at Musée des beaux-arts.

Details of the films screened during the opening and closing ceremonies, sneak previews and special screenings.


The opening and closing avant-première films.

avant premieres

Sneak previews

avant premieres

Jeanne Moreau

European seminar : The cinema experience

Conference organised with the support of the CNC, Créative Europe/MEDIA and Europa Cinémas.
avant premieres


tables rondes

Exchanges with...