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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 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 four categories : Free Style, a selection of the first works made without restrictions, Next Shots, films that were made by filmmakers discovered at Premiers Plans, Panorama fémis (selection of school films).

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.