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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.


The call for films for the 2025 edition is open until 27 September:
- Online registration

Find the films of the official selection 2024 and the complete programme of the 2024 edition (in french)

competition©  Kinescope Films - Christopher Behrmann


Young European filmmakers are invited to Angers to present their first films to the audience, industry professionals and press. About 100 films are screened in 7 official categories: European feature films, Diagonales, European and French short films, European student films, European animated films and Short films for kids.
Scrips are read in public by professional actors.
hors competition© Carole Bethuel


Unreleased films in previews and "cartes blanches" to discover nuggets and references of genre cinema.

© 1015! Prod, Lupa Film, Box Prod, Film in Evolution, Fourier Films, Mikino, Les Films du Camélia

Opening / Closing

The opening and closing ceremonies are followed by a film preview.
© Melusine, Le Pacte, British Film Institute, Ffilm Cymru Wales CBC


A selection of previews, presented by the film teams, in collaboration with the French independent distributors.


© Sandrine Jousseaume

Special screenings

Meetings with jury members and the residents of the Ateliers d'Angers, Films d'ici....

© Gilles Marchand


The presidents and members of the Feature Film, Short Film and Diagonales juries will be announced in early January.


Find the list of prizes awarded to the films in competition.

Discovering the history and heritage of cinema through retrospectives on national cinematographies, tributes to major or little-known authors of cinema and thematic programming is one of the Festival's objectives.

In 2025, Premiers Plans makes way for its neighbours. The other retrospectives will be unveiled in October.

The 20th edition of the Ateliers d'Angers will take place from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January 2025.

Founded by Jeanne Moreau and the Festival in 2005, the Ateliers d'Angers aim to support the development of first feature films. Since 2022, the Workshops have been held during the Festival. Directors, producers and renowned speakers come together for a rich exchange of ideas and numerous meetings.

With the help of experienced professionals, filmmakers have 7 days to perfect their artistic project through practical lessons related to the financial and technical conditions of first films. The focus is on scriptwriting, directing, editing, directing actors, production or music, depending on the profile of the presenters.

The call for projects for the next Workshops will be online in July until mid-September.


© Nathalie Guihard


Presentation of the Angers Workshops and the eligibility requirements


The 5 selected residents will be announced in December.


Instructors who will lead these workshops will be announced in January.


Find out the news of the former residents and their project developed during the Angers Workshops.