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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 September 30th. The official selection will be announced December 5th.


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 7 official categories: European and French short or feature films, European student films, European animated films and Diagonales (new competitive section). 150.000 Euros in awards are given out by juries and the public at the end of the festival.
The public readings of first feature and short scripts are also part of the competition.
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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, Short films for kids, 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.


This selection presents the films screened during the opening and closing ceremonies, previews and special screenings. Films are announced in early January.


The details of the awards.



The composition of the official jury will 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.

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© Palmeraie et désert

Raymond Depardon

In attendance with Claudine Nougaret. A tribute to the cinematographic work of 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


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

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.