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Poster of the Festival


Revealing new European directors through a selection of a hundred first films, this is one of the main objective of the Festival.

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 Robin Campillo and the residents of the Ateliers d'Angers, Films d'ici, tribute to Patrice Chéreau, producing a first film, the 50th anniversary of Fantastic Planet....

© Gilles Marchand


Filmmakers Robin Campillo and Lola Quivoron will chair the Feature Film and Short Film juries.


Find the list of prizes awarded to the films in competition.
(2023 list)