Premiers Plans - Angers European First Film Festival

Angers, France, Europe

25 - 31 Jan, 2021

Keywords

student, first film, short, animation

Category

Feature, Short

Genre

Documentary, Short, Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sport, Action, News, Drama, Adult, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical/Epic, Horror, Musical/dance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western

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Premiers Plans - Angers European First Film Festival

Angers, France, Europe

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General Information

founded

1956

edition

33rd

organizers

Jérôme Clément

President of the Festival

Jean-Michel Claude

President of the Association

Contact details

Premier Plans in Paris

paris@premiersplans.org

Premiers Plans in Angers

angers@premiersplans.org

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About the festival

Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. In 2020 its competitive sections, programs and other events attracted some 80 000 filmgoers who discussed and shared their passion of cinema with young European directors and other professionals. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation, as numerous directors such as Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Joachim Lafosse, Matteo Garrone, Arnaud Desplechin, Xavier Beauvois, Nick Park, Cristi Puiu, Paolo Sorrentino and Thomas Vinterberg were originally discovered in Angers with the screening of their first films.

Each year, the Official Selection presents 100 european first films divided in nine competitive sections: European first feature and short films, French first feature and short films, Diagonales (New section 2020), Student films, Animated films, Short films for kids, Films scripts- as well as four out of competition sections: Next Shots, Air numérique, My first session and From the page to the screen. The official jury and the public award the laureates with 170,000 Euros in prize.

Mission

Premiers Plans has two major characteristics: it enables the meeting between the public and filmmakers from one generation and also gives the opportunity to discover or rediscover masterpieces of European cinema on screen through retrospectives highly appreciated and attended by journalists and professionals.

About

Since 1989, the Premiers Plans Film Festival takes place each year in the city of Angers, France. In 2020 its competitive sections, programs and other events attracted some 80 000 filmgoers who discussed and shared their passion of cinema with young European directors and other professionals. Through the years, the Festival has become a major meeting of European cinematographic creation, as numerous directors such as Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Joachim Lafosse, Matteo Garrone, Arnaud Desplechin, Xavier Beauvois, Nick Park, Cristi Puiu, Paolo Sorrentino and Thomas Vinterberg were originally discovered in Angers with the screening of their first films.

Each year, the Official Selection presents 100 european first films divided in nine competitive sections: European first feature and short films, French first feature and short films, Diagonales (New section 2020), Student films, Animated films, Short films for kids, Films scripts- as well as four out of competition sections: Next Shots, Air numérique, My first session and From the page to the screen. The official jury and the public award the laureates with 170,000 Euros in prize.

Mission

Premiers Plans has two major characteristics: it enables the meeting between the public and filmmakers from one generation and also gives the opportunity to discover or rediscover masterpieces of European cinema on screen through retrospectives highly appreciated and attended by journalists and professionals.

Gallery

Awards & Winners

2020

Grand Jury Prize - Short Animated Films (Winner)

Audience Award - Short Film Screenplay (Winner)

Bien Mignonne (2020) Director(s):

Fondation Visio Award - Feature Film Screenplay (Winner)

Olga (2020) Director(s):

Audience Award - Feature Film Screenplay (Winner)

Entre Les Vagues (2020) Director(s):

Young Audience Award - European Student Films (Winner)

Plaqué Or (2020) Director(s):

Students of Angers Award - European Student Films (Winner)

Plaqué Or (2020) Director(s):

Audience Award - European Student Films (Winner)

Special Mention - European Student Films (Winner)

Then Comes the Evening (2020) Director(s):

Grand Jury Prize - European Student Films (Winner)

Children's Award - Short Films for Kids (Winner)

Audience Award - Short Animated Films (Winner)

Grand Jury Prize European Feature Films (Winner)

Librarians Award - French Short Films (Winner)

ARTE Award - French Short Films (Winner)

Extérieur crépuscule (2020) Director(s): Roman Kané

Audience Award - French Short Films (Winner)

Massacre (2019) Director(s): Maïté Sonnet

Grand Jury Prize - French Short Films (Winner)

Bumpy Field (2019) Director(s):

Audience Award European Short Films (Winner)

Grand Jury Prize - European Short Films (Winner)

Activités Sociales de L'Énergie Award - French Feature Films (Winner)

Audience Award Jean-Claude Brialy - French Feature Films (Winner)

Audience Award Jeanne Moreau - European Feature Film (Winner)

Terms and rules

Approximately fifteen first feature films, twenty first short films, twenty animated films and thirty student films are selected for the Competition by a Selection Committee.

The decision of the PREMIERS PLANS Selection Committee is final. Each selected film will be screened no more than three times during the Festival. All the films must have been completed after January, 1, 2019.

For more information, visit the festival's site.

Ratings & Reviews

Categories and fees

First feature film
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Second feature film
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Diagonales
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Films free in their form, format, narrative or length

First short film
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Student film
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films Only student films
First films No

Animated film
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Student film or first animated short film

Short films for kids
Early Bird (30th September, 2020) €0
Regular (30th September, 2020) €0
Late (30th September, 2020) €0
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Programs of European short films to discover from 6 to 9 years old

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