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Festival Premiers Plans / The European First Films Festival, Angers

Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers
9 rue Claveau
BP-49022 Angers Cedex 02

Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers
54, rue Beaubourg
75003 Paris
phone +33-1 42 71 53 70 / +33-2 41 88 92 94
fax +33-1 42 71 01 11
email: paris@premiersplans.org

Mr. Claude-Eric Poiroux

Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Mr. Arnaud Gourmelen

Year of Foundation 1989

Event Date from 22 January 2021 till 31 January 2021

Event Date

in Angers, France

International Competition

Sections European First or Second Feature Films competition; European First Short Films competition;
European Student Films competition;
European Animated Films competition (Student films and first short films); Free Style (Experimental films); Next Shot (Short films by directors whose previous film(s) has (have) been selected in competition); Air Numérique (for internet and/or VR projects)

Terms of Entry films must have been completed after 1 January 2016; no prior commercial exploitation in France; video format only in the Student Film competition, films should be mainly produced or co-produced in Europe

Subtitles English subtitles recommended French subtitles recommended

Format DCP, HD, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline 02 October 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 75,000

Participants of the Film Industry important young filmmakers from all over Europe, well-known actors and top representatives of the French film industry

Prizes/Awards Feature length films: Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, Prix de la Création Musicale.
Shorts: Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award.
Film Schools: Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award.
And others.
(Total amount of 150.000 €)

German Films


Competition European first feature films

ORAY by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (filmfaust Filmproduktion, Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

GIRAFFE by Anna Sofie Hartmann (DE/DK, Komplizen Film)


Competition European student films

SUMMER HIT by Berthold Wahjudi


Competition European first animated films

KANTENTANZ by Elisabeth Jakobi, Camille Geißler (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)


My first session

NEST by Sonja Rohleder


Contact: Johanna Buse

Number of Films Shown 260 screenings from over 20 European countries

Media Coverage about mainly local/regional/national 100 journalists (TV, radio, newspapers)

Evaluation This is the most important festival in France for young filmmakers and graduates of film academies. It specifies by means of the various workshops. The number of participants increases every year. The audience is very enthusiastic, primarily students. Focus: Young European Cinema

Services The festival covers the electronically French-subtitling and the return shipment of the print. It also invites all the directors in competition during three days (travel, hotel, meals taken in charge by the Festival)

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