Years running: 35 (since 1986)

Entrevues Belfort

International Film Festival for First Films and Independent Cinema.


Created in 1986 by Janine Bazin, Entrevues Belfort is the French International Film Festival for young ambitious and daring cinema. 

For thirty years, Entrevues Belfort has proved to be a platform for audacious cinematography of past and present, through its two main activities: a competition for contemporary filmmakers’ début creations and wide-ranging retrospectives that highlight cinematic heritage. 

Entrevues paints a picture of the latest developments in contemporary filmmaking and works to support and champion the brightest, boldest, richest and most astonishing cinema being made today. Moreover, it offers a post-production grant for first, second and third films through the award.


  • Grand Prix Janine Bazin for Best Feature Film 8,000 Euros to the director
  • Ciné + Distribution Support Award 15,000 Euros (purchase of rights) to the French distributor of the film
  • Gérard Frot-Coutaz Award for Best First French Fiction Film, 5,000 Euros to the director
  • Grand Prix for Best Short Film 3,500 Euros to the director
  • Audience Award for a Feature film 3,000 Euros to the director
  • Audience Award for a Short Film 1,700 Euros to the director
  • Camira Award : publication of an essay and interview of the director in the journal General Intellect
  • Some of the selected films will also be competing for the Eurocks One + One Award (awarded to a film for its “sense of musicality”) 2,500 Euros to the director


Submissions must be made online via our website before September 1, 2019. 

  • Short and feature length films, fiction, essay, animation, or documentary films of any genre.
  • Films completed completed after the 1st of September 2018
  • In case the festival provides electronic subtitling, the right owners commit to providing requested material (dialogue list, already existing subtitles, and screening copy of the film) to our lab within the given deadlines.
  • The cost of film copy shipment will be assumed by the participants.
  • The festival will be in charge of the return shipments of the films.
  • Selected films will be screened in DCP or 35 mm. When projecting in DCP, a back-up Blu-ray copy must be provided.
  • In the event of selection, promotional material relating to the film – High-Definition photographs of the film and the director, trailers and additional DVD copies – should be sent to the festival organizers as quickly as possible.
  • Film copies are insured by the festival from the date of their arrival in Belfort until their return. In the event of an accident, the liability of the festival will be limited to the cost of replacing the copy or the elements that have been damaged or lost.

Films must be provided with French or English subtitles.

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Festival Team: 

Lili Hinstin, artistic director
Selection committee of the international competition: Victor Bournerias, Charlotte Corchète, Laurence Reymond




Official website



Entrevues Belfort
1 bd Richelieu
90000 Belfort

Telephone: (+33) 1 43 15 80 07

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 13, 2019
  • Deadline
    September 01, 2019
  • Notifications
    October 10, 2019
  • Event dates
    18 — 25 November 2019
Categories & Fees

A director’s first, second, or third film lasting less than 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

A director’s first, second, or third film lasting longer than 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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