Years running: 35 (since 1989)


Annual documentary film forum in Marseille, France.


The festival used to be the most important documentary event in Europe, especially for its daily discussions with the directors, but is considered to have lost some of its relevance ever since the festival and the film market split up into two separately organized events. Nevertheless, FID Marseille remains the major international documentary festival in France next to “Cinema du Réel” in Paris. In 2006 the market "Sunny Side of the Doc" moved to La Rochelle.


  • International Competition for Short and Long Documentaries (around 20 films),
  • International Selection not in Competition,
  • Retrospective,
  • Special Screenings,
  • First Film Competition,
  • French Competition.


  • The Grand Prix of the International Competition,
  • Georges de Beauregard International Prize
  • The Grand Prix of the French Competition,
  • The First Film Award,
  • The GNCR prize,
  • The Marseille Esperance Prize,
  • Le Renaud Victor prize,
  • Renaud Victor prize,
  • Institut Francais award of the International online film critic


  • The films and programs submitted for the official selection must have been produced no earlier than January 1, 2021,
  • The person submitting the film must indicate whether it is a first film.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out registration form via site; 
  • Send DVD for selection, along with any press clippings or advertising materials deemed necessary (especially a DVD trailer), as well as a still from the film (Please do not forget to indicate your registration number on the DVD and on any other material). 

Additional Information

If possible, they should be subtitled in French. Simultaneous translation into English will be arranged for films in the official selection. 

The cost of shipping copies and customs duties will be paid by the sender. Insurance for the projection copies will be covered by the festival, from their reception to return. 

Selection Media Type: DVD

Screening Media Type: 35 mm optical sound, DCP, Blu-ray.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: French or English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Mr. Jean-Pierre Rehm
  • Program Director — Ms. Fabienne Moris




Official Website



14, allées Léon Gambetta
13001 Marseille

Phone: +33 (0)4 95 04 44 90


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for films produced in 2021
    January 31, 2023
  • Deadline for films produced in 2022
    March 31, 2023
  • Event Dates
    4 — 9 July 2023
Categories & Fees

Films under 60 minutes.

  • Deadline for films produced in 2021 — €20
  • Deadline for films produced in 2022 — €20

Films that are equal or more than 60 minutes.

  • Deadline for films produced in 2021 — €40
  • Deadline for films produced in 2022 — €40
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