International Film Festival for First Films and independent cinema

The French International Film Festival for ambitious and daring cinema.

* First Films International Competition: from 1st to 3rd film (shorts and feature films, fiction, documentary, animated and experimental films).
* Retrospectives, tributes, meetings.
* Post Production Support [Films en cours] (Color grading, sound mixing, subtitling, DCP mastering and post-production management for first, second and third feature films).

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 [Films en cours] award.

Many first films by young directors who are now renowned for their work were originally selected by Entrevues Belfort. Amongst the discovered directors were: Pedro Costa, Alain Guiraudie, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Jafar Panahi, Miguel Gomes, Rabah Ameur-Zaimèche, Leos Carax, Josh and Benny Safdie, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Radu Jude, Yousry Nasrallah, José Luis Guerin, Nicolas Pereda, Sergei Loznitsa, Kelly Reichardt, Raya Martin, Abdellatif Kechiche, Yorgos Lanthimos, Laurent Cantet, Serge Bozon, Claire Simon, Lars von Trier, Laurent Achard, Brillante Mendoza, David Gordon Green, Albert Serra, Darren Aronofsky, Gianfranco Rosi, Abderrahmane Sissako, Patric Chiha, Corneliu Porumboiu, Arnaud des Pallières or Tariq Teguia...

Discover in images 30 years of the festival's archive here, and all the catalogues of the festival since its first edition, here

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News

  • Discover the films selected in competition: short, mid-lenght and feature films, french and international! 

  • Through the [Films en cours] award, Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival offers post-production support for first, second, and third feature films (narrative as documentary).