- 2021 Submissions
- Post production support
- Pro & Press
- Service and info
Following the French President’s statement on Wednesday October 28th regarding the fight against Covid-19 in France, Cinémas d’Aujourd’hui and Belfort city hall are forced to cancel the events scheduled between November 15th and 22nd.
Nevertheless, the teams are still on the job, to carry out - as much as the situation will allow - the key missions of the festival,i.e. defending arthouse films and educational programs.
Dans le dur contexte de cette crise, dont il est encore difficile de mesurer toute les conséquences mais qui a déjà si violemment atteint le secteur cinématographique, il nous semble plus que jamais nécessaire d’apporter tout notre soutien aux films sélectionnés et à leur auteurs.
> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
In the midst of this harsh crisis - whose consequences are still difficult to fully assess although it has already savagely impacted the film industry - it seems even more vital that we bring our full support both to the films that were selected and to their authors.
Therefore, we carry on with the International Competition and the members of the jury will work together to provide the 2020 edition with a winners’ list, as the prizes are necessary for the acknowledgement, the career of young filmmakers.
The same goes for the Public Award: as soon as possible, we will organise screenings of the 2020 selection at the Pathé Cinéma in Belfort; an opportunity for the audience to discover the films and to award the two prizes for the short and feature films.
With our long-term partnership with Festival Scope, professionals from the film industry and press will have access to the selected films who give us their permission - from Monday, November 16th, for 2 weeks.
By the same token, the [Films en cours] selection is going forward and the winner of this competition will receive comprehensive assistance in postproduction (sound editing, mixing, colour grading, subtitles and DCP mastering).
> PANORAMA NET FOUND FOOTAGE
The Net Found Footage programme will be partly screened on the streaming platform Tënk, for 8 weeks, starting on November 20th. The panel formerly scheduled with several filmmakers on November 20th will take place online (date TBD).
Stay tuned for more information!
Lastly, the team was intent on keeping the "Put to the test" programme for high school students with a minor in Film studies. And from November 30th, we will put online a conference and an educational kit about Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which is in this year’s curriculum.
Cinéma d’Aujourd’hui and Belfort city hall would like to, once again, thank the teams, their partners and audience for their unwavering support.