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

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    Despite the cancellation of the 35th edition, we have decided to carry on with the 2020 edition with a winners’ list, as the prizes are necessary for the acknowledgement, the career of young filmmakers. 

  • The Net Found Footage programme will be partly screened on the streaming platform Tënk, for 8 weeks, starting on November 20th.

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    Despite the cancellation of its 35th edition and thanks to the commitment of its partners, Entrevues has decided to carry on with its post production support to help as much as possible the filmmakers during this period so uncertain for the whole sector.

     

     

     

  • 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.