Cinema and History

WW1, kaleidoscope

The “Cinema and History Encounters” will focus on the Great War through the prism of (inter)national perspectives, as it will question the French, German, American, Russian, and Italian points of view regarding the 1914-18 conflict.

Each projection will be followed by a conversation with a historian or a historian of cinema, who will put forward the aesthetic and historical stakes of the film.

Every year, the “Cinema and Hsitory Encounters" provides, within EntreVues, cross-disciplinary, artistic and scientific perspectives regarding the seventh art. This programme creates an original temporality within the festival, allowing participants to take the time to reflect on cinema as a historical object and a social mirror. The films, selected both for their aesthetic value and the importance of the historical stakes which they evoke, are presented by specialists of the matter.

Directed by Priska Morrissey and Laurent Heyberger.

In collaboration with the laboratory IRTES-RECITS of the Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard and the department of Performing Arts (Arts du spectacle) of the Université Rennes II.

Mothers of France

Louis Mercanton / René Hervil

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Le Film du poilu

Henri Desfontaines

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The Patriots

Boris Barnet

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Gustave Ucicky

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The Great War

Mario Monicelli

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Films in the Retrospective

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The international competition is open to :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature films (60 minutes and over)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd short and medium length films (less than 60 minutes)
  • without distinction of genre : fiction, essay, animation and documentary of creation (films produced for television - shows, television magazines, news coverage - are not eligible)
  • completed after the 1st of September 2021 and having not been commercially released in France (except for short films, which may have been broadcasted on local or specialty channel, exclusively).

Submissions are open until July 31st, 2022.
The decisions of the selection committee will be given y email mid-October, 2022.

Read the competition’s Rules and Regulations