… a short documentary is just as good as a long talk
docencourts’s main ambition is to develop an international short-documentary film event .
docencourts actually gives the opportunity to support short-documentary production, and it helps to give to new authors a better visibility as well. But it also contributes to create new lateral thinking of reality, with a subjective and original point of view caused by a great cinema-wish. It is not only about arousing people’s curiosity, and educating people’s tastes but also about sparking off professional’s desire to produce and release short-documentary films.
docencourts is the first international event totally dedicated to the new documentary cinema.
In festivals dedicated to short film, short documentaries often struggle to get the interest they deserve due to the over-abundance of fiction, while they lack visibility in documentary festivals, where attention is focused on longer films. Doc En Courts aims to value short documentaries - a melting pot of form and unusual approaches.
… an international competition
Our international competition presents a selection of contemporary documentary production by showing a dozen documentaries under 40 minutes. All formats (film, video, digital) are allowed.
Meet with active filmmakers throughout the festival.
Learn about short documentaries, their history, their diverse approaches to reality and methods of production and distribution. Aimed at students.
> download the 2010 film submission form
Starting from 2009, the festival distinguishes between two spaces:
The MIFiD (International Master of documentary films)
The association « Les Enthousiastes » coordinates this event in partnership with the University Lumière Lyon II. From November 22nd to November 25th, the MIFiD will point out international documentary films directed at arts schools or universities…
"Les rencontres du court métrage documentaire"
The short documentary film meeting
In partnership with the University Lumière Lyon II, the association « Docencourts » coordinates this event from November 26th to November 28th to present a contest of creators’ short documentary films.
For further information about the short films screened, please report the “Compétition 2010” column of this website.
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