Do I have to pay a fee?
How do I enter my film at the Festival?
Can I enter my film even if it does not have a production company behind it?
Where do I send the film ?
What format shall I send when entering my film at the Festival?
What format shall I send when registering my film at the Market?
What else shall I send with my film for a valid Festival entry?
Why do you ask for a list/transcription of dialogue?
What is the maximum duration for a film to be accepted ?
What genres are accepted ?
Does my sceening copy need to be subtitled?
Does the Festival require premieres?
Can you send an entry form to me?
Can I enter my film later in the year?
What is the difference between entering my film at the Festival or via the shortfilmdepot?
How can my film be visible at the Market video library?
What screening formats are accepted at the Festival?
What shooting formats are accepted?
Can my film be screened at 25 frames/second?
Can my film be screened with Dolby SRD?
Can I get my film back after its last screening at the Festival?
Can I get my Festival preview DVD or Mpeg 4 file back?
Can I get the encoded version of my film?
What is the Lab Competition?
Can I enter a film for the Lab Competition?
Will I be able to submit my film again later if not selected?
Can I submit a new version of my film (new edit, different title, additional special FX…) that was submitted last year but was not really finished?
Can I enter a film at the Festival if I do not have the rights to the music?
When and how will I know if my film was selected?
   

Do I have to pay a fee?
There is no fee for entering a film at the Festival.
Registration at the Short Film Market : Free of charge provided that a specific copy has been received by the deadline.



How do I enter my film at the Festival?
- read the regulations
- use the online entry module
- print out the entry form and sign it
- send it at the Festival office before the deadline
- with a DVD (no authoring) of the film.



Can I enter my film even if it does not have a production company behind it?
Yes of course you can.



Where do I send the film ?
- by mail
CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
La Jetée, 6 place Michel-de-L’Hospital
63058 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1, France
- or EMS (DHL, Federal Express...)
CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
La Jetée, 6 place Michel-de-L’Hospital
63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France



What format shall I send when entering my film at the Festival?
A DVD (all zones accepted) for Festival preview.



What format shall I send when registering my film at the Market?
When registering your film at the Market, you need to send a second copy with the best possible quality, in DVD or Mpeg 4 file for the encoding of your film.



What else shall I send with my film for a valid Festival entry?
With the preview DVD:
- send the pdf form, printed out and signed
When entering your film online please attach the following:
- one still from the film or more (either colour or black and white depending on the film)
- a photo of the director
- a list/transcription of the dialogue in both the original version and a French or an English translation
using the “Attachments” from the entry module.



Why do you ask for a list/transcription of dialogue?
We need all written or spoken text that appears in the film in order to prepare French subtitles and an English translation by headsets.


What is the maximum duration for a film to be accepted ?
Films of 40 minutes or less are eligible.



What genres are accepted ?
Any type of film (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) can be submitted to the selection committee. Industrial or commercial films are not accepted.



Does my sceening copy need to be subtitled?
There is no obligation. Yet we recommend that non-French-speaking films are sent to us with French or English subtitles and that French-speaking films are sent to us with English subtitles.



Does the Festival require premieres?
No, the Festival does not require premieres, but we do not plan to be last on the festivals circuit. When your film is ready, just send it to us.


Can you send an entry form to me?
The entry form is only accessible online via the shortfilmdepot website. No entry form can be sent by mail, fax or e-mail.


Can I enter my film later in the year?
Film entries via the shortfilmdepot can be made all-year-round. Yet you must enter your film before the Clermont-Ferrand deadline for it to be considered for the Clermont-Ferrand Festival.



What is the difference between entering my film at the Festival or via the shortfilmdepot?
The shortfilmdepot enables you to enter your film all-year-round once, with an entry form that suits the requirements of a common entry form acknowledged by many festivals. Yet filling out your form is just the first step. You will then need to send the required documents, like the signed printed version of the form.


How can my film be visible at the Market video library?
You need to register your film at the Market and send a specific copy.
Attention : only films entered at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival can be registered at the Short Film Market.



What screening formats are accepted at the Festival?
35mm, Digital Betacam Pal or Beta SP Pal.


What shooting formats are accepted?
All formats are accepted: film, video, digital, scratches on film, etc.


Can my film be screened at 25 frames/second?
All the Festival venues are not yet equipped for 25 frames/second projections.



Can my film be screened with Dolby SRD?
All the Festival venues are not yet equipped for Dolby sound.



Can I get my film back after its last screening at the Festival?
Screening copies can be collected after the first closing ceremony.
Complaints regarding the condition of these film prints will only be dealt with if a verification slip dating back from before the Festival has been handed over to us.


Can I get my Festival preview DVD or Mpeg 4 file back?
Mpeg 4 files, DVDs and all additional material will be kept in the Festival's resource centre and may be consulted at leisure.


Can I get the encoded version of my film?
For the time being, only representative bodies can purchase a hard disk version of the films they are representing.


What is the Lab Competition?
It is a competition of films selected among the films entered for the National and International Competitions and chosen by a specific selection committee (different from those of the two aforementioned competitions) after the National and International selections have been completed. Films are chosen depending on their capacity for exploring new narrative forms or for moving away from narration.


Can I enter a film for the Lab Competition?
There is no specific entry for the Lab Competition. The International Selection Committee will submit a pre-selection of films from which the Lab Selection Committee will choose the international films competing in the Lab Competition.



Will I be able to submit my film again later if not selected?
No. Each year, the selection is made on films that have not already been submitted to the selection committee.



Can I submit a new version of my film (new edit, different title, additional special FX…) that was submitted last year but was not really finished?
Sorry, but the selection is exclusively made on films that have not already been submitted to the selection committee.


Can I enter a film at the Festival if I do not have the rights to the music?
Yes, and it is ok for the Festival to screen it, but you will not be in a position to sell your film without prior payment of these rights.


When and how will I know if my film was selected?
The list of the selected films will be available on the Festival's Website from December 15.