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Introduction to the festival

The Festival des 3 Continents is an international film festival devoted to the public presentation of feature films (fictions and documentaries) directed by filmmakers from Africa, Latin America and Asia. The 43rd edition of the Festival des 3 Continents will take place from 19 to 28 November 2021, in Nantes. The Festival is ruled by a non-profit association, and is supported by the City of Nantes, the Regional and Departmental Councils, the CNC and the Culture and Communication Ministry. Founded by Alain and Philippe Jalladeau, the Festival des 3 Continents has acquired since 1979 a long-standing reputation and a recognized expertise for numerous historical retrospectives which revealed in Europe unknown parts of the cinematographic heritage of the three continents. The festival has also turned its attention to contemporary filmmakers whose international consecration came after their discovery in Nantes. Among them: Amir Naderi, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Wong Kar-wai, Abbas Kiarostami, Pablo Trapero, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Jia Zhang-ke and Wang Bing. Some award winners among the recent editions of the Festival des 3 Continents: 2020: Montgolfière d'Or ex-aequo, Moving On (Yoon Dan-bi, South Korea) and Zero (Kazuhiro Soda, Japan); 2019: Montgolfière d'Or, Ondog (Wang Quan'an, China). Montgolfière d'Argent, Young Jury Prize and Audience Prize, 143 Sahara Street (Hassen Ferhani, Algeria); 2018: Montgolfière d'Or, Memories of My Body (Garin Nugroho, Indonesia). Montgolfière d'Argent, Three Adventures of Brooke (Yuan Qing, China); 2017: Montgolfière d'Or, Taming the Horse (Tao Gu, China). Montgolfière d'Argent, Angels Wear White (Vivian Qu, China); 2016: Montgolfière d'Or and Young jury prize, In the Last Days of the City (Tamer El Said, Egypt). Montgolfière d'Argent, Destruction Babies (Tetsuya Mariko, Japan); 2015: Montgolfière d'Or, Kaili Blues (Bi Gan, China). Montgolfière d'Argent and Audience Prize, Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan); 2014: Montgolfière d'Or, Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea). Montgolfière d'Argent and Audience Prize, Songs of my Mother (Erol Mintas, Turkey); 2013: Montgolfière d'Or, Au revoir l'été (Koji Fukada, Japan). Montgolfière d'Argent, Till Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing, China). Print, Screening Equipment and Subtitling The print of the selected film must be in 35mm or 16mm format with optical sound or in digital form (preferably DCP 2K, HD PRO RES or Blu-ray). The Festival gives preference to the format used in the original screening of the finished work. Only copies in perfect condition will be accepted. Selected films are screened in the original language with French subtitles. For films either subtitled in English or with no subtitles, the Festival will provide subtitling from a list of dialogues in French, English or the original language provided by the sales agent, the producer or the rights holder of the film. Prints of the films in the International Competition must be available until the last day of the Festival or, in case this applies, for the “reprise” of the awarded films. The films are made available to the Festival free of charge. The Festival will cover the cost both ways of the shipment of the prints, except when the film is shipped at the end of the Festival to a destination different from that of origin, in which case the Festival will cover the cost of shipment only to Nantes. The Festival will cover the insurance costs of the prints during transport and their storage during the Festival. In case of loss or damage during this period, the responsibility of the Festival will be limited to the replacement value of the print in accordance with the rates applicable in the country of origin.

Awards

Prizes Each prize is given to the director(s):

- The Montgolfière d'Or, endowed with €6,000 by the Festival des 3 Continents and the City of Nantes.

- The Montgolfière d’Argent, endowed with €4,000 by the Festival des 3 Continents and the Loire Atlantique Departmental Council.

- The Young Jury Award, endowed with €3,000 by the Damier, foundation of the Brémond group.

- The RFI-WIK Audience Award, endowed with €1,500 by RFI and WIK.

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love VR/3D Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Western Plot others
Subject :Unlimited
Video Format :MPEG4 DCP
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Directors must originate or be nationals of an African, Latin American or Asian country. Films must be at least 45 minutes in length. Films submitted for the International Competition must have been completed after 1st November 2020 and be unreleased in France (no programming in Festivals, commercial screening, no TV or VoD broadcasting) before the opening of the Festival des 3 Continents. The 43rd edition will happen from 19 to 28 November 2021. EDITORIAL LINE The Festival des 3 Continents accepts all fiction and all documentary films, whatever the subject, type or form. The Festival does not select news programs, documentaries or reports of a journalistic nature, promotional or corporate films. Particular attention is paid to films seeking distribution in France. PRINT, SCREENING EQUIPMENT & SUBTITLING The print of the selected film must be in 35mm or 16mm format with optical sound or in digital form (preferably DCP 2K, HD PRO RES or Blu-ray). The Festival gives preference to the format used in the original screening of the finished work. Only copies in perfect condition will be accepted. Selected films are screened in the original language with French subtitles. For films either subtitled in English or with no subtitles, the Festival will provide subtitling from a list of dialogues in French, English or the original language provided by the sales agent, the producer or the rights holder of the film. Prints of the films in the International Competition must be available until the last day of the Festival or, in case this applies, for the “reprise” of the awarded films. The films are made available to the Festival free of charge. The Festival will cover the cost both ways of the shipment of the prints, except when the film is shipped at the end of the Festival to a destination different from that of origin, in which case the Festival will cover the cost of shipment only to Nantes. The Festival will cover the insurance costs of the prints during transport and their storage during the Festival. In case of loss or damage during this period, the responsibility of the Festival will be limited to the replacement value of the print in accordance with the rates applicable in the country of origin DOCUMENTATION Documentation must be submitted to the Festival offices for publication in the catalogue. In the absence of instructions to the contrary, the information given on the film’s registration form (at the moment of preselection) is reproduced in the catalogue and the other communication material of the Festival. Submitted photographs, in particular for the catalogue and other publications of the Festival, may be used free of charge by the media, in any of the Festival’s promotional documents and on its website. Must also be supplied, with express permission from the producer and free of charge, a HD file with a 2 to 3 min extract of the film (without watermark), for television broadcasting and also possibly on the Festival website, during and after the Festival, uniquely for promotion of the Festival des 3 Continents PROMOTION During commercial screening of a film, the producer and director agree to mention in the credits and all advertising and promotional material the words « In Competition at the Festival des 3 Continents – Nantes » and in the case of an award-winning film, full wording of the prize awarded, followed by the year in which the film was presented at the Festival. Films participating in the Festival represent only their director and / or their producer and / or their future distributor to whom are implicitly destined the distinctions mentioned under the heading « Awards ». These films, presented to the public by the Festival and under the responsibility of the organizing association, cannot consequently be considered as officially committing or representing towards the Festival the governments or states of whom the directors or producers are nationals. The 3 CONTINENTS Association, organizer of the Festival des 3 Continents, has the power to settle all cases not provided for in the present regulations. It reserves the right to interrupt, suppress or postpone the event or to modify these regulations at any time, depending on its operating requirements. In this case, no compensation of any kind will be granted to participants. The present document is drawn up in French and English. In case of dispute concerning interpretation of the text, the French version will prevail. Participation in the Festival des 3 Continents implies acceptance of the afore mentioned regulations.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile

Authorization type

    Proxy Submission

Duration (several sessions)

    43

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Cash prize
  • Trophy
  • Copyright transactions
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2021-03-31
    Submission start time

  • 2021-08-23
    Submission Deadline

  • 2021-08-23
    Submission end time

  • 2021-11-06
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2021-11-06
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2021-11-19
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2021-11-28
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • ALL FICTIONS
    Video length :45 - 180
    The Festival des 3 Continents accepts all fiction and all documentary films, whatever the subject, type or form. The Festival does not select news programs, documentaries or reports of a journalistic nature, promotional or corporate films. Particular attention is paid to films seeking distribution in France. Films must be at least 45 minutes in length.

    2021/08/23
    Submission Deadline

    Standard: 14.5 Dollar

    Student: 14.5 Dollar

  • ALL DOCUMENTARIES
    Video length :45 - 180
    The Festival des 3 Continents accepts all fiction and all documentary films, whatever the subject, type or form. The Festival does not select news programs, documentaries or reports of a journalistic nature, promotional or corporate films. Particular attention is paid to films seeking distribution in France. Films must be at least 45 minutes in length.

    2021/08/23
    Submission Deadline

    Standard: 14.5 Dollar

    Student: 14.5 Dollar

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